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Smittybilt Defender Roof Rack

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Our Price: $309.99 - $567.99
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  4.5 (10 reviews)

Features

  • Made of heavy-duty 1" steel tubing
  • Ultimate functionality and rugged good looks
  • Carries up to 150 lbs of cargo
  • Available in both together or one piece welded designs
  • Durable textured balck powder-coat finish
  • Defender roof rack light cage provides completed look
  • Light cage can protect up to four lights 9" in diameter
  • Installation is easy

Description

Rugged good looks and ultimate functionality – That's what you get with Smittybilt Defender roof rack. It enables you to have extra storage space while maintaining that stylish look you're going for. Caution – may cause people to stare!

It's constructed of heavy-duty 1" round steel tubing and topped off with a durable textured black powder-coat finish. This roof basket will carry up to 150 lbs. of gear that you don't want in your vehicle or it will just create the extra space for a long trip. This roof rack is designed for the ultimate off-road performance and look. Available in a bolt together or one piece welded design, Smittybilt ensures their racks are built as strong as they look. Integrated flooring and welded light tabs, 4 front and 2 rear, provide maximum functionality.

To bring you an even sweeter deal, you can complete the look with Smittybilt's Defender roof rack light cage. It mounts to the Defender roof rack for increased visibility and enhanced appearance. It protects 4 lights up to 9" in diameter. Made of the same durable 1" round steel tubing to match the strength and durability of the roof rack.

Installation is easy with multiple mounting options. Adapter brackets are available for you to add on specific cargo needs such as tires, shovels and axes, and off-road jacks that can be securely mounted to the basket. Your Defender light cage easily bolts directly to the roof rack for easy install. Whether you're looking for the extra storage space on your vehicle, or need some awesome off-road light mount, you will not be disappointed in the quality and craftsmanship of the Smittybilt roof rack.

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Installation

Step 1) Order your Defender Roof Rack today

Step 2) Shout for joy when it arrives

Step 3) Repeat step 2

Step 4) Easily install with provided instructions

Step 5) Get out there, show it off, and watch as heads turn your way

Limited Lifetime Warranty / 5 Years on Finish

Smittybilt offers a limited lifetime structure warranty and a 5 year finish warranty on the Defender Roof Rack. 

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Product Reviews Summary

Overall
4.5 
Appearance
4.2
Price / Value
3.8
Ease of Installation
4.2
Quality
4.0
10  Customer Reviews
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- 2016 Ford F450 (Seneca, SC)
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- 2016 Ford F450 (Seneca, SC)
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- 2005 Ford Excursion (Bayview, TX)
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Good but not great
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3.0
- 2005 Ford Excursion (Bayview, TX)
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Assembly is tedious but not difficult.

The quality is fair. The extended section on the passenger side didn't exactly line up straight. The mounting plates are not square(at a 90) so the bar appears bent.

Noticed with my polarized sunglasses that the powder coat is poor as I noticed roast throughout the rack. It's only been mounted for 2 months.

That's the extent of it at this point. After further use I'll update the review.
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5.0
(Farmington, CA)
Looks good and install was pretty straightforward.
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- Dodge Ram 2500 (Tracy, CA)
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Installed on my 2016 Ram 2500 diesel mega cab truck. My biggest gripe was the mounting kit. I would never trust rubber well nuts to hold the rack in place during an off-road trip or bumpy road. I ended up riveting the rack to my roof with 1/4" aluminum rivets and siliconed the holes. Much better hold.

Rack looks awesome though. Good quality build and nice powder coat finish.
Not too happy with the rubber well nuts.
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- Dodge Ram 2500 (Tracy, CA)
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I was hoping for a more stout mounting kit. This one utilizes rubber well nuts as the mounting hardware to mount to the roof. It's not a very stout hold, so I ended up riveting the rack to the roof with 1/4" aluminum rivets and siliconing the holes. Much better hold and I'll feel way more comfortable knowing it won't ever loosen or blow off my roof.
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- 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 (Kearney, NE)
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- 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 (Kearney, NE)
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