Roof Rack, Grand Cherokee Wk2 2011-2021

$1,350.00
(8 reviews) Write a Review
SKU:
RR-JGC-WK2-11-ASM0
Availability:
In Stock. Typically ship in 2-3 business days
Weight:
75.00 LBS
Shipping:
$50.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)
  • Max Trax mount
  • Offroad Animal Awning mounts
  • Jeep tyre carrier

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.

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This was the result of traditional cross bars with a roof top tent

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You have been warned !

 

Benefits:

  • 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

Features

  • 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 2011-2021

If your WK2 does not have raised roof buttons, you can purchase a spacer kit from Offroad Animal at time of purchase by selecting the option in the cart.

 

Included in 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)

 

Installation

  • Fitting time: 2-3 hours
  • See 'Fitting' tab for downloadable installation instructions
  • Fitting difficulty: 3/10
  • Installed weight: 66 lbs

 

 

 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

 

 

Do I need Spacers for the roof buttons ?

Usually not, but removing the OEM plastic rail will allow you to quickly confirm prior to placing your order

 

Raised buttons (no spacer required)

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Flush buttons (spacer required)

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PDF Fitting instructions:
24 Months baby

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  • 5
    Awesome roof rack!

    Posted by Steve Winston on 2nd Dec 2021

    Got the ORA roof rack installed on my Jeep WK2 in time for several days off-roading around Death Valley. Only had time before the trip to get my ARB awning up there, but will be putting my MaxTrax and HiLift there too. Overall it all worked perfectly!. The rack is rock solid and genuinely has minimal road noise even at highway speeds. No rattles and nothing loose even after days on some rough trails. The materials really are high quality and it looks awesome :). So far I couldn't be happier with it. Kudos to ORA for a great product! Steve

  • 5
    Roof Rack

    Posted by A spunk-meister on 1st Dec 2021

    Super dope roof rack. Looks great and functions better. Quality hardware was chosen for this beast and beats competitors in look, design, function and load capacity.

  • 5
    Perfect fit

    Posted by Dan Graves on 10th Aug 2021

    This rack fit and installed perfectly. Right to the factory mounts. Custom appearance all the way

  • 5
    Great roof rack and not very heavy!

    Posted by Adrian on 25th Mar 2021

    We decided to pull the trigger because we never have enough room on road trips with friends + luggage/gear. It’s really solid and not as heavy as I thought it would be. Installation was easy and all the parts were there, as expected. The quality is top notch as is the overall design. We are really happy with it.

  • 5
    In Love With This Roof Rack

    Posted by Fletcher on 23rd Mar 2021

    Hands down the best roof rack I have found on the market. Extremely easy to put on, light weight like all their products, but extremely durable. I am 250lb and have no problem standing on it. You definitely get the most room from it compared to any other roof rack on the market. It is pricey, but I believe everything is worth the money spent. The product is shipped beautifully as well! Not a scratch on anything when it arrived.

  • 5
    Love this thing, customer service to boot !

    Posted by Matt on 12th Oct 2020

    Was looking for a roof rack for ages before stumbling on these guys. Originally ordered a Gobi but after 18 weeks waiting the delivery slipped again so cancelled that order. Then I discovered Offroad Animal and heard great things about their customer service and let me tell you, it is 5 star service all the way. They returned my call within 15 minutes, helped me figure out the wind deflector installation, and the wind noise was fixed within 30 minutes ! I have never had service like that before. I now have my Roof Top Tent installed and ready to get lost. Highly recommend these guys.

  • 5
    Heavy duty rack. Serious Quality with service to match

    Posted by David D on 4th Jul 2020

    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.

  • 5
    Form and Function, All in One!!

    Posted by Daniel Howard on 21st Jan 2020

    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.