I just installed my Smittybilt Defender roof rack. The rack itself I would rate 4 stars as the rear Defender label was pop riveted upside down. Fit and finish was 5 stars. The mounting kit is another matter. The brackets have only small welds on one side in less than half of the length where the vertical plate is attached to the base plate. This is where the rubber meets the road. If these welds fail then the rack can come off. I guess Smittybilt saved a buck on reducing the weld length on all the brackets. The mounting kit was missing nuts and one of the bracket plates was not threaded for the attachment bolt. This dropped the overall review to just 3 stars. Too bad as the roof rack is very nice.
By Cyprinodon from LA
Rain Gutter Clamps; Roof Rack Brackets
I bought a rack and rail setup from another vehicle for my 99 Cherokee. These brackets had up and down adjustment as well as enough adjustablility side to side to use the roof bars and brackets from the off-brand basket. These mounts are tougher than the jeep! I overtightened a couple and noticed the roof rails starting to bend! Note: Instructions are microscopic, so I had to use a picture online to set up correctly. High quality part. I am a big guy and I grabbed the basket and rocked the whole car violently side to side. I think I can damage something on the jeep before these brackets would ever come loose!
Can I buy just the smithy bilt gutter clamps? I already have the feet. I need 8 clamps.
Todd from Salem,oregon on
Thanks for the inquiry Todd, the Smittybilt Rain Gutter Clamps for Defender Roof Rack part # S/BHD-6 we only sell these in the kit part #'s.
from Salem,oregon on
Will this fit on a 2014 Silverado crew cab?
Shaft from SC on
No, this will not fit your vehicle. The correct part number is S/BAM-6. Thank you.
from SC on
Can I used these on my 2007 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab?
James from Williston, TN on
The S/BHD6 is a 6 position mounting kit. It is designed to clamp onto a rain gutter.
I do not believe your Dodge has a rain gutter that will accept this type of mount.
You will need a S/BAM6 mounting kit. This kit will have brackets that are of a hinge
type that can work with the angle at the outer edged of the roof. Each bracket is mounted with 2 well nuts that are installed in the roof. The roof must be drilled for the
well nuts to be installed. On the Dodge there should be enough room to drill the holes
with out dropping the headliner if you are careful.
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