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2010Liberty 08-04-2011 01:08 AM

Roof racks with skyview
 
Just bought a 2010 kk with the sky view and wanted to know if u can still put roof racks on or will it hit?

jonrjen 08-04-2011 06:13 AM

Just from what I have read on the forums, the answer is/should be NO. Has to do with the slider not clearing the rack when open and something about the structural integrity of the roofs ability to hold any weight associated with a roof rack.
That being said, I believe I also recall reading where someone did install a roof rack on there slider KK, but it was for the purpose of aesthetics only.

glsec507 08-04-2011 05:22 PM

I dont have a link for you but there are some out there that sit up high enough for the sky slider to open. If I can find it ill post since i need to bookmark that anyway lol.

but like the above poster stated, I wouldnt put anything heavy up there

2010Liberty 08-04-2011 07:01 PM

Thanks, was more looking to put roof lights on it. If it's even possible.

Poncherello 08-04-2011 08:52 PM

I saw somewhere, someone actually installed aftermarket rails, which are much nicer than the cheap factory stock ones and they make whatever you wish to put on the roof stay and handle much more weight. It may of been form Rockyroad. Anyway as far racks, Thule and Yakima have some really nice ones depending on what you want to use it for.

Liberty09MN 08-04-2011 10:12 PM

I recently put the rocky road roof rails on, i like them!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10711-1630.jpg

Still looking into finding a light bar or a rack that will fit over the roof while open

2010Liberty 08-04-2011 11:12 PM

Thanks for the input, those rims look sharp with that color by the way. Very nice.

glsec507 08-05-2011 09:16 AM

Rocky road. That's what was referring to in my earlier post. Those are purdy. And so is ur Libby. Is that a custom paint job????

2010Liberty 08-05-2011 10:33 AM

Nope, that's pics of someone else's. Same color as mine though.

WA_KK 08-05-2011 09:54 PM

Could you just use standard roof rails and a basket if you don't open the skyslider, say in the winter? Or does the skyslider compromise the integrity of the roof too much?

SuperRliBerty 08-05-2011 10:08 PM

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Moab makes a roof basket for the sky slider

WA_KK 08-05-2011 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperRliBerty (Post 11975542)
Moab makes a roof basket for the sky slider

Yeah, but you can't actually store anything in there, there are no cross bars.

Poncherello 08-06-2011 02:02 AM

Furthermore, being that I have the stock roof rails and Jeep cross bars. The cross bars are rated at 150lbs but I wouldn't put more than 50 lbs on top. The stock roof rails are more for show light weight use. With aftermarket you will get the clearance you need and be able triple the weight capacity.

SuperRliBerty 08-06-2011 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WA_KK (Post 11975651)
Yeah, but you can't actually store anything in there, there are no cross bars.

There should install detachable cross bars.. but having roof rack cross bars on there will defeat the purpose of the skyslider and its operation.


I think the detachable crossbars should be stored on the side of the roof rack when not in use. You will use the skyslider more than carrying a load up top.

WA_KK 08-07-2011 12:05 AM

Do you know if you can purchase this roof basket anywhere?


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