The Grand Cherokee 2011-2019 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 are 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. Tsk Tsk, bad choice. Say hello damaged roof if you put anymore weight up there (don't forget to add the weight of the roof rack 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.
Here is a picture of a damaged roof button from putting to much weight on the factory system.
Fitting competitor racks is completely up to you, we'll just supply the rails with all the nuts and bolts needed to mount it.
- Full steel constructions 3mm rolled section and 3mm rib
- Up roof loading to 120kg dynamic (driving) and 240 static (sitting still)
- Zinc plated and powder coated matte black
Suits all Jeep Grand Cherokees 2011-2020, unless you got one of those crazy ones that don't have the roof buttons.
Fitting time: 30 min
Fitting difficulty: 3/10
Click on fitting tab to download PDF fitting instructions
Calculated shipping price at checkout is for Metro Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, and Perth. If you are out of these areas either contact us for freight quote or we will call you prior to shipping for the extra charge
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Purchased these to fit with my Frontrunner Rack to stop the roof flex with the rack. The rails are a great fit and could have added the Frontrunner rack to the existing mounting holes though decided to drill extra holes closer to the outer edge to spread the roof rack weight closer to the roof join. All went together well and looking forward to adding extra stuff on the roof without having to worry about wrecking the roof. Great product guys!