I purchased this windshield channel with the tonneau cover and the extended top (all Smittybilt) for my wife's 2010 JKU. Tonneau cover went on without any issue. Next I tried to assemble the top. The windshield channel has big knobs that hold it down to the windshield frame. Nice so that you don't need tools to fasten it doesn't but the knobs poke out the top by about an inch and it looks cheesy. I thought that I did something wrong but looked at the mesh shade with the same bar in pictures and the knobs stuck out there too. After cranking the knobs down all of the way the channel still had a ton of slop in it as well. I went to the hardware store and bought regular bolts to replace the knobs and shimmed up the tabs that contact the windshield frame and all was well up front.
By Mike Honcho from Belfair, WA
great product . To the people who complain about the bolts protruding and cutting the fabric.Read the instructions you put them in backwards.
By Jay from Vancouver island
There's nothing 'quick change' about it. The clamps are bad idea.
The knobs/bolts protrude up, so mesh bikini top immediately wore a hole in it. Smittybilt ought be ashamed. I'm sending it back.
I doubt my review be published.
By ed from Lake Orion, MI
Easy and functional
I think this header channel is very functional. You do NOT have to drill any holes in your windshield frame. It's very lightweight. There are only 2 bolts you have to screw in. Very pleased with this, thus far.
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