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Unread 07-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Roof rack cross bars

Can anyone recommend (or selling) an inexpensive set of cross bars for the roof? Mopars price just seems outrageous! I have found a few sets between $60-$100 but don't want to buy garbage either.

My goal is to add roof basket to it soon do must be stable enough to support it.

Thank you for any assistance.

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Unread 07-08-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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Yakima crossbars are about $80 a pair, Thule about $89.95 a pair. Thule also has these new aero blades and they are about 150.00 a pair. And depending on what system you use as far as foot pad or podium that could run you another $170.00 You can check out rei.com. You can also look what Rocky Road for stronger roof rails then thus you can put even more weight on your roof. I have the stock Jeep rails they work pretty well but are rated at 150lbs.

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Unread 07-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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I have a set of steel rubber coated cross bars with locking towers. They aren't Thule or Yakima, but I have found them to get the job done. The set I am trying to sell is still in its original box. The picture below is the same set that I have on my Lib. I don't have a roof basket, so I can't speak on that although I imagine it would hold just fine. I could sell it too you shipped for $75. Message me if you are interested.

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Unread 07-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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There is also the DIY option. All you need to do is buy the 3/8 steel piping from your local hardware store and 4 U-bolts and you are all set. It costed me about 20 bucks for the hardware and took about 2 hours to install. I feel they better secure my rack than the cheaper plastic options.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #5
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^ Nice Job, and if you replace the roof rails with a set of rocky-road roof rails you will have one really nice system.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:40 AM   #6
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I have heard some positive and negative feedback with the rocky-road rails. I do like them however I just don't like how tall they are and it looks a little weird with the basket on top. But thanks for the tip I will look into it!
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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Rocklizard makes a fine basket that bolts to where the OEM rails bolt. They are MUCH closer to the roof than anything that bolts OEM rails via the crossbars.
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