At The Helm KK ROOF RACKS AND SIDE RAILS - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Liberty Forums > KK Liberty Forum > At The Helm KK ROOF RACKS AND SIDE RAILS

Ruffstuff XJ Unirail Channel Reinforcement....Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel Now for both 3.8L and 3.6RIGID LED Light Blowout Sale - All Sizes, All Series, all

Reply
Unread 07-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
AtTheHelm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 779
I have designed a nice and very strong roof rack that sits low and bolts directly to the roof. It easily bolts together, which makes shipping easy. It is going through the testing phase and will be available soon if all goes well. At the moment the side rails only are available. Feel free to post any questions on it or send a pm. Both are priced with shipping INCLUDED. Racks are 300 and side bars are 135.
First test: 232lbs of steel tube up there.

What the bolted connections look like. I will be including allen head set screws instead of those socket screws.






Note: some pics show partial welds for fitment test, the racks will be fully welded at the connection points.
Side rails


AtTheHelm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
BenHoleton
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pekin, IL
Posts: 486
Looks great! I'll holler when I'm ready!
BenHoleton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
AtTheHelm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 779
Side bars available now! $135 shipped!

AtTheHelm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
LUV4JEEP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 84
Helm your inbox is full man! Just email me at daveyboy250@gmail.com
LUV4JEEP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2013, 10:36 PM   #5
AtTheHelm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 779
Email sent and really cleared my mailbox. I guess you have to delete sent items too!
AtTheHelm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #6
LKWJEEPER
Registered User
2009 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clover, South Carolina
Posts: 1,045
Wow.. I wish I had seen this before I got my RRO bars. If you ever make cross bars to attach to my RRO bars let me know!

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
LKWJEEPER is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
Poncherello
Moderator
2010 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Paterson, New Jersey
Posts: 1,012
AttheHelm, do you need to paint these before you put them on?
__________________
When you get knee-deep in a situation, floor it.
Poncherello is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #8
AtTheHelm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 779
Yes they ship bare steel.
AtTheHelm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #9
Liberty09MN
Registered User
2009 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ham Lake, Minnesota
Posts: 178
Is there much difference between these and the RRO ones? Thicker or stronger somehow? My RRO's went on fine, seems the biggest problem with aftermarket rails on the Liberty is just the mounting points. Love your products though ATH, not trying to offend by comparing to the RRO rails, I've heard many people don't like them haha. Keep up the good work!

PS have you tried making any vertical extensions for a rack to fit and function with a skyslider? Or has anyone tried this?
Liberty09MN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-10-2013, 11:50 PM   #10
AtTheHelm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 779
I don't know the specs on the rro bars, but mine come with precisely measured round holes instead of slots.

The specs on mine are:
1.32" x 0.133" structural A500 tubing with 1/4" thick feet.
The rise is about 3.75" to the top, 2.43" to the bottom. The actual distance between the roof and they side rails is variable because the roof is curved, but its about 2" in the middle.
For the racks, the crossbars sit nice and low, about 3/4" off the roof at the lowest point.
There is about 45" if flat in the bars. When installed there is about a 48" space between the bars, 46" in the rear. The roof actually tapers in toward the rear, thats why its narrower in the back.
AtTheHelm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #11
xDefiant
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 43
DO you have a pic of the side bars on a libby?
xDefiant is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-18-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
AtTheHelm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 779




[IMG]http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx126/Morgansam1/0324A176-C277-4487-92FA-
B40E5DF8BD98-8639-0000046D6C46CD93_zps9d03d525.jpg[/IMG]
AtTheHelm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #13
LKWJEEPER
Registered User
2009 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clover, South Carolina
Posts: 1,045
Would you be able to sell cross bars that aren't welded to the side rails? I purchased the RRO Roof Rails before I saw what you were selling. I'm going to need cross rails and would prefer to buy something you made. Would you be able to make something that just bolts on similar to what RRO has?
LKWJEEPER is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-19-2013, 11:04 AM   #14
AtTheHelm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 779
Pm sent
AtTheHelm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #15
xDefiant
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 43
Check your inbox AtTheHelm...or if it's full shoot me an email at jimmontgomery21@gmail.com. I am interested
xDefiant is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.