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Unread 09-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
cherox
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Skyslider + Roofrails? Possible?

Hey folks. The KK is at the very top of a short list of potential replacements for my aging Grand Cherokee.

My question is this.. Do any of you with the Skyslider roof have factory or aftermarket roof rails? I understand that the rails get deleted when you add on the skyslider, but is it possible to install the factory rails with or without modification? I love the idea of the skyslider but would love to have those side rails. Obviously you can make anything work if you put your mind to it.. Just wondering if there is a minimal modification route possible. I'm sitting here looking at the picture of the Liberator II concept and its the only time I've ever seen a Skyslider with the roof rails.



Thanks so much!


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Unread 09-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
RudyKK87
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There have been people who have installed the factory roof rails on their KK with a skyslider.

http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...ilit=roof+rail

I don't know if it offers enough clearance so that a set of crossbars won't come into contact with the skyslider roof. Another option is this...

http://www.rocky-road.com/kjrails.html

...paired with this...

http://www.rocky-road.com/liberty_skyslider_rack.html

...if you want to have clearance for crossbars with an open skyslider.
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Unread 09-19-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
cherox
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Thank you so much Rudy, that is exactly the information I was looking for
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Unread 03-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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Totally doable. U can order the rails from jeep. The hardest part I heard was removing the adhesive that hold on the existing covers. I'd try goo gone.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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I've done it and it works fine - very easy to install. I have a snowboard rack too and it holds 4 boards although I have to take the bindings off the downward facing boards.

You can't open the sky slider with the crossbars on (or snowboard rack) so I take that off when not in use which only takes 5 min. You can leave the side rails on indefinitely.

If you want more info send me a PM. I have an extra set of new side rails (MOPAR factory ones) that I could sell you at a discount as well if interested.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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Atthehelm actually makes a nice set of rails. You check out his if you end up in the KK
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Unread 08-16-2013, 07:36 AM   #7
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