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Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console - Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Product Information

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

      Features

      • Roll Cage
      • 3/16 " Steel Plate, 600 Denier Polyester, and a PVC Liner
      • Stores All Your Needed Gear and Materials
      • Bolt-On
      • Sports an Integrated MOLLE/PALS System
      • Available in 4 Trail-Ready Colors That Match Other Smittybilt GEAR Storage Accessories
      • Custom Sized to Fit Your Jeep’s Roll Cage
      • Includes 6 Pouches of Varying Sizes to Carry Everything from Spare Spark Plugs to Sacks of Snacks
      • 6 Different Compartments
      • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK Models

      Description

      Design. Smittybilt offers its G.E.A.R. Overhead Console as a highly practical and useful upgrade for your Jeep Wrangler. this ideal replacement part is made using a 3/16" steel plate with UV-stable, 600-denier polyester and a PVC liner. Each overhead console features 6 individual storage compartments and each pouch has even more storage space inside.

      Storage Benefits. This overhead console will provide you with all the storage space you need, and then some. The console uses a standard military MOLLE/PALS system, so you can take off the pouches, add more pouches, and arrange them to suit your individual needs. It installs easily and attaches right to your roll cage with heavy-duty Velcro straps. It comes backed by a lifetime warranty for your added peace of mind.

      Application. Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK model with or without a factory soft top installed. Not recommended for use with hardtops.

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

      MPN# 5666001

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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      Ratings Summary

      4 out of 5 overall rating from 28 customers




      • December 02, 2019

        4 2008 Wrangler - WH1

        Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console

        Good product. The bags do hang lower than expected, which blocks the rear view. I have an '08 4 door wrangler and had to do some drilling with a couple of rivets but isn't hard at all. The bags and straps do come off easy for cleaning when you have the top off. The back portion of the bracket does squeak a little when off roading but can be tighten down easily. Hope this helps in any way, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for extra storage that has easy access.

        Helpful (2)
      • September 24, 2019

        4 2017 Wrangler - RRoney

        Good product

        It is heavy duty and easy to install. I didn’t like the hose clamps on the roll bar so I used wide sticky Velcro to hold it in place. I also hooked my CB radio to it. Fits great.

        Helpful (1)
      • May 25, 2019

        3 2008 Rubicon - Coffeyandcars

        08 2dr jk rubicon

        At first I thought it would be a great addition since us 2dr owners have very limited space. I’ve read reviews before purchase and knew that I would lose about 30 off my visibility in the rear view since the bags sag down a bit. Install took 1 hour fairly easy, directions were decent 5 stars ⭐️ on that aspect. I haven’t stuffed all the straps and sacks so too soon to tell but I’m assuming I won’t have any visibility once weight is added. ( I do believe you can get innovative and tighten down the mesh that holds all the Velcro straps’ you just have to get creative ) I gave 3 stars mainly because the NOISE now coming from the cabin. It was quiet besides some road noise from the mud crawlers. Now it squeaks and creaks when I’m going slow. I haven’t done harsh off roading yet but I know this will become extremely obnoxious. It’s a nice design, I like the functionality of it, instal was a breeze, just a little too noisy and restrictive in terms of visibility. For the price ... Hope this review was informative, see you on the trails.

        Helpful (4)
      • April 11, 2019

        4 2017 Wrangler - RobertW

        Tricky to install

        Took a while to get it on, but adds a decent bit of storage space for stuff that rarely leaves the jeep.

        Helpful (2)
      • January 18, 2019

        3 2012 Wrangler - RobertB

        Needs a bracket

        If I had a soft top it would have been a no brainer install. But I have a hard top. I had to fabricate a metal bracket that had a downward angle so that my freedom top will still work. Smittbilt should provide a bracket with this option. Not that hard to do and you can still see out the rear view and have your freedom top in use. My opinion, but smittybilt is a huge company and could afford to give this bracket.

        Helpful (21)
      • October 11, 2018

        5 2015 Rubicon - LucasM

        Very Versatile

        Item is a perfect fit once you replace the center hoop latch with the one they provide. Highly recommend if you are looking for extra storage space.

        Helpful (6)
      • August 10, 2018

        5 2015 Wrangler - GarageBoxCEO

        Still On The Fence

        The overhead mount isn't centered in the Jeep. It is offset to the driver's side which reduces space for the driver. I frequently hit my head off of it when entering the Jeep. Not sure if I like it yet or not. I may pull it out and throw it away.

        Helpful (9)
      • May 19, 2018

        4 2013 Wrangler - ColinG

        Great product

        Great item really enjoy this. However I don't like how much it blocks my rear view mirror.

        Helpful (9)
      • March 17, 2018

        5 2012 Rubicon - GordonD

        Great item

        I love this overhead console. The hardest part of the install was getting the two torx screws holding the footman loop out. Once that was accomplished, the rest was a piece of cake. You get a nice assortment of molle pouches with this, too. If you need some easily accessible storage in your ride, this fits the bill.

        Helpful (8)
      • March 06, 2018

        5 2017 Wrangler - Mike

        Gear stowed

        This Smitty built overhead storage console is just what l needed to put little what nots in close range.

        Helpful (8)

      Questions & Answers (18 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Some responses say this works with the hardtop and some do not. Can we get a final word on whether it does or not?

      • The Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console is designed to be used with 2007-2018 Wrangler JK model with or without a factory soft top installed. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH HARDTOPS.

      Helpful (6)

      Is there any known or foreseeable issue with this in conjunction with the sun rider top for hard tops? Seems like it should work but you folks may see something I don't. Thanks

      • Hello, you should be able to use this in conjunction with the hard top. It might create some fitment issues when trying to latch down the middle latches as this covers them. But there has not been many known issues with them not being compatible.

      Helpful (3)

      Does this work with the Bestop Targa Bikini Top?

      • We have not yet test fit this combination and would be unable to verify at this point in time.

      Helpful (0)

      Does this work with the Bestop Sunrider?

      • The Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console is not compatible with the Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop, as the overhead console will replace the mounts that the Sunrider uses.

      Helpful (0)

      on my 2017 jku, the freedom panel is attached to the footman loop, in the mounting video they remove the footman loop and replace it with a bracket that dont seem to be compatible with my freedom panel, is there a other mounting option?

      • The Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console is designed for use with soft tops, and does not have an alternate installation points.

      Helpful (0)
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      10 More Questions
      I currently have an sPod installed by the footman loop. Can this unit be installed as well? Or will moderate modification needed? 1 answer
      will this work with the best top trek topNX, more specifically the Bow that goes across the top, between the windows on a 2dr JK? 1 answer
      Can an overhead DVD player be mounted to this? 1 answer
      Hi, the instructions say, 07-10, my jeep is 2016 is ok this? 1 answer
      Does this product work with an SPOD installed above the rearview mirror? 1 answer
      Will this work with a Spider Top? 1 answer
      does this install sturdy enough for someone to grab it when getting in a raised jeep? 1 answer
      Can I still put back my hard tops? 1 answer
      Does it work with a s-pod 1 answer
      Will this work with a mesh top? 1 answer

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