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ooja3k 11-23-2011 01:31 AM

Best roof rack?
 
I have done some searching online, but what is everyone's favorite roof rack? I will be mounting a set of Yakima snowboard/ski racks to them.

Ideally I am looking for something that is quiet for everyday driving, looks great and is sturdy.

How are the Mopar racks? They seem to be cheaper in price as compared to the Yakima/Thule options..

UNCjeepWK2 11-23-2011 07:32 AM

Re: Best roof rack?
 
I just installed a couple of Thule Aeroblades on 460R podiums (with 4109 fit kit). Looks great and was pretty easy to install. Got it off ORS Racks Direct and cost about $320 total (look for a 10% coupon code). Not much more expensive than the OEM rack... which is about $290, I believe.

ooja3k 11-23-2011 08:46 AM

Re: Best roof rack?
 
That was the set I was looking at online.

Do you by chance have a picture of them on your JGC?

Thanks

moosehead 11-23-2011 09:45 AM

Re: Best roof rack?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by UNCjeepWK2 (Post 520471)
I just installed a couple of Thule Aeroblades on 460R podiums (with 4109 fit kit). Looks great and was pretty easy to install. Got it off ORS Racks Direct and cost about $320 total (look for a 10% coupon code). Not much more expensive than the OEM rack... which is about $290, I believe.

^This is the best rack option for WK2, either that or the Yakima equivalent with WK2 podiums to fit the stock roof tracks.

I have a thing for big racks, if that is your preference you can consider the following bolt ons, but it'll cost you:

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=15504

UNCjeepWK2 11-23-2011 02:51 PM

Re: Best roof rack?
 
look at the last picture on this thread for the Thule setup... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...rails-1292196/

J13ntv 11-24-2011 12:05 AM

Re: Best roof rack?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by UNCjeepWK2 (Post 520471)
I just installed a couple of Thule Aeroblades on 460R podiums (with 4109 fit kit). Looks great and was pretty easy to install. Got it off ORS Racks Direct and cost about $320 total (look for a 10% coupon code). Not much more expensive than the OEM rack... which is about $290, I believe.

How's wind noise? Have you done any highway driving of 55+? I have th aero bars and was thinking of upgrading to aero blades if it cuts wind noise. I bought a fairing but don't really like it and wind noise (whistling the most) is a tad annoying on the highway but not unbearable just turn up the radio.

ooja3k 11-24-2011 12:17 AM

Re: Best roof rack?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by J13ntv (Post 520988)
How's wind noise? Have you done any highway driving of 55+? I have th aero bars and was thinking of upgrading to aero blades if it cuts wind noise. I bought a fairing but don't really like it and wind noise (whistling the most) is a tad annoying on the highway but not unbearable just turn up the radio.


X2. I'm interested in the level of wind noise as well...


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