It is a tall puppy and with the amount of "lifting" and bigger wheels I read about on the Jeep Forums, there are a LOT of rigs out there that must be even higher.
I took the cross bars off mine for now as I don't envision much use for them. (I bought a receiver hitch ski rack and we have one of those fake Christmas trees.) At the moment, I can't think of anything else I would ever carry on the top. I like the look with the cross bars off and perhaps it even reduces the drag a bit although they are pretty streamlined.
I do know with every car I tested in the past, a ski rack on top of a car reduces gas mileage around 10% (the kind of rack that sticks up vertically around 3").
I suppose if I were to use my Jeep for camping, I would have to invest in one of those rooftop carriers since there isn't that much room even with the 3rd row of seats in the down position.
Last edited by cmd peej; 06-29-2006 at 07:13 PM..