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Roof Rack Cross Rails

Do you like to rock your WK with, or without cross rails?

I never know what I want to do with mine. I think it looks cooler and tougher with the cross rails up there, but then again I never use them.
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

I only use mine for our kayaks. I'd take them off if I didn't need them.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:36 AM
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

U name it Sigz, i took off mines for few weeks. looks like JapSUV. Taking of the bars make sense on 20".
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

Can't imagine cross rails doing much damage to the mpg's in the city.

Anyone have any factual data of mpg's and cross rails at highway speeds?
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

i have mine off year round.
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

I only put mine on when I need to carry something up there. I noticed that I get around 1 mpg better with out them.
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

just took mine off the other day, getting about 1mpg gain on my average. I think it looks a little cleaner too!
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

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Can't imagine cross rails doing much damage to the mpg's in the city.

Anyone have any factual data of mpg's and cross rails at highway speeds?
jeep claims 10% reduction with rails installed. that is why they didnt install them on the wk2 from the factory
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

I took em off. I guess it doesn't look too bad, and I feel like I'm getting at least 1mpg better on the highway.

Still doesn't look as 'mean' IMO.
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

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I took em off. I guess it doesn't look too bad, and I feel like I'm getting at least 1mpg better on the highway.

Still doesn't look as 'mean' IMO.
Taking mine off was the first thing i did when i bought it, they go back on quick in case i ever need them
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

In the summer I like to leave my cross rails on...(I have Thule Aeroblades as opposed to the factory crosses)..and I leave my kayak rack attachment on them.... After summer, I'll take the kayak rack off..but still keep the Thule Crossbars on my siderails.. I like the more agressive look of the crossbars, plus just in case I ever need to throw anything up there I have em on... and also the 1mpg loss doesn't kill me. If we off road jeep guys decided to lift and get bigger tires.. I think the thoughts of MPG went out the door with that
thats just IMO though and preference for my jeep.
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Re: Roof Rack Cross Rails

what is the actual point of the cross bars?
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