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Smittybilt Quick Detach Windshield Header (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey guys, today I'm here with this Smittybilt quick detach windshield header fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wrangler. So, a lot of you may be looking for a brief top, mesh top, or bikini top to protect you and your passengers from the sun, any wind getting in your cab area, or even any inclement weather while your full top is completely off. But a lot of those bikini top, mesh tops, and other sort of tops will require a windshield header in order to attach those and seal those to the front windshield. So this is gonna be for the JK owner looking to get one of those tops, but also needs a button-on windshield channel in order to seal them to the front and install them. So just like your soft top header that will seal the soft top to the front of the windshield, not allow any wind or water to get inside, this is gonna do the same thing except for be specific to one of those bikini top, mesh tops, or brief tops that you may be looking at, while also being very easy to take off and put on whenever you need to use it. So this is gonna be at a very average price point at the moment compared to other options on the page at roughly $50. This is gonna be very similar in design to those other options by Bestop as well as Rugged Ridge and some others on the site. However, some of those other options may have a channel in the front in order to tuck your bikini top into, to seal it instead of the button on design underneath here, or you will need tools to install the clamps that attach to your footman loops when this does not. So this is not gonna require any tools to install, this is gonna be very easy to put on and take off and attach to your bikini top, so this is definitely a great option to look at. I would, however, recommend that if you are looking at a bikini top that you stick with the same brand, that's going to allow the best fitment since it is made by the manufacturer of the top as well as the windshield channel so it's gonna give you the best fitment overall. So if you are looking for a Smittybilt top, then this is gonna be the perfect solution for you. So install is gonna be a very easy, one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It took me five minutes to install this, this is very easy to install. I did not attach a bikini top to this, obviously. However, that's gonna take you another five minutes because it's a simple button-on solution. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. So before you can install your Smittybilt windshield channel you will need to attach your bikini top first. There will be buttons where you can fold your bikini top over and secure it down and then you'll be able to lay it over the Jeep and attach your windshield header. However, we're not gonna show you the bikini top, but we will show you how to get this attached to your Jeep. So what you're gonna do is first take out the knobs that are gonna be holding in your clamps. Just gonna put that aside, grab the other one. Now we can put this into position, making sure that these clips down here are lined up with our footman loops and these are going to basically straddle the footman loop. And this is gonna keep it secure and make sure it's not moving front and back and make sure that everything is sealed up at the top. And you'll probably see this little gap here, but that's gonna be filled with your bikini top. Or after it's laying flat we can attach our clamps, and this is gonna basically hold everything together and make sure that that's really sealed, make sure that there is no air getting inside the cab area which can annoying because sometimes it can whistle. So this is gonna keep everything secure. This also is pretty solid, it's made of a metal construction with a gloss black finish on it, so it's not gonna weather and it will last a long time as long as you take care of it. So, after you make sure that everything is secure and that this is tightened down, you would just have to secure your bikini top and then you're all set to go. So that's gonna wrap it up for my quick review and install on the Smittybilt quick detach windshield header fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. For more videos like this, keep it right here at

      Product Information

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


      • Quick Detach Windshield Header
      • Gloss Black Powder Coat Finish
      • Steel
      • Supports Brief Top Installation
      • Excellent Fit and Seal Across Windshield
      • Includes All Necessary Hardware
      • 5 Year, 100,000 Mile Limited Warranty
      • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK


      Quality Construction. Smittybilt's quick detach windshield header is a top quality product manufactured with premium materials and with precise fitment parameters. Made from steel with a tough, sturdy black powder coated finish to repel water and prevent rust, this windshield channel bolts on without the need for drilling new mounting holes. This item weighs 4 pounds and measures 57 inches long to fit across the width of the windshield top. The fit is precise, making installation headache free and creating a strong seal across the windshield frame.

      Special Features & Accessories. The quick detach windshield header is a superb way to add a Smittybilt Outland Brief Top soft top to your Jeep. If your JK Wrangler doesn't have a windshield channel to mount a soft top, this component is all you need to rectify the problem. Cost efficient and easy to attach, it fastens your new soft top on firmly so that you don't need to worry about it ripping off in the wind. This part comes with a 5 year or 100,000 mile limited warranty against defects.

      Application. Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK using included hardware. Bolts on with no drilling required.

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

      MPN# 90106

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (48)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.4 out of 5 overall rating from 48 customers

      • August 19, 2019

        5 2015 Rubicon - AdamScott

        Quick and easy. No brainer.

        Fits 100 properly. Easy to use. No complaints, at all.

        Helpful (1)
      • August 13, 2019

        5 2012 Rubicon - KennyS

        Fun time

        The product is as advertised,it fits well and is competitively priced,delivery was 2 days

        Helpful (1)
      • July 15, 2019

        5 2015 Rubicon - KurtA

        Hardtop now winter only

        Easy to install and take off, even in the rain. the entire system is much quieter than I anticipated at highway speeds.

        Helpful (1)
      • July 13, 2019

        4 2014 Wrangler - ChrisInTheMnts


        Decent product, install was easy, but a decent picture would have been nice. Picture in the instructions was a really bad photocopy.

        Helpful (1)
      • July 06, 2019

        5 2017 Rubicon - TheQ

        Hard to Find Item

        Every website was back ordered for this product except for Extreme Terrain. Got it in 5 days, perfect timing to install my new bikini top on my 17' JK. Item was easy to install.

        Helpful (1)
      • June 12, 2019

        4 2010 Wrangler - William

        Great for what I use it for

        I bought the header months after I bought the mesh top because I didn't realize you needed the header. Seems to be a bit of a money grab to me. But once I got it, I thought it has worked great. Fits the jeep nice and snug. Never wiggles or shakes. I have heard that with a "rain top" it leaks but as far as I have experienced that hasn't been the case.

        Helpful (0)
      • August 08, 2018

        5 2012 Rubicon - JorgeR


        Fast and easy instal, just like the description says

        Helpful (4)
      • July 30, 2018

        5 2010 Rubicon - Joe


        Great place to shop. Item was delivered in a timely fashion, no hassles.

        Helpful (4)
      • July 25, 2018

        2 2010 Wrangler - JohnC

        Fit Issue

        Fits to loosely , doesn't make a tight fit for the cover.

        Helpful (4)
      • June 17, 2018

        5 2018 Wrangler - BillyN

        Awesome Header

        Very well built. Easy to install. Quality workmanship.

        Helpful (4)

      Questions & Answers (1 answers)

      1 Top Rated Question

      Do I need one if I have a soft top but would like to get the mesh bikini top?

      • Your OEM windshield header can be used with most mesh bikini tops that utilize a header mount, and you would not require the Smittybilt Quick Detach Windshield Header.

      Helpful (1)
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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • Header Channel
      • Knobs
      • Brackets

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

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