Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack for Jeep JL 4-Door has been constructed from high quality steel tubing and is supported with heavy-duty bracketry. The Smittybilt SRC roof rack system provides extreme toughness, confident stability and superb convenience, making it the complete package.
Installed about a year ago on my 2020 JLU. The instructions leave out a bit. Make sure you read the instructions to the end before installing. I do have a few items left over. Not sure why. No rust. Looks like the day I put it on. Did not add a lot to the wind noise. Very well buit and strong. Very happy.
This is a fantastic rack very stable very solid. It took about five hours to put it together but I am very very satisfied with the quality.
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!!
The rack itself is heavy duty. It feels solid. The instructions are absolutely horrible. The finished product appears to be goo and should work well for what I bought it for. I bought this rack in part because it claims to work with a soft top. My rack absolutely does not work with the factory soft top. It does not allow for the top to be retracted. Very frustrating as that was one of the deciding factors in buying this particular rack. Smitty built has an issue with their quality control as some of the holes were drilled a little off and did not line up perfectly. That was an easy enough fix though. The rack itself though is good and solid! It looks good and will do exactly what I wanted other than retracting the soft top. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase.
The Rack is alright for the quality. It’s sound for the most part but when you put it together some of the tubing isn’t flush. Other than alright quality and non flush parts, it’s pretty nice. I like that there is pod mounts welded to the rack. Overall installation was smooth and easy (self explanatory). if you don’t have a rubicon your going to have to cut into your rear bumper if it’s still stock.
Great construction but the installation manual is the worst. I pretty much had to figure it out as I went along. I attempted to access the Smittybuilt web site to get a customer service number for a question and my phone got a virus, so beware.
Q: Would this rack work with the one touch top? does it have enough clearance above the roof for it to open? Answer this question
A: I don’t think it would work. It’s designed to give you just enough clearance to take the hard top off.
Answered by Danny from Idaho on 06/03/2022
A: DO NOT KNOW I HAVE A SOFT TOP
Answered by GREG from HOLLY MI on 06/02/2022
Q: What is the max weight? It’s stated 300lbs. Not sure Static or dynamic. Would this support a RTT with 2 peoples? Answer this question
A: I've been responded by smittybilt customer service :" ven. 13 nov. 12:20 New reply for the ticket #SB00340793 Hello, The SRC roof rack can hold 300 lbs while moving and 700 lbs while stationary. Thank you, Chance Parks Smittybilt Cus" If it can help...
Answered by Yann from Quebec, QC on 11/27/2020
A: That is 300 lbs static weight. It will hold a roof top tent with 2 people as long as your max weight is less than 300 lbs.
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 10/21/2020
Q: will this work with or prevent the blind spot monitor to work? Answer this question
A: Does not interfere with the blind spot monitor
Answered by Hugh Jass from The hood on 02/26/2023
Q: what can be used for a wind deflector love the rack hate the wind noise? Answer this question
A: I tried several things. Wind noise from 30min was reduced with a wind deflector from Yakima that is NOT made for this item but I tied it on the tube frame with some bungee cord. It reduced the highway noise a little, but still was just too much h for me to tolerate
Answered by JJO2 from Houston on 10/11/2022
Q: Can the back part of the rack be removed to access the hardtop for removal and left off with just the front windshield frame/light bar on? Answer this question
A: Yes the Smittybilt SRC Defender Roof Rack - 77717 can be unbolted.
Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 05/03/2022
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