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jmone 03-23-2014 01:21 AM

Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
I find the bits of plastic bolted to the roof kinda odd, useless, and cheap looking... (they even have the recesses for the bolts exposed). I have looked and asked around but have come up with nothing to replace them with. I was think more traditional low profile roof rails (the kind you can lash things to or add cross bars when needed).

I was thinking somethink like this kit you can get the the (cough cough) Evoque.

Any ideas?

http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...do/photo16.jpg

hankwedge 03-23-2014 07:19 AM

YUCK. No way. IMHO the way it looks now is more sleek. Less air drag thus faster!

jmone 03-26-2014 03:32 AM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
Yeah - each to their own but my Q is really on what is available (if anything) for roof rails (not racks).

GPFan26 05-12-2014 08:01 PM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
I agree and would be interested in a more functional set of runners. Is it possible to remove or change them at all? I haven't looked into this much, but all the systems I see are extremely high.

blissgully 05-12-2014 09:10 PM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
Im looking to do the same but there is a real lack of information about regarding SRT's and roof rails/racks.
There is an older thread from a week ago where there was some good responses about using the chrome rails of a standard grand cherokee with some slight modifications. Problem is sourcing the chrome rails aint easy

RN SHRRK 05-12-2014 09:23 PM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
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I put the bright rails on my SRT. I bought the rails from a Jeep dealer online. If you shop around, some dealers have really good prices. I believe mine were from a dealer in WI. I live in CA. Anyway, here's a pic.

RN SHRRK 05-12-2014 09:25 PM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
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blissgully 05-13-2014 05:27 AM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RN SHRRK (Post 1021276)
I put the bright rails on my SRT. I bought the rails from a Jeep dealer online. If you shop around, some dealers have really good prices. I believe mine were from a dealer in WI. I live in CA. Anyway, here's a pic.

Mate looks great, i need to get some of those rails so I can attach fixed roof racks.. Did you just pull the SRT ones off and replace with the chrome ones? No mods?

Mrhetrick 05-20-2014 04:12 AM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
Inquiring minds want to know!!! :)

I need a "roof rack" for an upcoming beach trip, and that surely looks nice. So the ones you bought are from the standard Grand Cherokee? Just hoping that it is a cut and dry install.

Mike

RN SHRRK 05-25-2014 07:15 PM

Re: Replace Roof Rails with something Functional?
 
You can read thru this thread. The rails are from a regular Grand Cherokee. No modifications needed to the roof, but you do have to get the ends if the rails to stay tight against the roof.

http://http://www.jeepgarage.org/f17...ase-38906.htmlhttp://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/side-...ase-38906.html


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