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Unread 12-31-2013, 04:48 PM   #46
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Yes, I just installed these OEM type crossbars on my 2014 Overland Diesel, and they would indeed allow a long item to clear the shark fin. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These are nice looking, well made, aerodynamic crossbars with a 150# load capacity. Perfect fit and very easily installed. I'll admit that they are not as nice as the OEM rack on my 08 GC Overland Diesel. It's a shame that Jeep didn't use that same raised rail and adjustable crossbar design on the new GC. These will do, however.

Thanks JamuJoe. I carry 12.5 ft long sup board so I think the down curve they have will be behind the shark fin antenna. I ordered those same roof rails. Any chance you have pics of them installed. Thanks.

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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:14 PM   #47
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I bought the Mopar crossbars and they are THULE Areobars just with a Mopar label. They fit well in the Flush Mount (does not clamp on the doors). If you order from THULE you have to buy the fit kit (419), the bar, and the pedestals(460R).
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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:31 PM   #48
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Some pictures of the Mopar roof rack cross rails and THULE ski rack.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 05:34 PM   #49
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I bought the Mopar crossbars and they are THULE Areobars just with a Mopar label. They fit well in the Flush Mount (does not clamp on the doors). If you order from THULE you have to buy the fit kit (419), the bar, and the pedestals(460R).
You mind posting the part number from your invoice? When looking at the Mopar site, the pictured ones clamp to the doors. Just want to make sure I get the right ones.

I assume they are quiet, due to the aero shape?
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Unread 01-09-2014, 06:58 AM   #50
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I bought the Mopar crossbars and they are THULE Areobars just with a Mopar label. They fit well in the Flush Mount (does not clamp on the doors). If you order from THULE you have to buy the fit kit (419), the bar, and the pedestals(460R).
Nice pics, thanks Merrill. How do those towers (pedestals) attach to the rails?
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Unread 01-09-2014, 09:18 PM   #51
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Well I went to a local (and trusted) Thule/Yakima dealer today and the first words out of his mouth were that Thule discontinued the mounts because they aren't strong enough. He said they recommend using the rain gutter style now

I still stand by my observations that mine feel very secure. I wonder if peoples connections are loosening up over time and that is what is causing them to come off.
I'm having trouble accepting the fact that my wife's Lexus has more viable roof rails than my JGC.
Is it the rails or the mounts that're weak points? Did your dealer guy at least mention that Thule (or Yakima) are going back to the drawing board to come up with something more sturdy.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 07:43 AM   #52
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They are quiet and attach to the side rails by a clamp. I just installed them so i can't speak to durability.

Here is the tag from the box.
Part Number: 82212072AC
Looks like Mopar has updated their website since i looked a week ago. You can order from the site now.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 08:36 AM   #53
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I'm having trouble accepting the fact that my wife's Lexus has more viable roof rails than my JGC.
Is it the rails or the mounts that're weak points? Did your dealer guy at least mention that Thule (or Yakima) are going back to the drawing board to come up with something more sturdy.
I believe it is the clamping mechanism not being strong enough to clamp to the rails. In other words, the rails are strong but don't provide a good enough structure to design a clamp that is strong enough.

He made no mention of a new design, just to use the gutter style instead.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 09:09 AM   #54
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I'm having trouble accepting the fact that my wife's Lexus has more viable roof rails than my JGC.
Is it the rails or the mounts that're weak points? Did your dealer guy at least mention that Thule (or Yakima) are going back to the drawing board to come up with something more sturdy.
If you want to smack your head some more, take a look at the nice raised, full length rails they put on the new Cherokee. I had my Jeep inspected the other day & just shook my head when I saw that.
If we're lucky, maybe on the next generation Grand Cherokee they'll do the same? Like they used to do in the past.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:05 PM   #55
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Rhino Roof Rack Kit for 2014 JGC

Rhino-Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack
This product consists of the following items: 1 $276.18 $276.18
Rhino-Rack Special Order Parts Leg Kit

SKU 3939137
Part # RLCP27
Ships by 01/13/2014
FEDEX Home Delivery
Rhino-Rack Special Order Parts Aero Cross Bar

SKU 3939123
Part # RAB1250S
Ships by 01/13/2014
FEDEX Home Delivery
Rhino-Rack Special Order Parts Aero Cross Bar

SKU 3939123
Part # RAB1250S
Ships by 01/13/2014
FEDEX Home Delivery

Subtotal $324.90
Discount -$48.75
Shipping $0.00
Tax $0.00
Grand Total $276.17
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Unread 01-16-2014, 06:06 AM   #56
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Rhino-Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack
This product consists of the following items: 1 $276.18 $276.18
Rhino-Rack Special Order Parts Leg Kit

SKU 3939137
Part # RLCP27
Ships by 01/13/2014
FEDEX Home Delivery
Rhino-Rack Special Order Parts Aero Cross Bar

SKU 3939123
Part # RAB1250S
Ships by 01/13/2014
FEDEX Home Delivery
Rhino-Rack Special Order Parts Aero Cross Bar

SKU 3939123
Part # RAB1250S
Ships by 01/13/2014
FEDEX Home Delivery

Subtotal $324.90
Discount -$48.75
Shipping $0.00
Tax $0.00
Grand Total $276.17


Any chance you can post a couple of pictures?
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Unread 01-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #57
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Rhino racks Delievered

Order from AutoAnything on Sunday evening and got them delivered to my house a 830 AM EST today Thursday with free shipping! I'll post the a pics when I'm done installing them.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 01:20 PM   #58
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Oem style bars from APGO thru Amazon. $150. Perfect for surfboards probably wouldn't trust them with a couple hundred lbs of luggage in a basket. Very nice for the low cost though and for what I need them for.





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Unread 01-17-2014, 05:38 AM   #59
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Rhino Rack Kit

Took me about 3 hours to install in the dark and cold. The instructions could have been more detailed but using some common sense, you can figure it out. Overall, looks great and feels solid. Only time will tell. Purchaced from Autoanything for about 280.00. with free shipping.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 06:36 AM   #60
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Thanks for posting the pics. Very helpful.
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