Originally Posted by drfrag
Aww that's a bummer, that's going to be too much.
The AEV rack would actually work (it says it adds less than 4") but it will require drilling into the hard top, which I'd like to avoid.
If anyone else has another recommendation, fire away!
You need a full roof rack or just with crossbars? It would be hard to find a rack under 6" without drilling.
If you just need cross bars, gutter mount with cross bars will do.
Both Thule and Yakima has the mount feet and there are some threads about people are using the Thule ones. The Thule one is officially rated for 130lb for JKU hardtop in their catalog. It is 5" inch from the gutter, so it probably 3 or 4 inches above the roof.