Jeep Wrangler: WRANGLER TOPS / Installing The Hard Top

If the door frames are installed from soft top usage, they must be removed prior to installation of the hard top. For removal procedures.

To install the hard top, place the hard top on the vehicle while making sure that the top is sitting flush with the body at the sides and check to ensure that there is a uniform gap between the lift glass and hard top. Then follow the removal steps in reverse order.


  • Inspect the hard top seals for damage and replace if necessary.
  • The Torx fasteners that attach the hard top to the body should be torqued as follows using the provided #50 Torx head driver and ratchet:
    • Hard top to B-pillar: 119 in-lb +/- 23 in-lb (13.5 N·m +/- 2.7 N·m)
    • Hard top to J-rail: 154 in-lb +/- 30 in-lb (17.5 N·m +/- 3.5 N·m)

    Removing The Hard Top

    Remove both front panels. Open both front doors. Using the provided #50 Torx head driver and ratchet, remove the two Torx head screws that secure the hard top at the B-pillar (near the top of the front doors)...

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