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Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Roof, Heavy Duty Roof Rack
      • Durable Steel
      • Two Stage Rust Resistant E-Coating and Textured Powder Coat Paint
      • General Purpose Heavy Duty Cargo
      • 78 lbs, 76 Inches by 40 Inches by 10 Inches
      • 300 lbs
      • Bolt-On Attachment Yet Capable of Supporting a Full 300 Pounds
      • Special Tilt Feature Allows Unfastening the Front of the Rack and Tilting It Back, Enabling Easy Removal of Freedom Panels, Soft Tops, and Hard Tops
      • Integrated Light Bar with 3 Tabs, Easy Accessorizing
      • Fits 2007-2018 JK 4 Door Jeep Wranglers, 5 Year Limited Warranty
      • 3 Light Tabs, Included
      • 1 Roof Rack, Mounting Hardware
      • Bolt-On
      • Attaches to Factory Bolt Holes without Drilling


      Construction. Constructed out of steel coated in two different finishes - a rust-defying e-coating and textured powder coat paint - the Rugged Ridge Sherpa roof rack fits 2007-2018 JK 4 door Jeep Wranglers. The rack weighs 78 lbs and measures 76 inches by 40 inches by 10 inches. The cargo rack sports 3 light tabs which can also be used to mount other accessories such as an aftermarket antenna. It is protected by a 5 year limited warranty against defects.

      Specs. The Sherpa is a heavy duty, universal cargo carrier for the roof of Jeep Wranglers. This particular model is made for 4 door JK Wranglers. The tilting feature, which enables access to take off hard and soft tops without removing the whole rack, adds to its convenience. The design is rugged and its surface is thoroughly rust proofed.

      Features & Accessories. The Rugged Ridge Light Bar Lowering Kit, which allows 4 lights to be fitted instead of 3, is a premier accessory compatible with the Sherpa. It can also make use of the Rugged Ridge Sherpa roof rack adapter kit, which enables mounting of aftermarket crossbars.

      Application. There is no need to drill new holes to install the Sherpa roof rack, which attaches to OE bolt mounting points. The windshield brackets are used to bolt the front mountings in place, while those at the rear are secured via the bumper bolts. If lights are being used with the light bar, then a wire needs to be run through the pre-drilled hole in the left windshield bracket to supply them with power. This should be sealed with a rubber grommet and silicone.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

      MPN# 11703.02

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (5)

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      Ratings Summary

      2.6 out of 5 overall rating from 5 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • May 11, 2019

        3 2015 Wrangler - Keet Installation Time: Afternoon

        Okay quality- with reinforcement.

        Installed this roof rack by myself and it wasn’t particularly hard. The build quality of this rack could definitely be better (thicker pipe walls for strength). Overall it’s a decent rack if you modify the joins with additional hardware. The cross bars (sold separately) are pretty much required to put anything on top of your JK, or to fold your rack back.

        Helpful (2)
      • June 27, 2018

        1 2017 Wrangler - DanL Installation Time: Afternoon

        Terribly weak

        This roof rack is terribly designed. The bolt-together joints cannot be tightened enough to eliminate sag and bending at the connection points. Over-tightening results in damage the the rack, which also results in weakness and sagging at connection points.

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      • June 28, 2016

        2 2015 Wrangler Unlimited - robert Installation Time: Full Day

        Poor Fitment

        After spending a good amount of money on this product I was very disappointed with the poor quality control and fitment. I am above average mechanically inclined but struggled with the front bar for hours due to the poor fit. First they could have shaved an 1/8 inch all around on the bottom brackets as they are way to close to the finish of the vehicle. That would have been ok if the fit had been even close. The fact that it is not caused problems. The front top bar and lower brackets both have multiple angles and neither lines up with the other. In fact these were 3/4 of an inch out! We also had to disassemble the top bar from the bottom and re-drill a hole that was 1/4" out! Other than that issue ( which I consider huge ) the rack looks good and is relatively sturdy, although when they rate it at 300 lbs I would say I would not put any more than that on it.

        Helpful (13)
      • September 18, 2015

        3 2011 - RigPig44 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Roof Rack

        I purchased this product after speaking with a representative who assured me it would work with my roof top tent. Purchasing it was fluid and easy, delivered on time and was the product I ordered. Thus I recommend Extreme to my friends. Overall installation is quite easy. The major problem was fitement of the product. Giving the product needs to be mass produced and allow for jeeps individual variances, one does expect a few issues. This product however has fitement issues within itself. The tubing and bolt through design for joiner is not precise, thus creating weak joints. The overall distance from front to back is to large of span for the light tube joints and a roof top tent. The windshield light bar was no where's close to fitting my jeep, and now have to remove the bar and open the mounting holes to allow for a cleaner fit. I followed the instructions to the letter and even had a fellow off-roader read them and double check in case I missed something. I have rugged ridges two piece snorkel and love the product and how it installed. this rack has disappointed me in all aspects, I installed my roof top tent and allowed my kids to crawl up and lay down inside. Totaling a whopping 70 lbs they had the main two cross bars flexing. Then asked my 120 lb wife to join them and well that was it for that adventure. The mounting hardware stabbed my jeep top, which good thing I trimmed that hard ware or it would have been worse. Needless to say, the tent came off, the rack came off and I am going to go with my original choice of racks.

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      • August 28, 2015

        4 2010 - Gomez5 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great rack

        The rack is very sturdy. Cross bars are not included which is a huge bummer. With the cross bars you could mount nearly anything. The main reason I chose this rack was the tilt feature and it did not disappoint. The price is a little on the high side but I would buy again.

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      Questions & Answers (7 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Can This roofrack handle the weight of a rood top tent ? Thanks

      • The Rugged Ridge Sherpa Roof Rack is rated for up to a 300lb evenly distributed load. Depending on the weight of your tent and occupants in the tent this rack may or may not be compatible.

      Helpful (1)

      What is the tubing size?

      • The tubing is a little over 2" OD.

      Helpful (0)

      hi ive been looking for a roof rack for a while and the one on your site all say they can hold 300lbs . so here is my question im 6 feet 4 inch and i waitgh 300 lbs on my own . do you have rack that can hold more waitgh since i want to put a rooftop tent and sleep in it. tanks and have a nice day

      Will this rack work with Rugged Ridge Xtreme rear bumper?

      Can I mount the smittybilt xl tent directly to this? Or will it need the crossbars as well.

      • You can mount the tent to this, but we would suggest the crossbars for added support. Please keep in mind that this rack only supports about 300lbs. That would be cutting it close depending on the weight of the tent, anything you would have inside of it, plus a person or two!

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      Will this fit on stock rear bumpers without drilling? 0 answer
      How do I access the back of the windshield bracket to attach the nylon nuts? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Left Windshield Bracket
      • (1) Right Windshiel Bracket
      • (1) Front Crossbar
      • (1) Left Rear Bracket
      • (1) Right Rear Bracket
      • (2) Hinge Bracket
      • (1) Left Rear Tube
      • (1) Right Rear Tube
      • (1) Rear Crossbar
      • (2) Load Bars
      • (1) Left Top Bracket
      • (1) Right Top Bracket
      • (2) Frame Spacer
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

      Fits only 4 Door models.

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