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I have never heard that before... I drove around without my doors for quite some time...Loke this...


And here is my truck at a local Meet and greet.. I drove 75 miles to get there .. And passed several cops even a trooper..




Here you can see my rear view mirror...:lol:
 

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Hey Guys, I just got an email back from the Michigan State Police on driving a ZJ without doors, here it is:

Thank you for posting your question to the MSP website. It has been forwarded to my office for a response.


First I would read what the owners manual says about driving on the roadway without the doors on.
Then I will quote the first line of MCL 257.683 which states..."A person shall not drive or move or the owner shall not cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on a highway a vehicle or combination of vehicles which is in such an unsafe condition as to endanger a person"

Since Jeep probably puts doors on their vehicles for the same reasons as other manufacturers, to provide some protection to occupants in case of a crash, then operating the vehicle on a public roadway without the doors attached could be construed as endangering the occupants and would be a violation.

Sgt. Steven Spink
Michigan State Police
Traffic Services Section, Field Support Unit
East Lansing Headquarters
(517) 336-6685
[email protected]

So I would quess that I will not be driving around without my doors at least near Sgt. Spink district. HA< HA
 

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Send him a pic of my rig and ask him what he thinks about that...

What about Wranglers?? Dont guys drive without doors on them??

That is rediculous.. I call vehicle racism... :lol: :thumbsup:
 

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hey i looked and messed aroudn with the wiring harness i must just be stupid t figure how to discontect it any pics or more detail how to undo that would be tight
 

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There is a torx bit right in the center of the harness that hold it on.. You have to remove the screw...
 

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alright stil cant find that torx screw to take out to unplug the wirgin harness picsss please!?! anyone, is it ment to be that hard to see how far can u pull it out the door so u can actuall y see it ?
 

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steves88vb said:
alright stil cant find that torx screw to take out to unplug the wirgin harness picsss please!?! anyone, is it ment to be that hard to see how far can u pull it out the door so u can actuall y see it ?
What year ZJ?

My '98 doesn't have a torx screw and is just clipped into the door. You then have to push the red tab to "unlock" it and finally there is a thumb tab on the top that has to be pressed before pulling apart. It's a pain to seperate them but a little elbow grease will get it done.
 

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Why do we need 5 pages of discussion on how to remove the doors from a vehicle......

Get a friend to help, open the doors and start removing.
 

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anyone thought of making an easier connector? I might put a different style on there..since im sick of my stripped torx bits!!
 

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thaught i might throw some fuel on the fire went to tellico for a week and me and my budy both road all week in tellico and no problems putting the doors back on are rigs both 98 zjs plus 2 xj none of wich had doors on i had one door that would not close do to putting it on it's side but i have a cage as far as stess the pillar touched the cage when it went on the side

my.02 doors off for mild wheeling is ok but unless you have a cage you should leave them on for the hard shi#
 

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Bulldog 6 said:
Why do we need 5 pages of discussion on how to remove the doors from a vehicle......

Get a friend to help, open the doors and start removing.
well we also discussed tube doors, half doors, if its legal...and seeing pics of eachothers ZJ's without doors is always amusing :grin:
 

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Send him a pic of my rig and ask him what he thinks about that...

What about Wranglers?? Dont guys drive without doors on them??

That is rediculous.. I call vehicle racism... :lol: :thumbsup:
The problem with comparing us to wranglers is this, in most states if the vehicle is offered in such a way by the manufacturer it is null and void to such laws. In California it is illegal to put window tint on any front windows i.e. the windshield and driver and passengers door, although if the vehicle comes from the manufacturer this way it is therefore legal. =(

Oh and if your worried about taking your doors off for structural reasons, put in a full cage that ties into your rocksliders and frame supports, it will deal with the flex, granted anytime you stiffen stuff like this other parts start flexing and will break soo um ya.
 

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Makes no difference.. TJ doors have bolts holding them on from the factory..IF you have to remove bolts and I have to remove screws whats the difference..

I still call vehicular bias....
 

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Swamp Boy said:
Makes no difference.. TJ doors have bolts holding them on from the factory..IF you have to remove bolts and I have to remove screws whats the difference..

I still call vehicular bias....
As much as I agree with you and I plan on doing it on occasion and i live in hell er i mean Southern Cali, Wrangler doors all you have to do to take them off is lift them and they come off, at least thats how my YJ was.
 

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I know that TJ's have a nut on the bottom that has to come off its only two on each side but The ZJ only has 4 on each side. :grin:





Edit..
I hate the stupid spell checker.. Is there a way to turn it off?


Reedit... I found it... Never mind.... :mrgreen:
 

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Read through and tried to answer my own question but didn't see the answer. I have all power on my ZJ and was wondering will taking the doors off screw that up? Also what about my speakers, will taking the wiring harness out screw that up to? Really want to take them off when I wheel tomorrow but don't want to mess up my power windows and locks or my speakers? Thanx
 

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The front speakers will play fine with the doors off... [smilie=bal_cool.gif]


Ok.. I am just being an ass.. If I remember correctly the back speakers will still play but you will not be able to roll the windows up and down because the main power to them comes from the drivers door.. So roll the windows down before you take the doors off..
They will work again as soon as you put them back on..

Hope that helps..
 

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Cool! Does it mess with the quality of the speakers or will they play the same? Is the wiring harness just like a plug?
 
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