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Smittybilt Defender Rack Welded One Piece Roof Rack - 40504


  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B40504
  • Drilling Required:Drilling Is Required
  • Roof Rack Type:Cargo Basket
  • Material:Steel
  • Fitment:Direct Fit


Defender Racks are made from 16-gauge, fully welded, 1" round steel tubing and finished in a textured black powder coat. Aerodynamic styling blends well with todays vehicle designs. Welded light tabs (4 front & 2 rear) and integrated flooring maximizes functionality. Multiple mounting options offer a secure attachment to any vehicle. The Defender Rack line is produced to exacting standards, and built for years of trouble-free use. Ease of installation is always at the forefront of our designs.


Great Rack

I've been looking for racks for my 01 xj the past 6 months and no matter what I could find I always came back to this one, and I'm glad I did! Its very durable and has an awesome appearance I couldn't be more pleased.

from Rochester, MN |

I ordered this roof rack for my 2000 xj and I have had nothing but good things to say about it. This rack is very sturdy, high quality, and it looks super cool. For anyone looking for a strong good rack to actually use, this is the one to get.

from New York |

Question & Answers

8 Answered questions

I would like to pair this roof basket with Smittybuilt SRC roof rack is there seperate brackets required to do so?

Asked by Bear from Boulder City NV on

Hey Bear, the Smittybilt Defender Rack Welded One Piece Roof Rack would need part number S/BDRB-6 if your Jeep is a 1976 to 2006. Thanks for your question.

Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Boulder City NV on

What is the part number to mount this to the existing rails on a 1990 Jeep Cherokee?

Asked by JonBoy from Wa. State on

Hi JonBoy, This Smittybilt Defender Rack Welded One Piece Roof Rack uses these mounts to attach, thanks for your inquiry.

Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Wa. State on

Will this fit my 1995 Wrangler yj soft top? if so, do I need extra hardware?

Asked by Russell from United States on

Hi Russell, This Smittybilt Defender Rack Welded One Piece Roof Rack is designed for Jeeps with hard tops, it's install kit attaches to the top rain gutter section. Thank you for your inquiry.

Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from United States on

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For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now


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