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2016 JKU Freedom Top Panels Not Lining Up?

Hey Guys,
I took the front two Freedom Panels off my brand new 16' JKU this weekend for the first time since it got delivered from the factory (only about 700 miles on it so far). I noticed when I put the panels back on, they don't seem to be lining up exact, as they did when it was delivered. The passenger side seems to be sitting forward more (about 1/8" or so). I have tried removing them and putting them back on countless times but nothing seems to correct it. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and found a fix for it before I go and call the dealer to look at it. The pic below shows the front of the panels near the windshield for reference. I appreciate any help that can be offered! ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1461117666.411923.jpg

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Re: 2016 JKU Freedom Top Panels Not Lining Up?

That's how mine always were on my 2013.
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Re: 2016 JKU Freedom Top Panels Not Lining Up?

They got worse with time after wheeling. The Wrangler isn't the most rigid of chassis haha
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Re: 2016 JKU Freedom Top Panels Not Lining Up?

That looks pretty significant...I'd take it back. The only thing you may want to check first is to see if the soundbar is square since that's where the panel bolts. Mine does NOT look like that and it's a 2013. Another thing to check is the seal. Take it off and make sure there isn't anything caught under the front seal of the panel or the seal at the windshield frame.
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Re: 2016 JKU Freedom Top Panels Not Lining Up?

Is the vehicle sitting level?
Any twist will make them do that.....
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