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Old 12-04-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

Then why do they put anything on the roof of the altitude,why put the plastic crap on the roof it would look better with out the plastic ,makes no sense
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:44 PM
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

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Then why do they put anything on the roof of the altitude,why put the plastic crap on the roof it would look better with out the plastic ,makes no sense
Just a guess but probably because the roof panels are all the same across models so they used the 'decorative' rails to fill holes on models that don't come with functional rails.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

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^uh, i meant pucker factor, as in you can whistle from below the waist, or make diamonds, or hold a rose with no hands....
ha, wow I'm slow

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Note: tuned, you are welcome to have my stock roof rails, pm me your address and they are yours. i unfortunately do not have the mounting bolts and compression nuts.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:33 PM
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

Just in from Moose!!

Thank you!!

Hopefully I can tackle this mounting job now... will keep the forum posted

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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

tuned8e, i am having the same issue on my altitude editions..how did you make out installing the roof rails??
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

Wow, wth was jeep thinking. They certainly dropped the ball. I can't imagine why this awesome ride wouldn't come without a rack when the lower models do. Good luck with the install on this.
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

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Just in from Moose!!

Thank you!!

Hopefully I can tackle this mounting job now... will keep the forum posted
Any luck installing the rails?
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

has anyone had luck installing ski/snowboard racks on the altitude edition? I am about to say screw it and get the trailer hitch rack
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

hey guys haven't had a chance to tackle this project yet - just from first glance though I honestly do not know why getting longer M6 bolts , say, the M6x1.00 which the OEM functional rails call for couldn't be used here - I held up the functional next to the base rails and they appear to use the same points.
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

Has anyone just bolted the Thule 51" rails on?

Surely the current mounting points are strong enough. I'd expect they are into the cant rail. Does anyone know this?

I'm thinking some high tensile bolts and use the same mounting points with the Thule rails. This has been done by Rack Attack, but they put in new holes right next to the old ones. They did this is to get the rail to sit more flush. I'm not following this reasoning, but I haven't pulled off my decorative rails to check out what is underneath. It looks like it should be flat and that there would be no need to make more holes. Maybe it was because Rack Attack removed the "functional" rails. Can anyone shed some light this?

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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

^Myke, RA's rails are quite a bit longer than stock and the RA rails had pre drilled holes for mounting, both seemed to dictate the need for new holes to be drilled IIRC.

I cannot speak to Thule's rails but if you are up for it, seems plausible, and any metal rail would be an upgrade over stock IME. Proper tension bolts and waterproofing are obviously critical. Good luck.
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Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

Mike, do you have a link to the 51' thule rails? I did a quick search and didn't find anything.
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