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JeepGCaltitdue 08-04-2012 10:20 PM

Issue with Jeep WK2 Altitude roof rails
Hi there, i just purchased my second WK2, the altitude model (just released in Australia). I have now noticed that the roof rail is just a black mould and dosn't look like you could fit anything to it! This is not good as I m trying to add sturdy racks to hold a platform for sporting and camping gear.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue. I saw another thread of someone drilling in a whole new rail system (which I would be to worried to do) and looks to be very expensive.

I have checked out the rocky road system and thought it was my solution, however when I contacted them they said they could not confirm if their system would fit as they have not got a hold of an altitude yet.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!


Djv1389 08-05-2012 12:35 AM

Re: Issue with Jeep WK2 Altitude roof rails
Possible solution

ColdCase 08-05-2012 07:14 AM

Re: Issue with Jeep WK2 Altitude roof rails
Those rails are decorative, not functional.

They can be replaced with OEM rails, but it involves drilling out a couple threaded inserts and installing riv nuts, something the dealer should be able to do.

Thule has a foot that clamps to the roof instead of the rails. There is a thread around here somewhere with plenty of discussion, perhaps in the interior/exterior sub section.

Here is one:

tuned8e 11-29-2012 08:20 PM

Re: Issue with Jeep WK2 Altitude roof rails
this is absolutely driving me crazy - 2012 WK2 Altitude - I, like many others, purchased the cross bars OEM thinking I could just bolt these right up - come to find out the roof rails up there are just decorative. There needs to be a solution.

Scottina06 11-30-2012 10:26 AM

Re: Issue with Jeep WK2 Altitude roof rails
You just need to get longer bolts and screw the oem's down...but first you need to find a screw or use sealant to cover the bolt holes not used. You can get the oem side rails on Call 1888-651-jeep and talk with peter...tell him scott from jeepgarage sent you for a discount. I believe they also have the thule cross rails

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