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.
the website says this item will not fit my 1998 Jeep Cherokee (xj) using the gutter mounts, but the salesperson at the store says it will. Any more info on that?
Jason from az
Jason from AZ on
Thanks for the inquiry Jason, the Smittybilt Defender Welded One Piece Roof Rack part # S/B45504 this will work the mount bracket is part # S/BDS5-6 for Cherokee/Wagoneer XJ w/fac rack or S/BHDS-6 Cherokee/Wagoneer XJ w/out rack.
from AZ on
I am getting a 50 inch led bar and want to know if I will need to buy the tube mounting brackets for it or if the include hardware will work for mounting the bar to the rack.
Sam from Ga on
The Smittybilt Defender Welded One Piece Roof Rack S/B45504 comes with 4 light mounting tabs at the forward facing side of the rack. You can mount the LED light bar to them. Thank you.
from Ga on
Hello, I have a 1996 ford bronco and would like to know what mounting brackets I need to buy, the will have to be through mounted, through the roof, also how many brackets do I need to buy? 6? Or 8? Thank you
Tony from Key west florida on
You will need six mounting brackets to install on your Bronco. The part number for the six mounts is S/B AM6
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