Finally, a complete roof rack system that is tough enough to conquer the off road! Constructed of over-built 2 x .120 wall textured powder coat painted steel tubing backed by heavy duty 1/4 brackets, this Roof Rack System is as tough as it is good looking! Features include: Removable Cross Bars for easy Soft or Hard Top removal, Cross Bars are designed for use with almost all aftermarket accessories (Thule, Yakima, etc.) , Four point mounting -- Attaches to front door mounts and to the rear frame -- Holds up to 300 pounds of evenly distributed cargo and Contoured design eliminates boxy look. Add on the lightweight Outland Rugged Rack for the ultimate off road rack / basket combination. The perfect add on rack to match all SRC front, rear, and side tubular products. Modular design is easy to install and is UPS-able. This rack requires a shipping surcharge of $14.99.
The rack is on after two days. I installed the src bumper and the rear upright on Sat. Sunday, starting early found that to get the lower window hinge bolts out (4), on a 95 yj that I had to lower the windshield and remove the dash to get to the nuts that are not welded. Still ended up drilling the bolts and used a chisel to break them off. I used stainless bolts instead of theirs. I found that you need to prefit all pieces. When all together it looks great and will hold my canoe just fine.
I bought this rack for a 1988 Wrangler. Shipping was quick and well packaged. The tubing is very strong and the finish is excellent. Instaling took two days as the screws for the upper windshield mount are almost imnpossible to reach and had to have a wrench as a back-up. Once installed there was a 9 inch gap between the rear bumper upright and the front portion of the rack. It took a lot of pushiing and pulling plus some bending to get them together. Once together there was heck to pay if I ever wanted to take them apart agein. Which is when I found out the top two side rails are either side specific or end for end specific for the cross bars! (Not mentioned in the instructions) I had to re-drill all the holes to get the cross bars attached. I thought the instructions were marginal at best and had to use some of my own nuts and washers. Once installed the rack looks great and is solid.
can the defender racks work with this for the wrangler yj?
Asked by Jordan from MD on
Hi Jordan, This Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack isn't for use on the Smittbilt defender rack, which is designed to fit directly on your hard top. You'll need to fabricate a mount system to fit the defender on this rack. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from MD on
I know this might be a dumb question, but once installed how difficult is to remove your tops? I figured my soft top would be simple but does it allow enough room to slide my hard top in and out from the rear? Thanks, Luis
Asked by Lou the Butcher from United States on
Lou, The only thing that needs removed from the Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack to install or remove your top would be the three cross bars. Once those are off you can easily change out the tops. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Answered by Tom S. Ext. 4876 from United States on
Will this hold the Overlander Roof Top Tent?
Asked by Ocean from New York on
Hello Ocean, Yes the Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack will hold the Overland Tent. I hope this helps you
Answered by Matt C EXT 831 from New York on
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