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Old 06-25-2012, 02:29 PM
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

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i just ordered my mopar racks last night on amazon, only $218 - much better price. thanks to this thread and others full of good install info.
Just ordered the same ones. Gotta have some way to haul and 11'0" SUP board. The description said it was for 2011 models, but that's the same as the 2012, isn't it? Can't imagine it's different.

It was a heck of a score over full retail on those things!
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Just ordered the same ones. Gotta have some way to haul and 11'0" SUP board. The description said it was for 2011 models, but that's the same as the 2012, isn't it? Can't imagine it's different.

It was a heck of a score over full retail on those things!
Thats a pretty short SUP board, unless its just for SUP Surfing. heh.
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

Installed this weekend. Pretty easy especially taking the forum tips in mind. There is a little wind noise at freeway speeds but nothing severe. If you need the bars for utility purposes I wouldn't shy away from them. All told I approve.
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

One thing to note; I installed mine exactlly as the sticker on them stated "Forward". They howled over 30mph. It turns out mopar must not train their assemblers properly because mine were backward. I reversed them and no noise at all; even doing 80mph. Remember they shape should look like an airplane wing going into the wind; long narrower end pointed back.
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

Just picked up a 2012 JGC Overland. Added the rails to carry a cargo box <read Sears xCargo 20>. BTW no need to spend $400+ for Yak or Thule.

Anyway. Just looked at my install and I followed the directions... then saw this thread and pictures to learn why my bars are howling @ >20MPH.

Back to the garage after it cools down.

Question for the group. Anyone have a picture shooting from the top? Would like to see "skid strip" placement - as it was noted one is shorter than the other..

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Just picked up a 2012 JGC Overland. Added the rails to carry a cargo box <read Sears xCargo 20>. BTW no need to spend $400+ for Yak or Thule.

Anyway. Just looked at my install and I followed the directions... then saw this thread and pictures to learn why my bars are howling @ >20MPH.

Back to the garage after it cools down.

Question for the group. Anyone have a picture shooting from the top? Would like to see "skid strip" placement - as it was noted one is shorter than the other..

Thanks!
OK. Just reinstalled based on this thread. Hit the road and no howling at speeds >60MPH.

We are good to go.

Only thing to verify is the gap on each rail for "skid strip" placement.
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

I have the Sears XCargo 20 as well. It handled rain, wind, hail and 85mph highway speeds last week with no problems. Bought it new for only $170.00.
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First, I would like to thank both wjs81866 and Cperez for their invaluable posts on this subject. I am not an uneducated person and not totally inexperienced in mechanical things, but I will admit that until I read these, I was just about stumped by the Mopar instructions. These made it possible to get the cross bars installed without significant increased blood pressure medication. Also, while I was glad to read, prior to installing, that the racks and accompanying rubber strips were different lengths and to beware of this - the strips were still BOTH too long and needed to be trimmed. Not hard, but why not made to fit? Also, the included allen wrench didn't fit the bolts. Thought it was just me at first - but no - it actually was the wrong size. Ok, grab my set and that worked fine.

However, after getting the crossbars on, I still have observations and questions.

One, I fail to understand the value of the locks on these. After fully installed, I could pull the rubber strip out on each end and with an allen wrench have the entire rack and it's contents off the jeep in under 2 minutes. What am I missing here?? Also, having looked for both bike and kayak racks to mount here - none that I can find use the t-slot available behind the locks - but just bolt or clamp on the crossbars. Again, what am I missing??

My goal is to have a set of kayaks on the jeep that are both secure from falling and secure from other's that think they want them more than me. All appropriate suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

First, I would like to thank both wjs81866 and Cperez for their invaluable posts on this subject. I am not an uneducated person and not totally inexperienced in mechanical things, but I will admit that until I read these, I was just about stumped by the Mopar instructions. These made it possible to get the cross bars installed without significant increased blood pressure medication. Also, while I was glad to read, prior to installing, that the racks and accompanying rubber strips were different lengths and to beware of this - the strips were still BOTH too long and needed to be trimmed. Not hard, but why not made to fit? Also, the included allen wrench didn't fit the bolts. Thought it was just me at first - but no - it actually was the wrong size. Ok, grab my set and that worked fine.

However, after getting the crossbars on, I still have observations and questions.

One, I fail to understand the value of the locks on these. After fully installed, I could pull the rubber strip out on each end and with an allen wrench have the entire rack and it's contents off the jeep in under 2 minutes. What am I missing here?? Also, having looked for both bike and kayak racks to mount here - none that I can find use the t-slot available behind the locks - but just bolt or clamp on the crossbars. Again, what am I missing??

My goal is to have a set of kayaks on the jeep that are both secure from falling and secure from others that think they want them more than me. All appropriate suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

Installed mopar cross bars today. mounted with blunt edge forward. No noticeable noise. Arrows on crossbars directing me to install sharper edge forward. I believe arrow stickers were pointing the wrong direction.
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Re: Roof rack Cross Bar Mounting Process

OK, but somthing seems to be missing & I can't seem to find out what's the part name is, "roof rails"? the black plastic trim pieces that run length wise on each side of my G-C Laredo obviously cannot be the attachment points for the Mopar cross members I just bought, I literally can't find out what the proper replacement rails are called or where to get them! Please help, this should not be this much of a pain. Thanks
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You need to talk to the parts dept at your local Jeep dealer to ordr and install the chrome rails. It sounds like your JGC didn't have them as an installed option.
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