INCREASED CAPACITY – Strengthen your Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited hard top so that you can mount a Pioneer Platform & increase your cargo capacity. The Backbone adds structural strength, enabling a higher roof load limit & improves cargo-carrying ability.
THREE MOUNTING POINTS – The three mounting points on each side of the roof system add mountable capacity and weight distribution for a Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform, Vortex Bars or Heavy Duty Bars. Perfect for Jeep Wrangler accessories.
NO INTERFERENCE – Won’t interfere with the removal of your Freedom panels or hard top, since the kit bolts to your hard top both internally with the reinforced structure and externally via the mounting brackets.
CARRY MORE – 76% More load capacity (114 lbs more) is what you get compared to a roof rack mounted directly to the hard top. The factory non-stationary cap is 150 lbs, which means you get an additional 114 lbs carrying capacity with the Rhino-Rack Backbone.
INTERNAL BRACKETS install around the window frame and bear the weight from the roof, carrying the load from the roof down into the vehicle’s steel body, greatly reducing the roof load pressure. The parked max load is 795 lbs. Moving max load 265 lbs.
INSTALLATION – Single-person installation. Instructions are included, and the video is also available online. Some drilling is required. All hardware included. Get your setup ready for Jeep accessories.
ADD A PIONEER PLATFORM – We recommend adding the best Jeep accessory: the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform for maximum roof usage. Use SKU 52108F for the best fit, sold separately.
FOR CROSSBARS – works with Rhino-Rack legs RLCP (x2) or RLT600 for crossbar mounting. Legs, spacer kits & Pioneer Platform are sold separately, as each person may wish to customize their setup to their needs.
FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY – We stand behind our product quality and offer a 5-Year Manufacturer Warranty for peace of mind. Quality matters. Our products are engineered to withstand some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Designed and engineered in Australia.
ADVENTURE – At Rhino-Rack, we believe there’s an adventurer in all of us. It’s what drives us to create world-ready outdoor gear, born and proven in Australia. We believe life is better when we Make Space for Adventure.
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The Rhino-Rack backbone is an interior structure set up on the inside of the Jeep JL Wrangler. Three plates on each side of the Jeep’s hard top are connected with the interior frame extending your roof line to carry heavier loads with the max Load rating of up to 120kg or 264lb.
From the manufacturer
Rhino-Rack Backbone for Jeep JL
3 Base Mounting System
The Rhino-Rack Backbone is an interior structure set up on the inside of the JEEP JL Wrangler. Three plates on each side of the JEEP’s Hard Top are connected with the interior frame extending your roof line to carry heavier loads with the max load rating of up to 120kg or 264lb.
The RJLB1 Rhino-Rack Backbone features:
All the internal support frames
Mounting Plates so you can attach a 2 or 3 bar roof rack system or the Pioneer Platform
Fitting Hardware required for the install
Single Person installation
Easy canopy removal
Rhino-Rack Jeep JL Backbone
The Rhino-Rack Backbone has an internal frame for maximum strength, allowing you to carry heavier loads of up to 264lbs!
Rhino-Rack Backbone for Jeep JL
Rhino-Rack has been creating roof racks since 1992. Today we’re the proud owner of a diverse and innovative range of roof rack products, supplying high-quality gear to all industry segments.
We make durable and easy-to-use roof racks, platforms, shade accessories, luggage boxes, bike carriers, kayak carriers, load securing accessories and more.
You can rely on Rhino-Rack to transform your vehicle for work, play or anything in between.
It all began in 1992 when the very first Rhino Rack was born. Like all births, it was wonderful, inspiring, and a little bit messy. But pretty soon we realized we were onto something solid, and the next 20 years saw Rhino-Rack grow steadily, developing an extensive range of quality roof rack systems and accessories.
Today we have over 120 employees across our manufacturing and warehousing departments in Australia, USA and New Zealand. Thanks to our hardworking staff and loyal customer base, we’re able to export to 25 other countries, making Rhino-Rack an international brand.
What we believe in
Our customers are our priority. We’re not happy unless you guys are, and we promise to deliver on quality design and affordable pricing every time.
Offering a premium product is also important to us. We also work with car manufacturers to make sure we’re completely on the ball with the latest vehicle trends, and tailoring Rhino-Rack products to suit.