Cracked freedom top where wing nut bolt is
Anyone ever crack a freedom hard top panel at the bolt hole by over tightening it? It looks when I tightened up the bolt on my new 2013, andthe nut on the inside seems to have pulled loose allowing the bolt to hit the inside of the panel and crack it. Waiting to hear if my dealer will cover it.
Nope.Future advice, dont overtighten it so its practically bonded the two together. Snugly fit will do just fine. I drove around for a day (highway included) without the sound bar bolts until I realized I forgot to put them back in, nothing bad happend.
2012 JK, 44s, rubi case, 37" PBRs, stretched 8"
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Originally Posted by basto View Post
Did this happen with the rear hard top on or just running the freedom tops? If just running the freedom tops, make sure the plastic feet are in the down position. I know a couple of people that didn't pull them down which pulls the freedom tops lower and allowing for the bolt to go through the fiberglass.
'08 JK Unlimited Rubicon, Steel Blue Metallic, Auto, 33"s, 2.5" RE, 6" KC's, Drake Hood Latches
After dealer review and talking with chrysler on the phone 3 times they finally said it was under waranty. I tried to get them to over night a panel, or take one off a stock unit but no luck. May panel should be here this week.
Originally Posted by tankinyj View Post
Edit: I hit the post button and then realized you were probably talking about the bolts that hold the front of the hard top on and not the big screws for the small front tops.
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