Simple installation for anyone.
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.
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Simple installation for anyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depending on the location of the sPod you may have fitment issues with the Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console. If you have photos of your set up we may be able to help you better if you reach out to us! Our contact information can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html.
The Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console is compatible with the Bestop Trektop NX.
Hello! You should be able to mount an overhead DVD player to this console. It may take a little bit of work and creativity, but I do not see why you wouldn't be able to do that!
The Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console will have the same fitment for all JK years.
The Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console will sit very close to most SPOD setups. We do not carry SPOD so we have been unable to test these to confirm 100% if these work together or not.
Hello, yes this Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console should be compatible with a Siper Top.
Hello, This is a very sturdy set up but just to be safe I would recommend going with a grab bar or grab handle.
Hello, yes, you can put your hard top on with this installed.
Hello, unfortunately we have not test fitted this with an S-Pod, so we wouldn't be able to guarantee fitment.
Yes, the Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console - Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) should work with a mesh top. The Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console - Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) was made with the use of soft tops in mind.
December 02, 2019
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
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
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 (3)
April 11, 2019
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
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 (20)
October 11, 2018
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
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
Great item really enjoy this. However I don't like how much it blocks my rear view mirror.Helpful (9)
March 17, 2018
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
This Smitty built overhead storage console is just what l needed to put little what nots in close range.Helpful (8)
November 26, 2017
product was cheap and didnt even have all the partsHelpful (7)
November 02, 2017
Easy to mount and works great. Actually has more storage options than anyone can need.Helpful (8)
October 18, 2017
Best Storage Product Out There
I am beyond pleased with this product and the extra storage it gave me for the back of my JKUR. I was hesitant to drill into my tailgate, but honestly once I did it and it was installed it looks like it came that way out of the factory! I highly recommend this product for anyone needing extra storge!Helpful (8)
October 06, 2017
Looks good, adds functional storage, and aesthetics. Easy to install, however wasn't clear on whether or not it would conflict with the freedom top fitment. It will fit if you remove the front latch.Helpful (10)
September 13, 2017
Just the storage I was looking for!
This storage console looks great! It does slightly impede the sight line of the rear view mirror, but with planning it can be minimized by proper placement of the different pouches.Helpful (7)
July 26, 2017
Good system, adequate pouches
The system goes in like a breeze, and the instructions are very easy to follow. I felt that the hose clamps could have been a few inches smaller to avoid so much tail and I had to tighten them all the way to the max to ensure they were snug. Really, a better system than hose clamps would be nice. No matter how careful I was the plastic and paint still ended up a bit scratched and scuffed, but none of it is visible or bare metal. The MOLLE pouches are decent: eyeglasses holder, a map case pouch (this one was my favorite), an oversized (depicted in the back on the picture), two medium multi purpose, and a odd long pouch that looks like its for a nightstick. Preference probably has a lot to do with these, but I found that the nightstick and the two medium pouches were a bit overwhelming with straps and "cool guy" features. Who keeps a nightstick on their overhead??? The point is, a cheaper model with less or no pouches would be nice, but I'm not opposed to a bit extra and then selling the pouches off at a military surplus.Helpful (10)
July 04, 2017
Not a perfect fit
Great product for extra storage, however it does interfere with the forward latch of the freedom top. I had to remove it. I took the Jeep through the car wash and no leaks! the weather stripping is new though.Helpful (7)
June 23, 2017
Obstruction of view, but good storage
This is an excellent choice for the people with a lot of stuff to store and no where to put it. On the down side though, the bags often sag a little to far and block about 50 of rear view mirror. Im sure you can probably re arrange bags to fix problem or some other solutionHelpful (8)
June 12, 2017
So easy to install
Looks great and so easy to install. It takes 20 min to install it 10 stars tnks extreme terrainHelpful (7)
May 27, 2017
Over head counsel
It pushes on roof so it won't seal good. Also the front middle clamp has to be pulled off to put the item in so the roof won't seal tight.Helpful (16)