(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Garvin Adventure Rack fitting your 2-door 2007 and up JK. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this rack which is a very simple one out of three wrenches because this is designed to bolt directly on to your Jeep without any major modifications. So if you decide to tackle this job on your own, you can get this done in your driveway in about two hours, but we'll talk a little bit more about the install in just a minute. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the features of this rack.Even though the newer JKs do have some more space inside of them than the older TJs did, if you are somebody who needs to haul a bunch of gear, chances are you don't have room inside your JK, so a roof rack could be a really nice option. Now, I don't recommend a roof rack for those of you who do some really hard core off-roading and get yourself into a lot of off-camber situations. Having the additional weight up on top of the vehicle can make you a little bit top heavy and can raise your center of gravity which isn't a good thing. However, if you do more of an overland style of off-roading, or you stay on the road, or you're just trying to haul some gear to the camp site for the weekend, a roof rack can be a really nice solution.Now, there are some very inexpensive roof racks out there on the market but those ones aren't going to hold up quite as well to rust and corrosion because of the coating. They're probably going to make some rattling noises when you're driving down the road or certainly when you're hitting the trail. That's not what you're going to get with a rack from Garvin. This is a really high-quality roof rack and not only is it built really well and going to hold up really well and be very quiet, it's also going to look really good. It's very sleek in its design. Some of the less expensive racks on the market do look a little bit boxier, in my opinion, and aren't quite as sleek. So while you are going to spend a little bit more money for a Garvin rack, you are getting something that's gonna hold up well over time, it's gonna be quiet, and it looks good.As far as the construction goes, this is a steel tubular roof rack that's covered in a textured black powder coat finish. Again, this finish is going to hold up really well to rust and corrosion. And the way that this thing is designed and built, it is going to be nice and quiet and rattle-free as long as you follow all of the instructions when you're installing it. This can hold up to 300 pounds and it is a little bit different than, say, the Garvin Adventure Rack which is a more expensive rack. The Adventure rack essentially has a built-in basket that covers the entire roof area of the Jeep. This is a much more simple rack that just has a couple of bars on it. However, you can get a basket or any number of other accessories so that you can strap down whatever type of gear you are trying to haul.One of the other nice features about this rack is that it does tilt back allowing you to lower and raise your soft top without completely removing the roof rack. So this is hinged in the back making it very easy for you to tilt it and actually your soft top without having to completely remove the roof rack.As I mentioned before, the installation of this rack is a very simple one out of three wrenches, and you can probably get this done in right around two hours. As with most other roof racks on the market this is going to attach to the windshield hinges in the front and has some brackets on your rear frame rails that come up, and that's where your pivot point is going to be for the rear of the rack. Once you have the mounts on the front and the mounts on the frame on the rear, it's a simple matter of attaching the hoops and the crossbars that run front to back on your Jeep. This is going to be a very simple rack to install but you are going to wanna follow the instructions that are included to make sure that you're getting everything bolted in place exactly where it goes, and make sure everything is nice and tight so you're not going to have any rattles. You're not going to need any specialty tools to get this job done, just your traditional hand tools and, again, about two hours of time.As I mentioned before, this rack is going to be a little bit less expensive than the Garvin Expedition Rack just because it is a simpler rack, there isn't quite as much here. However, this is going to be more expensive than some of the other racks on the market. There are Barricade roof racks out there that are certainly less expensive than this one is, but this is a very high-quality rack. It's a very well-built rack, and as we said before, it's very low profile and it is a sleek-looking rack. So it really comes down to what you're looking for on your Jeep. I think that this is absolutely worth the price you have to pay for it. However, if you're not somebody who's going to be running a roof rack year round, you're not as worried about the rattles, you don't live in an area where you have a lot of salt so you're not worried about corrosion, then yeah, you can probably go with one of those less expensive racks and save yourself a little bit of money. But, if you're looking for a really high-quality rack that's gonna look sleek, hold up well, and be noise-free, I think this one is worth the price.So if you're looking to add a little bit of additional cargo space to your two-door JK, a roof rack like this one is a really nice option. This is going to give you the ability to carry up to 300 pounds of gear on the roof of the Jeep, it's going to be a really sleek-looking rack that will hold up really well over time and is really easy to install. So that's my review of the Garvin Adventure Rack, fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Storage Construction. The Adventure Rack from Garvin is one of the most versatile racks on the market. It's the perfect choice if you need to mount a large item like a canoe or kayak, or simply bring home a piece of plywood from your local hardware store. It can carry up to 300 pounds.
Storage Specs. This Adventure Rack can be outfitted with a number of optional accessories, which can be as simple as helping you carry a shovel and axe, or turn it into a full on, off-road machine. This rack mounts right to the front windshield and the bottom back quarter panel. All installation hardware is included and no drilling is required. You can also tilt the rack back to lower or raise your Jeep's soft-top.
Application. This Adventure Rack works with 2007-2018 Wrangler JK 4-door models. Installation hardware is included and is as simple as bolting the rack on.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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November 03, 2019
easy- view the video installation first
I'm a visual person so the video allowed my wife and I to have an expectation on how to complete this installation- it was easy but it did take the two of us..... completed in 1 afternoon. Could not be happier with the product, it's quality and the "visual" - looks great! Easy to recommend this product.Helpful (3)
June 11, 2019
Good rack, but...
Good rack and looks good, but a couple of the screws provided for installation broke in half when tightening.Helpful (1)
May 02, 2019
Perfect for what it is needed for
Easy install. This is perfect for those of us who need to haul things from time to time and can’t lay down the back seats (kiddos car seats).Helpful (1)
April 14, 2019
Good quality. Doesn’t fit quite right.
The rack is good quality, solid materials. Unfortunately it doesn’t fit quite right. The instructions are a little difficult to follow, and it doesn’t match up the way you would think it should. Especially for the price of a high end rack.Helpful (1)
April 13, 2019
Built Well tooooooo much packaging
Garvin uses way too much plastic and staples with their packaging but that’s the manufacturer. My daughter and I put this rack together and over all the unpacking took up most of the time. Note: I added the ladder, basket, and wind deflector so there was a lot of packaging. The instructions were decent, I do suggest a close follow. It was helpful watching the installment video. The time frame for install was right on point.Helpful (2)
April 07, 2019
Garvin Adventure Rack
This went together easily with no modifications. We have driven with it for a week now with an over lander tent and it is very solid, no rattles or squeaks, feels like it is a part of the frame. And it looks great!Helpful (4)
April 05, 2019
Looks great, install was easy, but give yourself a couple of hours to complete. Love it!Helpful (1)
March 19, 2019
Quality product requires removal of rear bumper for installation. Directions kind of ambiguous at times. Little pricey but worth it.Helpful (2)
March 04, 2019
Great rack! Phenomenal installation support team!
Really like this rack. Everything I wanted and more. Very substantial/solid. Well built. Installation was not too bad. I did everything by myself. Took my time and still less than 3 hours. Be sure and: 1. Read/follow all the instructions. 2. Watch the movie thanks is available on the Garvin website. 3. Call tech support at Garvin if you have questions. (Chris was great!) 4. When doing final tightening, go front to back. 5. Use tape measure to square front with windshield. Very happy! Looks great!Helpful (5)
November 30, 2018
Easy install. Back has the crossbars where they are needed to carry my Thule cargo carrier. A little wind noise but that is expected.Helpful (4)
Height of rack above roof? Limited on space to fit in Garage.. Need a measurement from a specific point of reference, not the ground since I have a lift.
The top of the Garvin Adventure Rack (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) sits 8” above the top of the metal front door.
First of all, why are the first two photos of a 4-door when this product is for a 2-door? Also, if this product claims to not require any drilling, then why does the second photo show many drilled bolts into the rear of the Jeep's body and bumper for the rack? My Jeep is stock and doesn't have any factory bolts back there.
We have not yet installed the Garvin Adventure Rack on any of our jeeps for photos, so the pictures are those provided by the manufacturer still. This will not require any drilling, full installation instructions can be seen at the link below. https://lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J25112-cust.pdf
Once it's all installed is it easy to remove to take the hard top off completely or do you have to have to completely uninstall it?
Thank you for your question! The Garvin Adventure Rack (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) is only designed so you can remove the side rails fairly easy to gain access to remove or install your hard top.
Does it really attach without drilling? All the pictures shown look like its been drilled into the bumper and the side.
Yes. The Garvin Adventure Rack mounts with unique support bars that do not require drilling for installation.
weight capacity c an I use a Camper Case hard top roof tent with this rack? i am looking to buy this hard top tent for my jeep and was thinking about getting this rack. Concerned about proper support from the rack. Thanks.
This rack has a 300 pound weight capacity. If your roof tent and persons in it weigh less than 300 lbs total it will support it.
Hello, the Garvin Adventure Rack (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) is only designed to be tilted back for lowering of the soft top. You can remove the side rails fairly easy to gain access to remove the hard top.
The inserts are separated, seven pieces.
Yes, once the front brackets are removed the entire rack can tilt back for easy access to the soft top.
Yes, this can keep your factory rear bumper, and you would not need to drill anything.
There will realistically be a little bit of wind noise with this installed, as that would not be avoidable. However, this is a really high-quality roof rack and not only is it built really well and going to hold up really well and be very quiet. This is meant to hold up for a long time, and be as quiet as possible.
Dynamic weight limit is 300 lbs., static weight limit is 600 lbs.
Most likely this would not cause a problem. It is possible that some drilling and modification would be required, however it should be an easy installation with that bumper! Take a look at this installation guide to get a look at the points you will need to access to install this bumper. https://www.extremeterrain.com/garvin-adventure-rack-jk-44092-cust-install.html
To tilt this rack you must remove the front bolts that connect the top support bar to the front supports and back off the top rubber bump stops. From here you simply pull back on the rear bar to tilt.
(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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