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.
Love the look of the rack on my 2014 Jeep Unlimited. I was looking for a rack primarily to carry SUP's and surfboards. This rack is perfect for that. I wouldn't suggest it if you are looking to carry a lot of weight. Specs say 150lbs max. I mounted my Highlift jack to the rack and carry two SUP's daily to the lake - total weight on the rack is probably about 100 lbs. I haven't done any serious off-loading with the rack - most of my 4 wheeling is beach driving. However on the road and my light duty off roading the rack is very secure. I am very happy with this purchase. Also mounted 4 KC lights on the front and 2 utility lights on the back of this rack.
Do i have to drill into the hard top on a JK? Or can i purchase the rain gutter clamp?
Asked by Frank from on
Hey Frank, the Smittybilt Defender Rack Welded One Piece Roof Rack would require part number DS31-4 for a rain gutter mount. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from on
How do attach the defender rack on a 4 door wrangler? What number are the brackets?
Asked by Sergio from East Los Angeles on
Sergio, the Smittybilt Defender Rack Welded One Piece Roof Rack will need brackets like these for a hardtop: http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Exterior-Parts-Accessories/Defender-Roof-Rack-Mounting-Kit.aspx?t_c=3&t_s=82&t_pt=8875&t_pn=S%2fBDS31-4 As for a softtop, you will need a roof rack base like this: http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Exterior-Parts-Accessories/SRC-Roof-Rack.aspx?t_c=3&t_s=82&t_pt=3426&t_pn=S%2fB76717 Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from East Los Angeles on
Your previous comment here states you need to drill into the hard top, i was under the impression that you had a mount that required -no drilling. 2013 JKU
Asked by B from OC on
Hello. With the Smittybilt Rack the mounts for the hardtop are a drill style. They do not have a non drill setup unless you go with a roof rack. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by [email protected] from OC on
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