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post #1 of 9 Old 01-31-2016, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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The JK windshield tie-dow or footman loop is crap compared to the TJ

Just a little peeving; replaced my 97 TJ with an 07 JKU; slapped the kayak on the roof today went to tie-down on the hood and the footman's loop apparently is just plastic crap (I swear my TJ was metal). Before even torquing down it popped off.

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Any DIY solutions or just pay the $20 replacement for an online Rugged metal version?

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-31-2016, 02:54 PM
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I have the Kentrol one, much stronger, the concern becomes if it will rip out of the hood with to much torque.

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-31-2016, 09:54 PM
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Man, I wouldn't tie to the hood of the jk no matter how robust that loop was. The sheet metal is paper thin.

I'd go over the top and to the front bumper.

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-07-2016, 06:40 PM
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I installed the Kentrol stainless hoop too after I tried to torque mine and snapped the stud off. I don't think that the hood can take much force though. It is there just to lay the windshield down and secure it.

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post #5 of 9 Old 02-07-2016, 06:49 PM
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Consider yourself lucky it failed before you got on the road.

Even if you replace it with a stronger one, don't tie the kayak to the hood.

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-07-2016, 06:50 PM
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looks just like my TJ... yer correct.. pure crap.

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My crap has held for over 5 years-




Whatever

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-07-2016, 08:44 PM
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My crap has held for over 5 years-


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That still doesn't make it a safe tie-down point.

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-07-2016, 08:47 PM
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Yup, success is hard to justify-

Well actually, my use as a tie-down is pretty light duty--and has a lotta flexability

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That still doesn't make it a safe tie-down point.
That inflatable only weighs about 60 lbs
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