Agency6 Billet Freedom Top Locks for Jeep JL and JK – Full Install, Overview, and Review
Looking for an easy way to add some spice to your Jeep’s interior? The Agency6 freedom top locks might be the ticket. These locks replace your factory hardtop’s plastic freedom panel locks with 6061 T6 Billet Aluminum locks. Agency6 uses American-made materials and machines their parts on American CNC machines.
In this article, I will show you how to install the Agency6 freedom top locks and give you my thoughts on this awesome product.
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Tools & Materials
- T40 Torx (included in Jeep hardtop removal kit)
If there is one thing that stands out with Agency6 products, it is the attention to detail. Upon opening the box, I was surprised at how great the packaging for these hardtop locks is. Each lock was housed in its own perfectly sized foam cutout to protect it from damage during shipping and handling. Agency6 includes detailed installation instructions as well as extra washers in case the fitment of your hardtop is slightly off.
These locks are machined from American 6061 T6 Billet Aluminum. The machining on these locks is as you would expect from a high-quality, American-made product. I chose the red color which is almost an exact match to my JL Rubicon’s factory red dashboard. The locks include composite glide plates on the back of the locks where they interface with the hardtop latch so that they do not dig into or damage the hardtop material. Due to the variance in Wrangler hardtops, Agency6 includes small washers so you can customize the fit of the locks to your vehicle.
Pictures do not do these pieces justice, in the sun they look absolutely incredible!
Step 1. Remove the factory locks
Pick a hardtop lock to start with. First, flip the lock to the unlocked position. Using the T40 and mini-ratchet from your Jeep hardtop removal kit, remove the hardtop lock taking care not to drop the bolt as you remove it.
I recommend removing one factory hardtop lock at a time and replacing it with the corresponding Agency6 hardtop lock.
Step 2. Install the Agency6 hardtop lock
Find the Agency6 hardtop lock that matches the shape of the factory lock you just removed. Insert the bolt into the lock and begin threading it back into the hardtop. Thread the bolt in by hand for the first few turns to prevent cross-threading.
Tighten the bolt using the T40 with the lock in the unlocked position. DO NOT overtighten the bolts as this can permanently damage your hardtop.
Repeat this process for all 6 hardtop locks and you’re done!
Overall I am really impressed with the Agency6 Billet Freedom Top Locks. As you’ve seen, the install is very straightforward and took me less than 10 minutes to do all 6 locks. The red color option shown here is almost an exact match to the JL Rubicon factory red dashboard. Agency6 offers many other colors as well as JK Wrangler fitment.
The quality of the locks is great and the fact that they are made in the USA from American materials makes me proud to rock Agency6 products on my Jeep. All in all, this freedom top lock upgrade is a super-easy way to add some more color to your interior with a high-quality product.