There's also a torque spec for a reason......... hand tight doesn't quite meet the spec.i can’t imagine that with the thumb screws I could ever tighten them enough to make the top not creak and pop. I have to use setting 9 on my drill to tighten them enough for that not to happen. Would love to hear if that’s not the case. Would be much easier and quicker to remove the thumbscrews.
mine always rattles or creaks up near the two front bolts near the freedom panels if I don’t get them tight enough. Maybe I should try some just to see.i have these, no rattling at all