Just to clarify: I did not drive around with the quick Clamp, It was just to help bring the front bar of the soft top close enough that I could get one of the latches to hook on. Then remove the quick clamp, then close the latch. If you close the latch before removing the clamp, the clamp will fall on your stick shift/tranny lever or cup holders. Once one of the latches is closed, the other side will hook on easily. I still leave the clamp under my seat just in case I have to close up the top when it is colder and that the top might still be a bit tight because it is so new.