WK2 Grand Cherokee Removable Roof Rack Cross Rails
*Does not include orders shipped to AK, HI, & PR
*Not valid on skid plates, rock rails, bumpers, body kits, some cargo liners, soft tops and certain oversize items.
Replacement Rubber Strips for the 82212072AD Roof Rack KitMopar factory replacement Rubber Strips for the 82... Read More
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).
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.
The wind noise is unbearable.
Tahoe rack makes no noise.