Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
November 22, 2018
Great product, not great installation instructions
Once installed the pet divider is great. It keeps our two big dogs in the rear of the vehicle like promised and looks good doing it. Five stars for the divider itself. The instructions that come with the divider need some work and resulted in the three star overall rating. The instructions suggest that a 10 mm wrench is required. Nope - the hardware included requires a 17 mm wrench. Not a huge issue as much as a puzzle as to whether whoever wrote the instructions has actually installed a divider. The instructions do provide a much appreciated warning to place the provided washer atop the hole accommodating the bracket bolt to avoid having the acorn nut fall inside the roll bar never to be retrieved and serving as an annoying rattle for the life of the vehicle.
The hard top installation instructions suggest that removal of the top is not required. Technically, installation can be completed without removing the top (I know because I did it without taking the top off), but accessing the acorn nuts that secure the brackets is a terrific hassle if the top is left in place as there is very limited space to fit the large wrench needed to tighten these nuts, with the top and roll bar limiting tightening the nut to approximately 1/8 turn at time before having to turn the wrench over and repositioning the tool. Installation still only requires approximately 30 minutes (ten minutes longer than the 20 minutes suggested) but involves more frustration than might be anticipated, either because of dealing with the limited space available to tighten the acorn nuts or taking off and re-installing the top,