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.
- Available with or without 40" light bar cutout
- 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
- Milled T-nut access points
- Hardware Included
- Made in the USA
- Free shipping!
- Short rack - Around 26" long by 53" wide of usable rack space.
- Full rack - Around 58" long by 53" wide of usable rack space.
Dynamic (road) weight rating is 100lbs. Static and jarring off-road weight limits are at your discretion.
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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Q Lance • 03/18/2020, 7:19:43 PM Hello. I am curious about purchasing this short rack for the Jeep JT. I am in Goderich Ontario Canada though and I dont want to get slammed with horrid shipping and boarder fees. Can you send me an all inclusive quote on the item. In black no lights. Thank you
A 04/06/2020, 11:50:26 AM Please contact us at email@example.com
Q Ricky Ng • 04/14/2020, 6:36:13 PM Would the Bestop Sunrider top be compatible with the short version of this roof rack? It looks like I should be able to open the top in the sunrider position with this rack, but just wanted to confirm.
A 04/16/2020, 5:17:11 PM Yes it will, works great!
Q David Bergsten • 05/10/2020, 5:41:08 PM Hello. I have garage height restrictions. When installed, Roughly how many inches will this add to my clearance?
A 05/11/2020, 3:54:04 PM About 2.25" above the highest portion of the hard top.
Q Matt Brucker • 05/14/2020, 6:51:05 PM Does the "Roof Rack Black Hardware Kit" (SKU: 046-0061) replace all the chrome-looking screws on the sides of the full size JT rack? It is categorized under the XJ parts, so I want to make sure there are enough bolts and washers etc. for the JT rack.
A 05/15/2020, 2:12:13 PM Yes it does.
Q Luca Ciccolini • 05/15/2020, 10:43:43 PM What are the dimensions of the half/short rack?
A 05/19/2020, 2:30:30 PM 26" long by 53" wide are the rough usable dimensions.
Q Craig • 05/19/2020, 1:43:00 PM What is the exact height of the rack once installed? We have an AT Habitat installed on a '20 Gladiator and wondering if we can get away with the full length instead of the short one in front of the Habitat overhang. Thanks!
A 05/19/2020, 2:18:41 PM About 2.25" above the highest portion of the hard top.
Q Andrew • 06/29/2020, 6:27:27 PM Is there anyway to get the short roof rack with the light cut out
A 07/07/2020, 2:23:55 PM No, the light would be pretty useless that far back.
Q Brian Downing • 07/02/2020, 12:58:18 PM Would the half rack be capable of mounting lights at the front bar? A first responder light needs 360° visibility in Michigan, hoping the front bar would work for signal and spot lights while still allowing removal of front freedom panels.
A 07/07/2020, 2:10:54 PM They would have to be mounted on top of the rack to be visible from the front on the half rack.
Q Mitchell White • 08/10/2020, 9:20:31 AM With the short rack would it hold a kayak strapped down safely and be able to haul it on the highway securely?
A 08/12/2020, 3:39:22 PM Probably not. We would recommend using other parts of the roof to support/anchor as well.
Q james • 09/07/2020, 1:53:51 AM What are the dimensions of the full size rack?
A 09/09/2020, 1:19:05 PM Around 58.5" long by 54" wide of usable space.
Q Darrell Sulak • 09/13/2020, 10:34:35 AM Would the Full Rack fit on top of the Bed Rack? I want to place it backwards and use the light bar for the rail behind me. How close would it be to the cab of the truck and how much of an overhang on the bed rack?
A 09/14/2020, 3:14:11 PM We recommend our VRK-BSK-PC in this application.
Q Kellie Padilla • 10/16/2020, 2:30:41 PM Will the short rack fit on the Wrangler JL? Looking to cover only the back half of my Jeep.
A 10/16/2020, 2:56:58 PM We do offer a 3/4 length rack for the JL.
Q Nick Spencer • 10/16/2020, 2:45:25 PM Will the half rack allow a ski rack to be attached?
A 10/16/2020, 2:56:58 PM Depends on how the specific ski rack attaches. Please contact us for help on this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q Alan Phillips • 10/26/2020, 11:57:22 PM What is the weight restrictions on the JT half rack? How strong are the gutters on the hard top too?
A 11/03/2020, 3:48:44 PM Dynamic (road) weight rating is 100lbs.
Q Jason Sneddon • 11/01/2020, 5:52:43 PM Can the short rack be installed on the forward position of the JT's roof? My RT Tent overhangs the rear portion of my cab's roof.
A 11/03/2020, 3:33:15 PM We have not tested this at all. We would be leery of putting most of the weight on the freedom tops.
Q Robert Bermudez • 11/17/2020, 1:19:58 AM WhAt are the measurements for full length JT roof rack? Also, Will There be an issue with on/off of rack as I like to remove the top often
A 11/23/2020, 10:29:08 AM Dimensions have been added to the description. The full rack will need to be removed before you can pull the top, the short rack can stay attached however.
Q Michael Lincoln • 12/15/2020, 1:09:16 PM Would a rooftop tent fit on there?
A 12/15/2020, 1:21:48 PM It may fit, but we don't really trust the rain rails to handle that kind of load.
Q Rodrigo Ortiz III • 01/14/2021, 9:23:26 PM Does the setup come with weather stripping for the back part? I saw an install video and the person and vid made great points on why weather stripping on back should of been included.
A 01/15/2021, 4:50:14 PM It comes with enough to add a few pieces on the back fairing where it contacts the top, yes.
Q Jason • 04/15/2021, 12:00:37 PM Will the full rack for the JT accommodate a kayak rack?
A 04/21/2021, 3:38:02 PM It can fit most universal j-mounts, but please note we recommend a max 100lbs on these racks. If your kayak setup is under that, we also recommend securing the kayaks to the Jeep itself, not just the rack or top.
Q Eddie Ybarra • 04/19/2021, 11:36:03 AM How much does the full rack weigh?
A 04/21/2021, 3:38:02 PM 45.0 lbs
Q Kevin Tran • 07/06/2021, 3:35:14 PM With the weight limit at $100.00. Do you think if I mounted two roam adventure 85 cases at the top. Will rain rails will hold up? There will be a bit of a possible drag. Also, I have the KC Pro 6 light bar at the top of the windshield with the mounts on the side of the window down the a-pillar area, will the rack be able to mount right behind the Light bar?
A 07/08/2021, 2:19:03 PM The cases themselves should be fine, but that doesn't leave a lot of capacity for gear since they weigh 25lbs a piece. Not sure on mounting it to your light bar.
Q Bill • 07/20/2021, 2:31:21 PM Is there any rubber padding under the roof rack feet that sit in the rain gutter and on the outside clamps that clamp the outside of the roof rail to protect the paint.
A 07/23/2021, 10:31:57 AM No, but you could easily add some. Rubber door edge trim works great.
Q Elisabeth • 10/05/2021, 9:53:11 PM Does it work on a soft top?
A 10/18/2021, 4:21:33 PM It does not.
Q Alex Mccash • 10/06/2021, 10:56:18 PM Can you lift the hard top off using the rack?
A 10/28/2021, 11:13:00 AM We have not tried this.
Q Domenico • 11/24/2021, 12:53:36 PM the roof rack would fit a jeep with a soft top where it would hold onto and if it would hold weight
A 12/07/2021, 5:30:04 PM It will not work with a soft top.
Q Christopher • 04/11/2022, 10:36:57 AM Is there a difference in dynamic weight between the half rack and full rack?
A 04/26/2022, 5:45:47 PM Not really, no.
4.22/5 Stars out of 9 Reviews
Write a Product Review: JT Roof Rack | Jeep Gladiator (2020+)
Tony (Portland, Ore) | March 19th, 2022
Very pleased with the install process on the half rack. Exceptionally good quality, as all of JCR items have been so far, and incredibly sturdy rack for adding extra gear on trips. There were enough bolts in the package to put the Tin Man together again, and no directions sent in the packages, so YouTube did the trick. More Dirt More Distance posted the best one I’ve seen and made for a quick install from there. Great product.
RUSS (OR) | August 8th, 2021
Well built rack very sturdy. The instructions are a bit lacking, had to disassemble the back of rack because of this. One cross bar was not tapped on one hole.
Paul DeCarlo (Birmingham, Alabama) | January 12th, 2021
First, I like the product overall. I strongly recommend it. (I bought the half-rack). However, the installation was unnecessarily difficult due to a few things. The package came intact with no missing parts. In fact, there's enough extra parts and nuts that you can start a sperm bank. You're going to want a lot of head room in the garage or go outside. You need a ladder and also to climb into the truck bed to mount this thing like you're heading to senior prom. DON'T tighten anything until the very end of installation. Also, some of the screws were not quite long enough for the roof mounts that sit in the drip rail. Unless you're Houdini with additional ninja skills, you're going to have to remove the front and back rails to adjust the bolts affecting the height. If you have big fat fingers like me, the overall installation design is a little frustrating. All in all, I like the finished product. It seems very sturdy. The dog loves the wind in his face while riding up there, so it's a win win.
Chris Tinker (Baltimore MD) | December 8th, 2020
Roof rack is without a doubt 5 stars. Very solid, all cuts perfect. I opened for the JT half rack so I can still use the freedom panels yet carry a canoe easily. The gotchas... Some of the threads had what I assume is paint residue so I had to thread them in from the opposite side prior to the correct side so I could actually tighten them. The instructions leave a bit to be desired. That said, just laying the parts out allows you to figure it out. So maybe the instructions just weren’t needed anyway :) Little disappointed that there wasn’t weather stripping provided for the entire back of the rack. That said, I have yet to load it down enough to see it flex, so it may be a moot point. Would without a doubt buy again.
David Bergsten (MN) | September 10th, 2020
Built tough, great product and fit. Love the half rack option.
doug (Ohio) | May 14th, 2020
The Half Rack is perfect! I get added storage and can still remove freedom panels. As with everything I have bought from JCR it is a perfect fit looks great and is very functional. The install videos are a huge plus for a novice like me I also am impressed with JCR providing an abundance of extra bolts etc for different attachments.
Leonard (TX) | June 13th, 2021
The rack system it self is 5 stars. Great fitment and easy to install. The only draw back is that the cross members aren't as modular as similar racks. They only allow for an inch or so movement. Not a show stopper, you will just have to get creative with mounting some accessories if the spacing won't work. The reason for 3 stars is that the initial shipment didn't include all the needed parts. Which between a few friends that have bought from jcr isn't uncommon. They were very responsive and had it shipped a few days after I called. Once I received the missing parts the hardware provided was the wrong thread pitch and wouldn't work. Home depot and 25 dollars later I had the correct bolts. I am sure they would have sent me the correct parts but I didn't have the time to wait another week. I will buy from them again but I am going to go through the shipment with a fine tooth comb to make sure I have everything and the correct hardware.
Note From JcrOffroad: We certainly apologize for the shipping error on the hardware kit. If there is anyway we can help further please reach out.
Enver (Texas) | December 26th, 2020
Overall the half rack looks great. Very nice cnc cut aluminum parts with stainless steel screws and nuts. Looks very handsome on the truck. One major question mark is why the brackets are steal. And why the screws that hold the brackets are zinc coated steel although the rest is stainless? I think it is very hard to prevent these steel parts from rusting in the future. And the video/written instructions need some tlc. All the nuts and bolts come in a bag and it is hard to understand which one goes where. Now I have extra ones and I don’t even know if I had to use them or not. Overall it is a good product and with couple of fixes it will be a great one.
jean (Colorado) | November 3rd, 2021
Beware that the short roof rack doesn't fit in the front ! I tried to contact JCR and get specific brackets to move the rack over the freedom panels, no success. Well built rack but for now it remains in my driveway !
Note From JcrOffroad: We don't trust the freedom panels to hold the complete weight of a rack (without any rear top support) so that is why we don't make this option available. Sorry if there was any confusion!