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Unread 12-11-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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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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Unread 12-11-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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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 mini-vans......as long as they are still functional.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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More info over here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=351129 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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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:57 PM   #4
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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.

Here is the MOPAR link:
http://www.mopar-accessories.com/jee...MK74_3076.html
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Unread 12-13-2007, 07:37 AM   #5
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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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Unread 12-24-2007, 04:06 PM   #6
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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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