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Kerri55 10-21-2013 11:34 AM

How to take off stock side bars on jeep liberty
I want to mount a rack on my 2012 jeep liberty and want to know how to take off the stock side bars without completly ruining them and then figure out what to replace them with. Has any one done this

eoerikson3 10-21-2013 12:13 PM

If you're talking about the deleted roof rack dummies I wouldn't be concerned about salvaging them. If I remember correctly they are just held on by double sided tape. You'll need Goof off or similar product to remove the glue residue. Once removed you will see the threaded studs for mounting the new rack.

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LKWJEEPER 10-21-2013 01:11 PM

Good luck getting the goo off completely.. Goo Gone is basically ineffective in removing the adhesive. I did this and basically just decided to live with it. I figured no one will be able to see my roof unless they are trying to.

Support a fellow member and buy either the whole rack or just the side rails from Atthehelm. I wish I did, I'm trying to unload my RRO bars, so I can get his setup.

tommudd 10-21-2013 01:30 PM

Rock Lizard Fabrications for the rack

AtTheHelm 10-21-2013 01:45 PM

Here's what my racks look like. They bolt right up to the factory studs.

AtTheHelm 10-21-2013 05:42 PM

If they are the actual factory side bars, you just gently pry off the plastic covers at the front and rear, both sides. This will reveal some nuts, unbolt and everything comes off. There won't be any adhesive or tape to pull off.

If you have the faux covers, you just pull everything off and there will be tape residue to clean off.

Kerri55 10-24-2013 04:04 PM

Hey thanks so much everyone it really helped. I got the rails off no problem. One more question what thread size is the studs that are sticking out of the roof?

bwsooner6 11-01-2013 12:30 PM

I would like to know the answer to the stud question as well.

AtTheHelm 11-01-2013 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by bwsooner6
I would like to know the answer to the stud question as well.

M6 x either 1.5 or 1.75, can't remember which one. You'll need to take a wire wheel to the studs if there is paint on them.

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