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post #1 of 12 Old 05-09-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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two questions

first questions...one of my hood straps broke and I rednecked elastic bands to hold down as a temp solution, anyways can I just replace the elastic strap or do I replace the whole thing?

second question...concerning the front removable roof sections on the hard top, does anyone run the jeep without the rear bolt tie downs? just asking cause for easy on/off it would be nice to just leave it unbolted.


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post #2 of 12 Old 05-09-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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road-side hood latch repair

it may be ugly but it got me home met up with a highway tractor and the wind almost blew the hood off
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-09-2013, 06:26 PM
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Damm I didnít think they could actually break like that. Could have turned out a lot worse; very lucky.
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i put a heavy duty zip tie on mine. no futter. But you can buy the daystar(?) rubber one. There is a thread here on this somewhere, buried like Jim Hoffa.

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second question...concerning the front removable roof sections on the hard top, does anyone run the jeep without the rear bolt tie downs? just asking cause for easy on/off it would be nice to just leave it unbolted.
Based on advice here, I stopped using the bolt-cup things in the soundbar about a year ago. No problems, not a drop of water or any extra noise.

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Based on advice here, I stopped using the bolt-cup things in the soundbar about a year ago. No problems, not a drop of water or any extra noise.
I did the reverse. removed the rear hard top left the front panels. The panels have a flip down foot, then the bolts hold it down. been like this most of its life now.

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I forgot to put those bolts back in and I haven't seen an issue. I drive back and forth from Texas to Mississippi going 75-80mph so I assume its okay. Ill let you know if I loose them going down the road.

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Never used the bolts and the daystar latches are a cheap and super easy upgrade. Not a hint of wobble in the hood at 80 mph.
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Thanks guys I added a pic of the rubber band roadside repair haha still makes me laugh every time I see it. Anyways I ordered new Daystar latches and the price way sweet! Called a local dealer here and they wanted something like 50 bucks a pop! found the Daystars on E-bay, 2 for 32 bux and I found a windshield hood bumper for 8 bux. awesome!

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I did the reverse. removed the rear hard top left the front panels. The panels have a flip down foot, then the bolts hold it down. been like this most of its life now.
X2. Running with the freedom panels only is what the screw pins are for.
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Never used the bolts and the daystar latches are a cheap and super easy upgrade. Not a hint of wobble in the hood at 80 mph.
^^^

Same here, daystar latch rubber and no bolts, hell, I only use a total of 4 bolts for the hard top when its on...no problem.

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Thanks guys I added a pic of the rubber band roadside repair haha still makes me laugh every time I see it. Anyways I ordered new Daystar latches and the price way sweet! Called a local dealer here and they wanted something like 50 bucks a pop! found the Daystars on E-bay, 2 for 32 bux and I found a windshield hood bumper for 8 bux. awesome!
Just ordered a set from http://www.quadratec.com/ for $24.99 for my '09 JKU. I have bought these before for other TJs I have had in the past and they are a super upgrade to the OEM straps.

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