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2012 - Roof Rack and Basket

Going camping in a little over a month, and since the addition to the family, I do not have enough room in the boot and need to put the tent gear on the roof.

Not a fan of roof racks or baskets, but as a adhoc will need to buy one. Rather than heading down to super cheap, I'd rather buy off ebay as the below looks good and probably a genuine knockoff.

Any recommendations?

Genuine Style Roof Racks FOR Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011 2014 | eBay

I had a look on the roof rails, and they look quite flimsy? Do roof racks these days just rely on those rails? I do recall back in the days, roof racks actually curved mounted to the door sill.

As for basket, anything goes really - Might need to buy this locally at Super cheap due to the size of shipping something from the net.

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Old 02-15-2015, 07:30 AM
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Re: 2012 - Roof Rack and Basket

I cannot vouch for the worthiness of a knock off and generally you get what you pay for.
I bought the Mopar ones from a dealer who gave me a 10% discount and put them on... they are plenty strong enough... especially for the recommended 100 - 150 lb safety limit.
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What did you pay for them through Jeep Australia? I don't think I have time to get it from justforjeeps.

Worst comes to worst, Thule make a reputable one which can withstand up to 100kg(of course the structure can't handle more than 68kg. The genuine you mention also only support 68kg.


Edited - Looks like you are in the states. Invalid question for you guys. Little difficult to pickup jeep stuff down here.
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Re: 2012 - Roof Rack and Basket

I bought a Mopar set brand new, second hand for $120. They should be OK for a basket with a tent in it, but I've had them flexing to the point of concern with timber from the hardware store.

There are definitely better bars... Thule, Rola, Yakima, etc. I had Rhino "Commercial" racks previously, and they took any amount of crap you could throw at them. You knew they were there above 80km/h though!

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Re: 2012 - Roof Rack and Basket

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Re: 2012 - Roof Rack and Basket

I've got a pair of Rola bars and a Rhino wire basket. They are strong enough for the design weight, the only criticism is that the hold down set screws are very fiddley to install. Check this out before you buy.
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Re: 2012 - Roof Rack and Basket

I looked at Rola today, man I'm confused as to which fits. I walked out the store. Those manuals don't list wk. Are those prorack any different. The ones in that eBay link seem simplest, but I'm only thinking ahead if I change cars and compatibility.
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Re: 2012 - Roof Rack and Basket

Try www.rola.com.au
I have the Anchor point extended sports bar. They screw into the roof rail channel base it's not quick to install the screws because of tight access under the bar overhang.
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Just picked up from super cheap the prorack whispbar T16 set for $248.
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Yeah 20% off this weekend isn't it?
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