Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack System - 11703.01


  • Rugged Ridge | Part Number: RUG11703.01
  • Roof Rack Type:Roof Rack
  • Material:Steel
  • Installation:Drilling Is Required
  • Fitment:Direct Fit


The new Sherpa Roof Rack System by Rugged Ridge for the 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK is an easy bolt-on solution for 2 or 4-door Wrangler that require no modifications to the body of your Jeep. The unique tilt feature allows you to access your soft top with ease, and the hard top or freedom panels can be removed without removing the rack system. As an added bonus, the forward mounting bar acts as an integrated light bar. The Roof Rack System accepts the Rugged Ridge drop down light bracket (PN 11232.22) to mount up to 4 lights.

Customer Reviews

3.0 3.0
3 Customer ratings
2.0 Much extra work required for assembly

Brackets bent and not aligned properly. Needed to retap welded nut to 1/2". Had to grind down bushing to make fit properly.

from Tenino, WA |
3.0 Needs work

The rack emits a hight pitch whistle between 60-65mph and doesn't go away until about 80mph. Also the stabalizing bumpers WILL destroy your paint and damage body work. I had to fashion some custome stainless steel foot-pads to keep the damage from getting worse. This rack is good for soft top Jeeps or if you carry over 180lbs on the roof.

from colorado |


Question & Answers

12 Answered questions

Q: What is the dynamic weight rating on this rack? Answer this question

A: They have it rated at 300lbs static - they never did a dynamic weight rating on this rack.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 06/01/2021

Q: Will I be able to use my automatic hoist to remove my freedom top with this rack installed? Meaning, will the rack swing back completely to clear the top or only as far as it's pictured here (approx. 45 degree angle)? Answer this question

A: Hello Wes, You will be able to use your automatic hoist to remove the hardtop. The Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack System RUG11703.01 can be rotated 90*. Thank you.

Answered by RK on 05/09/2015

Q: I purchased and installed the Sherpa Rugged Ridge roof rack on my 2-door Jeep Wrangler a few months ago. It works beautifully, but the wind noise is terrible. What do you recommend as a wind deflector? I have been unable to find one that will fit this rack. Answer this question

A: Hello Zoe Dog and thank you for your question! Rugged Ridge does not make any type of wind deflector for their Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack System.

Answered by N on 12/09/2014

Q: How high will this sit above the Hard top on my '14 2 door rubicon? Answer this question

A: Hello Dready, Depending on the top manufacture you have, The Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack System will have 3-5" of space.

Answered by Dave on 11/23/2014

Q: Own 08 jeep wrangler jk 4 dr with a smittybuilt xrc rear bumper with a swing away tire carrier. Is the rugged ridge Sherpa roof rack compatible with this bumper ? What if any modifications Are required for installation? Thanks, Chris Answer this question

A: Hello Cervy, the Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack System part# RUG11703.01 will work with your smittybilt bumper. No modifications necessary. Thank you for your inquiry.

Answered by mikey on 08/04/2014


Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now

This Product Fits the Following:

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport S (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) 75th Anniversary (2-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) 70th Anniversary (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)  


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