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How to Install a Rugged Ridge Black Diamond Pocket Summer Brief Top on your 2010-2014 Wrangler JK

Installation Time

1 hours

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1. Sumer Brief Top

Caution - This product is designed to enhance the appearance of the vehicle and to shield the occupants from ordinary weather conditions, DO NOT rely on product to contain occupants within the vehicle, or to protect against injury or death in the event of an accident. This top will not protect the occupants from falling objects. Never operate vehicle in excess of manufacture’s specification. SEAT BELTS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.

Before installing Summer Top read installation instructions. Failure to do so may result in a poor fitting top and could place occupants in a potentially dangerous situation. After installation of summer to, check to make sure it has been properly secured before driving.

(Step 1) - Insert windshield header into top as shown. This top will work with most aftermarket (JK) headers. Brand of aftermarket header should not affect fitment.

(Step 2) - Place header and top onto windshield channel. Follow manufactures installation instructions for header.

(Step 3) - Place summer top over center roll bar and loop center swivel hooks around the back side of speaker bar. Push swivel hooks up into center roll bar (Freedom top mounting holes). Do Not tighten straps at this time. Pull straps tight enough to only keep top in place.

(Step 4) - Pull rear straps around rear roll bar. Secure strap but do not pull tight at this time.

(Step 5) - Loop Velcro side straps around and under door surrounds.

(Step 6) - Pull straps up between surrounds and side of roll bar. Pull strap around roll bar and secure back to strap as shown. Front (header strap) should be pulled under front plastic trim.

(Step 7) - Center straps (with buckle) are secured around center post (B-pillar). Pull straps around post just above plastic trim. Pull strap tight.

(Step 8) - Secure roll bar flaps as shown. Flaps have been designed to work with roll bar grab handles. Grab handles should be positioned between flap cutouts.

(Step 9) - With all side Velcro straps secured go back and tighten sound bar straps, and rear hook straps. Pull tight until top is smooth.

(Step 10) - For vehicles without plastic door surrounds follow steps 1-3 as described. Steps 4 - 6 are not used. Side Velcro straps are to be pulled under roll bar as shown.

(Step 11) - Pull Velcro strap over top of roll bar and twist so that Velcro face can be secured to front side of strap as shown.

(Step 12) - With all Velcro straps secured proceed with steps 7-9.

NOTE: Summer Brief Tops have been designed to work best with full door surrounds installed. Summer tops installed to vehicles without surrounds may not fit as tight. This is normal.