ACC BAR : Jeep JL Wrangler / JT Gladiator Overhead Accessory Mount INSTALLATION

wayoflife

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The all new ACC BAR is a compact overhead accessory mount that now allows you to install multiple devices and gadgets in a Jeep JK and JL Wrangler or JT Gladiator. This would include a CB Radio, HAM Radio, GMRS Radio, Race Radio, GPS system, radar detector or just about whatever you want. And, just like the original design, existing holes on the factory roll bar are utilized to make it a 100% bolt on system. In other words, NO DRILLING, NO CUTTING and NO REMOVAL of any of the interior trim is required to install it. Another feature of this new design is that the ACC BAR is now positioned as close to the roof as possible, a whole inch higher than before and that means it even sits ABOVE the sun visor. Of course, the ACC BAR will still work with a hard top, soft top or no top and without blocking the rear view mirror, interfering with the sun visors or preventing the use of the Freedom Top latches. As always, the best part about the ACC BAR is that it's super easy to install, can be done in just minutes and with just a few basic tools.

• Overhead radio & accessories mount
• Allows for the installation of multiple devices
• 100% bolt on design
• Designed to work with hard and soft tops or no top
• Sits as close to the roof as possible
• Does not block rear view mirror with radio installed
• Comes powder coated in a fine texture semi-gloss black
• Includes hardware
• Easy to install using basic tools
• MADE IN THE USA

CLICK HERE TO BUY a WAYALIFE CB BAR

NOTE:
Mounting brackets and hardware for specific devices or accessories are provided by the manufacturer and are NOT included with the ACC BAR.


CB BAR CONTENTS

(1) ACC BAR
(1) Driver Side Mounting Bracket
(1) Passenger Side Mounting Bracket
(2) 5/16"-18 x 5/8" Carriage Bolts
(2) 5/16"-18 x 2-1/2" Bolts
(2) 5/16" Nylon Locknuts
(2) 5/16" Large Fender Washers
(2) 5/16" Washers
(2) 1/4"-20 x 1/2" Bolts
(2) 1/4"-20 Serrated Flange Lock Nuts
(2) 1/4" Washers

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Tools You Will Need

7/16" Wrench & Deep Socket
1/2" Wrench & Socket
3/8" Drive Ratchet

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HARD TOP or NO TOP INSTALLATION

1. Fold both of your sun visors down and push them toward the windshield. Then, pull the header latches downward and make sure that the hooks are fully disengaged from their receivers.
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2. Starting from the driver side, rotate the 3 Freedom Top panel locks to the open position.
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3. Lift up the driver side Freedom Top panel, remove it from your JL Wrangler and carefully set it aside. Repeat the same process on the passenger side.
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4. Take the driver side mounting bracket and loosely secure it to the driver side of the ACC BAR using the 5/16" carriage bolt, washer and nylock nut.
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5. Repeat step #4 on the passenger side. This is what everything should look like when done.
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5. Carefully place the assembled ACC BAR on top of your Jeep's roll bars.
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6. Position the large hole on the mounting bracket over the large hole on top of roll bar and so that the narrow end of the bracket is sitting in the grove of the plastic trim as shown.
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7. Secure the driver side ACC BAR mounting bracket to the roll bar using the 5/16"x2-1/2" bolt, large fender washer, washer and nylock nut and then repeat on passenger side. A 1/2" socket will be needed for this.
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8. Make final adjustments to the position of the ACC BAR and then tighten both the driver and passenger side nuts to secure it in place. A 1/2" socket will be needed for this.
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Click on the links below for detailed information on how to wire up your communication radio and route your antenna coax cable.


9. Route your radio power leads and antenna coax cable through the ACC BAR.
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10. Install split conduit over the wiring.
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11. Secure your communication radio or other device to the ACC BAR using the 1/4" bolts and serrated nuts provided or using the hardware provided by the manufacturer.
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12. Secure your radio or other device to the mounting bracket provided by the manufacturer.
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13. Reinstall your Freedom Top panels and enjoy all that you can install and do with your new ACC BAR.


SOFT TOP INSTALLATION

1. Fold both of your sun visors down and push them toward the windshield. Then, pull the header latches downward and make sure that the hooks are fully disengaged from their receivers.
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2. Stand on the outside of your JL Wrangler, lift up the Sun Rider portion of your soft top and fold it back.
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3. Using a Torx T-40 bit, remove the bolts securing the front door surround to the roll bar. Separate the door surrounds and set them aside.
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4. Follow Steps #4-6 and #8 of the hard top installation. Essentially, you do NOT want to secure the ACC BAR to the roll bar with the provided bolts, washers and nuts.

5. Place the soft top door surround on to the roll bars making sure that the plastic pegs insert completely through the large holes on the CB BAR mounting bracket.
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6. Secure the door surround in place using the factory hardware. A Torx T-40 bit will be needed for this job.
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7. The soft top door surround will hold the CB BAR in place and no other hardware will be needed to secure it in place.


FINISHED PHOTOS

Here's a few shots of what your ACC BAR will look like once it's installed on your JL Wrangler or JT Gladiator.
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Close up shot of the GearKeeper clipped onto the ACC BAR.
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As you can see here, the CB BAR does not interfere with the use of the sun visors.
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The header latches can also be used without any issues.
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And last but not least, your CB Radio will not block your rear view mirror.
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Please let me know if you have any questions. :cool:
 

kevman65

Active Member
So, since the SunRider mimics the soft top at the doors, attempt to mount it the same as the soft top before cussing and throwing everything at the bratty neighbor kid that's pointing and laughing at your adult temper tantrum?
 

wayoflife

Administrator
Staff member
So, since the SunRider mimics the soft top at the doors, attempt to mount it the same as the soft top before cussing and throwing everything at the bratty neighbor kid that's pointing and laughing at your adult temper tantrum?
LOL - something like that :ROFLMAO:
 

JAGS

Active Member
If I buy this, try to install, don’t like it, slightly scratch it………

in about 60 days can you please send me pre-paid return label, shipping box and promptly credit my account.

thanks in advance. Lol.

on the real, looks great. 😎
 

wayoflife

Administrator
Staff member
That looks great!
Thank you. Spent a lot of time it and money making prototypes to test it. I really was hoping to have it out back in August but I'm glad I waited until I was really happy with the end product.
I see my next project! 😍
Awesome :)
If I buy this, try to install, don’t like it, slightly scratch it………

in about 60 days can you please send me pre-paid return label, shipping box and promptly credit my account.

thanks in advance. Lol.

on the real, looks great. 😎
LOL - thank you.
 
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