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Smittybilt Defender Rack Roof Mounting Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK w/ Factory Hard Top)

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      Product Information

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


      • Attaches Defender Rack to Factory Rack
      • For Hardtop Models
      • Made from 1” Steel Tubing
      • Black Powder Coat Finish
      • Sold as a Kit
      • Convenient Installation
      • Limited Lifetime Warranty/5-Year Finish Warranty
      • Fits All 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models w/ Factory Hard Top


      Dependable Performance. With this Smittybilt Defender Rack Roof Mounting Kit, you can attach a Defender rack to your hardtop’s factory rack to increase its functionality. This kit is engineered in the USA, so you can trust in its quality and value. It also enhances the look of your Jeep with its stylish black finish.

      Tough Steel Construction. Because this mounting kit is crafted with 1” steel tubing, it’s strong and sturdy. It has a black powder coat finish, which keeps corrosion and rusting at bay while protecting against wear and tear.

      Convenient to Install. There’s no cutting or drilling required to install this rack roof mounting kit. All you need to complete the installation are hand tools and 30 minutes to one hour of time.

      Comes With a Warranty. Smittybilt backs this rack roof mounting kit with a limited lifetime warranty. Its powder coat finish is protected by a 5-year finish warranty for lasting quality.

      Application. This Smittybilt Defender Rack Roof Mounting Kit fits all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models with the factory hard top.

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

      MPN# DS31-4

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (5)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.2 out of 5 overall rating from 5 customers

      • June 17, 2019

        1 2018 Wrangler - joe



        Helpful (2)
      • April 25, 2019

        5 2015 Wrangler - HBob

        Her Jeep

        Purchased a roof rack for our 2015 jeep, very nice product easy to install, purchased for off road primitive camping this summer.

        Helpful (1)
      • April 20, 2019

        5 2016 Wrangler - RichardC

        Roof rack mounting brackets

        The Smittybilt roof rack fits many makes and models of vehicles. These brackets are for a Jeep JK with a hard top. They were easy to assemble and worked well.

        Helpful (2)
      • April 17, 2019

        5 2018 Rubicon - AlanZ

        Looks great

        Very well made. Easy install. Took less then 2 hours. Most the time was spent leveling it.

        Helpful (1)
      • July 26, 2018

        5 2015 Wrangler - DanielO

        Cool looking rack

        Such a beautiful rack. No extra ropes or anything that looks akward when mounting.

        Helpful (9)

      Questions & Answers (8 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      I am a little confused. The original rack mounts to the gutter and rear window hinges and can hold up to 150lbs. This add-on kit adds more mounting points thereby increasing the weight capacity to 300lbs - correct?

      • The Smittybilt Defender Rack Roof Mounting Kit is designed to mount the Smittybilt Defender rack to your hardtop directly. This will not increase any load capacity.

      Helpful (1)

      How much weight can it hold?

      • The Smittybilt Defender Rack Roof Mounting Kit features a maximum load of 300 lbs.

      Helpful (1)

      Do you think I could mount a Tepui roof top tent (~120lbs) directly to these mounts? I could put custom holes in the floor, like how it mounts to the rails it comes with, to line up with these.

      Will this mount work with other roof racks?

      • This mounting kit is made to work specifically with the Defender rack.

      Helpful (0)

      Will this work with a JL? Or what is the part number for the kit and rack?

      • The Smittybilt Defender Rack Roof Mounting Kit will not fit the JL. At this time we do not offer a JL variant.

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      3 More Questions
      What if my hardtop didn’t come with factory rails does this kit include them for install. 1 answer
      Does the kit contain the rain gutter mounts as well as the rear window mounts? 1 answer
      Is the for the rack and installation components or just the install components? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Rack Roof Hardware Kit

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