Hard Top - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
jimjeep495's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brighton, Colorado
Posts: 54
Hard Top

Anybody know how tight you should tighten the round screw on the overhead bar on the hard top?

jimjeep495 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 2,291
From what I have read, just tighten finger tight. Too tight mat cause a leak..

(Sold)1994 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, Bestop top
/w steel half door and slider windows
5 speed, 2.5" lift, 31" tires,rack lights
Garyk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
CampThree1982's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 291
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.
MSgt USMC (Ret)

2013 Rubicon 2 dr, Commando Green
2002 Harley Davidson FXST Softail, Vivid Black
2007 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide, Midnight Pearl
CampThree1982 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
Plasticpirogue's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 496
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.
Plasticpirogue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
JKWrangler2012's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Greensburg
Posts: 572
agreed. tight enough that driving doesn't make them loose and rattle. over tight bad. think faucet
JKWrangler2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
blackntan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hoschton, GA
Posts: 157
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.
blackntan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
brian d's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan.
Posts: 1,204
Damn, and here I have been the thinking tighter the better.
2013 Billet Rubicon
Ace rock rails, 2.5 teraflex coil lift, AEV Geo brackets, Rancho 9000xl shocks all around, 35x12.5x15 Wrangler MTR's on Mb chaos wheels, Bushwacker flat flares, 12k winch on Rough Country hybrid bumper, Spyder rear bumper/carrier, KC long range windshield lights, rock lights and some other happy crap.
brian d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #8
Panther57's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan
Posts: 220
Images: 1
Originally Posted by brian d View Post
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.

Panther57 is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC