Constructed from high quality steel tubing and supported with heavy duty bracketry, the Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack system provides extreme toughness, confident stability, and superb convenience, making it the complete package.
No help from Smittybilt. No fasteners to attach SRC rack to Defender basket. Asked Smittybilt for help and was ignored. Stay away.
Put this on my '15 2 door JK. Looks very good and solves the problem of carring gear, kayaks, etc... Used it for family vacation to Maine (from NJ) and was able to put everything on top and keep room for us inside. One suggestion is to add a template for drilling the rear attachment points for stock bumpers. This would save much time and aggravation. Only complaint is the knobs that attach the cross bars. They are plastic and they stinks. Break easily and more for show at the end of the day. I removed them and use a socket and allen wrench to install them.
As with anything Chinese manufactored the cost is resonable but the ultimate product is a little lacking. Installation took a little over 3 hours because I still have the factory rear bumper (or what's left of it after converting it into a stubby with a razor knife). Most holes lined up pretty good and the gaps inbetween crossbars aren't too large. The rack is very strong and the wind noise isn't too bad. For the money, I think this is a fine product, but make no mistake- this is not American engineered and produced, but than again I didn't spend over $1,000...
I have a 2011 wrangler sport and would like to fit this roof rack, but notice there are conflicting answers regarding factory bumpers-Can you cut the factory bumper to allow fitment or do you have to drill separate mounting holes above the bumper
Asked by TB from Barrie ON on
Hey TB, the Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack would mount to the frame rail and may or may not require you to cut or trim the stock bumper. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Barrie ON on
will this fit a 2015 Jeep Renegade?
Asked by steven from United States on
Hey Steven, the Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack will not fit for you but I think you may just be wanting the basket and not the rack. The basket part number is S/B17185. You should be able to mount the basket to your Jeep. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from United States on
I just read in the Q & A section that the Smittybuilt SRC roof rack system is not designed to be removed when not in use. If it bolts on with no additional drilling needed, why can it not be un-bolted and removed if a Jeep owner wants to return to the original look of the Jeep? Did I read that wrong? The question was from the guy that wanted to carry a paddle-board.
Asked by Chuck from Agoura Hills, California on
Hey Chuck, the Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack can be removed it can be time consuming to do so. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Agoura Hills, California on
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