The 2007 through 2012 brackets are $26.99 each on quadratec.
Guess what I'm missing to bolt it onto the roll bar... looks like I'm going to have to call my local dealers and see if they have any in stock.Typically on a dual top installation, the clips that mount on the sport bar and installed on the Jeep at the factory. That one appears to have the clips on the bows. If you plan to alternate tops, you might want to invest in the quick release knuckles. The ones that come from the factory have a screw to remove the knuckle from the clip. (You have to remove the clips from the top bow knuckles in order to mount the clips anyway.
Here is what they look like. This image is from Quadratec (I don't know if they have a Canadian site or not, and not sure if they ship to Canada). Bestop also has them but they are much more - $42 US for a pair.
Rugged Ridge 13510.12 Soft Top Quick Release Bow Knuckle Kit for 07-12 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 DoorThe Rugged Ridge Quick Release Bow Knuckles make removing your soft top quick & easy on your Wrangler Unlimited JK. This new design allows for true one handed engagement of the knuckle allowing it to go from open to lock seamlessly.www.quadratec.com
The quick release keeps you from losing the screws. I believe the quick release knob is best pointed inward, while the screw type mounts with the screw outward. You might want to check the parts bag for the screw that mounts the clips on to the sport bar. They should be M6x1x20 self tapping. The Mopar part no. is 6503259
If you can't find them at a local hardware store it will be cheaper to buy them from a dealer (if he has them) than from an online Mopar parts store since they charge shipping.
They're not anywhere to be found. They were lost or left on the Jeep the person sold. I'm debating finding the same size screw and to see if it'll work with a lock washer (would cost about $3). Rock Auto wants $48 CDN shipped to me for the Mopar original and the Dealer parts dept is closed for the weekend.Check through your parts bag first. Look also at the outside of the clips (toward the top itself) and see if there are any screw marks around the holes. If not, the screws may be in the parts bag.
I do this a lot and haven’t had an issue. That said I constantly watch cause I feel like it’s gonna fly off. I worry that they will stretch out too but 5 years in and it’s still all good.Do the rear flaps ever come out of the grooves at highway speeds? I was driving on a windy day today (in Safari Top form like pictured) and they were pulsating in the rear, but held.
I put the windows in after letting them heat up in the sun, in the Sunshine (soft top material will expand) and with the front clamps connected but not secured. Once the windows are zipped in, I close the front latches.So, I have the OEM standard top since purchasing the Jeep in 2014 (2012 model year), and the rear window has the most trouble getting installed/removed.
I've been thinking about possibly adding a strip of velcro along the edge and using that as attaching to the rest of the top. Has anyone tried something similar?