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TJ Heavy Duty Header Bar Kit
TJ Heavy Duty Header Bar Kit

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PN: 14-18-030

The Heavy Duty Header Bar Kit is a highly recommended addition to the Trail Cage installation. The Trail Cage can be installed with the stock header bars, but those are little more than thin-wall tubing intended to brace the windshield, providing little in the way of cage protection. Our Heavy Duty Header Bar Kit replaces them with precision-manufactured, high strength components that work withh your stock roll bar and Poison Spyder Trail Cage Kit to provide the strength and safety of a real deal, heavy duty cage. The Heavy Duty Header Bars are made from high strength 1-3/4" X .120 wall DOM structural tubing, laser notched and expertly welded to CNC laser cut 3/16" mount plates. For comparison, the stock header bars are made of .095 wall welded seam tubing, withh thin gauge stamped metal mounting flanges. The DOM tubing used in the Poison Spyder kit has a yield strength of 70,000 psi, with a tensile strength of 44,668 lbs. Compare that to the welded seam tubing of the stock header bars, at 40,0000 psi yield strength and only 19,757 lbs. tensile strength. The Heavy Duty Header Bar Kit may also be installed by itself without the Trail Cage, or with other manufacturer's add-on cage kits.

This product ships as bare steel—it will need to be painted or powder coated prior to final installation. We do not offer a powder coat option for this item.

NOTE: A Torx T-50 Tamper-Proof Driver Bit may be required to remove and replace/reinstall the OE windshield spreader bars. These may be hard to find at your local hardware store, so they are available from Poison Spyder for your convenience.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Two passenger side bars. April 6, 2023
Reviewer: Nicholas Gwozdz from Fairview, TN United States  
Ordered 2/21/23 from online retailer and received two passenger side bars. Called and was told out of stock, might be in production later in April. Created support ticket, replied to support confirmation email twice, no answer. Called again today 4/6 and was told they're out of stock with no ETA / plan for production. Now I'm outside my return window with where I bought them from and have a half useless product.

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1 of 5 Would like a driver side bar February 2, 2021
Reviewer: Eric from Roanoke, IL United States  
Ordered on 4-14-20, received 6-11-20 because of the shut downs. Understandable, but a vacation, graduations, and a garage sale later I got to start working on the Jeep again to find out I have 2 passenger side bars. Poison replied 8-12-20 that a new bar will be sent, allow 4 weeks. It is now Feb. 2021. (I email every month, reply is simply, "still waiting") If someone else has 2 driver bars, I would love to swap you. I thought these parts were made in house but obviously not. I have ordered from several companies during the shut downs, the most I have waited for parts is 2 weeks with an apology that shipping is longer than normal.

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2 of 5 Wrong parts August 2, 2019
Reviewer: Jason Clark from Evans, GA United States  
As far as quality goes, the parts look great. My problem is that I've ordered these twice. The first box had two drivers side bars, the second box has two passenger side bars. I hope the third set I get has one of each!
Who's packing your boxes???

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5 of 5 Super Fast Shipping and Awesome Quality August 4, 2016
Reviewer: Bryce from UT United States  
I am so excited to have these bars. They look great and are so much stronger than the stock header bars. The stock bars are so wimpy but these bars are thick are are the mounting plates which are flimsy on the stock bars. The welds look great. I couldnt be more pleased about the shipping too. I ordered on a Monday night and got them on Thursday.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 TJ Heavy Duty bars are well worth the money May 26, 2016
Reviewer: Lee Hilgendorf from Milton, WI United States  
I had the header bars on my 2005 TJLJ when I rolled it doing 70 to 75 MPH on the freeway after hitting black ice My jeep flipped landing on the front of the hood and the top of the windshield. I hit hard enough to rip the hardtop off. I did a total of two complete rolls landing on the wheels. the bars held the windshield frame up off me. The drivers side had a slight bent and that's all. I am putting a set plus a sport cage in my new 2006 TJLJ.

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