(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install Teraflex Rear Utility Cargo Rack - Black on your Wrangler
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the TeraFlex rear utility cargo rack, fitting all 2007 to 2016 four-door JKs that have a hardtop. If you have a two-door JK or a soft top on your four-door, you will not be able to use this rack.This is for those of you guys who use your JKU for camping or just, like, to haul around a lot of gear. This cargo rack will give you some additional space and also allow you to strap down your cargo when it's in the Jeep, making sure that it stays nice and secure.Now, like all TeraFlex products, this is really well-built and also has the price tag to go along with it, so if you have the budget for it, I definitely recommend taking a look at this rack. As I said, this rack is really well-built. The sidebars are made of an extruded aluminum that's covered in a UV-resistant anodized coating, which means they're going to look good for a long time. And this rack is available with the black sidebars or with the silver if you want a little bit of a different look.The corners of the sides are made of a plastic composite material, and the bottom is a stamped steel to give you plenty of strength. All the side rails have T-slots built into them so that you can add accessories and also tie-downs, and this kit doesn't come with just the basket. It also has your mounting brackets. These allow you to mount the basket onto the support cage of your JKU, and something I really like about them is that they're adjustable. So no matter what size cargo you're trying to carry on the rack or below the rack, you'll be able to make the adjustment and ensure that everything fits.Getting this rack installed on the Jeep is pretty easy, but there is a little bit of assembly that you'll have to do beforehand. TeraFlex does a nice job of including very explicit instructions, and even though there are a lot of pieces, if you follow the instructions carefully, the install is pretty straightforward.The first thing you'll want to do is lay out the bottom of the rack, and then go to installing all of the T-nuts that attach to the rails onto the bottom of the rack. You'll also snap in those composite corners, and once you have the completed rack built, you can install the brackets onto the support cage. Again, those are completely bolt-in, and they'll go into nuts that are welded into the support cage that are normally designed to hold your soft top in place. Once you have the brackets installed, you can bolt the rack itself onto the brackets and adjust it height-wise for whatever type of cargo you're going to be carrying. The whole installation will probably take right around two hours, and you won't need any specialty tools, just some Allen keys and a socket set.As I said in the beginning, TeraFlex is known for making really high-quality products, and along with that comes a little higher price tag. There are other racks that mount in the same location of your Jeep, and if you're only going to use it once a year, maybe you save a little bit of money and you go with one of the less expensive ones. But, if you want one of the higher quality racks that's available, you're going to be using it a lot, and you want to make sure that it holds up over time, I would definitely recommend going with this TeraFlex cargo rack.So, whether you use your Jeep for camping, over-landing, or you just like to haul around a lot of cargo, this will add some additional space and give you a nice area to strap down cargo, and also some accessories, into the rear of your Jeep. This is a really high-quality, well-built product that carries a price tag that goes along with it, but if you're looking for one of the nicer cargo racks that I've seen that mounts onto your support bar, I would recommend taking a look at this rack.So, that's my review of the TeraFlex rear utility cargo rack, fitting all 2007 to 2016 four-door JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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June 07, 2019
Nice addition to the cargo area
This rack looks good installed and seems like it will last a long time. I store my tools, wench stuff, roadside assistance gear, etc. Yes, it was tedious to assemble but I am okay with spending the time to get a good product to add to my jeep. I will say that distractions during assembly are not a good thing. Watch the assembly videos on YouTube. I have already gotten compliments on it and asked for details about it.Helpful (3)
April 29, 2019
Use the Glue in the hardware kit!
After reading a lot of reviews on this rack, I couldn't understand why it took people so long to assemble it. I'm guessing those people most have used the glue provided in the hardware package. I was able to assemble it much quicker, but opted out on the glue. As a result (possibly), I have had 4 bolts work their way loose. I plan on disassembling the rack and re-assembling with loctite. The rack rattles quite a bit, especially since it's directly over my subwoofer. I have since placed a door mat on the tank, which has helped quite a bit. You will definitely need an extra set of hands when it comes time to mount in the jeep.Helpful (2)
March 02, 2018
Great product/long installation
Great product/long installation It took me four hours to build it… And an hour plus to install… When installing by yourself it’s helpful to have two jackstands to position the shelf. But, once installed it’s awesome very sturdy and does the job.Helpful (8)
June 22, 2017
Pretty good but had to alter for install
The threads on the hanging brackets were painted over and I had to re-tap the threads with a 6mmx1.0 bit in order to complete the install. Destroyed 1 critical bolt in the process. The assembly was simple but tedious. I like the lightweight and adjustability. Product is a little overpriced IMO. Seems pretty solid so far but do have a slight rattle while driving. Probably fixable when the source is located. Emailed the mfg about the brackets and within 48hrs they offered to send me new ones at no cost. Would not put a large fully loaded ice chest on it but great for smaller lighter gear.Helpful (8)
June 19, 2017
I purchased this product to give me more storage for DJ/Sound equipment. I had some weight concerns but the rack is very sturdy and I doubt I will have problems. The only problem I ran into was attaching the brackets to the rack. The threads on the brackets are painted and made it very difficult to screw in. I stripped a couple screws and had to go to the hardware store to get replacements. I recommend buying a couple extra screws and running them through a few times to clear away any paint before installing. I ended up assembling the entire rack with the brackets attached and THEN lastly attaching it to the jeep, the bolts attach nice and easy to the jeep.Helpful (8)
March 26, 2017
Great Storage Solution
I’m a big Teraflex fan and this rear utility cargo rack is a great solution to optimize the storage space of my four-door Wrangler. It’s important to note that the rack mounts to the sports bar using the same location normally used for the soft top, so the rack can’t be used with the factory soft top. The rack is extremely solid and there are no rattles, but the paint finish chips and scratches easily, which was disappointing. Overall, the rack is sturdy and allows you store more gear efficiently. You can also use cargo clamps along the bottom plates to securely mount shovels and heaver gear.Helpful (11)
Would this rack still work if the rear seats are reclined with spacers?
The Teraflex Rear Utility Cargo Rack will not work if the rear seats are inclined no.
Can this be used on 2020 4 door ??
No, this kit is meant for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door models.
What are the inside dimensions?
Inside dimensions would be approximately 42.5"x24".
I have a 2013 Sport 4 door with an OEM soft top. Do you sell a rack that will fit in the my Jeep with a soft top? Thanks
At this time we would not have a rack to work with the soft top models.
How easy is it to remove this rack in case I needed to carry something larger in the cargo area?
It would be fairly easy to remove the Teraflex Rear Utility Cargo Rack but you still will need some basic hand tools to remove it. We estimate it taking about 30 minutes or less.
The Teraflex Rear Utility Cargo Rack will sit 21" above the cargo area floor on your Wrangler. This distance can be reduced with the use of cargo mats and cargo area protectors.
Hello! We have not tested this on a 2dr with its seats removed, so all we can say is that it fits and is made for a 4 door!
The weight limit on the Teraflex Rear Utility Cargo Rack is 75lbs.
The weight limit for the Teraflex Rear Utility Cargo Rack is 75lbs.
Hello, the height is adjustable but it seems that it is at the lowest point, or close to it in the pictures.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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