Defender Racks are made from 16-gauge, fully welded, 1 inch round steel tubing and finished in a textured black powder coat. Aerodynamic styling blends well with today's 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 rack is awesome, however, the gutter mounts for a 1990 XJ suck. Too short (length wise) and needs gusset supports. The rack itself is awesome!
from San Diego
It’s ok. Quick and easy to get, but the design is ok. When all 4 pieces are bolted together it doesn’t look completely straight or level, looks a little off at the joints.
5.0Extremely Rugged Rack
My rack arrived today and I’m in the middle of installing it now in between rain showers. I must say I was surprised to see how robust this was. In my mind I was picturing something that I would have to be careful climbing around on it so I wouldn’t damage it. Well I’m pretty sure, after seeing how this thing is built, that I could jump up and down on any part of it without it budging. I’ll add some pics later. Very well done Smittybilt!!
Solid rack. Mounted fairly easily. Instructions could definitely use some work thought. Overall very pleased.
Really can't think of anything to criticize...solidly built, solid installation, and versatile.
By Rob S.
from Carlsbad, CA
Heavier than what the website said, shipping weight is 130 pounds, it also had a chip in the coating.
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
I have the Smittybilt SRC roof rack on my '03 TJ. What extra hardware do I need to mount the defender basket?
bruvidef from texas on
Yes, this will fit your vehicle. You will need the Smittybilt Adjust-A-Mount Defender Rack Mounting Kit Part Number: S/BAM-6 to complete the installation on your vehicle. Thank you
RK from texas on
I have an 04 Tacoma Regular Cab and would like to mount it to the roof, but am not sure what hardware I need. Is there anything that mounts to the door frame rather than needing to drill into the roof? Thanks.
HB from on
Thanks for the inquiry HB, the Smittybilt Defender Welded One Piece Roof Rack part # S/B40204 the part # for the mount is S/BAM-4.
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