Review & Install Video
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.
The Rack of Your Dreams.
Your Wrangler JK 4-door is a great off-road adventure machine. One thing that might hold you back from some longer expeditions is a lack of accessible storage space. This Wasatch Rear Cargo Rack from Teraflex almost doubles available storage by providing a "shelf" over the standard load area. This makes it much easier to arrange and access all the stuff you'll need in the backcountry. Standard T-slot attachments on the rack allow for attachments of straps and accessories. What's more, it was designed from the start to be rattle-free. With this rack, the world is yours. Attaches to Sport Bar.
The Teraflex Utility Rack is designed to attach to the stock JK sport bar over the rear cargo area. What makes this cargo rack special is the ability to adjust the height to fit your needs at any given time. The rack can be adjusted from 23.625 inches to 18.825 inches, measuring from the rack panel to the cargo floor. Also included are t-slot channels that provide tie down points for mounting accessories.Installation.
Designed to offer lots of added space and storage for your hard top JK 4-door, this Cargo Rack comes with black powdercoated floor panels and silver aluminum side rails, along with all necessary hardware for installation. Any load will be supported and carried by your factory sport bar for a safe and secure upgrade.Applications.
This Silver Teraflex Rear Utility Cargo Rack is designed to fit 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-doors models equipped with Hard Top only.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Bottom Panels
- (8) Aluminum Rail Sides
- (4) Corner Outer Caps
- (4) Brackets
- (40) T-Nuts
- Turbo-Lock Blue Thread Locker
- L-Key Allen Wrench
- Installation Hardware
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18