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Rugged Ridge Summer Brief/Roll Bar Windshield Header (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Product Information

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


      • Roll Bar Windshield Header
      • Black
      • Aluminum Header Bar
      • No-Drill Installation
      • Includes Aluminum Header Bar, 2 Retainer Arms, and 2 Metal Lock Knobs
      • Works with 2007-2018 JK Wranglers with Roll Bar Tops or Summer Brief Tops.


      Quality Construction. This Summer Brief / Roll Bar Windshield Header made by Rugged Ridge is manufactured from strong, durable, aluminum and features 2 retainer arms and 2 metal lock knobs. Over time, your windshield channels can get loose and fail to hold your top in place as well as they once did. This product has you covered and allows you to safely and secure attach your toppers and briefs to your Jeep.

      Special Features & Accessories. Everything you need to securely fasten your toppers and briefs is included in this kit: an aluminum header bar, 2 metal lock knobs, 4 nylon washers and 2 retainer alarms. Installation is a breeze and does not require drilling or modification.

      Application. This Rugged Ridge Roll Bar Windshield Header works with 2007-2018 JK Wranglers with roll bar tops or summer brief tops. Installation is easy and does not require drilling.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

      MPN# 13308.05

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (29)

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      Ratings Summary

      2.8 out of 5 overall rating from 29 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • April 19, 2019

        3 2010 Wrangler - Jay Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Its good for it purpose, the buttons seem to not want to align with its counterpart as well. Overall it does what i need it to do.

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      • October 03, 2018

        1 2011 Wrangler - JillY Installation Time: Afternoon


        The retainer arms to hold the bar down, don’t even hold it! It’s missing the j-hooks as the instructions say! Also you can’t even drive it without them because it flies off and hit me in the head!!!!

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      • August 27, 2018

        3 2017 Wrangler - CynthiaD Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Soft Top Bar

        It does not fit my soft top very well. It isn't flush to the jeep and I can not snap down half of the snaps.

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      • August 10, 2018

        1 2008 Wrangler - JeffreyB Installation Time: Afternoon

        Poorly designed

        The Rugged Ridge Summer Brief / Roll BAr Windshield Header was a complete disappointment. The hardware does not secure the header to the jeep. The header detaches while driving. The rivets holding the male snaps to the header are too long preventing the cover from attaching. I will have to fabricate parts to make it usable at all. All in all a waste of money.

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      • July 06, 2018

        1 2015 Wrangler - AJ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Does not fit flush to my windshield frame.

        I have a 2015 Wrangler JK and the windshield header does not match the contour of the windshield frame. There are "gaps" in the fit on each end of the header where it does not lay flush. Also, the windshield frame at the top appears to be straight, but the header has a bow to it. I thought they sent me the wrong product. I called and they confirmed it was the correct model number. I ordered another just to double check they did not send they wrong header in the packaging and I found the same problem.

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      • July 03, 2018

        3 2014 Wrangler - Patrick Installation Time: Afternoon

        14 Jeep

        The header was hard to install. It should have a hook on the bottom bracket to hook it to the d ring area. It will slide back if not set perfectly

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      • June 24, 2018

        3 2006 Wrangler Unlimited - DrewD

        Snaps/Shape not effective

        The bar is slightly bowed so it only comes flush with the rubber right in the middle of the windshield, making it easy for wind to pull it off on the highway. Snap also very difficult to attach top to bar. Lastly, the connection to the top with screw down clamps not very effective if you plan on using this top as a regular summer top, on the high way it gets pulled off the top at moderate speed.

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      • June 07, 2018

        1 2012 Wrangler - ks Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Does not fit the 2012 jeep unlimited sport very well at all. Had to return.

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      • May 01, 2018

        1 2016 Wrangler - CalvinK Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Missing Parts then leaking

        The product was sent missing the gaskets, and when they were finally sent, the product allowed leaking. I was so frustrated with the experience I ended up just putting my hardtop back on.

        Helpful (5)
      • November 24, 2017

        3 2017 Rubicon - GaryK Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Rugged Ridge Header

        It's fine. Works. Kind of time consuming to mount. Two people helps a lot.

        Helpful (6)

      Questions & Answers (3 answers)

      3 Top Rated Questions

      If I install this along with the Rugged Ridge Mesh Summer Island Topper, Black (10-17 Wrangler JK 2 Door) can I still use the soft top withour removing the mesh topper and header?

      • Unfortunately, the Soft top and the Rugged Ridge Mesh Summer Island Topper will use different windshield headers so they would not be able to be mounted at the same time. You would need to remove the Mesh Top header to utilize the soft top.

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      I have a 2016 Wrangler Willys, It is a 2 door hard hard top. I want a bikini cover to put on after taking the hard top off, I ordered an Island mesh but it is for a soft top, Didn't realize that when ordering. So I need to return it and get a cover that will fit a hard top. Could you please let me know what I need to order to make this a complete fit.

      • Hello, if you would like a top that will remain in its place even after installing the Hard Top, you would need something like the Barricade FullShade Top (07-17 Wrangler JK 2-Door) which you can find here: This is a Shade Top, and that is the only type of top you will be able to install to remain under a Hard Top.

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      how do I know if I already have this roll bar windshield header?

      • The Rugged Ridge Summer Brief/Roll Bar Windshield Header (07-17 Wrangler JK) would be over your windshield channel. This header uses snaps, when looking at your channel it would have holes for the snaps toward the cabin area.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Header Bar
      • (2) Retainer Arms
      • (2) Metal Spacers
      • (2) Threaded Lock Knobs
      • (4) Nylon Washers

      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