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How to Install Smittybilt Factory Style Soft Top Tailgate Bar (07-18 Wrangler JK) on your Jeep Wrangler

Installation Time

20 minutes

Tools Required
  • Torx T50 Socket
  • Torx T30 Socket
  • 3/8 inch Torque Wrench
Extreme Terrain
Shop Parts in this Guide

There is a total of 3 parts. 1 – Tailgate Bar, 2 – Side Clamps

Before Install

1. Place the front lip of the Clamp on the back corner of the Jeep® to hook it into the rear retainer channel. Push down on the back of the clamp until it clips into place. Repeat process on opposite side.


Note: Make sure the clamp is all the way to the notch on the driver side and passenger side as shown by the green arrow below.


2. Insert the ends of the tailgate bar into the clamps from the top of each side as shown below. The tailgate bar will only fit correctly one way.



3. Close the tailgate to ensure that the tailgate bar is properly installed into the clamps.



After Install

Installation Instructions Written by ExtremeTerrain Customer Brian Voelzke 06/27/2018