A great upgrade from the original plastic pieces which are prone to breakage and stripping. Allows for quick removal of the factory soft top bow assembly. Set includes 4 end pieces. a MUST have if the bow assembly is being taken on and off.
We have found that the screw holes in the bow assemblies are not drilled consistently to match up with the screw holes in the billet disconnects. This is do to the factory plastic disconnects do not have screw holes in them when they are first put on the bow assemblies, the screw just self threads into the plastic. So a new hole *may* need to be drilled in the bow assembly to be able to line up screw holes in the new billet disconnects.
This product was extremely easy to install (I own a 2003 TJ). I did have to ream the holes on the brackets on the roll bar that the bows attach to, but this is stated on the web page so I was prepared to do this. I replaced an older set of plastic disconnects that I had with these billet ones. The billet ones are much quieter and much more durable than the plastic ones. Be careful not to lose the o-rings!
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