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jdbfreeheel 06-18-2011 01:03 PM

Rocky Road WK2 Roof rails and rack
Hi All,
Just received the RRO Roof Rails and Rack. While seemingly straightforward, they did not come with installation instructions.

I've managed to install the rails (at least, my own moderately mechanically-inclined self seems to think they're installed correctly). However, when I go to fit the rack in between the rails, the cross bars seem to be either too long (rear) or too short (front). Weird, since I'm pretty sure I don't have the rack backwards or upside-down (based on the orientation of the optional spare tire nut welded into the rack).

The "rear" cross bar measures approximately 41" and the "front" cross bar measured approximately 39.5". When I measure the stock rails on the WK2 roof, these measurements seem to be reversed with the measurements of the roof.

Anyone installed one of these racks already?

I've emailed and called RRO but it's the weekend and their business hours are only M-F. I was hoping to install this weekend. Might just have to wait...


jdbfreeheel 06-25-2011 08:47 AM

Re: Rocky Road WK2 Roof rails and rack
UPDATE: OK, RRO sent both the instructions (Yay!) and also let me know that it appears that the rack portion was built backwards (Ooops). Therefore, they're shipping me a new rack portion to install correctly. They've offered great Customer Service and prompt replies to my email.

I'm not mad about the production goof, it happens. I"m mostly glad to know that I'm not crazy and my assessment was essentially correct. Pics of rack once installed.

chibianh 06-25-2011 09:13 AM

Re: Rocky Road WK2 Roof rails and rack
awesome! let's see some pics when are you done :)

ternst 07-30-2011 09:03 PM

Re: Rocky Road WK2 Roof rails and rack
Did you ever get this rack installed?

jdbfreeheel 07-31-2011 01:34 AM

Re: Rocky Road WK2 Roof rails and rack
Yes. RRO replaced the rack portion (cross bars built backward). It is currently installed and is a great addition to my JGC.

jdbfreeheel 07-31-2011 01:36 AM

Re: Rocky Road WK2 Roof rails and rack
More thoughts and install tips:

Cpt.FishyTaco 11-02-2014 05:04 PM

Re: Rocky Road WK2 Roof rails and rack
How's the road noise on the racks. I've heard it's pretty bad. Are there fairing units that work on it and do they clear before the sunroof?

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