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post #1 of 25 Old 02-08-2013, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Roof Rack

My Liberty did not come with a roof rack. Is there something out there other than factory. Factory parts are so expensive. And has anyone had to get a new key made? That seems to be an expensive process also.

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post #2 of 25 Old 02-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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Check amazon for budget roof racks, there are quite a few to chose from.

My lib came with 2 keys, the dealer told me it would cost $300 for a extra. They really know how to empty your pockets.. $100 for the key and $200 to 'program' it.
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post #3 of 25 Old 02-08-2013, 12:24 PM
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I was thinking about this as well, I have the factory side rails that are solid and dont have cut outs, so its hard to tell what bars will work, alot seem like they need the cut out to go around when mounting.
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post #4 of 25 Old 02-08-2013, 03:49 PM
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Mine didn't come with a roof rack either... I ordered the RRO system and it's great! I ordered the new side rails and the cross bars. $315 after shipping and tax for both and took about an hour to install everything. Super easy.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...59135249_n.jpg

This gives you all new side rails that are really sturdy and durable and the cross bars to mount a rack or anything you want. What I really liked was that there is no plastic on this set up, nothing to snap under pressure. The wind noise isn't bad either.
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post #5 of 25 Old 02-08-2013, 05:07 PM
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I was thinking about this as well, I have the factory side rails that are solid and dont have cut outs, so its hard to tell what bars will work, alot seem like they need the cut out to go around when mounting.
You need some Thule 450 Crossroads feet & load bars. Rackattack.com sells the kit for $289.
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post #6 of 25 Old 02-09-2013, 06:06 AM
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Key Cost Comment

I've had (3) Remotes since 1996: Buick, Mercedes Benz, Toyota and all were high quality plastic and easy to press as I have petite fingers and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

The Jeep $100 key, I'm betting cost no more than a dollar, from some Asian County, as many are made/sold in Quantity here.

I'm beginning to think My original opinion concerining the '97 bail-out was a huge mistake
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post #7 of 25 Old 02-09-2013, 08:13 AM
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Or you can look on eBay and order one for pretty cheap and just have the dealership program it.

I have 4 keys to my KK now since when I got the remote start they gave me 2 new keys. So that's another option. May cost more but at least you get remote start...

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post #8 of 25 Old 02-11-2013, 08:47 AM
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You need some Thule 450 Crossroads feet & load bars. Rackattack.com sells the kit for $289.
But these look like they will wrap around the existing siderails. You cant wrap around the rails I have now, there are no holes, it would have to just clamp on without the need to go under or around the siderails to work.
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But these look like they will wrap around the existing siderails. You cant wrap around the rails I have now, there are no holes, it would have to just clamp on without the need to go under or around the siderails to work.
I thought those were just trim covers that came on models that didn't get the rails. I figured that the trim was removed and the rails installed in their place. Even the ones Jeep sell are a Thule design that clamps on the "u" style rails.
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post #10 of 25 Old 02-11-2013, 11:01 AM
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Ya it would appear that I will have to get some side roof rails to do any of this...no idea why they put psudo rails on there instead of nothing, I bet the cost is not much different to factory rails. So adding another $150 to get some factory rails it would seem before I can get the crossbars and basket.
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Ya it would appear that I will have to get some side roof rails to do any of this...no idea why they put psudo rails on there instead of nothing, I bet the cost is not much different to factory rails. So adding another $150 to get some factory rails it would seem before I can get the crossbars and basket.
That's so jeep can charge you am extra $500 as an option to put them on.

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Ya it would appear that I will have to get some side roof rails to do any of this...no idea why they put psudo rails on there instead of nothing, I bet the cost is not much different to factory rails. So adding another $150 to get some factory rails it would seem before I can get the crossbars and basket.
I would look into the rocky road outfitters ones... I was in the same boat as you just a few weeks ago and I love my new system.

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post #13 of 25 Old 02-12-2013, 09:14 AM
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I was thinking about that one, but read so many complaints about it that it scared me off. The RL ones are just too expensive for my needs, so that pretty much leaves stock which I was wanting better than,...did you have any issues at all installing them? Did all the holes line up, etc.
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I was thinking about that one, but read so many complaints about it that it scared me off. The RL ones are just too expensive for my needs, so that pretty much leaves stock which I was wanting better than,...did you have any issues at all installing them? Did all the holes line up, etc.
It was super easy. I have nothing but great things to say about RRO. As with everything there will be people out there bashing on everything. I ordered the side rails and crossbars and they were at my house 6 days later. Installed really easily and the holes line up great. Only thing you'll need are some of the bolts to hold it down if your jeep doesn't have them. Super easy to find at ace though and cost another $5.
PM me if you have any other questions.

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post #15 of 25 Old 02-22-2013, 12:07 PM
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Mine didn't come with a roof rack either... I ordered the RRO system and it's great! I ordered the new side rails and the cross bars. $315 after shipping and tax for both and took about an hour to install everything. Super easy.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...59135249_n.jpg

This gives you all new side rails that are really sturdy and durable and the cross bars to mount a rack or anything you want. What I really liked was that there is no plastic on this set up, nothing to snap under pressure. The wind noise isn't bad either.

Could you post some more pics please! I'm very interested!
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