Non raised side bar question..Please Help - 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 > Non raised side bar question..Please Help

JK specific skid plates from Clayton Off Road Mfg.RCV Heavy Duty Axle Shafts Now Shipping at Baseline4x4.comStainless Steel Door Hinge Pins

Reply
Unread 07-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
xDefiant
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 43
Non raised side bar question..Please Help

So my KK does not have raised side bars, meaning there is no gap between the side bars and the roof of the libby. Many of you with roof racks have side bars that except any crossbar, and have this space that I am talking about. I am curious to know if anyone else has looked into a crossbar for a libby that has side bars like mine and if so where did you buy? I have attached an image of my side bars so you know what I mean.

photo-28-.jpg

xDefiant is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
staubitzk
Registered User
2011 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Manorville, New York
Posts: 126
Check these out...

http://www.rocky-road.com/jeep-liberty-roof-rails.html

They are very durable and can mount almost anything on the top of your lib.
__________________
2011 Jeep Liberty Sport~OME Lift~ Tow Hooks ~ Skid Plates ~ Hitch ~ Built In Air Compressor ~ Black Rock 997s Steel Rims ~ Wrangler Duratracs ~ JK Front Mounted Lightbar ~ Tuff Stuff 22inch LED Bar ~
staubitzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
xDefiant
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 43
Yea except that doesn't answer my question...those are replacement side bars...I don't want to spend the money on new side bars and crossbars. There has to be crossbars that work with the sidebars I already have.
xDefiant is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
Drednot
Registered User
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: AZ
Posts: 840
Doubtful. They are really just for decoration. Mainly just hollow plastic with no attachment provisions.
__________________
74 CJ5, 258, T14a/D20, D30/D44@3.73
12 Cherokee 4x4,3.7L,4RLE/MP1522,D30M/8.25"@3.73,215/85R16 mich LTX A/T2
"Non Vi Sed, Arte"
Drednot is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
huntb
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Posts: 541
As far as I've seen no one has done it yet. Those "rails" that you have a very flimsy. That's what mine came with but I replaced them with the RRO rails. Atthehelm is also making some very nice rails for the KK and probably even better quality than RRO
huntb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
shawnicles
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 302
those just make it go faster.....
shawnicles is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
staubitzk
Registered User
2011 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Manorville, New York
Posts: 126
The only other option I can see is get the cross bars that go into the door jam and bypass the rails all together.
__________________
2011 Jeep Liberty Sport~OME Lift~ Tow Hooks ~ Skid Plates ~ Hitch ~ Built In Air Compressor ~ Black Rock 997s Steel Rims ~ Wrangler Duratracs ~ JK Front Mounted Lightbar ~ Tuff Stuff 22inch LED Bar ~
staubitzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #8
Bmxer524
Registered User
2011 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lindenhurst, NY
Posts: 942
Those side rails are just decoration. You need to replace them with either Mopar side rails or aftermarket to put cross bars on and actually have a roof rack. I suggest either Rock Lizard or Atthehelm's.
Bmxer524 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #9
LKWJEEPER
Registered User
2009 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clover, South Carolina
Posts: 926
They are hollow on the inside and won't be able to support any weight. I had them as well and removed them for the RRO bars. I wish I had seen atthehelms products before I made the purchase.

So if you don't want to replace you are SOL

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
LKWJEEPER is offline   Reply With Quote




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.