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Re: Alternative to OEM Roof Cross Rails

I need to switch to the shark fin... the whip antenna on ours doesn't give anywhere near the flexibility you have with that fin.
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Re: Alternative to OEM Roof Cross Rails

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From all the research I've done, I've come across several sources that say the mopar ones ARE Thule. Seeing as you can find them @ $220 online, I'm planning on just removing them when not needed. That's a big price jump to get into anything lower profile and then you need to consider antenna and hatch spoiler clearance... Just my 2 cents.
How quick do they go on and off. I'm considering doing the same but they don't look like they come off quickly.
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How quick do they go on and off. I'm considering doing the same but they don't look like they come off quickly.
it takes some time! much more than a roof box! It's doable as a season thing on for the winter and off for the summer, but not as a every weekend or couple of weeks thing!
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Re: Alternative to OEM Roof Cross Rails

I like the way those look / fit. Can you still receive GPS / Sirius radio reception with the box on the racks?
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:42 AM
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Re: Alternative to OEM Roof Cross Rails

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How quick do they go on and off. I'm considering doing the same but they don't look like they come off quickly.
After the initial setup, it is not very long. Took me maybe 15 -20 minutes to install initially as you need to tighten the feet to the bars and align everything properly. (I was also measuring to determine where to put the rails to fit the box too, so a few retries there) It took under 10 minutes to remove them.

I have not put them back on, but I think it would be a 10 minute or less endeavor now. Much better than leaving them on as you do definitely hear them up there, even mounted correctly they do whistle on the freeway.
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I like the way those look / fit. Can you still receive GPS / Sirius radio reception with the box on the racks?
I just test fit them for an upcoming trip, so not sure if there is an effect, however the cargo box is plastic, so as long as you do not put a bunch of metal, tin foil, water, etc. above the antenna I don't see why it would make a difference.
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After the initial setup, it is not very long. Took me maybe 15 -20 minutes to install initially as you need to tighten the feet to the bars and align everything properly. (I was also measuring to determine where to put the rails to fit the box too, so a few retries there) It took under 10 minutes to remove them.

I have not put them back on, but I think it would be a 10 minute or less endeavor now. Much better than leaving them on as you do definitely hear them up there, even mounted correctly they do whistle on the freeway.
Thanks, I'll probably pick up a set.
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I have not put them back on, but I think it would be a 10 minute or less endeavor now. Much better than leaving them on as you do definitely hear them up there, even mounted correctly they do whistle on the freeway.
Several reviews said they were very quiet. And one said make sure you have them facing the correct way.
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Several reviews said they were very quiet. And one said make sure you have them facing the correct way.
they are very quiet with the sunroof open or close, I had mine all the way to the front and back of the rails and they would whistle like crazy with the sunroof in the vent position, so I will only keep during the winter to carry skis!
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Several reviews said they were very quiet. And one said make sure you have them facing the correct way.
I think it has something to do with me needing to have the front one all the way forward to fit the cargo box (puts it right near the pano roof "split"), I imagine if I moved it back even 6 inches it would be better. I have them pointed the right way.
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Re: Alternative to OEM Roof Cross Rails

Here is a another shark fin / roof rack shot.

I'm not sure about taking these off and on as needed. They went on fairly easy but it wouldn't be any easier the 2nd time, or 3rd time.

They don't look quite as bad as I thought they would.

Oh, and the bolts that hold the chrome rails on the roof are in different positions on each side !! I was lining them up with some reference and used the bolt but they were crooked. Because the bolts are different on each side. Weird.


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