This vehicle-specific hardware kit is designed to attach a Smittybilt Defender Roof Rack to your vehicle's factory roof rack rails without drilling or modifications.
When mounting a roof rack using this mounting kit, I recommend mounting the hardware to the rack, and the hardware to the roof before placing the rack on the roof. The hardware is well-built, and the instructions were clear and concise.
Exactly what I was expecting, fits great on my EAG cargo basket and with the Yakima crossbars it's perfect!
Solid build. Easy to install on my Jeep with the defender rack
awesome product great way to utilize factory installed factory roof rack rails
Fits Yakima Crossbars like a glove! Very high quality!
They are easy to install! Only complaint I could say about the mounts, the mounts that clamp on the rain drains should have some sort of torque rating because to tight and you could crack the drain....
Q: Will the Smittybilt defender crossbar bracket kit (D8081) fit onto the Baja Rack Mega Mule roof basket allowing me to install Yakima round bars? The rails on the Mega Mule are 1" diameter powder coated cold rolled steel. Answer this question
A: Yes the Smittybilt defender crossbar brackets will work with the Baja Rack Mega Mule rack
Answered by Dave from Halton Hills, Ontario on 08/29/2022
A: Can be use to attach Yakima- or Thule-type accessories
Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 12/17/2021
Q: Does this hardware have a rubber barrier so when it attaches to the rain gutter on the sides, it will not scratch paint? I understand the rear supports attach between the existing hinge of Jeep and Jeep hardtop. Thanks! Answer this question
A: It does, but it’s not permanently affixed to the mount (you add it manually before attaching the mount). As such, it also won’t stay. I’ve lost one side already in just a few months of use, and I never too the rack or mounts off - so tbh, not sure how it fell off.
Answered by Jrodriguezjr from LA,CA on 02/24/2021
A: Yes it has a small one on each bracket.
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 02/23/2021
Q: How does this mounting kit attach to the vehicle? Is it for a track, direct bolt on, or does it simply attach to preexisting crossbars? If it does fit on a track, how wide is the base plate that runs on the underside of track? Answer this question
A: The answer Mikey gave you is probably wrong. 4WP says that this rack is for a 1995 4Runner. There is no track on the roof of a 95. MIKEY. Be honest.
Answered by Botulism from Colorado on 12/16/2020
A: Hello Brad, the Smittybilt Defender Roof Rack Mounting Kit part# s/bds2-6 is designed to attach to your vehicles factory roof rack bars without drilling. Thank you for your inquiry.
Answered by mikey on 09/07/2014
Q: The set of brackets I purchased are all identical. Mirror image sets for the front and back would look better on the rack. Are mirror image sets available? Answer this question
A: For immediate assistance during normal business hours you may contact customer service at 1-800-776-0767
Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 08/30/2022
Q: Hello, would these fit on a 1999 4Runner with factory roof rails? Answer this question
A: Hi! It's hard to say. I had trouble figuring out how it would work on my '97 so ended up taking it to my mechanic(welder) and he did something kinda custom. End result is pretty awesome, I keep a 35" spare and misc. other goods up there. Put about 500 miles on the "Arizona Strip" last Fall without a hitch.
Answered by Big Al from Flagstaff, AZ on 07/08/2022
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