Roof rack 2012 Liberty
Just purchased a 2012 Liberty and need to put a roof rack on it. There is just a plastic rail on it now and I would like to be able to carry a canoe. Looked at some of the rack options in a mopar catalog but they are just drawings. What parts do I need and can the present strips just be removed and new rack installed in its place?
I need to do the same thing myself. My canoe is long, 4 feet longer than my KK. The position of the factory rack is not going to work for me. I tried to find a rack that will bolt up to the factory mounting holes and extend the full length of the roof, but was not able to locate anything. I've come to the conclusion that I would need to build a custom rack. If you have a smaller canoe I think you will have options to use the factory locations. I just don't remember where to tell you to look. It was last year when I was thinking about this stuff.
why not use the REI foam blocks
Originally Posted by Rob K View Post
roof racks create a lot of wind noise when you have nothing on them
(speaking from almost 40 years of having racks on my cars), except for the KK
1997 XJ, automatic, stock 4x4
2008 KK Sport 6 speed, stock 4x4
Roof racks if designed right do not create any noise, been running one on my KJ for 6-7 years and no noise, never had any noises from the ones on my 3 XJs, if you have noise then redesign or install a flare on the front to divert the wind up over
04 KJ WITH JBA 4 INCH COILOVER LIFT
03 KJ WITH JBA 2.5 TOTAL CONTROL LIFT
Foam blocks are what I'm using now. No matter how much you clean they still end up abrading the paint. They started scratching up the paint on the first trip and I don't like it. I will have a rack built before this season.
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