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ONEDGE 11-27-2011 08:47 PM

Crossbars for roof rails?
Trying to decide between OEM Mopar crossbars for roof rails vs. Thule 460R podiums for my 2012 Overland. I have been researching and trying to decide which one will work well and look the best on my jeep.

The main purpose of the crossbars is to carry my skis. I am planning on upgrading from a Thule ski rack to a ski box in the near furture. Any one using either of these setups that can comment?

I like the look of the Thule, but it looks like that setup with aerobars is going to cost around $100 more. Any advantages of going with the Thule over the Mopar crossbars? Is it true that the Mopar bars do not lock to the vehicle?

Thanks in advance.

ONEDGE 12-03-2011 08:02 PM

Re: Crossbars for roof rails?
I am planning on purchasing soon. Any suggestions or info appreciated.

Molson 12-03-2011 08:18 PM

Re: Crossbars for roof rails?
ehhh i went yakima...theyre pretty similar. I wouldn't go with mopar just because the aftermarket is easier with thule or yakima.

its really a personal decision. each have their own fan club

dlthunder 12-03-2011 10:23 PM

Re: Crossbars for roof rails?
I went with Mopar they were easy to install and the price on ebay was good. Agree with above though it is really just ppersonal pref. I have yakima fat cat 6 connected currently and seems to work great.

ljramsey 12-04-2011 07:17 AM

Re: Crossbars for roof rails?
I installed the Thule 460R Podium system with the square bars to carry my kayak. I have been very pleased with how easy it was to install, the stability of the system, being able to lock the feet to the vehicle and the overall look.

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