Ready your Jeep for serious off-road cargo hauling with the Smittybilt SRC Jeep Cargo Basket. Whether you’re driving deep into the desert or barreling through the backwoods, an overloaded interior is a surefire way to ruin any ride. The Smittybilt cargo carrier ends the interior agony by adding an astounding 250 lbs of cargo capacity on the roof of your Jeep.
Fashioned from super-strong steel tubing and finished with a tough, rust-resistant black powder coat, the Smittybilt SRC Jeep basket is the ideal addition to your adventure arsenal. Plus, thanks to its modular design and lightweight materials, taking the basket on and off is easy. And, the adjustable 4-point mounting system swiftly and sturdily secures your basket no matter how rough the ride gets.
Designed to operate perfectly with your Smittybilt SRC Jeep Roof Rack or other brand roof racks, the Smittybilt SRC is the only cargo carrier tough enough for your Jeep. And, Smittybilt backs your SRC Jeep Cargo Basket with a 90-day warranty.
Reviewed by Josh C (Albuquerque, NM) — Apr 04, 2012 4:55 PM
After modifying, I really enjoy the rack and works great for my needs. I wouldn't trust 300lbs on it unless it was evenly distributed. I really like the look of the rack and lots of usable space unlike other tiny baskets. It is really easy to load from the back being that back is open to slide something in and tie it down. This works great for my kayaks, loading lumber, tall boxes, ect. Build quality wasn't as good as I had expected but I fixed it with a little drilling and a few bolts. Powder-coat chips and scratches easily and the frame/bars are not as thick as I would have imagined. Before adding the bolts I was hesitant to grab and pull my self up on the rear curved crossbar as it would flex/bend when any amount of weight was put on it. Now I can grab them with confidence and the flex has minimized to hardly being noticeable. The front and rear curved pieces had really tiny screws that mount to the sidebars holding the frame together, and the sidebars hold the crossbars together. These screws do not thread properly and 3 of 8 of them rattled loose and were lost on the first day. With a little improvement, I strengthened the front and rear pieces by drilling through and putting a 1/4 button bolt and nut connecting it to the sidebars which in turn prevents it from rattling and removes the noticeable flexing/bending when grabbing. The rack is not a one piece design and makes a lot of rattling noise when closing doors, taking turns, speedbumps or even when traveling at slow speeds. This is where I decided to also place bolts through each crossbar at the connection point of the side-rails and over-tighten to prevent them from rattling. The rack now makes no rattling noise what so ever. With the rattling gone, my next thing I am working on is a substantial wind noise at 30+ mph. There is no whistling or high pitch frequencies but a sound like when you stick your hand flat out a window at high speeds that generates the stopping of air, just much louder. I think I'm going to try adding a fairing to see if
Thank you for submitting your question. Please allow 24-36 hours for your question to appear on this page.
Asked by Rene M
Jul 03, 2012 9:41 PM
2006 Jeep Liberty
Does this mount to factory roof rails or are cross bars required?
Answered by Elizabeth C. — Jul 05, 2012 11:16 AM
Hello Rene. Yes, if your vehicle does not have a factory rack, you need to start with a base rack system. This basket is designed to install on a Smittybilt SRC Jeep Roof Rack or other roof racks.flag Accept Answer
Asked by duane k.
Jun 12, 2012 9:55 AM
1995 Jeep Wrangler
Can you tell me the weight of the basket? I am assuming 50 pounds since the rack will hold 300 but rack and basket will hold 250. Is 50 pounds correct? tks