Mopar Removable Roof Rack Cross Rails for 2011-2020 Grand Cherokee WK2
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|2011-2020||Grand Cherokee WK2|
88% Recommend this product (74 of 84 responses)
2012 WK2 Altitude roof cross rails
November 11, 2016
I like this product. I had to replace the fake rails on my Altitude before I could mount these, but the cross bars themselves were very easy to install. I'm glad they are black to match, its the main reason I didn't buy Thule. I'm not sure why everyone is complaining about the instructions when you don't need them anyway. Very straight forward installation, took about 15 minutes. Was able to push the rubber down without any soap or whatever. Biggest con is the wind noise. Other people said slight, but anything over 40 mph it is extremely evident with or without the sunroof open. I have the front one all the way forward I'm going to try moving it back, but we'll see. I just put on music or the radio otherwise it would annoy me.
ProsSimple, quick install. Just need to make sure both sides are even. Look good. High weight rating.
ConsThere is no speed at which they do not make an annoying whistling sound, but I've had that issue with a lot of brands.
Good quality, and look better than I thought. Hard to figure out though.
January 18, 2015
I wasn't sure if I was going to like the looks of the rack on top of my '14 JGC. My original intent was to put on the rack only when needed and leave it in the garage the rest of the time.The short answer is, that's not practical. It takes quite a bit of effort to install, especially the rubber strip across the top and once that's in, you can't remove the rack without taking it back out.The best way I found to install the strip was to coat everything in soapy water and just slide the strip in from the end. That seemed easier than laying across the top of the vehicle and pushing the strip in brute-force. I was installing this in the winter, so the rubber was stiff enough that I could push it in from one side - if you were installing in a warmer climate, it may not work to push.Now that it's up there, the looks of them are starting to grow on me. I haven't actually used them yet, but they're a good, solid install that I don't anticipate any problems (other than that stupid antenna being right in the way).
ProsSolid, quality components.
ConsInstructions were confusing, and the rubber strip is hard to get in correctly.
Spotsylvania, Virginia (near Fredericksburg)
March 1, 2020
This roof rack fits my Jeep Cherokee Overland very well and looks very good on the roof. It does make wind noise that is frustrating and the fix is not definitive.
Too much Whistling
November 4, 2019
Installation of the cross rails on my 2019 Grand Cherokee was pretty easy. The cross rails on my 1989 grand cherokee are better though, very easy to slide and lock in place with a built in lever that allows easy adjustment on the go. These on my 2019 would require an allen wrench and 15 -20 minutes.These look well made and look nice on my 2019. But the noise is way too much for my liking. They whistle even at speeds above 35. I removed them. I do have a retractable moonroof, perhaps contributing to the problem.
Proswell made nice looking
Consnoise cost adjustment options
By Paul T.
Great looking and well built cross rails.
September 13, 2019
Easy to assemble off the car BUT very hard to install because the instructions are awful, awful, awful. The instructions are nothing but a poorly written and poorly illustrated parts list.
ProsVery well made and looks good on my G. C. Appears to be held on very tight and should hold a 150 lb load with no problem, although I have not put our bikes on it yet.
ConsFix the damn instructions to make it a How to Install list. If you are not mechanically inclined could be very hard for you to install. You need to loosen the two hex head screws pictured on their parts list a great deal, BUT not too much or the whole mounting mechanism falls apart and is tricky to put back together. 1. Install the cross bars on the car's roof first and tighten down hex head screws 1 & 2. (If you loosened both screws enough the mounting mechanism EASILY fits on the roof rack rails.) 2. Prior to installing the long rubber strips take off one of the cross bar end caps (very easy to do). 3. Install/slide the long rubber strips (wet the bottom and not the topside of the strips with soapy water) starting on the end with the cap removed. 4. Install the end caps and your done. BTW You need a stubby (short #2 Phillips screwdriver or a 90 degree offset one to put the screw back in the end cap). 5. If you follow these instructions and have a short Phillips #2 you can easily do this in 45 minutes.
August 21, 2019
I needed to buy the side bars as well to be able to use these on my Jeep. Most Grand Cherokees come out of the factory with "low profile" plastic bars which are useless. I bought both parts from this site and am extremely satisfied. After reading a bunch of reviews I was a little nervous about the wind noise, but there was non. I have my bars set all the way forward and all the way back.Installation was easy I had no problem putting the rubber strip in the bar like others talk about. 5/5 stars unbeatable prices absolutely will use this site for everything I need for my Jeep
June 20, 2019
The installation is relatively easy, maybe 15 minutes with supplied allen wrench.The rack looks good, and does not make much noise. It's just fine driving with the sunroof open, unlike some other car/rack combinations I've driven. Highly recommended for the Grand Cherokee in need of a rack. Great service from JustForJeeps.
ProsLooks good Simple Install Quiet
ConsNot super wide
June 16, 2019
I needed something to carry my kayak and these cross bars do the trick perfectly. Has been a quality purchase ever since. Installation guide was definitely helpful but be sure not to loosen screws too much upon installation. Rubber strip is a little difficult to get inserted but overall happy with this purchase!
Good product, useless directions
May 15, 2019
The crossbars are easy to install and work fine. I have noticed some wind noise primarily on windy days. The installation directions provided are useless. Go to YouTube for a video.
Easy install and they look great
May 9, 2019
Very easy to install only took about 10 minutes. As others have said there is some wind noise but it's ignorable with the radio on
ProsEasy to install
ConsBit of wind noise but I think anything you put on the roof is going to cause some air disturbance
Sturdy tight fit, but of course wind noise
March 9, 2019
Sturdy tight fit. Fairly easy for a tall person to push the rubber strip into the bar (get a ladder or similar for leverage).However, with the strips installed, a lot of whistling at 50+ mph, so I removed the strips. Now it's just a low rumble at those speeds.I may just remove them altogether when not in use. It will help with the milage, reducing drag.
February 17, 2019
Got the order in record time. Great Price. No issues with the racks other than the wind noise.
These are legit!
February 9, 2019
I read all the reviews and was a little worried about people saying they had terrible wind noise.... I have no wind noise at all, they look great, and were easy to install. I recently had purchased two sets of crossbars off ebay that weren't Mopar and cost about $50 each and they came off! These are amazing and you won't go wrong!
ProsSturdy and no wind noise.
Long Island, NY
January 12, 2019
Took about 15 minutes. I put it on 2018 GC Altitude which does not come with factory rails so I had to purchase and install the rails that go from front to back (also purchased from here) before I installed these bars.
ProsFast delivery. Easy install.
ConsInstructions arent the best. Just watch a youtube video before or while installing.
Works perfectly, looks great.
January 3, 2019
Great product. Better looking and less expensive but equally functional as other aftermarket solutions. Installation is quite simple (although the instructions are worthless). Tow notes based on other comments I've read: 1) The rubber strips are fairly easy to insert if you squeeze from the outside edges to seat the tabs in the track. You can also add a little bit (just a small amount) of dish soap or soapy water which will help lubricate the rubber but will dry once the strips are seated. 2) Some have complained about wind noise - mine are dead quiet. For whatever it's worth, there is a forward facing edge which is marked by a sticker, I would suspect that installing the bard backwards would create some noise as they appear to be shaped in a specific way. Also, I installed mine 2" back from the front stop on the rail and 3-1/2" forward of the rear stop on the rails.I'm running a Yakima Fatcat 4 ski carrier and zero noise even at highway speed. Overall I'm very happy with the functionality and relative value and would highly recommend these bars.
ProsFunctional, good value, good looking, easy to install.
ConsPoor quality instructions, rubber strips can be tricky to insert, but see my review above for a tip.
By Miguel P.
Good product but needs better instructions for instalation.
November 29, 2018
Needs four special washers not included for installation. You can reuse the original bolts.
ProsYou can do installation yourself.
God awful noise
October 30, 2018
Good quality and look. The wind noise is unbearable. Tahoe rack makes no noise.
ConsWind noise is awful
Rack em up
September 3, 2018
Racks fit perfect and were easy to install
August 30, 2018
Quick and easy install with this rack. Solid fit. Shipping was super fast. Couldn't be happier. O||||||O
August 20, 2018
easy to install
July 9, 2018
Exactly what I was looking for. Installed easy and worked great with our Thule XL car top carrier.
By Gloria T.
Silver Spring, Maryland
By R R.
May 20, 2018
I bought a Jeep Roof Rack for 176.00 in 2012. I used it on my 2012 G.Cherokee then on my 2015. I then found Brighlines Roof Rack for my 2018 G.Cherokee for 99.00 with shipping and it is the same except without Mopar sticker. It fits perfectly. By it
April 23, 2018
My order arrived quickly and with all parts. The installation was very simple, and took about 30 minutes total. As with many racks there is some wind noise when traveling at higher speeds, but not so bad that having the radio on doesnEtmt cancel it out. The rack carries my paddle board with no issues. What I really like is low profile look compared to some other brands. Very pleased with this product.
April 14, 2018
I tried to deal with the wind noise but it's absolutely unbearable. Adjusting the positioning didn't help either
West Islip, NY
Wind Noise is Unbearable
March 21, 2018
The quality of the product is fine, but the wind noise created when driving any speed over 30MPH is just ridiculous. If you spend any normal amount of time in the car there is no way you can tolerate the noise. It is incredibly annoying. After trying every possible position for the racks it is clearly a problem with the product. I have spoken to several other jeep owners with these racks on their car and they all say same thing. It's amazing people continue to buy this product. I used them for a week and have not put them back on since. Absolute waste of money. Mopar should finally address this.
ProsThey look nice. Sturdy product.
ConsWind noise created by product is completely unbearable to deal with.