Having doors on your vehicle can be so confining and, when you own a Jeep, you don’t really need them all the time. So why not just take them off? Removing your Jeep’s doors can provide you with a more immersive experience on the trails and reduce the weight of your vehicle, which is advantageous from a fuel-consumption standpoint. To learn how to remove the doors of your Jeep, check out this simple step-by-step guide.
Prep the Door for Removal
Before you start yanking on the door in an attempt to get it off, there are a few things you must do to prepare it for removal. First, roll down the Jeep’s windows to decrease the risk of accidentally shattering the glass during the removal or storage process. This also makes the door easier to lift. Once you have rolled the window down, remove the safety straps connected to teach of the Jeep’s doors that prevents them from opening too far. To remove the straps, all you need to do is unhook them from the Jeep’s body.
If your Jeep has power windows and door locks—which it most likely does—you will need to unplug the group of wires running from the Jeep’s doors to beneath its dashboard by pressing the release on the plastic clip. Upon doing so, use a socket and wrench to remove the nuts and bolts that secure the Jeep’s doors to the vehicle.
Remove the Door
Now that you have properly prepared the door for removal, it’s time to finally take it off. There are two ways that you can accomplish this task: the easy way or the hard way. The hard way to remove a Jeep’s door is by reaching through the rolled-down window, grabbing the door handles of the Jeep, and pulling the door upward and off the car. Doing so may require some assistance depending on your arm strength and how heavy your Jeep’s door is.
If you’re looking for an easier alternative, simply purchase the Top Lift Pro Jeep door removal tool. Our innovative removal tool will maintain perfect balance and control throughout the removal process and allows you to safely remove and reinstall your Jeep’s doors all by yourself.
Store the Door
The last step in the process of removing the doors of your Jeep is storing the doors. To prevent your Jeep’s doors from getting damaged, you will need to find a safe place to store them while you enjoy your new doorless lifestyle. Examples of safe Jeep door storage options include purchasing a door storage cart and cover, wrapping the door face-up in a blanket, or hanging the door on a wall hinge.