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post #1 of 10 Old 01-13-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Roof Rack Side Rails

Hello, spend most of my time over on JK side of the forum but I have a question about the Liberty KK. My wife drives a 2011 KK that didnt come with any roof rails on it, just some molding piece. Is it possible to by the rails and mount em. i have been googling for a while now and am about to give up as I cant find anything. I am only used to buying stuff for my wranglers.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-13-2012, 08:15 PM
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Just found this:
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-14-2012, 04:31 AM
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Yes, if it is the same set-up as an 2008. my wife has a 2008 that had just the plastic trim pieces as well. I purchased the oem rails and installed them. I warn you it is a little pain, as the plastic trim is bolted and glued down a well. Just be careful and take your time so you don't damage any paint. It will take some time and goof off works great to remove the adhesive from the glue. The plastic trim will probably break as you remove it.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-14-2012, 08:37 AM
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$180!?!??!?

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Yes, if it is the same set-up as an 2008. my wife has a 2008 that had just the plastic trim pieces as well. I purchased the oem rails and installed them. I warn you it is a little pain, as the plastic trim is bolted and glued down a well. Just be careful and take your time so you don't damage any paint. It will take some time and goof off works great to remove the adhesive from the glue. The plastic trim will probably break as you remove it.
how much were the OEM rails? and where did you get them?
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-14-2012, 09:35 AM
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Keep in mind that if you plan to use the rails for other than looks, you will need to purchase the cross bars also.
If you want to go OEM I would look at a pair from a local wrecking yard and recycle the parts and some of your money.

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-14-2012, 07:34 PM
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I was wondering how is the fit with the rocky road rails? I heard they don't mount up flat and there is a gap.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-15-2012, 12:28 PM
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I was wondering how is the fit with the rocky road rails? I heard they don't mount up flat and there is a gap.
There was a little gap on mine but its easy enough to bend them so they fit flush. Plus they look so much better than stock rails
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There was a little gap on mine but its easy enough to bend them so they fit flush. Plus they look so much better than stock rails
Those RRO rails for the KK are steel tubes, no? Pretty stout?

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post #9 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 07:29 AM
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Those RRO rails for the KK are steel tubes, no? Pretty stout?
Yeah they are extremely rugged. Only issue is if the powder coat gets chipped (which it will) they will rust. I'm thinking about sanding them down and giving them a couple of coats of matte black rustoleum
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 08:57 AM
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I used the thule cross rails

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