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Unread 01-31-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
ullearn
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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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Unread 01-31-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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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.

http://www.morris4x4center.com/kentr...4W7RoC8Azw_wcB
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Unread 01-31-2016, 10:54 PM   #3
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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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