In preparation for the Jeep shows i'll be attending this summer, combined with some beach trips, I wanted to get a roof rack up on my Trailhawk for mounting accessories in easy to access places.
I wanted to rock a Gobi rack, but still don't quite have the funs for that, so I commandeered the Yakima roof rack from my WJ Jeep.
I mounted it on the cheap unbranded crossbars off of amazon. The build quality is pretty basic, but after a coat of plastidip to match color, they mounted up fine.
The Hi-Lift jack is mounted using two U bolts and some spacers. They require a wrench to get the jack down, but I keep it in my tool kit, so I can access it pretty easy, but it is darn secure when mounted.
I mounted a small shovel on the opposite side, secured with some cable clamps and quick fists. About 15$ worth of parts to get it up and mounted.
For the rear I used cable clamps to mount two spare lights I had laying around. I will eventually have these wired up to a switch, or possibly the reverse lights. The wires run along the base of the rack, taped up, and end in a quick disconnect so the rack and lights can be removed as one piece, and even move from vehicle to vehicle. I may add two side lights to the same circuit. I'm taking m time with wiring inside the jeep as I want it to be compatible with the Gobi rack when I add that hopefully this summer without having to rewire everything.
Either way while it sits higher than i'd like thanks to the crossbars, it looks decent, holds everything fine, and is easily movable. I've averaged around 24 mpg consistently with the rack up top compared to 26+ normally, so it does take a bit of a hit, but otherwise doesn't add too much road noise or anything.
I can show a bit more about how I used the cable clamps if folks are interested. Super cheap and work great for holding up smaller things.