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Old 01-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Anybody know how tight you should tighten the round screw on the overhead bar on the hard top?
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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From what I have read, just tighten finger tight. Too tight mat cause a leak..

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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I wish they designed it so it would stop at a certain point and it couldn't be over tightened. You'll have to experiment to find the sweet spot.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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Just snug, don't torque 'em down as that will actually pull the middle of the hardtop down and create a perfect spot for a puddle to form...right at the junction of three panels.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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agreed. tight enough that driving doesn't make them loose and rattle. over tight bad. think faucet
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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Definitely only finger tight. When I first got mine I torqued the hell out of them and had problems with leaks. I actually haven't even had mine in since last spring and have had no problems.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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Damn, and here I have been the thinking tighter the better.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #8
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Damn, and here I have been the thinking tighter the better.
yeah, me too. I hand-tighten them until they won't turn anymore ... on the other hand, I haven't removed the panels since September, and there's been plenty of opportunities for them to leak since then and (luckily) no problems.

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