Defender Racks are made from 16-gauge, fully welded, 1" round steel tubing and finished in a textured black powder coat. Aerodynamic styling blends well with todays vehicle designs. Welded light tabs (4 front & 2 rear) and integrated flooring maximizes functionality. Multiple mounting options offer a secure attachment to any vehicle. The Defender Rack line is produced to exacting standards, and built for years of trouble-free use. Ease of installation is always at the forefront of our designs.
Can carry just about anything you could think of kayak, canoe, luggage, whatever you need it for.
By Nick from Bedford, VA
Great Sturdy Rack
This is a great rack for my 1998 Jeep Wrangler with the Smittybilt SRC Roof rack. I was not interested in the other rack Smittybilt had to offer with the rack base, so I bought this one and used U-bolts (from the local hardware store) to clamp the rack to the base.
The rack was packaged nicely in a thick cardboard box with foam padding inside. There were no dents, scratches, etc.
The rack actually eliminated the additional wind noise from the rack base itself. Looks great on the Jeep and seem hold a lot. I was able to put two people on top and watch fireworks during July 4th.
Just keep in mind the additional height of your vehicle with the rack. My Jeep lifted 4" with the rack is taller than 6'10" which cannot fit in most parking decks in the area.
By Torrance from Atlanta, GA
4 Wheel Parts of El Cajon went above and beyond what was expected of them. They stayed an hour past closing to get me my truck the same day. Awesome customer service. If you need anything I highly recomend them
By Short Bus from San Diego Ca
Great construction, only cons was not
100% clear on site about mounting brackets.
What mounting brackets/kit is needed for an 87 Jeep Grand Wagoneer?
Jerry from Broken Arrow, OK on
Thank you Jerry for the question regarding what brackets are needed for your 1987 Wagoneer, if your Jeep came with a factory rack use: Roof Rack Mounting Kit - DS2-6. if it did not then use: Roof Rack Mounting Kit - HDS-6
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