Bows & Connection Tubes
Ultimate Adjustable Spreader Bars
Ten Upper Door Frame Snaps
Side & Corner Belt Rails
Rear Window Retaining Bar
12 Taping Plates
Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1994 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1993 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1992 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1991 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1989 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1988 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
Quadratec should not sell this kit.
I wanted to replace the stock hardware on my 95 since the powder coating was peeling and there were cracks in some of the runners. I ordered this kit to solve all my issues since it's a complete replacement. Here were my problems:
-While installing the side rails using my 3/8" ratchet and torx socket, I sheared one of the bolts with my hand over the head of the ratchet, not the handle. Very weak, indeed.
-The rear spreaders are adjustable, so when I put my top on, I adjusted the spreader to be as loose as possible. Once I was ready to straighten the bow, I pushed up and the plastic stud on the windshield retainer sheared completely off. I did notice that the plastic for the windshield retainer was much less pliable than the items I removed...
-The plastic retainer pins that push into the side rails to limit the movement of your top frame did not fit at all.
-The plastic clip that holds the front arm to the windshield stud was installed backwards. I popped it off and flipped it no problem, but the detent formed in the metal arm was too far from the edge, so the clip couldn't get a good seat on the stud.
-And the kicker: After removing the hardware and returning it to Quadratec, I went with the Bestop hardware which is well worth the extra money. When I went to button the top to the frame, I noticed that six of the ten snaps from the Rugged Ridge hardware had sheared off of the frame when I removed it and were stuck in the buttons of my top.
DO NOT BUY THIS!