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Old 06-03-2016, 01:14 PM
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Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

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I'm planning on ordering the Mopar bars from JustforJeeps as they have a great price along with the positive feedback here.
If you want to save yourself a couple bucks, the Amazon rack linked earlier in this thread is the same as the Mopar and half the price. I installed mine a couple weeks ago and it fits perfectly. Seems to be good quality (although time will tell) and, most importantly, is quiet.



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I purchased the bright lines rack cross bars via Amazon to arrive at time I picked up my new Jeep for less money than the factory cross bars. They had phenomenal reviews both here and on Amazon.

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I installed the bars I bought from the link on Amazon (see above). With the help of the directions offered by countless folks in the reviews, I had these on the roof in 15 mins. I have used them twice with kayak and they are great. Very quiet and they look great too! Could not be happier!

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If you want to save yourself a couple bucks, the Amazon rack linked earlier in this thread is the same as the Mopar and half the price. I installed mine a couple weeks ago and it fits perfectly. Seems to be good quality (although time will tell) and, most importantly, is quiet.
Thanks, just pulled the trigger and ordered these.
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Just updating, got the rack in this weekend and installed. The instructions are lousy and didn't realize I put them on backwards. Wife went to the store and came home cursing me and to take them off. Fortunately some reviews on Amazon had better directions and after I reversed them, all the noise went away. Very easy to install and getting the Thule Force XL 625 in on Wednesday to put together the complete set. Glad I ordered the cargo box when I did, Amazon went up on the price over $100 since I placed the order.
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Box came in yesterday. I can't believe how big this thing it and yet the freight company did an excellent job not damaging it. Going to try and mount it tonight and see how it fits, along with test the air noise.
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Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

eTrailer has a page for Cargo Roof Baskets and Trays made by several manufacturers: Curt, Inno, Kuat, Reese, Rhino-Rack, Rocky Mounts, Rola, SportRack, Surco, Thule and Yakima.

These are to be mounted onto existing cross bars. There are over 50 types shown, of different sizes and shapes, including long and narrow baskets if you wanted a basket beside a cargo box on your roof, for example. It can be a good page to one-stop shop and compare some choices:

https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Roo...of_Basket.aspx

On the left you can filter by size, shape, capacity, color, material (alum or steel), and other parameters.
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Box came in yesterday. I can't believe how big this thing it and yet the freight company did an excellent job not damaging it. Going to try and mount it tonight and see how it fits, along with test the air noise.
How did the install go? Got any pics?
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WK2 Measurements of Roof, Rails, Sunroof, Shark Fin

Having finally received the 2016 replacement for the troublesome 2014, I am finally getting close (closer) to deciding on my rack system. I took measurements and thought I'd share them here in case it helps another.

2016 JGC CRD Roof Dimensions

(First, a couple of definitions:
- Front Edge: metal edge of roof, at front windshield weatherstripping
- Rear Edge: metal edge of roof, at seam of rear tailgate
- Tailgate Encroachment: when open does the tailgate come forward of Rear Edge? Answer: No.
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Sunroof
Sunroof: 34" W x 19" L (the glass pane that opens)
Pano glass: 34" W x 43" L (includes sunroof)

Lengths
- Total roof length, front edge to rear edge: 83", 80" (max @center, min @sides due to edge curvatures - front roof edge curves rearward @ sides of car; rear roof edge curves forward @ sides of car)
- Length of each rail, bolt to bolt: 32" (usable rail length)
- Length of each rail, front rubber edge to rear rubber edge, furthest points: 61" (total rail length, mounted onto roof)
- Front roof edge, extends forward from front bolt of rail: 31"
- Front roof edge, extends forward from front of sunroof: 10", 9" (max @center, min @sides due to front edge curvature)
- Front roof edge, extends forward from rear of sunroof: 30", 28" (max @center, min @sides due to front edge curvature)
- Rear roof edge, extends rearward from rear bolt of rail: 17"
- Tailgate encroachment from rear edge of roof: 0 - none. Tailgate, fully raised, does not encroach further in than the rear roof edge.

Shark fin:
- front roof edge to front mounting point of shark fin: 70"
- length of shark fin, its mount on the roof: 8"
- rear roof edge to rear mounting point of shark fin: 8"

Widths
- Width between rails: 42" (measured from outboard edges of the inboard rails)
- Total width of roof, to a vertical above each door edge: 55" - a consideration if I mount, say, 78" cross bars - could be a hazard, bumping your head on ingress/egress
- Total width of car, at widest points (fender bulges): 76" - same consideration as directly above


These measurements should help me decide what I want to put up there.
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Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

Gamiviti racks might be an option. (here - Roof Racks — Gamiviti)


They cater to Toyota but might still be an option because of this (here - http://www.gamiviti.com/about/):
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The Inno IN-TR sits low, only about 2.5" above the factory side rails. On my 14, the back crossbar sits pretty much flush with the shark-fin antenna.
Inno IN-TR Roof Rack

My cargo box drops down in the back and I had to fabricate a spacer for the rear crossbar in order to clear the antenna.

Hey jbradle7 -- Do you have pictures of the spacer you fabricated for your cargo box?
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Hey jbradle7 -- Do you have pictures of the spacer you fabricated for your cargo box?


See if this helps any.

It's just aluminum angle from the hardware store and a thin piece of poplar trim sprayed with plastidip. There are a couple of small angle sections bolted on to grab the back of the rail, acting as a basic retainer to keep the spacer from falling off as you position the cargo box.

Sportrack SR7016 Cargo Box

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Does anyone know which systems have a ladder besides Gobi?


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You can buy the ladder separately from the rack. It's around $200.
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