(approx) 45 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
Open Box from $113.63
The Barricade Removable Hard Top Roof Rack Basket is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK, that are looking for a basket that will attach directly onto the hard top so there's a little bit less framework that you have to install and that you have to look at and are okay with a slightly lower carrying capacity that you get from a basket that attaches to the Jeep in this way.Of course, you'll also have to have a hard top in order to run a basket that attaches to the hard top. This is going to be a pretty easy one out of three wrench installation that we'll talk a little bit more about in just a second. So, in general, a roof rack basket is going to be a great way to add some cargo carrying capacity to your Jeep. Whether you have a two-door or four-door, there's not a whole lot of space in there, so by being able to throw some gear on top of the Jeep, that's going to open up some additional possibilities for you.And a basket like this, I personally like the look of a lot more than a full roof rack. Some of the really high-end roof racks, they can be a little bit sleeker, look a little bit nicer in my opinion, but some of the other ones can be very boxy and just really take away from the overall look of the Jeep. In general, I am a function over form person, so if you need one of those roof racks, if that's the budget you have, that's the way you're going to go. But if you can get away with something that's a little bit more minimalist that looks a little bit better, and is still going to serve the function you need it to, that's the way that I would go.And this is going to be a smaller basket than some of those roof racks that go all the way from the front to the back of the Jeep. Again, it's not going to have the same carrying capacity just because of the nature of the way it attaches onto the Jeep. So, if that's still going to serve your need, I really like this choice.Now, this is going to be a little bit more expensive than some of the other options out there. In fact, it's going to be a little bit more expensive than some of those full roof racks that go all the way from the rear bumper to A-pillar. But that's partially because of the fact that this is aluminum, and aluminum, of course, is a lightweight material. It's not going to fully rust like steel would. Of course, you can get a little bit of oxidation on it from time to time, but overall, it's going to hold up better and for a piece that's out in the weather like a roof rack, aluminum is going to be a really nice choice for it. However, that does mean that it's going to be a little bit more expensive. So, the benefit of this roof rack is that it's very easy to install and to remove again. It's going to clip onto the rain gutters and also onto some brackets that you'll slide behind the rear window hinges on your hard top. So, those are going to be your four attachment points, and you can pop the whole rack off and pop it back on again when you need to.If you have a four-door, it really just covers that rear area of the Jeep. If you have two-door, it's going to cover more of the roof area of your Wrangler. Again, this is aluminum, nice, high-grade material. It's also nice and lightweight, which is pretty important when you're talking about a roof rack that's going to drag the center of gravity of the Jeep up and if you do any sort of real wheeling where you get yourself into some off-camber situations, of course, you don't want to be tippy, you want to have your center of gravity as low as possible. Because this does attach onto that composite material that your hard top is made out and not directly to something really solid like the frame or even the body, this is going to have the lower carrying capacity. You can put about 150 pounds of gear in this roof rack basket. So, again, if that serves your need, if that's all you need to carry is about 150 pounds of smaller gear that you can fit in this basket, I think this is a great choice for you. If you need to carry something bigger, something heavier, then you're going to want to look into one of those full racks. This basket comes in at roughly $550. Like I said, that's more expensive than some of the full roof racks that you can get. Part of that reason is the engineering and the design that goes into building something that installs very easily, also removes very easily from your Jeep. And the other part of it is the materials. This is going to be aluminum, which does tend to be a more expensive material to build from. The way we're going to start this installation is by picking a front or rear. These are going to be the same and a left or right. Again, these are going to be the same and assembling one corner. We're going to assume that this is the back corner because that allows us to use all of the same hardware to attach this together. On the front, you need slightly longer bolts and I'll show you those in just a second. So, again, we're going to consider this to be our rear corner of our rack and we're going to go ahead and bolt that together. As with pretty much anything you're installing, you'll want to leave all of your hardware loose at first. That's going to make it easy to shift everything around, get everything lined up, and then you'll go back through and tighten all of your hardware down after the fact. So, we're going to be using right now is a 13-millimeter wrench and a 5-millimeter socket on an impact, but again, we're really not going to be tightening anything down right off the bat, pretty much just hand tight in the beginning and then tighten it all later. So, we'll go ahead and attach all of the nut and bolt hardware into this first corner, and there are going to be four bolts that go into this corner. We'll repeat the same process by attaching the other corner. Now we'll move to the fourth side of our rack here and attach the front bar, and again, this front bar looks exactly like the rear bar. The only thing that differentiates the front from the back at this point is the front also gets this lower bar, and this bar is what's going to actually attach onto the brackets that attach this whole thing onto the rain gutter. So, this gets bolted onto the bottom.So, three of the pieces of nut and bolt hardware on each corner going to be exactly the same as what we did in the back, but of course, that fourth bolt is going to need to be a little bit of a longer one to go through this additional bracket. This is what I was mentioning before on the front, we're attaching this bar. So, we're going to sit that directly underneath of the hole, and it's going to get set right there. And then this is the hardware that you're going to use. Again, it is going to be longer than the rest of the hardware because we have the additional bar to go through. While we're finishing up up front here, we're going to install a faceplate, and you do get two of these in the kit, and one is going to have the Barricade brand name etched right in there, that's the one what we're going to use. There's also one that's just a solid, blank piece that goes all the way across without the branding. And finally, it is optional to put a face plate on here at all if you want to skip this step entirely.I think that it finishes things off a little bit and we're going to go ahead and use the one that says Barricade on it. Of course, all of the hardware is included, just gotta bolt it up. The last thing to do up front here is to install the light bar brackets if you plan on installing a light bar on your roof rack basket. We're not going to be doing that, so we're going to skip those brackets, but if you are going to use them, they're just going to hang up front here, giving you the ability to mount a light bar without needing to drill any holes. So, what we're gonna do is just move on to the next step which is installing the slats that go across in the center of the basket here, really making the floor. So, what we're going to do in order to install those is turn the whole basket up on its side just get to gain easier access to the bottom of the basket. The floor slats just sit inside the basket here, put them in at a bit of an angle, and these have nutserts in the bottom of them so you don't need to nut and bolt them. You can simply use a bolt and two washers through the bottom. Now, we'll go ahead and tighten down all of our hardware before installing the basket onto Jeep. Now the basket is completely assembled on the ground here, we'll install some of the brackets onto the hard top and then put everything together. So, the first brackets we're going to install on the Jeep here are the rear ones, and all you have to do is loosen up the bolts that hold the rear glass into place, and then slide this bracket in between the existing factory bracket and the hard top itself and they're going to protrude up and give us a mounting surface for our basket. So, go ahead and loosen up these bolts and slide the bracket into place. Once you have the bracket in, you can tighten the hardware down again. And then just repeat the process on the other side.Now, it's time to install the front brackets that hold the basket onto the hard top and those are going to clamp onto the rain gutters here. Now, the instructions do give us pretty clear instructions on approximately where they're going to go, but of course, they can slide forward and backward on the gutter here. What we're going to do is take the measurement that they give us, which is 12.5 inches for a four-door JK, which is obviously what we have here, get an idea of where that is, and then we're going to put a pad here that our entire bracket is going to sit on top of, and that's just to keep from scratching your hard top. So, take the top half of this bracket here, just make sure that everything is, kind of, sitting where we want it. Then we can peel the backing off of that foam pad, so that's where that's going to go there. Peel the backer off, stick the pad down, then you have your bracket that's going to sit right on top here. Now, the other piece of rubber that goes on this whole setup here to protect your hard top is this little V-shaped piece, and that's going to sit on this half of the bracket here that actually goes inside of the rain gutter. Just sit that over top of there. That goes just like that, and then this goes on the outside of the gutter there, so everything can clamp together nice and tight.So there are going to be a couple pieces of hardware that hold everything together. What we're going to put in, for now, is a washer and a lock nut just to hold everything sort of temporarily, and I'll get the rest of the hardware that goes into the front and that really holds everything nice and tight. We'll put these two bolts in here to tighten everything up. Okay. Now, that we have all four of the brackets attached onto the hard top, it's time to put the basket up there and get everything bolted together. Once you have the basket up on the brackets, it's pretty obvious where everything gets bolted together, and you're going to use the included hardware to get it done. Because all of the holes in this bracket tree are slotted and we left all of the hardware loose, there's a little bit of adjustability here. So, now that you have everything just hand started, you can square up your basket, make sure it's level, sitting exactly where you want it, and then go through and tighten down all of your mounting hardware. So, if you are looking for a way to add some additional carrying and cargo capacity onto your JK, I would recommend this roof rack basket from Barricade, and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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January 05, 2020
Not all aluminum
They say all aluminum but the hold on brackets are not they are steelHelpful (2)
December 23, 2019
Looks pretty good
Out it together. Though I will have to wait till it warms up to throw it on.Helpful (1)
December 03, 2019
This roof rack is great and not too heavy. I can remove it while it is still attached to my hard top without an issue.Helpful (1)
October 22, 2019
Good Qualuty Basket
I traveled out west with this basket, about 6,000 miles. It whistled the entire time. After trying to isolate the problem, I discovered the whistling was coming from the small space (about 1/4" gap) between the front spoiler and the square support bar that runs underneath that attaches to the freedom panels. At first I used 2" wide tape to cover the gap and the noise was gone. My permanent solution was to use Black GE Silicone II caulk available at Home Depot. I filled the entire gap front and back. Looks great, works to completely silence the noise and it will hold up to the extreme Arizona and Utah heat in June. In general I like the rack.Helpful (1)
August 26, 2019
The installation was relatively simply and it is very sturdy in the roof. Unfortunately the screws rust and every time it rains, I get splatters of rust water on the top and side of my jeep. I assumed the quality for the price would have been a lot better. If return shipping wasn’t so expensive, I would return it.Helpful (3)
July 29, 2019
My son and I spent a couple of hours putting it together and mounting the rack. Then I travelled a couple thousand miles on a trip to the mountains and back roads with luggage strapped on. No problems. Looks great, works great.Helpful (1)
June 10, 2019
I like the way it looks on top of the Jeep while still able to get the front top off. No noise noticed and haven't noticed any drag. Getting better gas mileage already! (used to have the SRC rack)Helpful (1)
May 24, 2019
Looks great, works perfectly, only wish is that the basket itself sat a tiny bit lower, closer to the hardtop, than it does. Other than that, putting it together and install was simple. Took me alone about 2.5 hours, with no power tools and not rushing. Would have been a little easier with another set of hands to place the built basket onto the mounts, but was light enough where it wasn’t impossible to do alone. Overall would highly recommend. AND I have a 5 month old son, so this was a big deal, NO wind noise whatsoever!Helpful (1)
May 23, 2019
Delaminated my hard top
At first I loved this rack.. then I noticed that the goofy mounting points delaminated my top and was on the brink of completely flying off!Helpful (2)
May 01, 2019
Looks great on my Jeep. Fully functional extra storage for vacation and camping. The olny downfall is that the bolts are already rusting and the rust is getting all over my paint now. Other than that it's a good product.Helpful (2)
will a besttop sunrider be able to open w this installed on a 2 door?
This will block a sunrider added to the 2 door hard top.
Will this mount kit jeopardize rear window seal from the rain? Also, will regular tie down straps work on this roof rack? Thank you
Regular tie down straps will work just fine, and you should not have any issues in the rain!
what hardware, exactly, is missing from "open box"?
We have no further information than the details lent on any open box item offered on the site.
5.6 inches tall - How much above the roof will it sit? The distance from the roof to the top of the basket. I need to see if I can drive into my garage with it on the roof. Thanks, BB
The top of the basket will sit about 8-9" above the roof.
Will this work with a 4-Door and a Besttop Sunrider installed?
This basket will fit on a 2007 4 door 2 Piece Hardtop. It comes with all the installation hardware needed.
We have not test fit this basket for this application and would be unable to verify.
It is hard to quantify the amount of noise, but with the installation of anything like this you will experience some noise for sure. This noise can indeed be that whistling noise.
The rack at its lowest location without modification of the rack would be close to 8".
No, since the Barricade Removable Hard Top Roof Basket features a weight capacity of 150 lbs we do not suggest it with a roof top tent.
The Barricade Removable Hard Top Roof Basket is not designed to accept a light bar, however a light bar could be mounted with modification and possibly custom brackets.
The Barricade Removable Hard Top Roof Basket will not have cross bars in appropriate locations for kayak mounts.
This is manufactured by Barricade and is constructed of many components and materials from numerous sources.
The basket will weigh 45 lbs and may require 2 sets of hands in order to remove it. This will be constructed from aluminum and the textured black powder coat finish will help in terms of debris and the elements causing corrosion.
(approx) 45 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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