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Does this rack work well with the overland xl tent?
This will work with the Overland XL tent.
Can I open the soft top with this on or just remove the cross bars?
Yes.This product is designed for the crossbars to be removed for easy soft top and hardtop removal.
How many types of baskets will work with this rack?
This was designed for use with the Smittybilt SRC roof rack baskets.
Will this rack fit with an already installed AEV snorkel?
No unfortunately there is not enough room for the snorkel and rack.
Can the smittybilt defender rack be mounted
Smittybilt offers a SRC Roof Rack #17185. Using the Defender would require custom brackets to fit
how far above the roof of the jeep will this rack stand. I have about 6 -8 inches between the top of my jeep and the garage door now and need t o know if this will fit
This rack adds approximately 6" to the overall height of the Jeep.
What is the diameter of the tubing?
This rack used 2" diameter tubing
I get that you have to drill holes with for an OEM bumper, but the instruction PDF does show show where that needs to happen. Can you provide more insight on where the holes get drilled, how many, etc? The instructions do not address that at all.
Hello, because the factory rear bumper wraps around the side of the of the Jeep and covers the mounting points on the frame, you need to drill into the tub to mount the rack. This is detailed on page 7 of the instructions. Thank you for your question.
When Reviewing the installation instructions you do not address what must be done if you have a stock bumper.I have a 2016 wrangler unlimited.
When using a plastic stock rear bumper you need to drill to mount this rack. It is not compatible with the 10th Anniversary or Rubicon Hardrock steel rear bumpers.
What is the weight of this item? What is the height above vehicle when installed?
Sure thing, the overall weight is 154 lbs and adds approximately 6" to the overall height of the Jeep.