Hello, all. New Jeep owner and forum lurker (1 week), and even newer JeepForum member (1 minute or so)
Lovin' the Jeep but have a question about Mopar accessories.
Item# 82212352, "Roof Rack, Removable" - there's no picture for this item in the Mopar.com web site, and the Parts guy at the dealership couldn't pull up this year's model, only the 2011 version.
The trouble is, the roof rails on our Compass are not the same as the ones on all the other Jeeps with rails that I saw on the lot (ours was the only Compass there). All the other rails were a bit above the roof, while ours sort of blend into the roofline. I've got some pix that I can post links to later, to make it clearer.
In the picture the parts guy pulled up, the rails are definitely NOT like mine, so I'm hesitant to order something that I don't know is going to work.
So my obvious question is, are there any other 2012 Compass owners out there who got the Mopar cross bars, and if so, what's the part #?
The trouble I'm having is that the picture I have of the 2011 model clearly shows the bars attached rails that sit above the roof.
I took >this picture< of what I'm assuming is one of the attachment points on my rails. There's a loop there, and what looks like a couple of covers for screws or threaded holes. And the rail isn't raised above the roof; it's sitting on the roof with no slot like I've seen the other Jeep rails have.
I could rig something up if/when needed, but I'd rather have the hardware that was built for this purpose, rather than bailing wire and chewing gum.
THIS is the picture the parts guy printed for me. Still can't see any detail, except that these are not the same roof rails that we have.
(I won't tell you where I found this picture, since it will only add to the confusion.)
I think what I'm going to do is to first check with an Auto Salvage yard I pass on my way home from work, to see if they've gotten in any Compasses with these bars. If not, I'll order from the dealership, reserving the right to not receive them if they don't fit (probably what I should have done in the first place, but I hate going off half-cocked).
I agree with Gramps. That's definitely not a picture from a Compass. If you look on the side, the door handle is down below the window, not half way up the window like it is on a Compass.
It may just be someone in Chrysler's IT department that decided to try and cheap out, and put a picture that was "close enough" to the real thing with that part number rather than paying for additional professional photographs/computer work. When it comes down to it, I always go by part numbers, never pictures. Very rarely fails.
[COLOR="Silver"][B][SIZE="3"]2012 Jeep Compass Sport 4x4[/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]
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You're both right...
That picture is from the 2011 Patriot section of the Mopar catalog. Why the parts guy would assume it was the same for a 2012 Compass, especially when I'm standing there telling him my rails are different, is beyond me.
I left work too late yesterday and the salvage yard was closed. I'll try checking today, and stop by the dealer if they don't have any.
Unless anybody reading this has any better ideas of where I might get these bars.
Thanks to Gramps in another thread, I found part# 82209622, which from the picture appears to be what I need. Those bars are listed as being for 2010 and earlier models.
Have they been getting rid of old parts on the production line, or what?