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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2007, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sport utility bars vs. crossrails

Does anybody know the difference between these two items? Are crossrails only production and the utility bars aftermarket? My Patriot came with only the side rails and I was hoping to add the production crossrails but maybe it's not possible?

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-11-2007, 05:18 PM
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working in a Mopar Parts dept, i have checked on this for my Compass. it appears only the Accessory Bars are available, as there are no 'factory' crossbars listed in the parts catalog, only the side rails you mentioned.

my personal opinion is that i don't care for the bars that are available. look to much like an 'add-on' rather than factory. i would prefer something more like those on the long as they are still functional.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-12-2007, 04:38 PM
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More info over here see post #20 for Patriot information. The 82208614AB Sport Utility Bars are also listed on MOPAR sites to fit the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum. I do think that most will want the cross rails 82210804 like those shown on the Libby.


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On my wife's 08 Patriot, she has the standard crossbars. These are the ones that come with the Cargo/Convenience pkg. These closely resemble crossrails on just about every 'straight-from-the-factory-vehicle'. The sport utility bars look more like Thule or Yakima.

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (WK) 28E
4.7 V8, Quadra-Trac II, Black Exterior, Light Khaki Interior
Upgraded: Mopar Sport Utility Crossbars

2008 Jeep Patriot Sporkt (MK) 26E
2.4L, CVVTII, 2WD, Black Exterior, Dark Gray Interior
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-13-2007, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Good info

Thanks for the info everyone. I think i'll try and go for the factory look ones as opposed to the accessory sport utility bars.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-24-2007, 04:06 PM
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lucky you.....since you have the Patriot, you have a choice. on the Compass, we owners only have the option of the 'sport bars' and that's IT! but hey, it still gives me that Jeep 'look' and after i get around to putting on my mudguards and 'if' i go with a taller tire, it will AWESOME and be ready to go ANYWHERE!!!!
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