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Old 10-04-2015, 07:33 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Blackhawk

So far so good.
Almost done 20k in my14 Blackhawk GC. Mostly small daily work trips of 30km round trips with occasionally weekends away since ownership in October '14.
No issues, still runs like a dream although not taken it off the asphalt yet. Only minor stone chip on door handle? Need to find best touch up for that but cannot fault it...still love driving it.

Only additions are interior led lighting, bonnet protector (not fitted, not sure if I will) the mudflaps, black sidesteps, oh and a Hawaiian wobbly dashdoll, lol. So now thinking off adding a uneek black nudgebar that should look slick on the White BH (not sure if to add centre bar) and their towing kit. Has anyone bought these and fitted them themselves. I guess the nudge is relatively easy but how about the tow harness...is this just as good as the Oem?
Prefer little to no cutting in the bumper too.

Also has anyone else fitted a roof rack to the Blackhawk with success. If so what brand and again ease of job?

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Also has anyone else fitted a roof rack to the Blackhawk with success. If so what brand and again ease of job?

Thanks in advance to any feedback.


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I bought Prorack Whispbar Flush S25W roofracks with K624W fitting kit online from Best Price Auto Warehouse last October for $296 delivered. Fitting was straightforward. A guy I ran into in a caravan park last February had a dealer supplied rack. He thought mine were a lot more solid.

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Old 10-04-2015, 11:14 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Blackhawk

Yeah I reckon the Mopar bars are pretty flimsy really, but I previously used Rhino tradesman bars.

The maximum bar spacing is a major limitation, especially with long items. If carrying much in the way of load up there is required a platform rack is probably a minimum spec to consider. There's some good stuff starting to appear in the market now, but the million dollar question is... what do you want to carry?

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I bought Prorack Whispbar Flush S25W roofracks with K624W fitting kit online from Best Price Auto Warehouse last October for $296 delivered. Fitting was straightforward. A guy I ran into in a caravan park last February had a dealer supplied rack. He thought mine were a lot more solid.

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I just fitted a set of the Whispbar "thru-bar" version of the same ( model S17W) +K624W kit. They do seem pretty solid but still only technically rated for 75kg according to the spec on them.
JGC roof rails are only good for 68kg.
I'll be using only for a couple of kayaks so will be fine there.

Seems to be a grey area on how the load is distributed since the rooftop tents available obviously weigh more with an occupant included.
Do they just consider an evenly spread static load in the case of the tents? and just one person? What about <wink wink> dynamic loading?

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I wouldn't worry about the load whilst stationary. I very much doubt that a roof tent containing two fatties going off like wedding night is going to damage the roof, the rails or the bars. I think the average roof tent would give up first... or possibly the plastic feet.

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The Uneek cage/rack is meant to carry a bit more weight if that was what you were after, I saw an earlier post with one and a roof top tent on it as well.
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I wouldn't worry about the load whilst stationary. I very much doubt that a roof tent containing two fatties going off like wedding night is going to damage the roof, the rails or the bars. I think the average roof tent would give up first... or possibly the plastic feet.

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