SMS Exposed Racks will be making roof racks for soft and hard tops!

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Now the big question: Will it work with Ford's MIC hard top design 2.0?
From the looks of it, they just clamp to the clamshell and have a set of feet for leverage in the middle. Should hold a decent amount of weight (their Jeep ones say something like 350 dynamic). This way you can get a small platform on like that fishing concept version.
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Oh man this is amazing! I've been wanting to go camping in my new Badland but it has a soft top and I can't mount my roof tent until something like this is out.
I'd take the trade off for having to open the soft top every time over not being able to carry any thing at all on the roof.
 

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Exposed racks on my Gladiator.

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Yeah but you have something solid to mount to. On our softtops any over the top crossbar has to wrap around and under the side of the cloth and then attach to the roll cage.

From what I have seen of the official Ford rack removal it appears one could not open teh panels of a MIC roof with the roof rack in place anyway. (if they have to go up in the air more than about 2")

And in reality, since the from of the oem roof rack installs in the windshield header and not the roof all we really need is a rear crossbar to attach the rack to
 
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Yeah but you have something solid to mount to. On our softtops any over the top crossbar has to wrap around and under the side of the cloth and then attach to the roll cage.
The rack on his Gladiator is the same one this thread is about. It mounts on a hard top, or to the roll bars under the soft top.

From what I have seen of the official Ford rack removal it appears one could not open teh panels of a MIC roof with the roof rack in place anyway. (if they have to go up in the air more than about 2")
You can remove the front two panels over the front seat but not the middle panel over the rear seats on the 4-door.
 
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