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

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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 18 to 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 2018 Details

    MPN# SG60

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Vortex cross bar
    • (4) Mounting feet
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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    Will it fit my Wrangler?

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        Questions & Answers (25)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        How far apart do these bars mount from each other, I’m seeing kayak racks that need 22-24 inches? Recommendations for which kayak racks/holder to go with for this rack?

        • The Rhino-Rack Vortex SG 2 Bar Roof Rack will sit with just under 19" between both bars on 2 door models. 4 door models will have a 31" spacing.

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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?

        • 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.

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        Will this work with a 2 door 2018 JK

        • Yes, this will work with 2-door JK models, from 2011-2018.

        Helpful (1)

        Rhino states that the SG59 racks are not be used offroading. What is your experience or opinions about using the rack when offroading?

        • We would recommend that these racks are not to be used for offroading as this was not the designed application.

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        What is the height of the rack measured from the hardtop? Trying to determine if the Jeep will fit in my garage once these are mounted.

        • These will add approximately 4" from the hardtop to the top of the rack cross member.

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        10 More Questions
        Would there be an issue (keeping total weight under 88#'s) using the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender (may have to use a hitch extender due to the spare tire), and 1 Rhino-Rack Vortex SG to haul a kayak? 1 answer
        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. 1 answer
        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. 1 answer
        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? 1 answer
        Are these mounted permanently or can they be removed when the hard top comes off? 1 answer
        will this fit my 2017 Rubi? 1 answer
        Will this fit a 2017 Jeep Sahara 2 door 75th edition? 1 answer
        I have a couple questions. 1. Will this fit a Volvo 240 gutter rack? 2. Is there any security system/locks of some sort? 1 answer
        Can I use this rack for a four door? I know it says 2 door but there's a customer picture with a four door jeep with the roof rack. Need answer asap cuz I am planning on purchasing it soon 1 answer
        88lbs load rating per bar or between both bars? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (27) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Fit 4.807693 4.8
          • Appearance 4.807693 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.730769 4.7



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 07, 2019

            Easy Installation

            lighter than I expected they look great and installing them was easy, I can’t wait to throw the snowboards on top!

            DG415

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 21, 2019

            Rhino-Rack

            have not used it yet but looks good and easy to install

            LorneH

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 10, 2019

            Great value

            Easy fit , looks nice , very strong and doesn’t feel cheap . Little hard to put together but putting it on the truck is the easy part. Would recommend 2 ppl for sure. Overall great product for cost and love it

            Matt

            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            January 12, 2019

            Good Rack

            Good rack!!! Would of been five star except that the install required 4 self tapping screws. I searched the box it came in for 15min, and couldn’t find them. Just went down to Home Depot and got a box of them. Other then that it’s a really simple install, and a nice rack for what I need.

            DanielD

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 01, 2019

            Good product.

            I worried about if this product could hold our two kayaks. It held the product the down safely on my vehicle well. It was a good purchase.

            TimothyM

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 22, 2018

            Operation Ski rack e freedom

            It was a quick and easy assembly. However, I didn’t anticipate the limited space available for the ski bindings because of the two door rail. It looks goofy securing the skis mid binding. But it’s worth it keeping the wet skis on top, instead of inside the cabin.

            MarkD

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 2/5

            August 15, 2018

            Missing Parts

            I think this would be a great product, but this is the third time I have ordered this product and it did not come complete with all the parts needed to install.

            MichelleM

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 14, 2018

            support rack

            easy to install and a sturdy product. support my kayaks without any issue

            DanB

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 06, 2018

            Good Solid Product

            Besides the fact that putting Rino Racks on a two door Jeep as I have done does not make much sense (Jeep should really extend the gutter over the side windows so you can spread them apart more) they still look good and are pretty strong. Taking them off to get a car wash doesn't make much sense. It's not like they just snap on and off that quickly, but I like them. I will figure out how to use them. I need to find a roof mounted box of some sort to stow stuff or make something.

            PaulM

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 30, 2018

            worked great

            Mounted these to a 17' JK 2 door and then mounted the Yakima SUP Dawg carrier with the Rhino Rack paddle carrier. they look great and work great so long as you know they are not for heavy weight items >50#.

            someguy

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 27, 2018

            Works well

            Thule, pack canoe, skis..... no problem..... goes on relatively easy, especially after you do it a couple of times

            JohnR

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 27, 2018

            Nice Rack!

            This is an easy to install and affordable roof rack. The instructions were easy to follow. I recommend to change the hardware out for stainless.

            Doom

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 25, 2018

            Vortex

            Five stars all around. Great product for the money.

            KennyS

            Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 17, 2018

            Rhino Roof Rack

            Easy to install. Great instructions. We also installed the ski rack on the rack prior to install. Great hex key for your tool kit. Great value for the money. About 90 minutes to put together including install of ski rack on the rack.

            MichaelH

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 02, 2018

            Great removable rack

            I have a 2013 2 door and it fit nicely. I was able to attach my Yakama ski clamps with no problems and carry my skis. Minimal wind noise with rack alone, no whistling noise. It is very secure and is easy to install and remove with the keyed tool. Excellent quality product, I definitely recommend it.

            Jack

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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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

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          • 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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          • 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 (6)

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