Tailgate Bar Kit Installation
This is one of our more popular products in our newly formed Jeep line. The Supertop Tailgate Bar is fairly simple to install. It should take rougly 45 minutes to get the job done. All you'll need is Phillips #2 screwdriver, a power drill with 1/8" bit, a center punch, hammer and some safety glasses.
Install Tailgate Retainers
Locate the left and right Tailgate Retainer Mounts. Place the mounts fl ush with the edge of the tailgate opening. Install the Tailgate Retainer Mounts with two #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws for each mount.
If your vehicle does not have holes at this location, align the Tailgate Retainer Mounts flush with the edge of the tailgate opening. Then mark the locations of the holes in the mounts, center punch and drill a 1/8" hole at the marked locations. Install the mounts with two #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws for each mount.
Install Tailgate Bar
Open the tailgate. Orient the Tailgate Bar with the rubber bulb facing down, in order to form a seal with the top of the tailgate. Slide the groove in the Tailgate Bar onto the tube inside the bottom of the Rear Window. Roll the Tailgate Bar into the top of the Tailgate Retainer Mounts. Slip the plastic on the bottom of the Rear Window under the bottom part of the Tailgate Retainer Mounts. Close the rear curtain zippers.
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