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SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount

SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount

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Great for sea, white-water, and similar kayaks, these J-style cradles provide an easy, convenient way to tote a boat on your roof rack. Padded cradles install in seconds without tools, and ropes and straps are included for complete kayak stability. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from SportRack. SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount part number SR5511 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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SportRack Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • SportRack
  • J-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking

Great for sea, white-water, and similar kayaks, these J-style cradles provide an easy, convenient way to tote a boat on your roof rack. Padded cradles install in seconds without tools, and ropes and straps are included for complete kayak stability.


Features:

  • Fixed-position, J-style cradles let you safely and securely carry 1 kayak on its side
    • Takes up minimal space on your roof rack so that you can carry more gear
    • Requires no adjustment - just lift boat and place it into cradles
  • Simple, tool-free installation
    • Integrated brackets swing into place under crossbars and tighten with hand knobs for secure fit
  • Sliding pads on cradle arms can be repositioned to provide best protection for kayak hull
  • 2 Heavy-duty straps with cam buckles secure kayak in place on cradles
  • 2 Strong ropes with galvanized steel hooks anchor bow and stern of kayak to your vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with gray powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Maximum kayak dimensions:
    • Weight: 75 lbs
    • Length: 17'
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar diameter: 3-1/2"
    • Will not work on Rhino Rack Aero crossbars
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Not for use with tandem kayaks.



SR5511 SportRack J-Style Roof-Mounted Kayak Rack; replaces ABR511

Item # SR5511

Installation Details SR5511 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount - SR5511

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (33 Customer Reviews)

Great for sea, white-water, and similar kayaks, these J-style cradles provide an easy, convenient way to tote a boat on your roof rack. Padded cradles install in seconds without tools, and ropes and straps are included for complete kayak stability.

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Love them. 821730



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Great product. Never have an issue installing and very secure. Work great and look great! 800751



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Thanks for the quick delivery. Haven't installed yet will update after I install. 681766



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Very good product, fits on the Jeep and Minivan very well. 642191



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I use it at least once per month. Mounting and de-mounting is super fast and you don't need any tools. I am still afraid that our kayaks will fly away one day so I used three fixing ropes for each kayak and they perfectly fits to the carriers. They don't move at all even if driving over 80 MPH. I would definitely recommend it. 484335



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Perfect, and very Secure! I live in the Florida Keys and use these J Racks to transport a 12 Kayak, on my Toyota Corolla, over the many windy bridges, as we travel to our favorite launch site. Also the customer service from etrailer is Top Notch! Keep up the Great Work, you have earned a customer for life! 466470



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I have found the roof rack/kayak rack equipment that i purchased last year to be quite satisfactory and worth the purchase price. The problem was when we tried to tie on a paddle board. I realize the rack was not designed specifically for a SUP so it was not necessarily the fault of the rack. Otherwise i am happy with my purchase. 429368



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Arrived when promised. 428342



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Fit my Thule perfectly, bought two pair for our 10' kayaks. I strap them down with ratcheting tie downs and they do a great job. I would absolutely buy them again, especially at such a good price. Quality is excellent. 421251



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Good value for the price. I did need to get the "adaptor bolts" (they are longer than the ones shipped with the product) to fit my older (thicker) rack bars on my truck. I carry the kayak only when going to paddle, I don't leave them mounted all the time. Easy to install and they hold the boats. 414249



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They work !! What else can I say . 379402



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Received with the cross bars, rack mounts. Easy install. Installed everything in about 30 min. 366711



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Arrived on time and was what I ordered. 295934


Comments
Great - ordered another set.
Lisbeth V - 09/17/2017

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Product installed and worked great. We have two very long touring kayaks and these work great for carrying on the Toyota 4 Runner. Installation was simple and worked with crossbars from Toyota. 293220



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Easy to install,sturdy,quality, j racks. 289312



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We are very happy with this product. They are simple to install and remove on my suburban a roof top factory cross rails. I would buy this product again. 285629



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Excellent quality. Very good alternative to the "premium brands." I have used it on long distance trips and there were no issues. They are a little loud when driving without the kayaks in them, but they are very easy to take on and off. 282878



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Very easy to put on roof rack. Work gre at! 277045



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3 because one of the pads came off when I was loading the kayak and it is difficult to get bolts tight enough on the roof mount - one slipped while I was driving on the interstate - 273437



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everything went great, no issues, got exactly what I wanted and ordered. 268806



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These fit great on the roof bars...holds my kayak perfectly...together they are a great set...like the easy load and disassembly....money well spent!!! 267251



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Unfortunately this rack did not fit correctly on my 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The factory rack slopes ups towards the front of the car. This makes the racks crooked. There doesn't seem to be any way to adjust the angle of them. I also noticed that since the rack doesn't fold down, I can not put the pathfinder in the garage with the racks attached. The rack looks like a quality product and attaches easily. I put 1 star because it didn't work for me 263926



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I hesitated buying a rack for my Buick because I didn't think a clamp style would be strong enough. I was wrong and this rack has really improved my life and hobby of kayaking. I can slap 2 kayaks up in no time and hit the water for a few hours of fun. Great product and built like a tank! 254895



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Super fast delivery and service. Item is perfect. 251572



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The sport rack carrier is very easy to install and holds my kayak in place . 249689


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  • SportRack J-Style Kayak Carrier Compatibility with Aero-Style Roof Rack Crossbars
    Both of the SportRack J-style rack-mount kayak carriers we offer are shown on the linked page. These two carriers, # SR5511 and # SR5513, both fit most shapes of roof rack crossbars, including aero-style bars such as the Rhino-Rack Vortex bars like # RRVA180B.
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  • Kayak Carrier Compatible with 2013 VW Jetta Sedan OEM Roof Rack
    The SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount # SR5511 will fit your OEM crossbars as long as they are no wider than 3-1/2 inches. This is a basic kayak carrier, but I recommend the upgrade to a folding carrier like the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 which will also fit your roof rack. This gives you a cleaner look and more clearance when not carrying kayaks as well as that nice folding feature. This rack also gives you the hood and trunk...
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  • Fit of SportRack J-Stacker Kayak Carrier # SR5511 on Thule AeroBlade Load Bars
    SportRack is actually a division of Thule. The J-Stacker Kayak Carrier you mentioned is compatible with crossbars up to 3-1/2 inches wide, since the Thule AeroBlade crossbars are 3 inches wide, the J-Stacker will indeed fit. The J-Stacker does come with bow and stern tie downs, but I would also recommend the Thule Quick Loops, part # TH530. The quick loops can be closed into the trunk and hood of the vehicle, and would offer a quick and easy to use attachment point for the tie downs. I...
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  • Must the Bow and Stern Tie Down Ropes be Used When Carrying a Kayak on a Subaru Outback
    The J-Stacker Kayak Carrier, # SR5511, is one of our most popular kayak carriers and is designed to work on Thule square bars, round bars and most factor crossbars. This kayak carrier would be my recommendation for your Subaru Outback. It is required to tie down the bow and stern when carrying a kayak on top of a vehicle. I spoke with my contact at SportRack and found out that the ropes are made of a soft polypropylene material that should not damage the paint on your vehicle. These...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting My 2 Seater Kayak with My 2015 Honda CR-V
    I have a couple of solutions for loading your kayak independently but lets start with the roof rack that will custom fit your vehicle. With your style of roof the Thule # TH460R, and # THKIT3118 is a confirmed custom fit for your 2015 Honda CR-V. Add either WingBar # TH711200 for silver or # TH711220 for black to complete the system. This will give you a good base for your kayak carrier to sit on. I noticed you were looking at the # SR5511 SportRack Kayak Carrier. This carrier is...
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  • Options for Loading 2 or 3 Kayaks on 2016 Subaru Outback
    It is possible that you will be able to carry 3 kayaks on the roof of your 2016 Subaru Outback, but it will depend on the length of the crossbars on your vehicle and the depth of your kayaks. The SportRack Kayak Carrier # SR5511 you referenced is a good, economical solution to carry the kayaks on the roof. J-style carriers typically take up approximately 17-1/2 inches of space. This means you would want around 53 inch crossbars to accommodate 3 kayaks in J-style carriers. If you typically...
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  • Will Sportrack Kayak Carrier part # SR5511 fit Yakima Core Bars
    Yes, the Sportrack Kayak Carrier part # SR5511 that you referenced can fit aero crossbars that are up to 3-1/2 inches in width. The Yakima Corebars are 2-1/2 inches wide so they would easily fit.
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  • Options for Installing a J-Stacker Kayak Rack on a 2008 Mercury Mariner
    Yes, If your 2008 Mercury Mariner has the factory cross bars that run from side to side on the top of the vehicle, the SportRack J-Stacker Kayak Carrier - Roof Mount, item # SR5511, will work on your vehicle. The J-Stacker will work on factory cross bars up to 3-1/2 inches diameter. If your vehicle has factory side rails that run front to back, without cross bars, you will need cross bars. I would recommend the Thule Roof Rack For 2008 Mariner by Mercury, which consists of part # TH712100...
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  • Will the Sportrack J-Stacker Kayak Carrier work on Factory Cross Bars of a 2004 Toyota Rav4
    If you ordered 2 SportRack J-Stacker Kayak Carriers # SR5511 like you referenced you would be able to carry two kayaks as long as the weight capacity of your roof is not exceeded. You should have enough clearance to tighten the thumbscrews to your roof rack as this rack is confirmed to fit your vehicle. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine what that capacity is. This rack is designed to fit most factory crossbars as long as the diameter of the cross bar...
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  • 2 Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Factory Crossbars of a 2015 Subaru Outback
    The Yakima BigStack part # Y04041 has been confirmed as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2015 Subaru Outback and can carry up to 2 kayaks so it would work well for you.
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  • Will 2 SportRack J-Style Kayak Carriers Fit Thule Crossbars on 2008 Toyota Tundra Camper Shell
    SportRack J-style kayak carrier # SR5511 will fit the Thule roof rack crossbars on your 2008 Toyota Tundra's camper shell. Since the carrier holds the kayaks up on their sides 2 kayaks would fit if you used 2 carriers. Check the roof weight carrying capacity of the camper shell to make sure that the combined weight of the kayaks does not exceed it. I have linked a video review of this kayak carrier for you.
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  • Does Sportrack Kakak Carrier # SR5511 fit Yakima Corebar on 2018 Toyota RAV4
    Yes, the SportRack Kayak Carrier part # SR5511 that you referenced is compatible with the Yakima Corebar roof rack that fits your 2018 Toyota RAV4 with factory raised rails part numbers # Y00421 and # Y00147 as the kayak carrier was designed to fit aero shaped crossbars like this. I attached an install video for the roof rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Roof Rack, Kayak Carrier, and Paddleboard Carrier Recommendation for a 2009 Nissan Murano
    First lets start with a roof rack for your 2009 Nissan Murano. If your roof has raised rails that run from front to back then you would only need the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R and 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420 to complete a roof rack. If you have a naked roof then you would instead need the part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK205. For a carrier for your paddleboard you would need the part # TH810001 and then for a kayak carrier part # TH834 would work great.
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  • Will the SportRack J-Stacker Kayak Carrier, # SR5511, Fit a Yakima Roof Rack on a 2004 Ford Freestar
    The SportRack J-Stacker kayak carrier, # SR5511, will fit Yakima round crossbars on your 2004 Ford Freestar.
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  • Could 2 SportRack Kayak Carriers # SR5511 be Installed on the Roof of a Honda Odyssey
    The SportRack Kayak Carrier # SR5511 will fit factory crossbars so it should fit your Honda Odyssey roof rack. However, since I don't know what year your vehicle is it's hard for me to get a definite yes or no. Before you attempt to carry 2 kayaks on the roof of your vehicle you will want to first check the owners manual of your vehicle to verify that your vehicle has the capacity for the weight of your 2 kayaks. Each of these carriers weighs about 9 lbs. As long as you have the capacity...
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  • Transporting 13.5-foot Kayak in High Winds Using Sportrack J-Stacker Kayak Carrier
    I spoke to my contact at Thule for any information to address your concern about the stability of your 13.5-foot kayak in the J-style carrier when driven in high winds. Although Thule does not specifically apply wind ratings to their kayak carriers, it was suggested that the J-style that you are using would likely be a best option. After discussing your safety concerns with one of their technical staff we agreed that the simplest solution is the addition of supplementary tie-down straps....
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  • Roof Rack, Paddleboard, and Kayak Carrier for a 2011 Nissan Murano SL AWD
    First for a roof rack that is inexpensive and that will be easy to put on and take off of your 2011 Nissan Murano and factory side rails I recommend # SR1098. Then what you can do to carry a paddleboard and kayak at the same time is use Rhino-Rack SUP pads # RRRWP03 to protect the board from the roof rack crossbars. Then you could use a J-style kayak carrier # SR5511 for he kayak. Since this carrier holds the kayak on its side there could be enough room for the paddleboard depending...
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  • How to Secure a Kayak Using SportRack Kayak Carrier SR5511 on a 2003 Dodge Durango
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    For the SportRack roof rack # SR1002 on your 2010 Toyota Corolla I recommend the SportRack J-style kayak carrier # SR5511. Technically, the minimum crossbar spacing required for this carrier is 24 inches. The bar spread with the SR1002 roof rack on your Corolla will be 23-1/2 inches. But that 1/2 inch difference will be fine. I have linked a video of this carrier for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual and/or Toyota for the roof weight carrying capacity of the vehicle...
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  • Will the SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # SR5511 Fit Rhino Rack Square Crossbars
    Yes, the SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # SR5511 that you referenced will fit the square crossbars of the Rhino Rack roof racks. The dimensions of the Rhino Rack bars are almost identical to the Thule bars and Sportrack bars.
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  • Will SportRack J-Style Kayak Carrier Fit 1-1/2 Inch Square Crossbars
    Yes, you do get one j-style cradle per crossbar (so 2 total to hold 1 kayak) with SportRack kayak carrier # SR5511. This carrier will fit crossbars up to 3-1/2 inches. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for a 2007 Buick LaCrosse
    In order to carry a kayak on your 2007 Buick LaCrosse you will first need to start off with a roof rack for which I recommend using the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack part # SR1002 because it is a great, easy to use, price-point option for you. Then, in order to secure your kayak you can use the SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # SR5512 or the SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # SR5511, whichever you prefer. If you have multiple kayaks though you would want to go with...
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    The SportRack # SR1003, # SR1116 that you referenced is a fit for your 2000 Honda Civic Coupe and will be able to either carry two bikes or one kayak providing you are below the 90 lb weight limit capacity. To order a complete roof rack system you will need 1 set # SR1003 which are the crossbars and clamps and 1 set # SR1116 which are the adapter bars needed for coupe (2-door) vehicles. This rack comes with an integrated lock system. To carry your bikes on your roof rack, SportRack...
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  • Kayak Carrier Options for 2013 Honda CR-V Towed Behind a Motor Home
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  • J Style Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack
    I can't recommend you drill through your Yakima round bars to pin the Sportrack J-Kayak Carrier # SR5511 to it. Instead I would recommend a Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073 which was specifically designed to fit Yakima round bars and would work well for you. The rack can fold down when not in use as well which is nice. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Roof Rack Fits for 2008 Ford Edge with Vista Roof to Allow Carrying Two 47-lb Kayaks
    Since you have a glass roof on your 2008 Ford Edge you'll want to check your owner's manual for any guidance regarding rooftop cargo loads. I reviewed an online version but it did not include roof weight capacity. Your manual will reflect the capacities of your exact vehicle as it was equipped from the factory and so this is your starting point. Or you can check with your local dealership by giving them your VIN number. Chances are that you will not be able to directly load kayaks on...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Mazda CX-5 Naked Roof
    The Rola roof rack part # 59767 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Mazda CX-5 with a naked roof and it can easily be removed/installed so it would work well for you. For a J-style kayak carrier to use with this roof rack the Sportrack Kayak Carrier part # SR5511 would work great also. You could use the Hood Loops, # TH529, or Quick Loops, # TH530, to minimize contact when strapping the kayak down as well.
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  • Options for Carrying 2 Kayaks on a 2012 Volkwagen Jetta without a Roof Rack
    I have a solution for you, however, there are a few things we want to look at before we can determine exactly what you need to carry both of your kayaks. The first step to take before carrying any kayaks or cargo on the roof of your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is to find the weight capacity of the roof. A Volkswagen dealer may be able to provide this information since your vehicle did not come with a factory roof rack. Exceeding the weight capacity of your roof could damage the vehicles roof. The...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Fit for a 1999 Honda Civic Si
    For your husband's 1999 Honda Civic coupe Si the Sportrack Roof Rack part numbers # SR1003 and # SR1116 is a confirmed fit. The kayak carrier part # SR5511 that you also referenced would then fit this rack and work well.
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