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WK2 Grand Cherokee Gloss Black Roof Side Rails
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WK2 Grand Cherokee Gloss Black Roof Side Rails

Item: 68405502AA_68405503AA
Manufacturer: Mopar
Availability: In Stock

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Regular price: $238.00Sale price: $202.30You Save: $35.70!(15%)

Compatibility Guide

2011-2019Grand Cherokee

WK2 Grand Cherokee Gloss Black Roof Side Rails


After years of waiting and hoping by WK2 Grand Cherokee owners, the all-black roof side rails are FINALLY available from Mopar for the 2011-2019 WK2 Grand Cherokees!!!

The Gloss Black Side Rails from the 2018 Grand Cherokee Upland edition give you another item you can swap out on your Jeep if you are looking to get rid of the chrome on your Jeep and give it that "Blacked-Out" look.

The roof side rails are a first step toward being able to mount other accessories for carrying sporting equipment or extra cargo. Note that these black side rails are not an exact replacement for the non-functional black plastic rails that come as standard equipment on some Grand Cherokee models. If you're uncertain about installation, consider having the side rails installed by your Jeep dealer or a body shop.

***Not a direct replacement for the base, black plastic side rails found on some models and will require additional modifications during the installation process.***

Roof Rack Side Rails are sold as a pair.
Mopar Item # 68405502AA (Right) & 68405503AA (Left)
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REVIEWS

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100% Recommend this product (20 of 20 responses)
By Sara
San Diego
September 5, 2018
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude - functional roof rails that fit perfect
This product was a perfect fit to replace my original non-functional rails. I have added a yakima rack and it is perfect.
Thank you to Just for Jeeps for sending me a link on installation to help.
ProsProvided the ability to add a roof rack! It only took 20- 30 minutes to remove old non-functional rails and add these new functional rails.
ConsRail ends do not sit completely flush on a close inspection - but there is no worry of leaks!
By Arbia
Willowick, Ohio
August 24, 2019
Factory look and added functionality
These rails worked great on my 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude. The front and back bolt set for each rail needed to be adjusted to get the proper fit-up, but that was expected per everything I read on forums.
ProsAdded functionality to my Jeep with a factory look that mopar said I wouldn’t be able to get.
ConsShould include alternative hardware kit for those with High Altitude or other packages requiring one.
By James
Colorado
June 21, 2019
holds our SUPs
2018 GC High Altitude

We bought this just a week before a trip we wanted to take our paddleboards on and didn't realize the stock rails were worthless. The rails arrived the day before our trip and I installed them with relative ease. As others have mentioned you have to play around with the height of the front and rear bolts. I found some washers with a slightly larger diameter laying around and added one to each of these bolts to achieve a nice interface for the underside of the rails to get a snug and flush fit.

See the links Corey with Just for Jeeps posted as they are helpful.

We've taken 2 boards on 2 trips now using the Thule SUP rack and the whole system is very solid and secure.


Prosonce installed very secure
Conslack of installation instructions so see the links posted by Corey here in the reviews.
By Kaci
Conway, AR
June 16, 2019
Awesome Upgrade!
Such a small upgrade but has made a big impact on the overall look of my Grand Cherokee. I purchased these because the rails that originally came on my Jeep were not functional.
ProsLooks great! I haven?t gotten any of the wind noise that previous reviewers have discussed. Easy installation thanks to the link in the previous reviews.
ConsNone!
By Mel
NY
June 2, 2019
WK@ GC Gloss Black Roof Side Rails
Too long to install cause had to make adjustments on the front and rear bolts height. Adjusted height to make plastic enclosure sit close to roof. Started w/ 1/4" gap and then 1/8" gap and finally perhaps 1/16". Had to remove front plastic clip cause the round bolt head made plastic enclosure sit 1/4" above roof.

Anyway worth it cause now I can to install accessories. Don't know why f%^&*$ing Jeep did that however it was my bad for not noticing that.
ProsLooks good and now a useful roof rails
Conszero to none instructions from manufacturer. Good advises from jeep owners who were successful but we all spent too much time!
By Cyborg
Denver, CO
May 10, 2019
Pretty solid
Purchased these to replace the non-functional black rails on Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude edition. They look good and are solid. It takes a lot of trial and error to get It so thereā€™s little to no gap between the ends of the rails and the roof. I still canā€™t get them completely flush, which is mildy annoying. There are some threads w tips but even then these havenā€™t been the perfect fit (I may be the only one who notices the little space though). It would be nice if some install tips came with these, and also would be nice if the bolts and washers were included. They arenā€™t, so make sure you save the ones that are with your existing rails. Once you figure these out, it takes only maybe 10-15 mins to install, including removal of the old rails. Again, I have no concerns about how solid they are and they look great. Only deduction is due to minor fit issue.
By Michal S.
Bluffton SC
May 10, 2019
Roof side rails
I really love these roof rails what a difference between SRT low profile rails and these ones thanks
By Jason
Dana Point, California
April 19, 2019
Side rails
Product is good solid product but needs to come with directions. Itā€™s simple once you figure it out but you have to figure it out first. Once they are on they look great and are very functional
ProsVisually satisfying and functional
ConsDoes not come with directions and the ends do not sit flush but it?s not too bad
By Chris S.
WA
March 16, 2019
Perfect fit!
I was a bit worried at first due to the comments about the 1/8" to 1/4" gap on the front end. Installation is simple but time consuming because of the small adjustments you have to make on the front and back end to get the rail to sit flush. I noticed what people were saying about the gaps as I had the same problem. It's all about adjusting the height on the rear and front end screws and playing with adding/removing washers. A flush type washer works great on the front. I ended up adding larger washers on the rear ends and flush washers on the front to help catch the rail into the correct position. Looks great!
ProsLooks great and rock solid!
ConsTakes time to adjust front and rear ends
By Steve H.
New Jersey
March 16, 2019
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited- Gloss Black Roof Side Rails that fit perfect!
I brought these to add to my blackout project I am doing on my WK2. They are a direct fit and very easy to install. They really add to the blackout look.
ProsOverall appearance Ease of install
ConsThey don't fit flush 97%
By Tim
Sanford, FL
March 6, 2019
Easy mod
They the rails were a bit nicked up out the box- mildly disappointed with that. It happens in transit. Nothing that you can see with out really looking for it. Overall happy with the purchase and upgrade!
ProsEasy install
By Elton j.
Super Bowl 52 Champs
February 20, 2019
Yeep yeep
Dopest dope I ever smoked
By Corey
Norwood, MA
February 11, 2019
Here is how to install these side rails.
Since these are factory installed parts there are technically no installation instructions. However here are some links to JeepGarage.org where a forum member shows you how to install these rails if your Jeep didn't come with them.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/side-roof-rack-rails-need-help-please-38906-6.html#post737455

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/side-roof-rack-rails-need-help-please-38906-7.html#post740783

ProsThese side rails can be added to replace the non-functional black plastic side rails. They replace the chrome side rails to complete the blacked-out look.
ConsTakes a little ingenuity during install to make them fit.
By Whr A.
Tampa, Fl
February 7, 2019
Happy with WK2 Roof Side Rails
I have an Altitude. I did not like the fake rails it came with. I ordered these. Everything wrt JustForJeeps was excellent. The only issue I had was with figuring out the installation of these rails. The end cap bolts require adjustments in order to slide the rails into place. I could not get them adjusted perfectly so the rails on the ends sit flush with the roof. The ends are sitting just off the roof about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Anchoring the rails to the roof posed no issue. Those bolts just tighten right down with an Allen wrench. Just looking at the rails, they look great. They are secure to the roof as well. No one prolly notices the tiny gaps on the end, but I see them every day.
ProsPrice, the look, materials, color(all black)
ConsOnly installation and really only the end bolt adjustments
By Bill
Florida
January 9, 2019
Perfect fit
They fit perfectly and an easy install. One drawback is that they do not come with the proper screws. There are four special screws that are needed for the front and back mounting.
By Ryan
Charlotte, NC
November 9, 2018
Replacement for Altitude Black Trim
Bought these as a replacement for the Black trim pieces that come on the Altitude and SRT models. I have a 2015 GC Altitude. There was no drilling required as the bolts were all aligned properly. The front and end slide in to place. I do not think the bolts that were existing are the proper pieces to use for the new rails but I made them work ( had to take out the washer). It does not require a lot of skill to install, just some patience as getting the front and back bolts aligned correctly and set correctly takes a few tries. I recommend putting masking tape on your roof to avoid scratching as the rails slide into place.
ProsDirect fit Looks much better than SRT trim. These should be stock on all jeeps
ConsDifficult to get the bolts aligned correctly Can easily scratch roof if precautions are not taken
By Jorge A.
N Miami Beach
October 17, 2018
Great product, fast shipping
The rails installed relatively easily, just needed to work a little on getting the front and back plastic mounts to fit. Followed the lead of some reviewers here that shared how they did it.
By Bill K.
Illinois
October 7, 2018
Black roof rails for 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Roof rack looks good and fit okay, but install required tricky mods to some screws. It was a fair amount of test fitting and adjustment needed to get the front and rear to lay down.
ProsThe rails look like factory install. All the bolt holes lined up well and the rails are mounted sturdily and it is expected that they will work well in service.
ConsInstructions sheet would be a big help. Also, special bolts should be provided with the rails. As a side note, my local Jeep's part department and service team did their best to try and convince me that it couldn't be done. It wasn't all that difficult or time consuming in the end.
By Erik
Enfield, CT
September 25, 2018
They fit "okay"
The gloss black finish looks great on my 2015 GC Altitude, however, like many others, I could not get a tight fit on the front. I ended up using a larger washer to hold it in place and make it tight, but I still have roughly an 1/8" gap where the roof rail is sticking up from the roof. Maybe it's the mold or I just need the different hardware but it does fit tight everywhere else. I wish different hardware was included for the front of the rails to sit flush.
ProsGreat look, uses "most" of the original hardware
ConsFront of roof rail sticks up with original hardware.
By Mike
New York
September 21, 2018
Blacked out look
Installed them on my 2018 sterling edition for more of the black look
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