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Old 04-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Talking Six little screws

Took my hard top off for the first time today. What a blast! Yet, I wonder if anyone else was like me in thinking... "huh, there are only slx little screws holding the back of this thing on when I'm running with the driver and passenger tops removed... what keeps that back part from ripping off from the wind pressure?"

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Forgetting about the 2 hand screws through the sound bar ?

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And the two locking clips on the winshield...
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Took my hard top off for the first time today. What a blast! Yet, I wonder if anyone else was like me in thinking... "huh, there are only slx little screws holding the back of this thing on when I'm running with the driver and passenger tops removed... what keeps that back part from ripping off from the wind pressure?"
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And the two locking clips on the winshield...
You guys are missing the bold part above...

I've thought about this same thing, but the first time I took the HT off, I realized the mounting points are a bit thicker to add some reinforcement.
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With the Freedom panels off, most of the airflow still goes over the top.
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The 2 big bolts secure the top not the freedom panels............ Or am I wrong ??

I left them out this winter and forget their purpose.
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The 6 bolts along the sides and the 2 above the B pillar are the same size.
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The 2 big bolts secure the top not the freedom panels............ Or am I wrong ??

I left them out this winter and forget their purpose.
I think the sound bar screws help seal the rear portion of the freedom panel. To assist in the prevention of leaks?
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You are correct. But there are two screws on the top of the hardtop that secure it to the jeep. At least on the '08, I didn't check on my '13. But if the screws/bolts are still there, an important thing to do is check for tightness after the first time you remove the top and put it back on. I noticed after a while that the screws would get loose after several days of driving without the freedom tops. I'm talking about the screws on top, not the bolts you reach from the inside of the jeep.
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You are correct. But there are two screws on the top of the hardtop that secure it to the jeep. At least on the '08, I didn't check on my '13. But if the screws/bolts are still there, an important thing to do is check for tightness after the first time you remove the top and put it back on. I noticed after a while that the screws would get loose after several days of driving without the freedom tops. I'm talking about the screws on top, not the bolts you reach from the inside of the jeep.
^This. The hardtop itself has a Torx screw on each of the front corners.
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There were no torx screws on the front corners of my 2d 2012 JK... so, just the 6 in the back.
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2d 6 screws/4d 8 screws
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The 2 big bolts secure the top not the freedom panels............ Or am I wrong ??

I left them out this winter and forget their purpose.
Those bolts go into the freedom panels only.

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The 6 bolts along the sides and the 2 above the B pillar are the same size.
This is true for a 4 door, but a 2 door does not have the 2 bolts at the b pillar.

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I think the sound bar screws help seal the rear portion of the freedom panel. To assist in the prevention of leaks?
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You are correct. But there are two screws on the top of the hardtop that secure it to the jeep. At least on the '08, I didn't check on my '13. But if the screws/bolts are still there, an important thing to do is check for tightness after the first time you remove the top and put it back on. I noticed after a while that the screws would get loose after several days of driving without the freedom tops. I'm talking about the screws on top, not the bolts you reach from the inside of the jeep.
No B pillar bolts on a 2 door, only the 6 under the windows and the sound bar bolts for the freedom panels.

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^This. The hardtop itself has a Torx screw on each of the front corners.
4 door only
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