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Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top - Square Bars - Steel - Black

Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top - Square Bars - Steel - Black

Item # ER74FR
Our Price: $394.41
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Open and close your Jeep's soft top without having to remove and reinstall this roof rack. This no-drill system installs underneath soft top, connecting to the frame with simple hand tools. Crossbars work with traditional clamp-on accessories. Great Prices for the best roof rack from Exposed Racks. Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top - Square Bars - Steel - Black part number ER74FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Exposed Racks Roof Rack - ER74FR

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

Open and close your Jeep's soft top without having to remove and reinstall this roof rack. This no-drill system installs underneath soft top, connecting to the frame with simple hand tools. Crossbars work with traditional clamp-on accessories.


Features:

  • Crossbar system lets you carry cargo and accessories while your Jeep's soft top is open
    • Perfect for rooftop tents, canoes, kayaks, surfboards, SUPs, and more
  • Roof rack installs under soft top, which lets you open and close the top with no interference
    • Works with Jeep OEM and Bestop soft tops
  • Sturdy square bars accommodate traditional clamp-on accessories
  • Simple, no-drill installation to your Jeep's frame with brackets and included hardware
  • 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:

  • Dimensions:
    • Front crossbar: 51-1/2" long x 1-1/4" tall x 1-1/4" wide
    • Rear crossbar: 48-1/2" long x 1-1/4" tall x 1-1/4" wide
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
    • Always observe your vehicle's maximum roof load capacity
  • 3-Year limited warranty


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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. This kit attaches under the soft top of your Jeep, so you can open and close the top with no interference. Hit the road with your gear on the roof and the wind in your hair.


Simple, Quick No-Drill Installation

This system installs underneath the soft top on your Jeep Wrangler JL. Using only hand tools, you can mount the front and rear bars to the frame with the included brackets and hardware. When you aren't using the roof rack to haul cargo, your soft top will close over the crossbars with no interference.



8-00-9651-BK Exposed Racks Universal Crossbar for Wrangler JL & JLU - 51" - Qty 1

8-00-9652-BK Exposed Racks Universal Crossbar for Wrangler JL & JLU - 48" - Qty 1

8-00-9914 Exposed Racks Soft Top Mounting Bracket - Qty 2

8-00-9912 Exposed Racks Soft Top Mounting Bracket - Qty 2

8-00-9927 REPL Bolts for Exposed Racks - Qty 4



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Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top - Square Bars - Steel - Black - ER74FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

Open and close your Jeep's soft top without having to remove and reinstall this roof rack. This no-drill system installs underneath soft top, connecting to the frame with simple hand tools. Crossbars work with traditional clamp-on accessories.

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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.


Comments
This is a great Jeep rolllbar! It attaches securely and is quick and easy to attach remove. I rely on it to transport watercraft safely.
Ellen - 07/24/2022


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Looks very sharp and it’s very practical, not to mention super easy to install. Love the fact it has easy to snap optional accessory.




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From Md zig zagging across the country, down to the keys. No problems. Kept the straps tight with 2 Hobie kayaks. Rode on rough roads with Jeep with kayaks on the roof without issues. Highly recommended.




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The rear bar runs directly over the satellite antenna and interferes with the signal. Pins instead of bolts to hold them in the mounting brackets would be better so the bars can be removed when on in use.




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etrailer always ships quickly and I've ordered from them multiple times. In this case, some of the hardware was missing from the original shipment (from the manufacturer). etrailer quickly responded and got me the parts I needed in less than a week, and the new roof rack looks great.




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Did not come with the nuts and bolts to assemble. Using temporary bolts until I can correctly size the right bolts.


Comments
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We definitely want to make sure you get all the pieces that should have come with your product. I have sent this to our customer service team and they will be in touch soon.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/23/2022


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They delivered 2 rear bracket packages instead of including the front and rear. So I’ve not been able to install it yet. I’m thinking of sending it back as o couldn’t put it on to use it when I wanted to. Sorry about that. But we were pretty disappointed




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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.




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Excellent customer service. Mounting bolts were missing from the kit. Had them in two working days from emailing. Immediate response to email.




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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.




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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.




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Excellent customer service! My initial order arrived missing one of the two pieces shipped. The box the piece was shipped in seemed to have gotten mangled in transit and the piece was missing. I worked with the folks at etrailer and they promptly shipped me the part again…received it yesterday!




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Reasonably priced. Good fit on a Jeep Gladiator. Very durable.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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




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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 :)




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perfect,,,thank you




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




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  • Can I Use the Exposed Racks ER74FR If I Have a Hard Top
    Yes. You could use the Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top - Square Bars - Steel - Black # ER74FR with the hardtop off; it's actually designed to be used with the top off so it sounds like it's the perfect solution for your 2018 Wrangler JL. You will need to remove the bars to put the hardtop back on, but if you ever decide to get a soft top then you can put it on over these bars. It's really a pretty cool solution! This rack will connect to the windshield housing and the speaker roll bar area.
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  • Can the Soft Top Remain Up While Loading a Kayak on a Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top?
    That is correct. The Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top # ER74FR Installs under factory or Bestop soft tops, so the soft top must be down to load on anything to the rack.
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  • Can The Exposed Roof Rack For Jeep Soft Top Be Used With The Soft Top Still Installed?
    The Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JL and Gladiator Soft Top - Square Bars - Steel - Black # ER74FR is made to fit under soft tops and only be used when the soft top is open or removed. While a lightweight cargo bag may be fine, I still do not recommend doing so because the soft top is not made to hold any weight from cargo added to the top of it and doing so could cause damage. I recommend only using this roof rack when the top is open or removed.
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  • What Roof Rack do You Recommend for My 2021 Jeep Wrangler Soft Top with Sky One Touch Roof?
    Unfortunately, if you do have a soft top, we do not currently have a roof rack option that will fit on top of your roof. However, we do have a system that fits when your roof is down: the Exposed Racks Roof Rack for Jeep JL Soft Top - Square Bars - Steel # ER74FR (black) or # ER46FR (red). With these crossbars installed, you can then close the roof over the bars (as long as no mounted accessories interfere). These systems provide you with 165 pounds of maximum weight capacity. As with all...
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  • What Crossbars will Fit the Rhino-Rack Gutter Mount Legs # RL210S2 On a 2021 Wrangler with Soft-Top?
    I have a solution for you. Unfortunately, since you have a soft-top one-touch roof, the Rhino-Rack Aero Crossbars # RRVA150B-2 does not have compatible feet/fit kit that is designed to fit that particular style roof on your 2021 Jeep Wrangler. The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Legs - Gutter Mount - 8-3/10" Tall - Qty 2 # RL210S2 will not fit. However, we do carry a roof rack that will allow you to carry accessories/cargo with your 2021 Jeep Wrangler while your top is down: the Exposed Racks Roof...
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