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Unread 03-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Those with roof racks, how did you secure it?

Obviously there's the stock roof studs that are in the roof, but if you try to tighten those too much or if the mounting plate isnt perfectly flat, it will pull on the stud. This obviously (thanks to the horrible design) will start to peel back at the seam right along the channel, almost like peeling open a can. This in turn will lead to water leaking inside the Jeep and running down to the floor pans.

Nutserts? I guess the only other option is to do a bolt/washer/nut deal, but you'd have to drop the headliner. So my question is, either A) How do I drop the head liner, or B) Will nutserts work for this? Or since they can get kind of heavy and with the wind, would I even want to use Nutserts? Thanks!

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Unread 03-11-2013, 06:52 AM   #2
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ooorrr you could just use the stock studs and not go all Hulk on them. Worked fine for me
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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Ditto... I used them and just hand tightened the roof rack side rails to it with a washer and then plasti-dip sprayed them to help and to make it all black and match.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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Lolz! I just don't like how the rack feels "not sturdy" with barely torquing down those studs. Mainly because the rack isn't just for aesthetic purposes. I'm going to put stuff up there haha.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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Lolz! I just don't like how the rack feels "not sturdy" with barely torquing down those studs. Mainly because the rack isn't just for aesthetic purposes. I'm going to put stuff up there haha.

Most of us put stuff up there. I have a snowboard rack up there now and it's very sturdy. I grab ahold of it when I'm standing up there to put the boards in and it holds me just fine... Are you using the mopar side rails and crossbars?
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Unread 03-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #6
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No ma'am. Mine didn't come with side rails. I made my own custom basket.
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