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post #1 of 9 Old 08-31-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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2014 & roof rack advise

Hi guys. New member here. Just got my Grand Cherokee after years of wanting one. Got the base model in 4x4. It has the flush mounted rails. I think its just a piece of plastic that's covering the holes.

Anyway the rack I want to get is the one from Rocky Road Outfitters. http://www.rocky-road.com/wk2-jeep-g...roof-rack.html. Does anyone have experience with this company? Are they quality? What wind fairing will fit this?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-01-2013, 09:27 AM
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There's a thread on the general grand cherokee forum on this topic.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/roof-rails-1564687/

The short answer seems to be that you're out of luck for now. If the 'rail' that's up there is just a piece of flat black plastic the RRO rails won't fit.

Good luck!
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-01-2013, 12:44 PM
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If you want to go that route, you can relace the plastic trim with the oem chrome rails fairly easily, there have been several DIY posts on here.

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post #4 of 9 Old 09-01-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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RRO has rails that replace the plastic strip I think. http://www.rocky-road.com/wk2-rails.html
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-02-2013, 11:36 AM
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People keep saying they have the "Flush mounted rails" on the base model. Those are not flush mount rails. Those are NO Rails.

The OEM Chrome Rails are the "Flush Mount Rails".

I have not seen a Jeep WK2 with the OEM Raised/Bar type rails (like the 2002 GC had).

Flush mount means there is a Channel that you attached things to (e.g. cross rails) from the top (or Rocky Road type Bars). The other style is a factory bar that you attach something around the Bar (like a Rocky Road).
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post #6 of 9 Old 09-02-2013, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Okay I see what you mean. So I need to buy/install the factory chrome flush mount rails and then I can get RRO/Thule/Yak racks.
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People keep saying they have the "Flush mounted rails" on the base model. Those are not flush mount rails. Those are NO Rails.

The OEM Chrome Rails are the "Flush Mount Rails".

I have not seen a Jeep WK2 with the OEM Raised/Bar type rails (like the 2002 GC had).

Flush mount means there is a Channel that you attached things to (e.g. cross rails) from the top (or Rocky Road type Bars). The other style is a factory bar that you attach something around the Bar (like a Rocky Road).
Good point.

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-08-2014, 03:04 PM
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I have a 2014 GC Limited with Flush Mount Rails and just bought the Mopar OEM Cross bars from the dealership. They say Mopar but they are actually THULE Areoblades (just Mopar label) It was cheaper to go to the dealer $270. REI and Jax were $350+.
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Following up with this thread to see if anyone ever purchased the Rocky Road Outfitters roof rack for their WK2? I'm looking into this but I'm trying to get feedback on the noise, quality etc from anyone they may have bought and used this setup.

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