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How to Install Rugged Ridge Summer Brief/Roll Bar Windshield Header on your 2007-2013 Wrangler

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
Extreme Terrain
Shop Parts in this Guide


(1) Aluminum Header Bar
(2) Retainer arm
(2) Metal Spacer
(2) Threaded Lock Knob
(2) Large Nylon Washer
(2) Small Nylon Washer

1. Please read instructions fully prior to installing the JK Windshield Channel Header (13308.05). The header has been designed to be a no drill application for ease of installation. Take your time when installing to avoid scratching or damaging vehicle windshield finish.

2. Place header into summer top front mounting pocket (Pic.1). Rubber pads should be pointing towards the back of the summer top as shown.

3. With header slid fully into summer top mounting pocket secure summer top snaps to header channel (Pic.2).

4. Place Header and summer top onto vehicle. Take your time when installing to avoid scratching or damaging the windshield finish. The summer top and header should rest just behind the leading edge of the rubber windshield seal (Pic.3).

5. From inside of vehicle, rotate retainer arms over windshield clamp bracket (Pic.4). Foam pads on retainer arms will rest on windshield frame.

6. Tighten retainer arms by turning threaded lock knobs clockwise. Alternate between the left and right knobs to insure tight fit (Pic.5). DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Summer top and header should be tight to windshield rubber seal (Pic.6).

7. Finish Installing summer top per manufactures instructions.