Smitty Built does a nice job on thier stuff generally speaking. But their defender roof rack connectors absolutely leave something to be desired. It is extremely diffucult to get the right connector kit on the first try. Be very careful what you order and you might get the right item the first time.
Can I change the hardware or Can I easily remove the bolt that's vertical? Just in case I want to replace it to stainless.
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Hello Chris R,
The vertical bolt shown would be very difficult to remove as it seems to be welded possibly to another piece. All the other screws seem to be easy to replace. Here is a link to a video that shows the part closely at a little after 1 min 40 secs. Also notice it looks to be better coated in video. Thanks for checking us out. Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlsvQepRX7w
The l bracket has two sets of oblong holes for height adjustment. From center of top bolt to mounting surface is 1.25” from bottom hole is 2.25”. The rain gutter bracket has mounting hole 2.5”so height wise it can range from about 3.25”- 5”
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