Our cargo rack systems are a great answer for the over-lander explorer or the weekend camper. When combined with our cargo basket the rack system can carry up to 350 pounds of gear over the trail. The frame is made from 2? diameter tubing and features a front light bar with 4 light tabs and a rear bar with 2 light tabs. The rack is painted in our dual process black powder coat finish.
Not a perfect fit but I was able to install by myself. It does require thatyou bend the mounting tabs of the forward uprights.
By Bajabuzz from Atascadero, Ca
solid roof rack but some alignment issues. the front horizontal bar does not line up very well at the joints.
By mike from ontario, canada
tuff but worth it
The rack is a bit of a pain to get on there are small gaps on the rack but not that bad it took a bit to get it to line up an come together but when it was all said an done it looks great on the jeep I had the whole thing together an had to take more then half of it apart an start all over again I think two people may be easier then one you may want to take the powder coating off the joining ends for it to come together easier
By Tom from shirley ny
Well built durable finish. Looks great
By Cuchulain from Canada
Nice Idea, but worth the effort?
The added storage area is a huge plus. Great for carrying extra gear and so on. The down side is the fitment is not what one would expect with the cost. Gaps are a bit wide, miss-aligned just not quite right. For the price I expect a more precise fit. Finish is nice, but needed shims to properly align, and trying to run the wires for the lights is very difficult on the front light bar and only slightly better on the rear bar.
By dyna_94 from Austin Texas
NOT a simple bolt-on installation
I have a love/hate relationship with this rack.
In the end, I love it now that it is installed, but it was an absolute pain to install and I spent close to 7 hours doing custom work to the rack and my Jeep to get it installed.
First, part of the rack mounting bracket for the driver-side windshield was welded incorrectly and did not line up properly with the mounting holes on the Jeep. After an hour or so in a machine shop, I was able to bend the bracket enough to get it into a proper shape.
Second, despite what the advertisements say, this is NOT a simple bolt on install for the rear frame. If you have a factory bumper, you must drill into the body of your Jeep, or get an aftermarket bumper.
Not wanting to drill into my Jeep body, I decided to go bumperless for the install until I could buy an aftermarket bumper.
Unfortunately, it appears due to a design flaw with the Body Armor rack mounting bracket, not all aftermarket bumpers are compatible. The rack frame mounting bracket does not properly match the same slot size of the Jeep frame slots for the bumper. The rack bracket slots are slightly smaller. As a result, if your aftermarket bumper uses attachment bolts larger than the slots in the rack frame permit, you will have to do some drilling/grinding of the rack mounting brackets to make the holes large enough.
As bad luck would have it, my aftermarket bumper (from Olympic) used large bolts for the mount, so I had to spend a couple hours grinding the Body Armor rack mounting bracket so these bolts would fit.
Also, if you are going the aftermarket bumper route, make sure the bumper does not wrap around towards the wheel wells, If it does, it may interfere with the rack.
On the plus side, this rack is incredibly solid. And now that I have it installed I am very happy with it. I love the fact that I can still easily open/close my soft-top while the rack is on. (NOTE: if you buy the optional basket, that WILL interfere with your soft-top.)
One final note: based on comparing installation manuals, this rack appears to be the same as the SRC one from Smittybilt, Rugged Ridge, and Garage Pro. Although the other branded versions include crossbars, which this Body Armor rack does not.
By Most Torn Brain from Douglas, MA
WARNING: If you have a stock rear bumper
This rack seems very solid and durable and I expect it will serve me well for many years, BUT what they don't tell you in the ads is this: if you have a stock rear bumper, it is NOT a simple bolt-on installation. You will have to use the alternative mounting method which requires you to drill 2 large (7/16") holes on each side of your Jeep's body, near the tail-light housings (I have a JK. Might be a different story with other versions). I was pretty upset when I realized this, and the way the instructions tell you to locate your holes is a bit awkward (you will need a couple of people to help you), but I'm happy with the way it turned out. Just want to make sure all potential buyers know. Also, the nuts for the bolts that go through the body holes were missing from my package. Great product, poorly advertised and incompletely packaged.
By ETCM Joe from Millington, TN
Liked it when I saw pix on web -- but after installed, I LOVE it!. The only problem is that with the basket on, it is 1/2" too tall to fit in my small garage! But I don't care. Get compliments on it every day.
By Lady who drives Black Rhino from Durham, NC
Best Jeep Wrangler Rack
This rack is outstanding! It's heavy duty and ridiculously easy to install. I installed the rack and Body Armor tubular bumper in 2 hrs without any assistance whatsoever. The only problem is that bodyarmor advertises acc. crossbars that are not available anymore.(change ur website) Instead they off rack adapters that add over $450 to the cost. $86 for adapters and $350+ for the aftermarket racks. For $50 you should be able to buy a crossbar...that's all I need to haul around my windsurfer and stand up paddle board. To keep the noise down while driving I loaded the tubes with black silicon when they join together...other people have them welded. If you don't the rack is noisy as hell! Overall, it's a great product and best looking rack I've seen for Jeep Wranglers!
Body Armor 4x4 produces extreme off-road equipment for Jeeps and trucks. The company was founded in the 1990s in Corona, California. Body Armor engineers its products to withstand the abuse of the trail over and over while personalizing the look of your rig. Body Armor popular products include Jeep bumpers with integrated winch plates and multiple light mounting points, Trail doors that are predrilled for aftermarket mirrors plus thick nylon webbing to protect passengers from scraping branches and a very secure two position latch, plus rock steps that also function as sliders. All Body Armor parts are built for durability with a dual process powdercoat oversprayed with a textured finish and undersprayed with an e-coat. So corrosion resistance is quite strong. Shop Body Armor 4x4 Now