Do you have gear you want/need to mount on the roof. Well have no fear Offroad Animal has you covered.
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 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 has a cool system that ups the roof loading to 120kg / 264lbs dynamic * (driving) and 240kg / 528lbs static * (sitting still.) We manufacture these super slim rails that push the load to the strongest 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 264lbs. Nice right. We think so.
*Note that unlike some competitor products, our ratings are based on the roof rack installed on the roof, and they account for the structural limitations of the roof itself. The roof rack and mounting rails themselves are capable of sustaining much higher loads - but that is irrelevant ! At least we think so ...
Here is a picture of a damaged roof button from putting to much weight on the factory system.
- Carry lots of gear on your roof
- Slim line style as to not impede too much on overall height
- Largest carrying area of all competitors 72.2" x 48.6"
- Light weight rack fully made from Aluminium only weighs 48lbs, 64lbs including steel rails
- Easy mounting of accessories with square cut outs in slats allow for cup head bolt so only one tool required
- Easy to install with no drilling
- Great place to mount Roof top tents and awnings
- Will not damage your roof like some competitor racks
- Rated to 264lbs dynamic and 528lbs static (rated by independent tester, installed on the roof, with no sneaky disclaimers)
- Steel components are Zinc plated then powder coated matte black
- Aluminium components are chromate coated then powder coated matte black
- Wind deflector standard for minimal wind noise
- Works with all sun roofs
- Easy to bolt together setup with basic hand tools
- Works around shark fit antenna and not over it so no impedance on reception.
- Optional Max Trax brackets available
- Optional Awning Mount brackets available
- Optional tire carrier available
- Fits most aftermarket shovel, axe or high lift jack mounts.
This rack fits all Wk2 Grand Cherokees 2011-2020
If your WK2 does not have raised roof buttons let us know in your order comments and we will send you a spacer kit.
Whats included in the box
- 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)
Fitting time 2 hours
Fitting difficulty 3/10
Let us know when you order, if you have the raised or flush roof rivnuts
Flat Rate Shipping only for USA orders in the lower 48 states.
Contact us to request a quote for shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and The Americas
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This is a serious rack for the Grand Cherokee that is a must if you want to carry gear above into the back country. Suitable for rooftop tents and pop ups. Service kicked in when we had a shipping issue. Good people.
I have had this on for several days now, and I am very happy with how it turned out! Not only do I now have more room for gear on the roof, I can also rest assured that I will not break it now that the load bearing has been shifted from the roof rivets to the join of roof between sides and roof. So far, I have only mounted a hi-lift jack, but plan on adding an awning and roof top tent.
At first, there was an awful sounding rattle, but after inspection I found it was an operator error - I had not tightened a bolt on a cross rail tight enough - now its silent! I have only been driving a few days with it, but I am pleased to report that at highway speeds there is not much wind noise, and MPG has only been nominally effected, less than 1 mpg.