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Smittybilt SRC Jeep Cargo Basket Part #17185 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jane M (TARZANA, CA) Reviewed for a 2006 Volvo V70 — Jun 07, 2014 3:04 PM
Overall I like it a lot. A couple of the little screws that required the Allen wrench were almost impossible to install. One never worked and another was not secured. Hopefully the Basket stays secure without them. Aside from that, I LOVE IT. It was easy to assemble. I felt the instructions could be better. Could do with a clearer rewrite and better photos, visuals. Very sturdy, feels safe.
Reviewed by Keith W (Metuchen, NJ) Reviewed for a 2011 GMC Yukon — Jun 19, 2012 9:10 PM
Was easy to install on my '11 Yukon. My plan was to leave it on as part of the 'look' of the truck, but it is loud and creates a great deal of drag reducing gas milage.
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
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