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Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JK and JKU Hardtop - Square Bars - Steel - Black

Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JK and JKU Hardtop - Square Bars - Steel - Black

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Carry cargo over your Jeep's hardtop with this sturdy roof rack. This no-drill system installs to side gutters with simple tools. Mounting points accept click-in accessories that attach in seconds. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Exposed Racks. Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JK and JKU Hardtop - Square Bars - Steel - Black part number ER37FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Exposed Racks Roof Rack - ER37FR

  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Square Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 51 In Bar Space
  • Exposed Racks
  • Black
  • Locks Not Included
  • Steel

Carry cargo over your Jeep's hardtop with this sturdy roof rack. This no-drill system installs to side gutters with simple tools. Mounting points accept click-in accessories that attach in seconds.


Features:

  • Crossbar system lets you carry cargo and accessories over your Jeep's hardtop
    • Perfect for kayaks, SUPs, skis, snowboards, and more
  • Sturdy square bars accommodate click-in and traditional clamp-on accessories
    • Click-in accessories simply push into holes and lock into place with push pins
  • Simple, no-drill installation to your Jeep's rain gutters
  • Rugged, carbon steel construction with black powder coat finish stands up to the elements
  • Complete system includes 2 crossbars, 4 brackets, and hardware
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Crossbar dimensions: 51-1/2" long x 1-1/4" tall x 1-1/4" wide
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • 3-Year limited warranty


exposed racks using kayak carriers

Rugged and built to last, this roof rack system from Exposed Racks is a perfect fit for your outdoor lifestyle and an excellent complement to any Jeep. Thanks to the incredibly simple, no-drill installation, you'll be carrying your favorite recreational equipment in no time. These crossbars install over your hardtop.


Click-In Accessories Attach in Seconds

exposed racks click-in accessory mounting holes

This system includes click-in mounting points, which let you use accessories from Exposed Racks that make it easier to load up gear for your trips. Unlike channel mounted accessories on typical crossbars that use bolts, clamps, or knobs, these click-in accessories install in just a few seconds. They simply push into the mounting points and lock into place using push pins.


exposed racks with paddle holder click-in accessories

From load stops to paddle holders, these easy-to-use accessories ensure you can carry a wide variety of cargo. You can also adapt carriers and mounts from other brands so they can take advantage of these mounting points, using Exposed Rack's diverse selection of mounting plates. The plates have channels, similar to some crossbars, that allow you to mount your accessories directly to them. Once the accessory is installed on the plate, simply drop it into the bar's click-in mounting points. The rack also accommodates clamp-on carriers that are compatible with square crossbars.


Simple, Quick No-Drill Installation

This system installs over the hardtop on your Jeep Wrangler JK or JK Unlimited. Using only hand tools, the brackets install to the side gutter rails. Then, the crossbars are placed in the brackets and tightened down with the included hardware.



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Video of Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JK and JKU Hardtop - Square Bars - Steel - Black

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Exposed Racks Jeep Hardtop Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

What's up everybody. It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be checking out. This exposed rack roof rack system on this 2013 Jeep Wrangler unlimited, this is going to be a good system, a roof rack that attaches to the rain gutters on your hard top. That way you don't have to drill any permanent holes or mess with the hard top at all. It easily goes on there and it comes right back off when you don't want it, let's check it out.

If you have a Jeep Wrangler, JL, or JL unlimited or even a Jeep gladiator, these exposed racks also have ones for those kinds of tops, too. You can find those on our website as well. If we look at the top of the bars. You're going to see the square holes and those are going to be for accessories. And I suppose racks has a bunch of different accessories.

For example, this is going to be a load stop. This is just one of the many and how it's going to work. Much like the other accessories are you pushing this silver button here. You put it right there in the square hole and slide down. And now it's in place.

So it's that easy to attach those accessories and kind of customize the bars, just like you would your own Jeep, showing different examples of the accessories you can get with the exposed racks. These are going to be the offset kayak carrier ones. And they go in the same slot much like all the other accessories. So from the load stops the offset kayak carriers to the center, kayak carriers to the paddle holders. You can even get a platform on the top that uses those same slots slides in there really easy and you can take it off and replace them.

So if you're constantly putting different stuff on your roof, this is a really good option because it's really easy to switch out those accessories. One negative side to this though, is that the brackets are specifically for the JK and JK unlimited are going to cover up this bottom hole here at the end. So then you can't use accessories on the outer mouse one because this bottom part is covered up and that button can't pop into place. So that does eliminate four of the holes you could use on the outside. Now, even though all of these in the end, you're not gonna be able to use there's three usable slots here on the front and the rear bars, and they're gonna be 12 and a half inches apart from each other. So it gives you plenty of options. When you are at an accessories on where you want to put them the whole system is made out of a black powder coat steel and it has a weight capacity of 165 pounds. So just keep that in mind when you're loading it up with your gear, that's how much you can put on there, now to also help it out with weight distribution. As you have these feet here at the bottom just in case you load it up and it starts to go down a little bit. It's going to keep it from coming down on your roof because it's got this extra support. Now, if you need even further support there's going to be holes here underneath. You can get these feet, you can screw in. And that's going to go on these top ridges here just to add again, more weight distribution help out with those heavier loads on the roof. Let's go over some measurements real quick. The bar itself is going to be 51 and a half inches long. And then we're gonna go from this Ridge here to the top of the bar. It's going to be two and a half inches. It's going to add to your roof. Then from the roof to the bottom of the bar is going to be an inch and a quarter. And then the square bar itself is going to be an inch and a quarter thick on all sides. Looking at the clamp it's going to be made of the same material as the bar up there, so that black powder coated steel you know, it's going to hold up the rust and corrosion. It also holds everything nice and tight. I can shake the Jeep back and forth and there's no rattling whatsoever in the bar or in our point here, or the bracket here and the clamp down here, there's no movement or anything. So I like that. No rattling. And it holds it really nice and tight together. You got the foam pads on the inside. So that's also going to be on the outside of this lip and on the inside this one. So it's going to protect that rain gutter from getting damaged or scratched. It's a good system. That's going to hold up really well. There are some other options out there for rain gutter roof racks. But this one, I kind of prefer to the other ones just because it's got that black powder coat steel, like I mentioned and not much else it blends in with your hard top like this. It doesn't have like some the other ones have plastic pieces on the outside. They kind of stick out a little bit more or the kind of an eyesore and the same thing with the wheels. Some of them have a wheel to tighten them down such as big hand-on that's out here and just doesn't look right on top of the Jeep to me. I prefer this system. It looks factory and it's low key. If you're not interested in being low key and you want to kind of stand out or you just want to match your G you also can get an exposed roof rack in red. So if you have a red Jeep or you just want to stand out on your hard top. That is an option. I mentioned earlier how easy it is to install and take back off when you don't need it. So it's much easier than drilling holes in your hard top, is going to be pretty easy installation where you just kind of put it together, a little bit on the table. Follow along with me and see how I did it. I've got some of the parts laid out on the table so I can show you how to assemble your crossbar with the bracket really easy. Instead, your bracket, you see the open side up top just gonna put that underneath there. And what we're going to do is line up this slot with this hole here. Cause that's where the hardware is going to go in. Now, before I do that real quick I need both hands over here to the bolt, that's going to go through there. I recommend using some anti-seize because it is stainless steel. And if you go to run that down with the stainless steel nut, it could get stuck. So we're going to take it now run the bolt through this end, put that hole and you might have to push up a little bit on the bracket. So it clears that hole to slide that bolt right through. Just like that. And then we'll come back with our washer and lock washer and loosely put on the nut on this side. You want to leave it loose because you want to be able to slide this bracket back and forth. Once you get on the roof for adjustments. And that's good right there. Now ready to set it down on the roof, make sure the tab is going to go in the rain gutter, just like that. Line that up on both sides make sure you keep the bar straight across and not angled. So I'm just trying to eyeball from here. It looks pretty straight. And then what we're going to do is look at the side to sides and we have to hop down and look, but make sure the bar is going to be evenly spaced on each side. Now we're going to pull out on this bracket just to get lined up with the rain gutter. So I need to push it in. And that's the adjustment from side to side I was talking about and that's why we left these loose in the first place. With the roof bar into place. This would be a good time to measure from center to center where it is. Now exposed racks recommends that you stay somewhere in 24 and 36 inches. So we're going to go center center here, say I want a little off on that. One was like 34 and a half inches. So we're right in where they say we could be and make sure you check that on the other side, before adding the feet, now we're going to come back and add our foot, our clamp to the bottom. So you're just going to put this on the bottom of the rain gutter here, line up with this part here put the bolt and the lock washer up through there. And then start to hand tighten it, once you get it started you can come back with the tool and tighten it down further. Got a good start there. I can continue tightening down. When you're tightening this down. Make sure you do it just enough to compress that foam there in the middle. You don't want to over-tighten it. And the same thing as you want to jump back and forth and do this evenly. So you don't want to tighten down one side all the way and then go to the other and kind of jumping back and forth. Just make sure it evenly tightens down. Now, finally, we're going to come back and tighten up these bolts in the crossbars and the brackets. With all the tightening down I always like to give it a good shake back and forth. You can see the Jeep is going back and forth. There's no rattling whatsoever. And the pieces that we put together. So none here in the clamp, none here in the bracket and none here in the rail. So it's going to be nice and tight on your roof, on your travels. Well, I think it's going to be really helpful to have with your Jeep. I liked the aspect of easy to put on and take off and you didn't have to drill any holes in your hard top. So I really like this system. I think it's gonna work out especially if you go the accessory route and get those. Well thanks for hanging out. And I hope this helped..


Customer Reviews

Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JK and JKU Hardtop - Square Bars - Steel - Black - ER37FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Carry cargo over your Jeep's hardtop with this sturdy roof rack. This no-drill system installs to side gutters with simple tools. Mounting points accept click-in accessories that attach in seconds.

- ER37FR
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These racks are well made and easy to assemble. They are easy to install if you have running boards or a step ladder.



- ER94FR
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I bought the ER rack for my 2011 2-door Jeep JK. It is high quality, sturdy, and very quick and simple to install or remove. I have used it to transport my windsurf board and mast 20 - 30 times at highway speed with no issues. Rack spacing for a 2-door Jeep is 24 inches, which is adequate for my 9.6 ft board. Note: I had to buy nuts and extra spacers to bolt the front rack to my Jeep frame. Since I bought the Jeep used, it's possible that some pieces had been removed from the rollbar.



- ER49FR
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Easy install, perfect fit. Mounted my ski rack and was able to clear the garage door. It would not clear with the Thule load bars. the low profile is quieter too.



- ER54FR
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Thank you etrailer for having Stacey as a customer service provider. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. She helped me till we found the perfect roof rack for my Kayaks. You have a new customer because of her.



- ER49FR
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So far, so good. Just received these and they appear solid and beefy-they are heavier than most. The package they came in was mutilated and had obliviously been re-taped. Both of the cardboard tubes had their end caps blown out and the cross bars loose in the package probably caused the damage to the box. To their credit, only 1 of the plastic end caps showed slight damage. Both inner boxes containing the mounting brackets appeared to have been cut with a box cutter. The bolts used to connect the brackets to the crossbars were missing. I called customer service and was told replacements would be shipped. I have not yet received them and as such have not mounted the rack on my ‘21 Gladiator and cannot speak to the process or fit. UPS has done the testing on the finish and I’m happy to report the crossbars passed! I’m looking forward to the increased versatility these should provide.



- ER67FR
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Gives you the utility of a hardtop with the freedom of a soft top. Awesome product! Hauls my Old Town Sportsman kayak (76lbs) all summer long.



- ER64FR
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Everything that etrailer was involved in was awesome. Great communication. The only negative was the condition of the exterior box and how the carrier handled the package. The external and internal packing had been damages by the carrier.



- ER54FR
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I have a bestop fast back soft top the front bar fits with no issue the rear bar will fit barely I cut 1/2 off each end of the rear bar and make for 3/4 of clearance on each side



- ER87FR
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LOVE! Easy install, done by myself in about half an hour, love the clean look, will be shopping for accessories soon :)



- ER87FR
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- ER34FR
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This item is well made and strong. Hauled 2 kayaks 1200 miles without any issues.



- ER54FR
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perfect,,,thank you



- ER27FR
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  • Can I Install Exposed Roof Rack AND Rhino-Rack Roof Rack To Carry Tent On 2014 Jeep Wrangler?
    You won't have the room to properly add a second roof rack like Exposed Racks Roof Rack # ER37FR to your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited since it already has a Rhino-Rack roof rack consisting of the following parts: Vortex Aero Crossbars 59" # RRVA150S-3, Legs # RRRLT600-3, BackBone # RRRJKB1, Bases # RRQMFK05, and Spacers # RRQMVA05. Even if you did have room to fit the Exposed rack onto the roof gutters, I don't think this would be a good idea since the height would be different for each...
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