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Sherpa Roof Rack System

By Rugged Ridge

Part Number: RUG11703.01

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This innovative rack system is an easy bolt-on solution for Wranglers that requires no modifications to the body of your Jeep. The unique swing-away feature allows you to access your soft top with ease, and the hard top or freedom panels can even be removed without removing the rack system. And as an added bonus, the forward mounting bar acts as an integrated light bar, plus it accepts the Rugged Ridge drop down light bracket (PN RUG11232.22) to mount up to 4 lights. Optional clamps (PN RUG11703.10) available for the Roof Rack System allow you to mount industry standard cross bars and racks so you can carry your favorite bikes, kayaks, skis, boards, or whatever your inner Sherpa desires. All components are dual stage textured black powder coated steel and an e-coat rust preventative pre-applied. Backed by the industry leading Rugged Ridge 5-Year Limited Warranty, you can count on this rack to perform for years to come.

Installation Instructions

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Technical Details

  • Fits 2007 to 2014 JK Wrangler and Rubicon
  • 2-door models
  • Textured black powder coat

Product Specs

CapacityDrilling RequiredFloor TypeMaterialRoof Rack Type
300lbs.YesN/ASteelRoof Rack

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  • Q:

    I have an AEV rear bumper. Hows the fit with? Any major modifications required?
    Asked on 3/14/2014 by snakeyes76 from montreal, qc

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer



      Thanks for the inquiry. Depending on which AEV rear bumper you have you may have clearance issues. I would take a look at the instructions here to see if your bumper will cause issues.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by DP from Compton, CA
  • Q:

    I know this rack mounts to the frame, But can you use the stock bumper with out making any modifications. it seems like there is always something that is not disclosed until you start the install.
    Asked on 10/26/2013 by mike from Longmont Co.

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      Hello Mike,

      You will need to drill a few holes in the factory bumper to mount the Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack System RUG11703.01. Thank you for the email.

      Answered on 10/26/2013 by RK from Compton, CA
  • Q:

    Will this rack work with the factory rear bumper on a 2013 Wrangler
    Asked on 9/3/2013 by Robert from Indian Wells CA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      The Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack system does not mount to the bumper, it mounts to the frame behind the rear wheels.

      Answered on 9/3/2013 by DP from Compton, CA
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