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Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack - Black (11-18 Wrangler JK 2 Door)

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  • MPN# SG60

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Features, Video & Details

  • Hard Top Rack
  • Rain Gutter Mounts
  • For Use with Factory Hardtops
  • Suitable for Light Off Road Use
  • Compatible with Most Accessories
  • Easy to Install and Remove
  • 88 lb. Load Rating
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • For 2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

The interior of a JK, even a larger four-door JK, is pretty small, so whether you're looking to haul some additional gear on-road or off-road, a roof rack is a nice option. But some of you guys don't want to have to drill into your hardtop or don't have a hardtop at all, and some don't like the roof racks that wrap all the way around the jeep, down to the windshield hinges, and the frame, and the rear. So if you're just looking for a minimalist rack that goes on your hardtop that doesn't wrap all the way around the body, and something that doesn't require drilling, and is removable, I would definitely the Rhino Rack Vortex SG Black 2 Bar Roof Rack, fitting all 2011 to 2016 JKs that have a hardtop installed. This will attach onto the rain gutters when you need it, and pop right off when you don't. Now this is going to be a little bit expensive when you compare it to the weight capacity of other racks on the market, however, if you're looking for something that is non-permanent, I definitely recommend taking a look at this. The cross bars of this rack itself are made of metal covered in a black powder coat finish, and the brackets themselves are a combination of metal and plastic hardware. Now these do come as you see them, disassembled. There are a few additional parts that I didn't put on the table here that will go onto these brackets to make sure that you can quickly and easily connect them and disconnect them from the rain gutters. You can really put them anywhere forward and backward on the Jeep, but Rhino Rack does give you some pointers to get the most carrying capacity out of these. Even when these are positioned correctly, you're only gonna be able to put 88 pounds on this roof rack. If you compare that to luggage, or to a canoe, or a kayak, all of the sudden you get very close to that weight limit. A lot of the stronger racks do require you to drill through your hardtop and support from the roll bar itself underneath the top, or if you can get one of those roof racks that wraps all the way down to the frame and attaches to the body in the front. Gobi makes a really nice rack, as does Garvin, but they're gonna be very, very expensive when you compare them to this rack. However, they do have a lot more capacity, so it just comes down to what you need and what you want for your Jeep.Getting these installed on your Jeep is a really simple process because, as I said, these are designed to clip on and off and not be a permanent rack. All of the assembly happens on the ground or on a table, where you'll put together the mounting brackets and attach them to the cross bars. After that, it's just a matter of picking it up, clipping it onto the rain gutters of your hardtop, and you're ready to use the rack. The assembly process may take you around an hour, give or take. The instructions are very good that come with this setup, and getting them clipped onto the Jeep is a five minute process. You won't need any specialty tools to get these clipped onto the Jeep, or to get them assembled, just some regular hand tools.When you look at the price and the value of this rack, it really comes down to what you're comparing it to. If you want maximum carrying capacity for your dollar, I wouldn't say that this is your best bet. I would go with maybe a Barricade roof rack. You're gonna be able to carry 300 pounds on that, and it's not gonna be that much more expensive than this rack. However, if you're comparing this to one of the most expensive full on roof racks that you can attach onto your Jeep, that can run upwards of $1,200, so this is definitely going to be in the middle there. However, both of those options that I just mentioned are gonna carry significantly more weight than this. While this rack is very well-built, it has a low carrying capacity because of the way it attaches to the Jeep. However, the way it attaches to the Jeep is also the selling point for a lot of you guys. This is a temporary rack that can come on or off when you want it to, and it doesn't require any drilling at all. So if that's what you want, a temporary rack for light use, I would say that this is worth the money. So that's my review of the Rhino Rack Vortex SG Black 2 Bar Roof Rack, fitting all 2011 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Modern Utility. Make room for all your travel storage needs with the Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack. This black JK rack features a 88 lb. load rating and a modern design with removable cross bars that mount directly to your factory hard top's rain gutters. Installation and removal is simple and easy for complete versatility.

Cross Bars. This rack includes 2 Vortex bars engineered to reduce wind drag and noise while providing 59 inches of usable support.  Each bar is finished off in a capped mounting foot, further preventing unnecessary noise and whistling found in common tube style racks.

Accessories. Designed to help you make the most out of travel and adventures, this rack is compatible with a large number of accessory mounts available on today's market, even big name brands. It'll accommodate a variety of ski racks, bike racks, as well as kayak and other watersport mounts.

Application. This black Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack is designed for use with factory hard tops found on 2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 door models.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Vortex cross bar
  • (4) Mounting feet
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK Rubicon - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11
  • JK - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 16, 17

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Most Helpful Reviews

4/5
Good value!

There is a bit of wind noise from the bars. I also wish the end pieces had holes for tie-downs, but it does the trick. Makes it easy to throw the canoe or kayak on without having to take the top off. Oh, ...

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5/5
Great Rack

Easy to install. Looks good and feels solid. I got them to carry surfboards and paddle boards on my jeep. They are basic bars that will then need straps to hold whatever you plan on putting up there.

Helpful (2)

Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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21 Questions / 5 Answers

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Why does the Rhino Rack Website say that this will fit 07-17 4 and 2 door models if it doesn't? I mean They all have gutters?

Kyle

  • Thank you for your question and I do apologize for any confusion. As per Rhino Rack's website, part number SG60 only works with Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV Hard Top 11 to 17. You can find it on their site here as well: http://www.rhinorack.com/en-us/products/roof/roof-racks/vortex/vortex-sg-black-2-bar-roof-rack_sg60.

    XTHelenW

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Would the Rhino Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack work on the 2014 4 door Wrangler Sport Unlimited as well? it has the rain gutter over both doors.

JimK

  • The Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack will also work with 2011-2018 Wrangler JK's.

    Rob D

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Will I be able to mount a "Thule Universal FlatTop 6 Rack" then 2 pairs of skis?Would that fit? Would the weight capacity allow for that?

ReedB

The weight capacity is 88 lbs, your staff initially say it can hold 2 Kayaks as long as they weigh less than 88 lbs. Later you say it can't hold 2 kayaks. Later someone asks if it can hold a cargo carrier. Assuming it has a total weight less than 88 lbs but your staff says no. I don't understand, if it is rated for 88 lbs it should hold 88 lbs. perhaps it is not rated for the weight it says. Anything weighing 88 lbs is going to have to contend with wind turbulence etc.

JJJ

  • The Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack has a load rating of 88Lbs, including the weight of the crossbars (11lbs). As long as this is not exceeded, most loads will be fine, but larger, less aerodynamic loads may cause additional stresses at highway speeds.

    Rob D

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I have a two door wrangler. The bars look really close together on the two door vs the four door. Does anyone have experience carrying a kayak with this system on a two door? How about two kayaks? Is this not the right system for this purpose?

Tammie

  • The Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack would not provide a great amount of stability when used on a 2 door, due to the length of the Kayak.

    Rob D

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Are these mounted permanently or can they be removed when the hard top comes off?

JulieA

  • The Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack is easily removable, and is not permanently mounted.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.833333 4.8
  • Appearance 4.833333 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.583333 4.6



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 24, 2015

    Good value!

    There is a bit of wind noise from the bars. I also wish the end pieces had holes for tie-downs, but it does the trick. Makes it easy to throw the canoe or kayak on without having to take the top off. Oh, and you can't remove the t-top pieces with the rack on. Bummer.

    MtnMama7

    Year: 2015Idaho Springs, CO, USA

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 16, 2016

    Great Rack

    Easy to install. Looks good and feels solid. I got them to carry surfboards and paddle boards on my jeep. They are basic bars that will then need straps to hold whatever you plan on putting up there.

    Jeepo

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 29, 2016

    Great rack!

    This product came exactly as described with assembly and mounting instructions that were very easy to follow. I highly recommend this rack based on functionality, appearance and price!

    TC

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 17, 2017

    Great Rack!

    Excellent product. Very easy to mount, looks good, and functions well.

    Rael

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 29, 2015

    Love it!

    Super easy to install this rack and looks awesome!

    KaitE

    Year: 2013Malvern, PA 19355, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 19, 2015

    Great rack for LIGHT cargo

    Easy install and looks great. The weight restriction (88 lbs.) is a little limiting however.

    janscot3

    Year: 2015Frisco, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 06, 2015

    Rhino-Rack

    Boy, talking about easy! Took about 10 minutes to set up on my Jeep. Fit perfectly, looks great and most of all functional!

    DavidLHC

    Year: 2010Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 21, 2015

    Good enough for what I do...

    Haven't put it through any hard test yet but looks sound enough for what I paid for it.

    Erni

    Year: 2014Fairbanks, AK, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 10, 2017

    Rhino Rack

    Nice quality and customer service at it high. I will continue to order from extreme terrain

    DawnB

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    December 04, 2017

    Racks

    Perfect . Customer service has always been great also

    Tressa

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 17, 2017

    Mark o

    Haven't used it yet. East to install. I heard it was loud. Not in my world. Driving 80 down the highway no worries

    EasyO

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 17, 2017

    too easy

    It was a super hot day! So I put it together in the house and went out ant installed it. It literally took 10 min to attach it my jeep JK

    SunnyO

    Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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