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Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

Item J100860
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      Product Information

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


      • Rack Features Sturdy Aluminum Construction
      • Black Powder-Coated Finish
      • Includes Mounting Kit
      • Bolt-On Installation Requires No Drilling and Makes Removal a Snap
      • Designed for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models


      Kit Includes. This kit from Surco includes a Safari Removable Hardtop Rack and a Jeep hardtop adaptor.

      Design. The Surco Safari Removable Hardtop Rack has a 5-inch deep basket that lets you carry your cargo. The included hardtop adapter easily attaches to your jeep's hardtop without requiring any drilling.

      Construction. The hardtop basket rack is made of 3/4-inch durable aluminum with crossbars and a sturdy floor. The black powder-coated finish makes it corrosion resistant.

      Fitment. This basket rack and adaptor kit is designed for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ models.

      Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

      MPN# J100860

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (10)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 10 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • June 04, 2018

        5 2000 Wrangler - RalphP Installation Time: Afternoon

        Good product

        The rack and basket are sturdy. The parts are well-made and fit together very well. The back supports did not exactly fit the contour of the top but seem to be solid. I bought the flooring kit and am glad that I did because only three "planks" come with the basket. The instructions are lacking. The worst thing was the instruction to completely assemble the basket first. It should mention that if you bought the flooring kit, that it has to be assembled with the basket. Too many times it seems that instruction writers assume that you already know how to assemble the item.

        Helpful (8)
      • July 22, 2017

        4 2005 Rubicon - JefferyW Installation Time: Afternoon

        So far looks good

        Installed the rack. Fairly easy, although the instructions not real good. Looks nice on my TJ with a hard top. The real test will be next week to see how it holds up on the Rubicon trail. Anxious to see if the straps will hold everything in place when the action begins. Works great around town, no rattling.

        Helpful (7)
      • May 30, 2017

        4 1998 Wrangler - LarryW Installation Time: Afternoon

        Better instructions

        The rear support did not follow the contour of the roof, I had to slightly re-bend them. There was no instruction sheet for the optional flooring kit. I completely assembled the cargo carrier. Then when I went to install the flooring kit, it required me to partially disassemble the cargo carrier so as the flooring kit could be installed. Instructions should have covered this to eliminate this frustrating part. The powder coating was very thin in places and the metal was easily scratched. The carrier looks great, the engineering that went into the carrier is first rate. The instructions were frustrating, which made the assembly more difficult and took longer than it should have.

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      • September 18, 2016

        5 2000 Wrangler - Keaton Installation Time: Afternoon

        Awesome rack!!!

        This rack is the best I've ever had. If you have the chance to get it I definitely recommend it. Very sturdy good build and no noise at all. The installation is easy and pretty simple. It does take some time like an evening but it's worth the time.

        Helpful (7)
      • December 07, 2015

        5 1999 - APlatt Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great product - I love it

        I wanted a roof rack that didn't require me to put an entire body mounting system on my Jeep. This was the perfect solution. It's very secure, I've used it driving around the desert in Arizona. It wasn't too difficult to install but took me a couple hours. I definitely recommend getting the extra flooring kit as the bars are way too far apart without it. I was initially concerned with the brackets over the back windows but it doesn't bother me at all. Love this rack so far.

        Helpful (9)
      • August 10, 2015

        5 1997 - Stanton1 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Surco Roof Rack

        The rack is great, I installed it on my 97 wrangler in less than 2 hours by myself. The aluminum construction is light yet durable! Great product

        Helpful (8)
      • April 16, 2015

        5 2004 - MikeyA Installation Time: Afternoon

        SWEET RACK

        This is probably the best rack out there if you dont want to look like you're driving around in birdcage. super sturdy, I was surprised that it doesn't wiggle at all. Looks tough too. Easy to install. Would highly recommend to anyone that needs a rack.

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      • November 22, 2014

        5 1999 - DesertDog Installation Time: Afternoon

        Works as advertised

        I just installed this on my 99 Wrangler hardtop. It all went together nicely. Nice precision manufacturing on the rack. The mount took some work to get lined up right, had to cut a little rubber from the front gutter bracket to avoid interference with the door. You have to follow the instructions exactly for the rear mounts to get them installed without any gap between the brackets and the hardtop. I reworked them once, and they're good now, One of the Torx bolts for the rear mount had crushed threads on the end. Not the best quality. I had to clean it up with a hacksaw, but it worked OK after that. This fits well on my Jeep, and I like the design that lets me easily install and remove it without doing any drilling or modifying.

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      • September 19, 2014

        5 2005 - Toecutter Installation Time: Afternoon

        Nice rack that's easy to put on and take off.

        This roof rack fit the bill for what I was looking for. We used it for a 10 day back road vacation up into Idaho, Montana and Wyoming and it worked great. I was kind of peeved that Surco sent me the roof mounts for a JK when I needed the TJ mounts, but I made it work and then found out later that all I had to do was call them and they would have sent me the correct roof mounts, my bad. Overall, it's a great looking roof rack that holds a lot of gear and makes it easy to tie that gear down. Highly recommended.

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      • August 23, 2014

        4 2005 - Rockchucker Installation Time: Afternoon

        Well thought out rack system

        I really wanted a rack that wasn't roof mounted but also not too bulky, like some of the frame mounted racks. This fit the bill perfectly. It was easy to install and very nicely made. My only complaint is it didn't come with all the special nuts that attaches the rack to the rail. I called surco and they sent me the missing parts. Overall I'm very happy with this rack and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for more storage space.

        Helpful (8)

      Questions & Answers (17 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      How does the support at the back window attach (top and bottom)?

      • The top of the sides will attach to the cross bars while compression holds the bottom of the sides to the top.

      Helpful (2)

      Does the rack interfere with the rear wiper or prevent you from opening the rear glass on factory hardtop?

      • No, the Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket will not interfere with the rear wiper or prevent you from opening the rear glass on factory hardtop. 

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      Hi, Can you tell me how high this rack is from the roof of the jeep to the top of the rack. I want to make sure I can get in my garage with the rack installed. Mike

      • The Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket will add approximately 7" to the top of your Jeep.

      Helpful (2)

      What's the static weight limit? Will it support a person in a rooftop tent when parked? Approximately 300 pounds.

      • Hi! The Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket has a weight limit of 150lbs.

      Helpful (2)

      What are the dimensions of the basket? I am going to put a waterproof rooftop bag on it.

      • The Surco Safari Removable Hard Top Rack w/ Basket measures: 50 inches wide x 60 inches long x 5 inches deep.

      Helpful (1)
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      Does the back mount have padding? Does this rack rub the finish off the roof where it makes contact by the back windows? 1 answer
      Will this roof rack work with an aftermarket smittybilt hardtop for an 03' TJ Sport? My top is without gutters. 1 answer
      Will this work on a 2004 Wrangler TJ/LJ Unlimited with the hardtop? The specs on the site states it does, but in the comments section someone wrote it does not fit for 2006 Unlimited. Please advise if true for my 2004. 1 answer
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      Installation & What's in the Box

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Basket Long Sides
      • (2) Basket Short Sides
      • (3) Basket Floor Bars
      • (2) Front Feet
      • (2) Rear Feet
      • (2) Rear Clamp Arms
      • (2) Basket Crossbars
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06

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