In March of this year, Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) unveiled new half doors for the Wrangler. The wait is now over for Gladiator owners, who can also benefit from this exciting modification.
Offered by Mopar for the Jeep brand and established in 2012, JPP manufactures high-end, hard-core quality aftermarket accessories and performance parts for the 4WD enthusiast. Their portfolio of factory-backed, quality-tested parts includes axles, lift kits, bumpers, winches, skid plates, suspension components, and more. The parts are created in close conjunction with the Jeep brand and are developed, tested, and validated by Jeep’s engineers and product design teams. Thus, factory-exclusive data, not available to the aftermarket, is utilized to deliver parts and accessories with a proper fit, finish, and quality, right down to the color, grain, and overall appearance.
JPP’s new half doors for the Gladiator are designed to enhance the driving experience and vehicle styling whilst still providing factory-backed security and occupant protection. Moreover, the lower window ledges offer improved visibility when manoeuvring on- and off-road.
The new Gladiator Dual-Door Group includes both full and half doors and is available on all models through the Mopar Custom Shop as part of an original new vehicle purchase in the US. Hence, lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors are installed on the vehicle, while matching body-color aluminium half doors are conveniently packaged within the vehicle. Further still, the new half doors are designed to work when equipped with any of the following features: power mirrors, blind-spot detection, passive and non-passive entry handles, and power locks. Finally, the swap from full to half doors is accomplished within minutes using the existing hinge locations and wiring connections.
In addition to the half doors, there’s also a choice of new upper window assemblies, which create a weather-tight seal and feature zippered plastic windows for effortless, quick removal. There are two materials offered for the assemblies: base-model vinyl that matches the production soft-top roof or premium acrylic that matches the premium soft-top roof. Each upper door frame section uses an easy, tool-free, dual-guide post feature for seamless installation and removal.
According to Vice President of Jeep Brand North America Jim Morrison, “Open-air freedom is a hallmark of the Jeep brand. Following our introduction of new half doors for the Jeep Wrangler earlier this year, we are now giving passionate Gladiator owners an opportunity to let even more of the outside in.”
The Dual-Door Group option is included as part of the new vehicle warranty of three years or 36,000 miles. Full details can be found on their website, and prices are listed below.
New Jeep Gladiator Dual-Door Group factory-option pricing (US), which includes factory full doors and new half doors:
Dual-Door Group with base-model upper-window assemblies: sales code AJB, $4,590
Dual-Door Group with premium-model upper-window assemblies: sales code AJS, $4,990
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