Constructed from high quality steel tubing and supported with heavy duty bracketry, the Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack system provides extreme toughness, confident stability, and superb convenience, making it the complete package.
Great quality product and easy setup. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is due to the fitment. I have Smittybilt bumpers on my jeep and with description it sounded like I should be able to mount to my bumper. Unfortunately that was not the case and I had to mount it to my vehicle with minor drilling. The rest went great but it was not the installation I was hoping for. I have had a similar rack from a different manufacturer and I must say I definitely prefer Smittybilt.
By Dano from Alberta
Jeep Wrangler TJ Roof Rack.
The instructions were Terrible. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone with a stock rear bumper.
By Cahill from Boise, Idaho
Roof Rack install and use
Bolts to attach cross bars could have bee a little sturdier. Had to retighten and use loctite blue to help prevent further loosening. Install was pretty easy. Hinge bolts came loose also. Retightened using loctite blue . Its like playing poker trying to find things that attach to the crossbars.
Bought some basket attachment brackets. Only used the bottom bracket and bolts to attach a custom platform.
No loud noise on the road as told by some. The rack tube is open at the end by the door hinges. I put some removable plugs there . That could be a source of wind noise on other installs.
By Rocker Bob. from null
SRC RUST RACK.
The rack is okay for the price but it absolutely rusts in minutes. All the joints are rusting and the bolts they supplied are rusting too. The rack also makes noise while driving, not wind noise but rattling noises. Also the roof rack would not install with the O.E. Rubicon rear tow hook installed so I had to remove it. I cut the rear bumper and mounted the rack to the frame instead of the body. I was hesitant to cut the rear bumper but it is hollow plastic and I found new ones on ebay for less than 100 dollars. I essentially cut the wrap around sections off the rear bumper on each side and it looks very clean.
By Stig, The from null
Stout and functional
As with anything Chinese manufactored the cost is resonable but the ultimate product is a little lacking. Installation took a little over 3 hours because I still have the factory rear bumper (or what's left of it after converting it into a stubby with a razor knife). Most holes lined up pretty good and the gaps inbetween crossbars aren't too large. The rack is very strong and the wind noise isn't too bad. For the money, I think this is a fine product, but make no mistake- this is not American engineered and produced, but than again I didn't spend over $1,000...
By ssteacher95 from Central Florida
Great Rack for my 1998 Wrangler
Going straight to the point, it is a great rack from the price. Installing this will definitely require two people at least. The rack is solid and doesn't wiggle under it's own weight. I was able to keep my windshield lights on with the rack installed.
One major problem I will point out is the way the rack attaches to the frame at the rear. I have tube bumpers that curved around the body, but I wasn't able to install the bumper back without a slight modification of the brackets holding the bumper.
At 40 mph and higher, there is a "wind tunnel" effect through the cross bars, making a loud wind noise but that can be solved with a few clicks of the radio. The rack also changes the handling with the added weight above the tub of the Jeep.
Overall, great product for the price.
For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now