How to Install a Door Surround Correctly
The door surround kit will definitely get your top set up right where it needs to be. This is perfect when you're switching from hard top to a soft top, or maybe when you're looking for components of soft top hardware. The kit usually comes with two rear door surrounds, tailgate bar, tailgate bar retaining clips, rear top arch, installation hardware, and the two front door surrounds. Here's an easy step-by-step guide on how to install a door surround kit.
Things you'll need:
- Phillips Screwdriver #2
- Safety Glasses
- Rubber gloves
- Two M5x16 screws
- M5 lock nuts
Step 1: Prepare the tools and materials needed for the installation. Do not forget to wear safety glasses and rubber gloves for protection.
Step 2: You need to mount the cable guide bracket to the rear door rails of your vehicle.Use your two M5x16 screws and M5 lock nuts to mount the right cable guide bracket into the right rear door rail. Do this step for the left rear door rail as well.
Step 3:Install the rear door rail by locating the left and right rear door rail, then carefully insert the pin into the hole in the belt rail located behind the door.
Step4: Make sure to place and secure the M8x75mm Knob through the tab located on the door rail.
Step5: To install the front door rail, just put the front door rail right above the door opening.
Step6: Carefully install the M8x75mm knob in front of the rail, then install the M8x30mm knob in the center.
Step 7: Install the top arches by inserting one end of the front top arch into the slot located in the middle of one of the front door rails.
Step 8: Carefully push the other end inner to flex the bow, and insert it into the slot located on the other side of the vehicle. Do this step for installing the rear top arch as well.
Step9: You need to locate the left and the righttailgate bar mounts, and then hook the bottom of one of the mounts. Roll it towards the inside of the vehicle carefully, and wait until it clips into place. Do this step again for the other tailgate mount.
Step 10: Now, you need to secure the tailgate bar by sliding it into the tailgate bar mounts on each side of the tailgate opening.
Installing door surround is an easy task that you can do in less than an hour. You don't need expert skill levels in order to accomplish the installation. When choosing a door surround, make sure that it compliments the overall look of your ride. Make sure that the door surround is free of any damage and breakage before purchasing them. Door surrounds are not hard to find, and are usually available in auto parts shops out there. Check the quality, and if possible, choose the ones with warranty. Remember that the quality of the products first be considered before the price.