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JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)
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    JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.83/5 Stars. (6 Reviews)
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This roof rack system allows for customizable gear mounting (ie. Rotopax, tread boards, Hi-Lift..), freeing up valuable bed space for other trip essentials. Comes coated with a 2 stage satin textured black powdercoat over durable zinc primer finish.
  • CNC cut and formed from 3/16" aluminum (steel mounting brackets) with extruded aluminum rails
  • Easy bolt together installation
  • No drilling required, clamps to hardtop rain gutters. (Optional support brackets require drilling. See below)
  • Available with or without 40" light bar cutout (full rack only)
  • Light bar cutout version includes light bar mounting brackets
  • Cutout fairing designed for 41.25" max lens housing width single row LED light bar. Up to 43.5" (mounting stud width) bar will fit with our mounts, but trimming of the fairing will be required
  • Half Rack allows for Freedom Panel removal and also works with the Bestop Sunrider
  • Not compatible with the One-Touch power top.
  • Milled T-nut access points
  • Powdercoated
  • Hardware Included
  • Made in the USA
  • Free shipping!
Dynamic (road) weight rating is 100lbs evenly distributed. Static and jarring off-road weight limits are at your discretion. Use the Roof Rack Reinforcement to run heavier gear (e.g. RTT)
Roof Rack Reinforcement Kit

Please note: vehicle will handle and wheel very differently with high loads on the roof. We recommend securing kayaks, canoes, and items that may generate resistance or lift at speed properly to the front and rear of the vehicle, not just the rack.


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45 Questions asked on JL Roof Rack | Jeep Wrangler (2018+)

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Q Bill Thurston • 03/19/2020, 4:51:02 PM Does this work with the Bestop Sunrider?
A 03/19/2020, 4:51:23 PM Sure does Bill!
Q Samuel • 03/26/2020, 10:18:50 PM I know it says JL but will it also fit a JK?
A 04/06/2020, 11:50:26 AM They fit JL only.
Q don • 04/15/2020, 11:38:53 PM what is the gap between the rails and the hard top
A 04/16/2020, 5:17:11 PM It depends on where you measure, but roughly 1-2"
Q Tim Kraklow • 05/21/2020, 0:56:27 AM What is the overall length of the short rack? I want to have freedom panel access AND take my recovery boards.
A 05/27/2020, 3:38:53 PM Overall usable space on the short rack is about 51" long by 54" wide.
Q Donald • 06/11/2020, 9:44:13 AM will the half rack hold a roof tent?
A 06/16/2020, 9:57:53 AM With the add-on reinforcement (JLRKMT-RF-PC) it would handle the weight as long as it was a smaller tent and not hanging over the front and rear of a rack a ton.
Q Chris Salicrup • 06/29/2020, 3:12:32 PM Hello, will this rack support a Batwing awning using your roof awning brackets?
A 07/07/2020, 2:23:55 PM The mounts are meant to be pretty universal, but we haven't tested this specifically.
Q James Gray • 07/16/2020, 6:10:56 PM What is the height measurement over the roof on the short rack? Also, can you remove the freedom panels with the short rack installed?
A 07/21/2020, 3:41:07 PM About 2.25" above the highest portion of the hard top. Yes, the freedom panels are removable with the short rack installed.
Q Luis Colmenares • 07/20/2020, 10:51:26 AM Will the short version fit the 2 door?
A 07/21/2020, 3:41:07 PM We have not yet tested this.
Q Erik • 07/23/2020, 10:57:47 AM Is there a version for the 2dr JL coming? Or will the JT version work with the 2dr JL?
A 08/05/2020, 1:07:37 PM Coming soon.
Q GREG CUYLER • 08/07/2020, 4:19:32 PM What size tent do you recommend for the shorter rack?
A 08/12/2020, 3:39:22 PM For sure you will need the additional support brackets. The short rack has about 51" usable length, so that would be a smaller tent.
Q James Johnson • 09/28/2020, 2:21:55 AM Will the short rack fit on a 2 door JL?
A 10/01/2020, 2:06:03 PM No, it will not.
Q Joe Anderson • 09/29/2020, 1:23:35 PM How high is the rack from the JL roof to the top of rack.
A 10/01/2020, 2:06:03 PM It depends on where you measure, but roughly 2-3"
Q Erin • 10/25/2020, 11:08:39 AM I have a JLU. If I get the short rack option, will it hold a cargo carrier like a Thule or Yakima?
A 10/26/2020, 4:24:49 PM Should not be an issue as long as the mounts on the carrier are adjustable down to 40" or so.
Q Austin Budde • 11/13/2020, 11:24:36 AM what is the usable space on the short rack
A 11/16/2020, 10:00:05 AM Overall usable space on the short rack is about 51" long by 54" wide
Q Austin Budde • 11/13/2020, 11:25:36 AM what is the usable space on the long rack
A 11/16/2020, 10:00:05 AM Overall usable space on the short rack is about 83" long by 54" wide
Q Gerald • 11/18/2020, 9:53:17 PM What is the best way to securely mount a shovel on the side of this rack. My old JK rack had a specific shovel mount bracket.
A 11/23/2020, 10:29:08 AM We like Quick Fist mounts, but you will likely have to drill a hole for the mounts in the rack.
Q Brennan • 11/28/2020, 11:13:24 AM Mounted on the hardtop what is the exact measurement of the height from the top of the hardtop? Want to make sure it will still fit in my garage.
A 11/30/2020, 4:18:13 PM About 2.25" above the highest portion of the hard top.
Q Cos • 12/15/2020, 5:30:45 PM Short rack: how many crossbars?( not counting front and back bars) Crossbar measurements-L/W/H? All crossbar identical? How much gap between each crossbar? Whats the measurements from the top of crossbar to highest part of side rail and front/back of rack. Thanks
A 12/23/2020, 5:13:09 PM Please contact us directly so we can better answer your questions
Q Amelio Barkho • 02/03/2021, 4:40:48 PM Where can I get overall dimensions of this roof rack? I would like to know the dimensions specifically where the Roof Rack clamps on to the Freedom Panels. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
A 02/08/2021, 10:28:40 AM Can you please contact our customer service team, then can help you with these dimensions.
Q Wade Bailey • 02/07/2021, 8:16:39 AM I need to know the exact dimensions of the Full rack on the Jeep JL Wrangler. Im mounting it on a Rebel Off Road Full Rack on my bed of my 20 Jeep Gladiator and I need to know the exact length and width. Where it mounts to the channels I will need that measurement also so there should be two Width measurements. Thanks
A 02/08/2021, 10:28:40 AM Can you please contact our customer service team, then can help you with these dimensions.
Q Danilo Montanez • 02/09/2021, 11:37:37 PM What’s the max weight load on the short rack?
A 02/15/2021, 1:32:05 PM 100lbs
Q Stuart • 02/18/2021, 4:32:12 AM Looking to install a roof top tent that weights 176Lbs. With the full rack and the additional frame supports you sell would your rack be able to withstand at least that for dynamic load?
A 03/01/2021, 2:33:46 PM We haven't had any issues with our shop JLU with a tent of that weight (with the supports of course.)
Q Shaye Powers • 03/12/2021, 5:47:11 PM How tall off of the roof is this rack once installed. I need to be under 5 inches in order to fit in my garage.
A 03/16/2021, 3:15:09 PM About 2.25" above the highest portion of the hard top.
Q John Heibel • 04/04/2021, 7:31:46 PM What is the weight of the full rack?
A 04/12/2021, 3:11:53 PM About 45 lbs.
Q Larry • 05/14/2021, 5:33:23 PM Does the short rack interfere with the satellite radio antenna in terms of reception?
A 05/21/2021, 11:22:51 AM It can, we recommend relocating the antenna as the signal with the hard top is poor even without a rack. There are brackets on the market to do this.
Q Mike Varela • 06/03/2021, 8:32:46 AM I see this is for 2018 and newer. Does it for sure not work with 2016 Wrangler jk
A 06/04/2021, 11:31:41 AM You would want JKRK -
Q Dana Laut • 06/12/2021, 4:20:09 PM Does it work with the soft top?
A 06/25/2021, 11:08:27 AM It does not.
Q Taylor Zinninger • 06/18/2021, 11:17:15 AM what is the static load rating for the rack with the support system installed?
A 06/25/2021, 11:08:27 AM That would be at your discretion. We haven't had issues with two adults in a 150 lb RTT on this system, but we haven't tested a hardtop to failure to get a max capacity.
Q andrew • 09/15/2021, 7:10:18 PM is the back edge (support) of the short rack the same height as the rails. I want to mount a tent but it is slightly wider than the rack and would need to hang over,
A 09/23/2021, 12:51:41 PM Yes, same height.
Q Kellie Padilla • 12/25/2021, 5:01:40 PM Have you guys ever seen any side awnings installed off of this roof rack? Or do you sell any kind of brackets that would handle a awning?
A 12/27/2021, 8:53:36 AM Yes! Check out our low profile awning mounts, part # VRKAWN2.
Q Steve King • 12/29/2021, 12:58:29 PM Does the rear of the Short Rack support rear-facing LED lights? If so, what would you recommend?
A 01/04/2022, 5:58:27 PM We didn't design it specifically with LEDs in mind, although you could easily attach some to it by drilling a couple holes. We like the Baja Designs S1 or S2.
Q Jonathan Bond • 12/29/2021, 9:34:48 PM Do you sell accessory mounts to fit this rack?
A 12/30/2021, 11:43:56 AM Yes we do! Check out the related products below.
Q Michael Hatton • 01/28/2022, 8:58:08 PM Do the rain gutter mounts for the half rack come with the rack or are they purchased separately?
A 01/31/2022, 10:37:27 AM The mounts and hardware come with the rack.
Q Cos • 04/22/2022, 9:48:22 AM Does an iKamper Skycamp 2.0 fit in your Long-rack? Would I also need your matching Roof rack rooftop tent mounting brackets?
A 04/25/2022, 2:46:10 PM Yes, it will fit. You will need the JL Roof Rack Reinforcement Kit. You may or may not need the RTT mounting brackets depending on what you receive with your tent.
Q Chad • 06/04/2022, 6:51:11 PM What the max weight on the short rack with the reinforcement? Both driving an parked
A 06/09/2022, 2:54:02 PM We have no official capacity on this system. We've ran a 175lb roof top tent on it without issue. But ultimately any additional weight on the roof is more than what the vehicle was designed for, even with these supports.
Q Chris • 09/16/2022, 7:30:17 PM Do you have an update on the timeline for the rack that fits a Jeep JL 2 door?
A 09/28/2022, 2:53:09 PM No official timeline, sorry.
Q Jack • 09/25/2022, 10:07:48 PM Have you guys gotten to test this on a sky one touch top yet?
A 09/28/2022, 3:39:40 PM We do not recommend our rack with the sky touch top.
Q Ryan • 03/21/2023, 1:16:49 PM Why do other roof rack companies stand behind thier product and offer competitive weight ratings? Yet you dont?
A 03/30/2023, 4:05:39 PM Without material data from the OEM, we are forced to make conservative estimations for load limits. We tend to over-engineer our racks and connections so that the limits we provide are driven by the vehicle's limitations rather than our product. In the case of the JL hard top we rate this rack conservatively at a 100lbs without our internal bracing, and at the customer's discretion with the internal bracing because there are a million ways to load a roof rack, and you are still relying on the freedom top in the front of the rack to handle whatever is loaded that far forward. This rack has a lifetime warranty like the rest of our products.
Q junoh • 06/20/2023, 3:21:27 PM When installing a roof top tent, can I install it right away without a bracket?
A 06/27/2023, 5:06:36 PM Please reach out to our support team for help with RTT mounting solutions.
Q Chris Adams • 07/06/2023, 9:30:22 AM Does the rack support Kayak holders? If so, have you tested a certain model or brand?
A 11/22/2023, 11:20:53 AM Our racks accept most standard crossbar attachments. We do not have a specific brand or model that we recommend.
Q Eric • 07/11/2023, 9:22:06 AM Have you entertained making a version of this rack for the Sky onetouch top. Fairing just over windshield forward of current And sides a couple inches taller
A 07/26/2023, 4:55:48 PM That may be something we develop in the future, however we do not currently have plans for a Onetouch compatible roof rack.
Q Elbert • 01/12/2024, 6:36:24 PM Will this fit a 2021 sahara 4xe? And will this accomodate a Thule roof box?
A 01/23/2024, 4:05:19 PM The 4xe looks to utilize the standard hardtop, so our rack would work. Most Thule boxes can be mounted to our racks.
Q Shannon Reed • 01/21/2024, 8:16:51 PM Does the half rack have the t-post channels like the full?
A 01/22/2024, 5:20:54 PM Yes, all of our roof racks utilize the same style crossbars with extruded channels.
Q J.M • 02/03/2024, 1:04:22 AM Will the full rack support pelican cases?? What’s the max weight?
A 02/14/2024, 10:54:56 AM Yes, it can hold Pelican cases. Jeep rates their hardtops at 100 lbs dynamic load, for anything more than that we recommend our reinforcement brackets.
Q Robb Sparks • 06/27/2024, 1:09:31 PM Can I mount a 270 degree batwing style awing to the short rack?
A 07/08/2024, 4:18:32 PM It would hold the static weight of the awning, but thats quite a bit of leverage & dynamic weight for just 2 mounts per side. The full rack would be a much better option.
★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.83/5 Stars out of 6 Reviews
Half Rack
(Ca) | July 27th, 2023
Rack shipped quickly and parts were well packed. Assembly and Install was simple and straight forward. Very little if any wind noise on the freeway. Assembly time was about 3 hours on the garage floor to assemble, would definitely recommend doing it on a table
JL Roof Rack - Half Rack
(North Carolina) | February 26th, 2021
I was in the market for an economical but quality half rack to carry a few items (spare fuel/water, sleep items, spare clothing, camp kitchen items) on the roof for our adventures. This rack fit that bill. The installation was super easy for one person, just needed a hand lifting it up on the hardtop for final placement. It looks really good, great quality materials and low profile design. I will be installing some scene lighting and emergency lighting this month to finish it all off. Overall very happy with the product. If there was one thing I would like to see changed/updated for future buyers, it would be to supply all black hardware. Everything on this rack has been powder coated black and all the hardware is not, which seems like an oversight to me. Increase the price a few bucks and supply the hardware, it will make this already great looking rack cleaner. Thanks JCR for making a quality product and having great customer service!
Nice rack.. Needed to relocate Sirius antenna after install.
(California) | February 20th, 2021
I really like this rack it arrived well packaged with no damage. The hardware bag heat seal had broken so the hardware was all over the bottom of the box but everything was there. No issues with installation. I fabricated four brackets to hold either four Rotopax or two Rotopax and my traction mats. I like the adjustability of the rack but I wish you could insert the sliding nuts from either side of the bar not just one side it would make the initial mounting of accessories easier. This was the first sliding nut type rack I have had so it took some getting used to for mounting accessories but I was able to get everything I wanted on it and I was even able to get the shovel mount from my old JK rack to work so I am happy. On the drive to work the next day after install I noticed my Sirius cutting out, I thought it might just be cloudy weather.. I had no idea the rack would cause the Sirius signal to cut in and out. My previous JK Roof rack didn't block the signal and this one isn't any larger. I had to google for a Sirius antenna relocation bracket and I moved the Sirius antenna to the front. After antenna relocation I get less dropouts than I did with the factory location before the rack was installed. There is a spot on the way to work by 7-11 that has cut out for me the last 6 years with both JK/JL after relocating the antenna it doesn't even drop there anymore. So other than blocking the Sirius signal no issues. I really like the rack, it's fairly easy to install accessories, it's lightweight and low profile. I wish the sliding nuts could slide in from both sides but this racks a winner..
JL Half Roof Rack
(Denver CO) | December 15th, 2020
So you want your JL Unlimited to have a sleek roof rack that lets you ride on 35' tires, have a two-inch Mopar lift, let you open the freedom panels or Bestop Sunriderk, carry recovery boards, AND still fit in your garage? Well this rack checks all those boxes and I still have an inch of clearance to spare! it also looks great and has held up nicely since I put it on a few months ago.
JL Roof Rack
(Tampa FL) | October 1st, 2020
Was looking for the best priced and best made roof rack that I could find. Typically this is an impossible task as you either get a good product at a cost or a low price sacrificing craftmanship. Luckily I found both with this unit right here. I still can believe how well made and affordable this roof rack was. I am very pleased with my purchased. I called twice for order status and the second time they had a tracking number for me. The staff was great and it arrived in about to weeks even in the middle of Covid-19. Great rack, great company.
(FREMONT CA) | January 29th, 2024
I have a Jeep Sahara 4xe. I bought few weeks ago (1/22/24). I have an iKamper 3.0 mini. The space between the crossbar and roof was not enough to accommodate the bracket of my RTT to slide in. I needed to go Home depot to buy a 1/4 in x 36in flat steel plate and cut them into 4 and put them on top of 2 crossbar. BUT over all the quality of the rack is very solid especially after I installed the reinforcement kits. Product was packed VERY WELL. Received WITHOUT any damage.

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