Ok, finally all caught up. Great write up from Tuned8 and Myke. I am more irritated that the HA does not have rails OR tow hooks. IT'S A JEEP!!!!!!
To be clear, We want functional rails, not black MOLDING.
I have 2016, can I use the same PN as the other WK2 years?
Has anyone tried install with the stock hardware that should be used with the rail, such as the rivnut and screws I have them listed below?
I found these PNs for the FUNCTIONAL Rail:
55079173AK (Left) or 68274551AB (accent color) (not sure what that means
55079172AK (Right) or 68274550AB (accent color)
Rivnut x10 (total or 12?): 06509876AA
Screw Large round washer head lock x10 (or 12?): 06508611AA
It does look like they take different screws and rivnuts. Here is the Parts list for the low profile rack. YES, IT IS TECHNICALLY CALLED 'MOLDING'. I hate you JEEP!
Left molding: 68088703AC
Right Molding: 68088702AC
12x Screw, large round washer head lock M6x1.00x22.00: 06509966AA
12x Nut/Rivet, panel package. 06509106AA (not sure if this is one or many)
Here is the link:
For bright side rail
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Roof Rack
For the current SRT and HA Molding:
Anyone with these rails stock on your Jeep? Do mind sharing with us a pick of what it looks like when you take off the rail? What are the screws and rivnuts?
So conclusion, based on BOM comparison, they use different rivnuts and screws. Makes me wonder how Jeep did the assembly. Is it easy to remove/replace rivnuts? Also, what do you do with the 6th hole that is not needed? The rail calls for 5, and our HA/SRT has 6 holes.