Originally Posted by Hayseed_wk2
Interesting. Are you sure the picture is correct? Did not mean to hijack the thread but am not familiar with Inno. Looking at the Mopar (Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility Bars (Part No: 82212072AC)
) and this shows the rail mount. If Thule and Mopar (made by Thule) went away from the rail mount and to the roof mounted, then are others staying with the rail mount? Will the Inno be stronger? I want to stay with a rail mounted and not a door mount.
The link you posted above shows the ones I was thinking of, that use the factory flush rails. Not sure what's up with that pic on MOPAR's website.
I think the MOPAR rack/crossbars have a weight limit of 150lbs and the Inno is 165lbs? Pretty similar. I've been told the Thule Traverse, door-mount, rack has a higher weight limit... not sure if that's true though. I primarily wanted to use the factory flush rails for asthetics and because I'm stubborn... Jeep put those rails up there for a reason, I wanted to use them.
There are a couple of other options that still use the factory flush rails:Yakima Whispbar and Yakima Railgrab
The Whispbar requires removing some of the factory flush rail attaching hardware in order to install long threaded mounting studs. This option didn't appeal to me because I don't want to leave the roof rack on the GC all the time; removing/reinstalling the factory hardware could potentially introduce a water leak into the cabin which is not ideal.
I didn't really care for the way the Railgrab attaches using the pin/claw method. Inno uses a simple bracket with dual J-hooks that grab both inside and outside edges of the factory flush rail... I tried to capture this in the pictures above.