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Mopar Cross Bars!! Help!

Hello i recently installed mopar cross bars onto my 14 overland but im getting a really bad whistle noise... Im not sure if i installed them correctly(facing the right way) dealer kind of just looked at them and brushed me off saying they were good... Anyone have pictures of their mopar cross bars i can take a look at ??

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Hello i recently installed mopar cross bars onto my 14 overland but im getting a really bad whistle noise... Im not sure if i installed them correctly(facing the right way) dealer kind of just looked at them and brushed me off saying they were good... Anyone have pictures of their mopar cross bars i can take a look at ??

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Don't have any pictures since I took mine off for the winter (use them primarily for canoe carrying). However, when I had them on, there was no whistle or irritating sound from them. Mine have a diagram on the underside indicating whether the bar is for the front or the back of the vehicle and an arrow pointing to the front of the vehicle so you can install it correctly.
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Re: Mopar Cross Bars!! Help!

Fat side forward... the thinner end points to the back.

Post your photos and it should be easy to work out what's wrong

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Fat side forward... the thinner end points to the back.

Post your photos and it should be easy to work out what's wrong

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Thanks for the help, do the thinner ends point to the back on both the front and rear bar ?
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Thanks for the help, do the thinner ends point to the back on both the front and rear bar ?
Trying to attach image not letting me do it from phone will do it from computer in a little bit thanks
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Re: Mopar Cross Bars!! Help!

I found this on Amazon after I installed my cross bars. Ended up installing them with the help of these instructions and wind noise is gone! Hope it helps.



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As others have stated, instructions included are useless. Discovered all my wind noise was from improper installation. Just had my 2014 JGC up to 60mph with zero wind noise. Never done a review with photos.. not sure where they will show up. Hope it helps the visual learners. If looking at pics, keep in mind I already had the bars on the roof, you will want to start on the ground.

If the bars are not labeled "front" "back" like mine - Front bar 46 1/2" long, Back bar 46" long

1. Starting on the ground - peel the long rubber strip all the way off. This exposes the screws.

2. On one end unlock the locking mechanism then take a small screwdriver and pry off the end cap. This only needs to be done on one end. It allows you to slide the rubber strip back on later.

3. Still on the same end and using the allen wrench provided loosen the screw closest to you being careful not to go as far as to make it so loose it comes out. If your not sure it's best to air on the side of caution at this point, you can correct later. Now loosen the second screw a few turns.

4. On the opposite end all you need to do is loosen both screws the same way as described in 3.

5. Place bars on rails... here is where I made the mistake. The more blunt side faces forward, tapered side faces back. (in the picture of side view... Right side of pic is facing forward, Left side is facing back) I also added a pics how the bars sit on rails. This is where you may have to loosen that screw closest to you a bit more.

6. Measure. In the end I placed mine about 2" from front and 2 1/2" from back.

7. Tighten both screws on both ends.

8. Slide the rubber strip back on followed by the end piece w/ lock.

9. Now repeat.

Overall satisfied with the product and saving a bundle over Mopar. Not to mention installing myself. Haven't carried anything yet, so can't speak to that. The aggressive look it adds is a bonus.

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Thanks for the help, do the thinner ends point to the back on both the front and rear bar ?
Yes. Kind of looks like an airplane wing. The fatter side faces the front of the GC.
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Thanks everyone for the help will post again after attempt to do install again
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Ok awesome got the install correct ... Thanks everyone ... But does anyone know a good Length to spread them apart?
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Ok awesome got the install correct ... Thanks everyone ... But does anyone know a good Length to spread them apart?
That depends on what you are carrying and how you are using them. You want them far enough apart to provide maximum support for the item(s) that will on them, but not so far apart that the center of the load will sag. For my canoe, I just put them at the maximum separation.
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That depends on what you are carrying and how you are using them. You want them far enough apart to provide maximum support for the item(s) that will on them, but not so far apart that the center of the load will sag. For my canoe, I just put them at the maximum separation.
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Re: Mopar Cross Bars!! Help!

I'm assuming these on ebay are the same ones being sold on Amazon.

2011 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cross Bars Roof Bars Crossbars Roof Racks OE Style | eBay

They were actually $129 for a while, but now are up to the $149, same as Amazon.
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