Exposedracks - internal roof rack for soft top

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Has anyone used one of these internal soft top roof racks?

https://www.smsparts.com/

Really cool idea, soft top closes over the rack when not in use. Sure, my kids will hate me when I use it to haul skis/boards in the winter, but the alpine system should drown out their whining.





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i like the concept. looks like a great idea for carrying kayaks with my soft top. A little pricy though.
 

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Has anyone used one of these internal soft top roof racks?

https://www.smsparts.com/

Really cool idea, soft top closes over the rack when not in use. Sure, my kids will hate me when I use it to haul skis/boards in the winter, but the alpine system should drown out their whining.
This looks awesome...Was it difficult to install?
 
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This looks awesome...Was it difficult to install?
No idea, hoping someone else would take one for the team and let me know :)
 

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Following. I wonder what the weight limit would be.. would be good hauling kayak and pieces of lumber.
 

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I'm following too. From looking at their website, it seems like you can use the same bars that fit under the soft top if you ever switch to a hard top, you just need the rain gutter clamps. Specs on weight limits look really good for a no-drill and non-caged rack system.
 

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Has anyone used one of these internal soft top roof racks?

https://www.smsparts.com/

we've had them for a couple of years now and its been great! It fits perfectly under the soft top. And kids approved :) You can also get the brackets to install the same set of bars on the hard top.
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This looks awesome...Was it difficult to install?
Very easy installation. 5 minutes. Racks are attached to the roll bars using screws for the freedom top and bolts provided for the factory holes on the rear.
 

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No idea, hoping someone else would take one for the team and let me know :)
If you search the forum for "exposed racks" there are other theads with reviews.
 

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YESSS!! I need this .... Are the red cross bars really $80 ish more expensive? Seems bizarre
 

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Ordered the soft top version and a front runner rtt. Along with their b18 click-in mount legs. You can leave the mounts attached to the tent and literally just snap it in and out. I’ll post up some pics once installed.

I always run a mesh or solid bikini top all summer and always wanted the option to mount an rtt to the roll cage. This is perfect.

I think I can even mount the rampage bikini top under the racks because of the way it mounts. Not perfect but it should fit. Mesh top style top with bungee balls for sure tho.

Here in California I normally run a bikini style top from late April to October ish. So I am excited to try this out. See what fits and what won’t. This JL style mounts much differently than the JK, which wouldn't allow any kind of top because of the way it mounted.
 

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Installed my exposed racks last week. Easy install, great for kayaks and lumber last weekend
 

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