Constructed of 3/4 inch square tubing with support brackets made from 1 inch heavy duty square tubing, accepts all Wilderness rack accessories. The Freedom Top front sections can be removed without removing the rack. Rack tilts back for easy lowering of soft-top or removal of hard-top. Some minor drilling is required above and below the tail lights.
This rack is Much sturdier then I had expected. Installation was straight forward. If you want your Jeep to be limitless in what you can do with it, this is the way to go. I was struggling with this rack and a competitors. Garvin made the decision easy with the better cost. I am very impressed with the build quality, and am happy I made the choice to go with Garvin.
I am a Boy Scout leader and needed room to transport gear. The Expedition rack is large and strong enough to hold a lot of gear. It fits my needs very well. It took a friend and I about 4 hrs to install the rack. The instructions provided are pretty good. We did get a bit confused while mounting the rear brackets but after that all went well. To install this rack both rear lights and the license plate holder need to be removed. Several holes need to be drilled in the rear quarter panels but with a bit of thought it is simple enough. The materials of contruction and fit are excellent. This is a very well made rack. I have compared it to Smittybuilts and several other manufacturers since I installed this rack and am convinced I made the right call. The wind noise was louder than I expected. I also lost about 1.5 mpg. After several weeks I installed the wind deflector. I gained back the lost mpg and the noise was reduced to an acceptable level. My advice - buy the wind deflector. It is also well made and looks good too. If you install the wind deflector the rack light mounts will not fit. Instead I installed lights on either side of the windshield (KC sells the mounts) and am very pleased with them.
Bought this rack a year ago. Great Rack! We load it up with our camping gear almost every month. Works great. We routinely load it with around 300lbs of gear. When the rack is empty the wind noise is more of a low rumble so does not bother us. Since the rack attach points are at the lower windshield and above rear bumper that puts the load weight at lower center of gravity which helps better than with a rack that attaches to the top of roof. Quality paint and welds. Still looks brand new. 4WD did excellent installation.
Will this roof rack work in combination with an A-pillar 50" light bar mount? 2010, 2 door, JK Rubicon.
Asked by Jonah from on
Hello Jonah, With the Garvin Overhead Expedition rack you will not be able to run the light bar mount due to clearance issues. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
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will my Thule attached to cargo carrier
Asked by reba from Sedona az on
Hi Reba, This Garvin Industries rack mounts to the windshield hinges up front and below the tail lights in the rear and pivots back. It won't need the Thule mounts, those are for mounting a basket to a vehicle with rain gutters. Thanks for the inquiry!
Answered by Jim G from Sedona az on
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