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post #1 of 25 Old 09-15-2015, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all. I am new to the forum and have found a lot of great info so far. Love all of the pics of the RRO lift kit. Definitely happening in the future for me. I was looking for some roof rack options. I have looked through the big names and not sure if I am prepared to drop $350+ for a rack. I need a roof rack for fishing rods because I can't put an 11' rod on the front of my car due to trees in my area. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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do you already have the cross bars to put the rack on I use the cross beams to hold my poles and a mat down to put my ice chest up there and use the tie strap holders to secure it all up top
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do you already have the cross bars to put the rack on I use the cross beams to hold my poles and a mat down to put my ice chest up there and use the tie strap holders to secure it all up top
I do not have the cross bars. I only have the factory rails on there right now.
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u can find the cross bars on ebay or amazon from any where 150-350
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u can find the cross bars on ebay or amazon from any where 150-350
How do they connect to the rails? Do you have a brand you recommend?
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I like Thule but there a bit pricey but u can get a lot of attachments to go with it for what ever u need and the attach but bolts that are on the side rails there should be 8 plastic pulgs that are covering the bolt holes up top
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I like Thule but there a bit pricey but u can get a lot of attachments to go with it for what ever u need and the attach but bolts that are on the side rails there should be 8 plastic pulgs that are covering the bolt holes up top
Yeah their rack is $400 but mopar and a no name brand are half that. Not sure which way to go that's why I started this thread
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Y'all there are some healer out there that will work just find but just make sure on what ur getting some of those u can't use attachments for like bikes and boats and stuff form some brands
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Check out ARB, they have lightweight alum alloy ones.
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I would sell you my Thule for a good price, I am searching for someone to make me custom low profile cross bars.
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I would sell you my Thule for a good price, I am searching for someone to make me custom low profile cross bars.
Just sent you a message.
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I just got done building my own low profile roof cross bars ill put pics up when I have mounted letting the paint dry right now the another coat of truck bed liner on them
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Finished it last night
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My compass 2015 rro lift new paint scheme stock tires and rims more to come
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I just got done building my own low profile roof cross bars ill put pics up when I have mounted letting the paint dry right now the another coat of truck bed liner on them
How did you do this? Cost? Looks good!
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My compass 2015 rro lift new paint scheme stock tires and rims more to come
This looks awesome. Love the front end look. I have to swap out my facia ASAP.
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under $50 for me to make it I used some 2x2 angle iron and some c bar for the rails
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under $50 for me to make it I used some 2x2 angle iron and some c bar for the rails
I'm assuming you have some welding experience though?
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I would sell you my Thule for a good price, I am searching for someone to make me custom low profile cross bars.
Did you get my message?
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Nrider, is that FDII or did you swap the Fascia?


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Nrider, is that FDII or did you swap the Fascia?
I'm new. What's the dif?
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a dif (Differentials) differential is a device that splits the engine torque two ways, allowing each output to spin at a different speed. and to answer ur question yes I do have some wielding exp but I did none on them I used bolts to that I can take them on and off realy easy
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I'm new. What's the dif?
I noticed you have tow hooks on your compass with a different front bumper, which usually only comes on the FDII option Compass. Does your shifter have a "L" position that says "offroad" net to it?


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I noticed you have tow hooks on your compass with a different front bumper, which usually only comes on the FDII option Compass. Does your shifter have a "L" position that says "offroad" net to it?

Oh ok but you can also swap it out can't you?
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I have a freedom drive 1 with the all weather package tow hooks etc i had my stock bumper painted its super easy to mask it hot rod flat black sungle stage paint .got the idea from the concept compass before the true north edition was called a canyon
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