The WK2 Grand Cherokee has an interesting roof set up. Jeep put these 12 threaded buttons (6 per side) on the roof. Nice right. Well almost. First of all they used the front and back ones to hold the fancy channels used to take roof bars, then they are also held down via the 4 in the middle.
Biggest problem is they are located on a section the the roof that can't really take much weight at all. Hence why Jeep gave the roof some crappy load rating.
This is because if you put more load up there you're going to damage your roof.
Then we have some roof rack manufacturers (not Offroad Animal) who mount their roof rack directly onto these buttons. Tisk Tisk, bad choice. Say hello damaged roof if you put anymore weight up there (don't forget to add the weight of the roof rack into the total weight up there too)
Offroad Animal is kind enough to offer our Roof rack mounting rails to those wishing to make their own roof rack or upgrade the mounting system from a competitor.
These super slim rails push the load to a strong part of the roof (join of Roof and sides). Not only that but they use the rolled steel rail to join all 6 roof buttons per side for one strong system. So just like that you can up your roof loading to 120kg. Nice right. We think so. think so.
Here is a picture of a damaged roof button from putting to much weight on the factory system.
- Rated to 120kg dynamic and 240kg static (rated by independent tester)
- Steel components are Zinc plated then powder coated matte black
- Full Steel construction of 3mm steel
Included in Kit:
- 1 x Roof rack side LH
- 1 x Roof rack side RH
- 5 x Roof rack panels
- 1 x Wind deflector
- 1 x LH rear panel
- 1 x RH rear panel
- 1 x Wind deflector Brace
- 1 x Rear joiner
- 1 x LH roof mount
- 1 x RH roof mount
- 3m of Pinch weld black rubber
- 2 x logo plates
- Hardware as required (nuts and bolts)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 (2011-2020) unless you have one of those rare odd ones with out roof buttons. Check 1st before ordering.
- 24 Months Warranty
- Suggested Install time Approx 30 Mins
- Install Difficulty 3/10
- Click PDF tab to download fitting instructions
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