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Gramps 12-16-2006 02:33 PM

Sport Bars and Baskets for MK's
 
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Sport bars MOPAR # 82209622

The Sport Bars are very easy to install with the instructions provided. Everything is plainly marked with a label of some kind. The kits comes with a front and rear bar, 4 keyed alike locks with 4 keys and a special anti-theft type Torx wrench.

You start by removing the locks and pealing up the rubber seal on top of the bars to locate the Torx screw. Loosen the screw enough to allow the clamp to hook on the inside of the roof rail in one of the 4 areas molded into it. With the hooks in place and the bar centered, tighten down the screws until Bar is secure. Repeat for second bar. Press the rubber seal back down into place and attach the end locks. That’s it, you’re done!

I got these from Keith at Mechanicsville Dodge, VA dba mopar4less on eBay Excellent service!

alwayslearnin 12-16-2006 03:49 PM

I actually just finished installing mine too. Iím extremely happy with them. The 150lb capacity is very high for a roof rack system. Simple to install and the locking end caps are just great.

Gramps,
You may want to consider changing the position you choose to install the bars. Try using the rear most slot and the slot second from the front. This provides a much more level base. It also keeps your loads from being tipped towards the front of the vehicle and more into the wind. All of the pictures provided from Mopar show the rack in the position I am referring to as well.

Gramps 12-16-2006 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by alwayslearnin
I actually just finished installing mine too. Iím extremely happy with them. The 150lb capacity is very high for a roof rack system. Simple to install and the locking end caps are just great.

Gramps,
You may want to consider changing the position you choose to install the bars. Try using the rear most slot and the slot second from the front. This provides a much more level base. It also keeps your loads from being tipped towards the front of the vehicle and more into the wind. All of the pictures provided from Mopar show the rack in the position I am referring to as well.

Hmmm. My instructions sheets (K6859549) all show the 1st and 3rd bar but I'm sure you're right on the level load. They're just for looks right now. What other pictures did you find?

alwayslearnin 12-16-2006 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Gramps
Hmmm. My instructions sheets (K6859549) all show the 1st and 3rd bar but I'm sure you're right on the level load. They're just for looks right now. What other pictures did you find?

Actually my instructions are the same as yours. Iím pretty sure you can put the bars in any of the four slots you want. Itís just a matter of what youíre hauling. Besides all the reasons I already stated for why I mounted mine the way I did. You should also notice that the front bar is directly over your moonroof. By moving the bars back you would not have that issue.

I canít post pictures yet. But check the links below and check the position of the bars. The pictures are from Mopar.

http://bbjeep2.stores.yahoo.net/sputbajeco1.html

http://bbjeep2.stores.yahoo.net/waspcaromoje.html

Also I ordered my bars from the same place you did, and was very happy as well.

Gramps 12-16-2006 04:31 PM

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I'll post the pics for all to see. Yup, there are 4 slots available and I didn't care for it being right over the sunroof but it came in handy for one of the pictures, he, he. I didn't check for level because they weren't going to be used right away. Certainly a good idea to check before loading. I'm not sure how far off they'll be from one position to another.

unibus 12-16-2006 04:34 PM

Gramps,

Thanks for the pictures of the sport bars.... I was wondering how they were attached. I just got my compass last week but I plan on picking up a set of the sport bars.

Gramps 12-16-2006 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by unibus
Gramps,

Thanks for the pictures of the sport bars.... I was wondering how they were attached. I just got my compass last week but I plan on picking up a set of the sport bars.


Hey! Congrats on your purchase! Tell us more about it, please.

unibus 12-17-2006 06:31 PM

This probably isn't the proper thread for this but since you asked....

Compass Sport 4X2
Jeep Green metalic
26e package
Speed control
Yes essentials fabric

I looked at alot of different small SUV type vehicles in my search but the Compass just had all the right features for me. I'm very pleased with it so far , we'll see how it fares when I pass 100,000 miles.

g3cko 12-17-2006 06:47 PM

I wish they came with the rails stock.

Gramps 12-17-2006 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by g3cko
I wish they came with the rails stock.

Ya, and a receiver and a wiring harness and the tow package and ....., but there goes the base price. Guess I'm just happy that the stuff is available and I don't have to make payments on those things too.:D

Gramps 12-17-2006 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by unibus
This probably isn't the proper thread for this but since you asked....

Compass Sport 4X2
Jeep Green metallic
26e package
Speed control
Yes essentials fabric

I looked at alot of different small SUV type vehicles in my search but the Compass just had all the right features for me. I'm very pleased with it so far , we'll see how it fares when I pass 100,000 miles.

Good 'nuf, thanks! You could plop it into your "Profile" and maybe start a "Gallery" if you have access to that yet. I do wish that others would post more on their profiles, I'd love to know what others have and be able to refer back if needed!

Welcome aboard, in case I didn't say that yet! Always glad to 'see new faces", he, he.

phil8400 12-17-2006 09:13 PM

Now I want some. :)

Gramps 12-23-2006 11:30 AM

Angle of Bars in different positions:
 
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Position 1 and 3 is 4 degrees tilt toward the front, 33 ½ inch span.
Position 2 and 3 is 1/2 degrees tilt toward the front, 17 inch span.
Position 2 and 4 is 0 degrees, 34 ½ inch span.
Position 1 and 4 is 2 degrees tilt toward the front, 51 inch span.

The full width of the Bars is 46 ¾ inches and has 150 lb capacity (previously mentioned by alwayslearnin).

I used a nice straight 4 X 4 for my level surface, including on the ground that came out to 0 degrees, and an Angle Finder that has a tolerance of +/- .5.

For carrying large flat items, I prefer a forward tilt to decrease the chance of wind lift. On other items it may be immaterial since the tilt is minor. I do like the Bar not being over the Sunroof :thumbsup: .

Any curvature that you see is from the lens.

alwayslearnin 12-23-2006 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Gramps
Position 1 and 3 is 4 degrees tilt toward the front, 33 Ĺ inch span.
Position 2 and 3 is 1/2 degrees tilt toward the front, 17 inch span.
Position 2 and 4 is 0 degrees, 34 Ĺ inch span.
Position 1 and 4 is 2 degrees tilt toward the front, 51 inch span.

Nice work that really comes in handy. Thanks!

madrabbitt 12-26-2006 12:00 PM

now all you need is some nice big hella's up there and you're good.

BTW. if anyone actually wants to put some nice big hella's up there, then look for the subaru kit that has the two hella 500's and the proper attatchments for their roof rack, it should work out pretty well with OEM fitment.
PTC Factory outlet on ebay is a good place to get them.


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