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Bestop Soft Top Quick Release Knuckles (97-18 Jeep Wrangler TJ & JK)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • Feature Quick-Release Mechanism
      • Crafted from ABS Composite Material
      • No Tools or Torx to Fumble With
      • Nylon-Reinforced, Injected-Molded Construction
      • Include Self-Tapping Mounting Screws
      • Fits 1997-2018 Wrangler TJ and JK Models

      Description

      Simple Mechanism. Bestop Soft Top Quick Release Knuckles attach to factory hardware, so you can completely remove your vehicle's soft top without any additional tools. The quick release mechanism ensures fast removal of the soft top and bow stack. The included self-tapping mounting screws secure these Bestop Quick Release Bow Knuckles in bow ends for trouble-free removal.

      Sturdy Construction. Made from ABS composite material, they can withstand rugged use. With nylon-reinforced, injected-molded construction, these Jeep Wrangler knuckles are long lasting.

      Application. This Bestop Soft Top Quick Release Knuckles is designed to be used on the 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK Models.

      Please Note. These Knuckles are not compatible for use on 2014+ Wranglers equipped with Factory Soft Tops and Lift Assist Bow Assembly.

      Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

      MPN# 51290-01

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

      4.3

      Customer Reviews (28)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.3 out of 5 overall rating from 28 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour





      • June 07, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - EricM

        Good Quality

        So these seem to be very good quality and they look great. They function as well as they look. Hopefully they will last for years to come.

        Helpful (0)
      • October 02, 2018

        5 2000 Wrangler - Hayden Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great

        They fit perfectly and they are way faster to take off the top with

        Helpful (5)
      • September 11, 2018

        5 2008 Wrangler - CarlosD Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Top Saver

        Replaced my original top on my 2008 JK and went with the Bestop Replace-a-Top and new knuckles because the originals had broken. The quick release is a GREAT feature. Worth replacing!

        Helpful (5)
      • June 14, 2018

        4 2006 Wrangler - rich Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good replacements

        Makes top removal easier - no need to find or carry around a torx driver.

        Helpful (6)
      • May 14, 2018

        1 2011 Wrangler - MatC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Waste of Money

        Had these on my '11 JKU for less than a week and they already broke. Should have spent the money on something a little more sturdy. You live and learn I guess.

        Helpful (7)
      • May 07, 2018

        2 2017 Rubicon - RC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Flimsy

        They are convenient and cosmetically nice, but they are made of plastic in a pivot area that can have a fair amount of stress applied during folding/unfolding. Lots of stories about these breaking, including mine. I'm amazed that metal aftermarket versions aren't more popular for the JK. I had aluminum ones on my TJ and they were well worth the extra money.

        Helpful (6)
      • April 23, 2018

        5 1998 Wrangler - EdwardC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        So far, so good.

        These weren't very difficult to install at all. They did go in a little tighter than the factory ones came out, but no real surprise. Drilling a pilot hole for the screws made it much easier the complete than just trying to screw them into the hard plastic. Will see how well they hold up.

        Helpful (6)
      • November 27, 2017

        5 2011 Wrangler - DavidP

        quick solution

        Very easy to use and install. Top is off in seconds.

        Helpful (7)
      • November 07, 2017

        5 2010 Wrangler - BulldogMurph Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Quick release knuckles

        Super easy install, my factory knuckle broke off inside the tube, I screwed a self tapper into it, pulled it out, and was rolling again in 5 minutes.

        Helpful (7)
      • August 03, 2017

        3 2005 Wrangler - TimW Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        OK product

        Follow directions to the letter and the quick releases rattled while driving. If the windows were down it went away. Turns out the soft top was hitting the quick release knobs unless air pressure ballooned the top outward. I took the top releases off and turned them 180° and all was good. Someone should have caught this issue by now.

        Helpful (7)

      Questions & Answers (6 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      will these work on my 2001 wrangler?

      • As long as you still have your factory soft top, yes, these will work great on your 2001!

      Helpful (0)

      Will these work as a replacement on the Bestop Supertop NX?

      • These Bestop Soft Top Quick Release Knuckles will work with the Bestop Supertop NX.

      Helpful (0)

      I have a 2014 Rubicon Unlimited X,how do I know if it has a bow assembly assist?

      • The Bestop Soft Top Quick Release Knuckles will not be compatible with 2014 + models with the bow assist assembly. This can be identified by the grey plastic oval shaped portions on the soft top bow.

      Helpful (0)

      Will these work on my 2014 jeep wrangler sport!? It says 97-17, but it also says it won't work with 2014 soft tops??

      • The Bestop Soft Top Quick Release Knuckles will not work with the 2014+ OEM soft tops with the factory soft top and Lift Assist Bow Assembly.

      Helpful (0)

      Will this work for a 2016 JKU?

      • Hello, yes, you can use this on your 2016 JKU.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (4) Quick Release Knuckles

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06

      Not Compatible w/ 2014+ Wranglers Equipped w/ Factory Soft Top and Lift Assist Bow Assembly