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Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Features 5-Inch Tall Side Walls
    • Made of Aluminum
    • Comes with a Mounting Kit
    • Bolt-On Installation Requires No Drilling and Makes Removal a Snap
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Surco Removable Safari Hard Top Rack with Basket, fitting all 2007-2017 JKs with a hard top. Today, we're gonna talk about some of the features and the construction of this rack as well as the way it gets installed. The most unique thing about this rack in particular, is that it is a no-drill rack for a hard top that does not require you to have a full roof rack installed. So this is a smaller bracket system that attaches to the hard top, that will allow you to run this basket, but it doesn't require a full roof rack that goes from the windshield hinges all the way to the back corner of the Jeep, and is a full cage around the vehicle. The fact that this will allow you to mount on to a hard top without drilling through your top, which of course, is a permanent modification, that a lot of you guys don't want to do and also can open up the opportunity for some wicking, makes this a really nice option. Even the newer four-door JKs don't have a ton of cargo room on the inside, so if you are looking to haul some additional gear on the road or to your favorite campsite on the weekend, and you have a hard top, this is a really nice rack option. This rack is made from three quarter-inch aluminum square tubing, that's covered in a black powder coat finish, which means that it's going to be lightweight, it's going to be strong, and even if you do get a scratch in the finish, it's not going to rust because it is aluminum. This rack has five-inch sides, and it does have some slots on the floor which will allow you to run items that are about a medium size. There is a flooring kit available for this basket, so that you can have additional flooring slots, and run even smaller cargo in here without the risk of falling through. These sides allow you plenty of opportunities for straps, bungee cords, or elastic nets to make sure that your cargo stays put when you put it in here. Now, what you're getting when you purchase this product is actually two pieces. You're getting this basket, and then you're getting a Jeep JK Hard Top Specific Mounting System. You're getting two different boxes. So you'll put the basket together, you'll put the mounting system on the Jeep, and then you'll be able to put the basket on that mounting system. Again, the big benefit to the mounting system is that it attaches to the rain gutter, and it attaches to the area between the tub, and the rear windows of your hard top, all without the need to drill anything. So the first thing you'll need to do to get this system installed is assemble the basket. The basket comes in four different pieces for the sides, a bunch of different bottom rails, and of course all the hardware to get everything together. Once you have the basket installed, you can put the mounting system on your hard top. In order to do that, you'll just follow the instructions carefully. There are a couple of clamps that will attach on to those rain gutters, above the rear windows of your four-door JK or the front windows of your two-door, and also some brackets that go between the hard top, and the top of the tub of your Jeep. Once all that mounting hardware is in place, you can ahead and put the basket on that and you're finished. Again, nothing to drill. This is removable although you do have to remove all of the bolts that hold your hard top in place, to get the mounting system on and off the Jeep. It is going to be a lot easier to remove than something that bolts into place. We've gotten bolt hardware or something that you drill, and then you permanently uphold in your Jeep. Now to get this thing installed, it will probably take you around two hours, probably a little bit less, but that's for the first installation. Once the basket is fully assembled and the mounting system is assembled, the next time you take it on and off will definitely go a lot quicker. You won't need any specialty tools for this job, just a good socket set and some screw drivers. I think that this roof rack basket is a really good value. When you take a look at some of the other roof rack systems on the market, granted a lot of them have a lot more material. Because they're those full roof racks with or without baskets, they're a lot more expensive than this is. Personally, I like the look of this basket. I think it's a lot cleaner while still being very functional, and I love the fact that this doesn't require you to drill anything. It will also come on and off a lot easier than those full roof rack system, so I think this has a lot going for it. You couple that with the fact that it's a high quality system, and I think that the price you have to pay is more than fair. So whether you have the two-door or a four-door JK that has a hard top, and you're looking to be able to haul more year on-road or off-road, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this rack. I love the fact that you don't have to drill anything, and it's not a permanent modification to your Jeep, but it still gives you additional cargo space, and as far as a functional cargo rack goes, I think this one looks pretty good. So that's my review with the Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack with Basket, fitting all 2007-2017 JKs, you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Functionality. Carrying your outdoor essentials is made easy with the Surco Safari Removable Hardtop Rack. It provides plenty of space to accommodate your necessities. The Surco Safari Removable Hardtop Rack works perfectly with the Hi Lift Jack Carrier and the Ax and Shovel Carrier.

    Construction. This hardtop rack is made of heavy-duty aluminum with a black powder-coated finish to last long and resist rust and corrosion. It features 5-inch tall side walls that keep your gear from falling.

    Setup. With the included mounting kit, this Jeep Wrangler accessory can be easily installed without any cutting or drilling.

    Fitment. This accessory is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

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

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Front Basket End
    • (1) Rear Basket End
    • (2) Basket Sides
    • (2) Cross Bars
    • (3) Floor Slats
    • (2) Basket Rear Mounts
    • (2) Basket Front Mounts
    • (2) Load Braces
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
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    Questions & Answers (41)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    I have a 2016 wrangler 2 door - do I need a second set of rear bracket assemblies to remove two piece front roof when using?

    • Hello, this rack comes with all the assemblies needed to install on a 2 door that will make it compatible with removing the freedom tops.

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    How much weight can this hold while driving and stationary?

    • The Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket is designed to handle 150 lbs. of cargo.

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    Can you remove the front roof panels on a 2 door with this rack installed?

    • Yes, No issues

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    Is there a recommended compatible ladder that attaches to this rack system?

    • Hello, unfortunately we do not sell a Ladder for this Rack System.

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    What's the total height from the roof to the top of the basket? I know the basket is 5", but unclear on how tall the supports put that off the roof. Thanks.

    • Hello, for the Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket (07-17 Wrangler JK) the total height would be around 9 inches.

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    10 More Questions
    what size is the basket 1 answer
    What are dimensions> Thanks 1 answer
    Are you able to equip a roof top tent to either the mounting kit or the basket? 1 answer
    Will this support a roof top tent and two occupants? 1 answer
    I have a pulley system set up to help get the hard top off. Would I be able to hook it up to the roof rack and keep them connected? Would it be able to hold that much weight? 1 answer
    What flooring kit is required for this rack? 1 answer
    I read that this rack does not interfere with removing the freedom roof panels from the 2 door. Does the basket extend over the front seats? I do not want anything interfering with the veiw from the front seats. Thanks in advance Mark 1 answer
    is there a locking system for this rack 1 answer
    Can I use just the crossbars and mounts to haul kayaks or do I have to use the basket? 1 answer
    Does the rack mess with the satellite radio signal? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (32) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.2

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Fit 4.625 4.6
    • Appearance 4.71875 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.3125 4.3



    • 2/5

      September 08, 2018

      Surco safari Basket

      Looks good but it’s incomplete all I have is the Basket still waiting for the other parts

      BillD

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 22, 2018

      Fairly easy to see install...

      The rack itself seems very sturdy and well-made. The rack basket is very easy to put together. It is not quite as easy to install on the Jeep as advertised. It does take two people and the hardtop has to be unbolted and moved/removed for installation. This is definitely a two person job.

      MarkB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 22, 2018

      Great rack

      Looks great on the Jeep gets lots of looks easy to install

      SteveE

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 15, 2018

      Super light rack

      Easy to put together but you need assistance mounting it. The flooring braces are not enough to safely strap/mount things on. You will need to purchase the additional flooring kit if your planning on throwing your luggage on there. Overall a great rack!

      ChicaJK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 10, 2018

      Nice rack

      This is a nice roof rack once you have it installed, the directions are almost worthless when you are putting it together, took about 2 hours to put together, which is longer than expected.

      PaulM

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 21, 2018

      Safari basket

      Simple to install just make sure everything is squared up and tighten some screws. Does produce a little noise on the highway but it is drowned out but the stereo. Bought it for my wife's 2017 wrangler unlimited freedom top and she loves it. It is still easy to remove the front roof panels

      BrianA

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 23, 2018

      Excellent Rack

      I’ve had this rack for over four months and it’s been a great buy. It was easy to install and it does what it was designed to do without drilling the hardtop. Lots of hardtop Jeep owners inquire where did I purchase this rack. The rack does not a create additional wind noise as I thought it would.

      JobJK

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 11, 2018

      Good solid removable rack

      Pretty simple to assemble and install. It did take about an hour with the adjusting once it was in the jeep, but all in all it’s a great rack.

      JC

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 03, 2018

      Cool

      It really gives my 15' Sahara a safari/off road look. My first real upgrade and I cant wait to put on the jack, shovel and ax.

      TK

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 14, 2017

      Easy install so far no issues

      Easy to put on no bad things to say about it works good planning to put snowboards etc… can’t wait to push it to its limits and see what it can carry

      Dakota

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 07, 2017

      Rubicon Roof Rack - nice and sturdy

      I am really pleased with the Surco Safari Roof Rack. I like that it is removable, and you don't have to drill into the hard top. It is light weight, but super sturdy. The only complaint that I have, and why I gave 4 stars instead of 5, was that it was very difficult to install! The 1 page instruction sheet, was difficult to understand, and the online video was vague, and inconsistent with assembly (some pieces appeared backward). This could really do with a much better more detailed set of instructions.

      AmyS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 09, 2017

      Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack

      I purchased this product within the last month. The from manufacturer are very vague. I watched the video from Extreme Terrainstructionsin...which did not help. I have several complaints about the product. 1) The 1/4-20 bolts should come with lock washers. 2) You need a special wrench to tighten the1/4-20 bolts OR you need to use a flat blade screwdriver...which is a pain in the neck. 3) The rubber pieces that attach to the gutter should be self adhesive or they move around and fall off. 4) There should be a very detailed video on How To Install this. I figured it out by trial and error. You need to make a video by the KISS principal. I gave a low rating on this product, because of installation instructions.

      WhiteWolf

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 22, 2017

      I think it's great! ...

      ...once you get it put together. The directions are very poor, but well worth it once you figure it out.

      MandiM

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2017

      Surco Safari on 08 Wrangler

      Needed extra room for a family camping trip so bought and installed this rack on my Wrangler. Assembly was easy and installation was even easier. Only downfall was at the price it should come with floor kit, had to put plywood down to keep gear in place. Rack held a ton of gear and kept it in place for the whole trip. I have left it on ever since I installed it not only for convenience but I think it looks awesome as well. Plan on buying flooring kit before vacation.

      MikeM

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 01, 2017

      Needs better instructions​.

      I installed this with two friends. However, the instructions have some errors, some as simple as listing wrong screws in the drawings. The high jack instructions were hand drawn. For f price of this rack, customers deserve better.

      KennethW

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 25, 2017

      EASY PESSY

      Roof rack was easy to assemble and install with one person. Insure everything is lined up as desired before torquing down all the fasteners.

      MarkH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 14, 2017

      Surco safari roof rack

      Rack is nice, easy to install, sturdy. Basket in aluminum and the cross bars are too. But the attachment parts are cheap steel and will rust to the point of breaking in 6 or 7 months in a beach environment, washed after trip ( about 10 trips ). Just should have used stainless steel, and stainless steel nuts and bolts too, it would have held up to a salty environment a lot better. Have to buy new connection parts off of eBay, and I'll paint with rust proof paint and get stainless steel nuts and bolts. Kinda dissatisfied with the price being compared to what I feel it's worth . Stainless steel is the what they should have used for the steel parts.

      Mikey11

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 12, 2016

      I wouldn't get anoher one

      ruined my hard top. rattles loudly when you're driving. hard to get things onto and off of roof of jeep. not easily installed or removed.

      Maple69

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 14, 2016

      Good price, easy install

      I just wish it came with a couple more floor boards. That would have made a great deal of difference. I know I can order more if I want, but just having 2 more would have made loading smaller items like wood or my gas grill a little easier. The installation was a little annoying because some of the mounting rubbers kept getting bunched up but it didn't add much time to the install. Very easy install. Centering it properly on the roof probably took just as long. Other than that, the rack does what it's supposed to do! Still waiting on replacement rubbers for the mounting hardware. Mine flew off somewhere along the road.

      Josh

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 01, 2016

      Easy to install no drilling.

      I purchased this rack without the basket which is perfect for two kayaks. No drilling, easy installation and unlike some other "Roof Racks" it doesn't look a piece of playground equipment is trying to eat your jeep, rolling down the road. If however, you use it without the basket you will need to wrap tape around the forward cross bar to prevent a siren loud scream at hwy speed.

      rbpascagoula

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (3)

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