WK2 Roof Rack

by: Chief Products

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Chief Products WK2 Roof Rack provides the pinnacle of performance for roof rack systems on the WK2 (Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-2020). It delivers industry leading load ratings (150kg dynamic & 600kg static) in an extremely light weight and low profile design. Most impressively, the modular design provides an unprecedented amount of configurability, allowing you to mix-and-match components to create the exact roof rack system you want.

  • Chief Products WK2 Roof Rack provides the pinnacle of performance for roof rack systems on the WK2 (Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-2020). It delivers industry leading load ratings (150kg dynamic & 600kg static) in an extremely light weight and low profile design. Most impressively, the modular design provides an unprecedented amount of configurability, allowing you to mix-and-match components to create the exact roof rack system you want.

    We've utilised the latest manufacturing techniques and aircraft-grade aluminium alloys to keep the overall installed weight low and accomplish a degree of fit-and-finish you have to see in person to truly appreciate. The smooth top, low profile design and hidden fasteners means we've delivered a roof rack with almost no wind noise, amazingly even with the sunroof open. Best of all, we made it extremely easy to mount accessories - whether you're using t-nuts that slide the entire length of the planks; or our industry leading Tie-Down Plates that easily slide and clamp between the planks. If you're looking for a top-quality place to carry extra gear on your next adventure, there's no doubt we've got you covered.

    FEATURES
    Aircraft-Grade Aluminium Alloys (High Strength to Weight Ratio)
    E-Coat (Industry Leading Corrosion Resistance)
    Durable Powder Coat Finish
    Modular Design (Provides Unprecedented Configurability)
    Smooth Top Surface (Hidden Fasteners & Flush Mount Tie-Down Plates)
    Hidden Wiring (Channels & Zip-Tie Points for Hidden Wiring)
    Satellite Radio Compatible (Doesn’t Block Satellite Radio Signals)
    Easy Installation (Difficulty = 2/10)
    SPECIFICATIONS
    150kg (330lbs) DYNAMIC LOAD RATING [Independently Certified]
    600kg (1,322lbs) STATIC LOAD RATING [Independently Certified]
    86mm OVERALL HEIGHT (above roof line)
    25mm PLANK THICKNESS
    28.34mm PLATFORM THICKNESS (fully assembled)
    1490mm FULL PLATFORM LENGTH (fully assembled)
    1246mm FULL PLATFORM WIDTH (fully assembled)
    26.02kg FULL ROOF RACK SYSTEM (fully installed weight)
    20.5kg SAFARI EDITION (fully installed weight)
    21.8kg OVERLAND EDITION (fully installed weight)
    11.4kg ROOF TOP TENT EDITION (fully installed weight)
    9.9kg BARE BONES EDITION (fully installed weight)
    22kg [PLATFORM ONLY] (product weight)
    6.4kg [MOUNTING RAILS ONLY] (product weight)
    INCLUDES
    FULL ROOF RACK SYSTEM
    SAFARI EDITION
    OVERLAND EDITION
    ROOF TOP TENT EDITION
    BARE BONES EDITION
    [PLATFORM ONLY]
    [MOUNTING RAILS ONLY]
    1 [MOUNTING RAILS ONLY]
    OPTIONS
    FULL ROOF RACK SYSTEM
    The pinnacle of roof rack performance for the WK2. We start with our Mounting Rails, then add (6) Planks and finish with our Platform Frame KIT (providing a smooth outside border that looks great, adds strength and delivers the lowest wind noise possible). This configuration delivers industry leading load ratings (150kg dynamic & 600kg static) along with a nearly unlimited amount of mounting locations for accessories. Best of all, we do it in style with a completely smooth top face, amazing fit-n-finish and fully hidden fasteners.
    SAFARI EDITION
    Our Safari Edition is all about delivering maximum functionality. We start with our Mounting Rails, then add (6) Planks and (12) End-Caps (featuring 7 slots just like the traditional Jeep grille). The modular design allows you to easily remove/reposition the planks to suit the needs of your current adventure. This configuration delivers industry leading load ratings (150kg dynamic & 600kg static) and a nearly unlimited amount of mounting locations for accessories.
    OVERLAND EDITION
    Our Overland Edition is designed to provide maximum functionality when Overlanding. We start with our Mounting Rails, then add (4) Planks, (8) End-Caps (featuring 7 slots just like the traditional Jeep grille), our Roof Top Tent KIT (to make RTT installation super easy) and finish with (4) Tie-Down Plates. The modular design allows you to easily remove/reposition the planks to suit the needs of your current adventure. The Tie-Down Plates are designed to be multi-functional and can accommodate numerous accessories and tie-down strap configurations. This configuration delivers industry leading load ratings (150kg dynamic & 600kg static) and a nearly unlimited amount of mounting locations for accessories.
    ROOF TOP TENT EDITION
    If you're sleeping on the roof, you want to be sure your roof rack can handle the extra weight. Our RTT Edition provides industry leading load ratings (150kg dynamic & 600kg static) in a package that looks great and is super easy to install. We start with our Mounting Rails, we add (2) Planks and (4) End-Caps (featuring 7 slots just like the traditional Jeep grille). Then we add our Roof Top Tent KIT, to make your RTT installation super easy. Best of all, it's extremely easy to modify, upgrade or configure (just like every version of the WK2 Roof Rack).
    BARE BONES EDITION
    We start with our Mounting Rails, then we add (2) Planks and (4) End Caps (featuring 7 slots just like the traditional Jeep grille). Super simple. Super strong (industry leading load ratings - 150kg dynamic & 600kg static). No non-sense. Want to upgrade later to a Safari Edition, RTT Edition or Full Roof Rack System? No Problem. Want to run with a simple setup that looks awesome, and works as advertised. This is it!
    [PLATFORM ONLY]
    Our Full Roof Rack Platform delivers maximum configurability in an extremely thin (28.34mm) and light weight form factor. Designed with hidden fasteners, (2) full length T-Nut slots on each plank and compatibility with our flush mounted Tie-Down Plates. The modular design allows you to easily remove/reposition the planks to suit the needs of your current adventure. This platform delivers the pinnacle of performance for roof rack systems.
    [MOUNTING RAILS ONLY]
    These Mounting Rails are one of the keys to our industry leading load ratings, (150kg dynamic & 600kg static). Not only do they transfer forces to the strongest points on the WK2 roof, they also utilise a boxed design that resists deformation at any singular point. This unique design element creates a 'mounting system' that is significantly stronger than any of our competitors.

    * WARNING *

    FOR MAXIMUM SAFETY DO NOT EXCEED MANUFACTURERS ROOF WEIGHT LIMITS. Our load ratings represent the maximum mechanical forces our roof rack system can withstand before failure. Our load ratings do not address vehicle safety during high-speed manoeuvres, or changes to vehicle dynamics caused by a higher centre of gravity.

    * CAUTION *

    For maximum safety, loads should be evenly distributed and properly secured to avoid shifting during transport. Before using your roof rack, it is important to familiarise yourself with the proper load securing techniques and be constantly safety oriented. Please note, all of our load ratings are based on an evenly distributed load.
  • UNPRECEDENTED CONFIGURABILITY
    Choose how many planks you want. Position your planks wherever you want. Move your planks easily, whenever you want. Choose if you want a frame around the outside. Choose how many Tie-Down Plates you want, and where you want them located. Configure your rack however you want. Numerous options. Numerous configurations.

    MODULAR DESIGN
    Our modular engineering approach allow us to deliver a roof rack system that can be easily adapted to any situation. It also means you can upgrade/downgrade your roof rack any time your needs require.

    HIGH-STRENGTH
    All versions deliver industry leading load ratings (150kg dynamic & 600kg static) that have been independently tested and certified using international safety standards. During independent testing, our roof rack system successfully withstood 330kg of upward force, 600kg of forward force (including a special 20° off-axis test). To achieve our certification we needed to have less than 10mm of movement in our structure at the tested loads, we had 0.17mm!

    One of the keys to our industry leading load ratings is our Mounting Rails. Not only do they transfer forces to the strongest points on the WK2 roof, they also utilise a boxed design that resists deformation at any singular point. This unique design element creates a 'mounting system’ that is much stronger than any of our competitors.

    LOW WEIGHT
    We utilise the latest manufacturing techniques and aircraft-grade aluminium alloys to deliver a roof rack system with an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. This means our roof rack has an extremely low weight, while still being the very strongest on the market.

    STEALTH
    Our WK2 Roof Rack is nearly silent. With the sunroof closed you can’t hear it. With the sunroof open it only registers an amazing 0.5DB at drivers ear level. No creaking, no rattling and almost no additional wind noise. We accomplish this amazing feat through a series of technologically advanced aerodynamic methods, along with some proven old school tech, (rubber washers).

    LOW PROFILE
    Chief Products WK2 Roof Rack sits incredibly low at only 86mm above the roofline. We looked at mounting even closer to the vehicle, but during our real-world testing we found it was nice to have a slight gap between the roof and the rack. That small gap makes it much easier to slip a hand underneath the rack to wash your roof.

    UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS
    If your WK2 has a Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, our WK2 Roof Rack won’t block your view, so you can see and experience the beauty of the nature around you.

    STYLE
    We poured over every design detail to ensure the WK2 Roof Rack would look great from every angle. Function was our primary aim, but we also studied every line and every proportion, paying close attention to how they integrate with the lines of the WK2.

    FIT & FINISH
    We utilise advanced manufacturing techniques to achieve a degree of fit-and-finish you have to see in-person to truly appreciate.

    SMOOTH TOP SURFACE
    The top of our platform is completely smooth. No bolt heads sticking up, tie-down plates that sit completely flush and fasteners that are hidden from view.

    EASILY MOUNT ACCESSORIES
    We make it extremely easy to mount your accessories and bring your gear with you. We provide (2) channels in each plank that allow you to use T-Nuts that slide the entire length of the planks. Even better is our industry leading Tie-Down Plates that provide numerous mounting options and easily slide and clamp between the planks.

    TIE-DOWNS
    A key usability aspect for our WK2 Roof Rack was that you could easily bolt/fasten/tie-down to the rack at almost any location. Our custom engineered Tie-Down Plates deliver on that goal. They clamp securely between the planks in a way that allows them to easily move and fasten anywhere along the entire length of the planks. The centre acts as an easy tie-down location, while the slots on either end hold captive T-Nuts (M8 & M10) that can be used to fasten/bolt just about any accessory you can find. Best of all, when clamped in place they sit completely flush, providing a completely smooth top surface for your platform.

    NEARLY UNLIMITED ACCESSORY MOUNTING LOCATIONS
    We provide heaps of mounting locations so you can easily mount accessories anywhere. To achieve that goal, we allow you to move your planks wherever you need them. Then we provide Planks with two channels for captive T-Nuts, allowing you to bolt/fasten to the Plank at any point along the entire length of the Plank. Finally, for maximum flexibility we provide Tie-Down Plates that can easily move and fasten anywhere along the entire length of the planks.

    COMPATIBLE WITH MOST ACCESSORIES
    If the accessory uses M8 or M10 bolts for mounting, it will probably work with our roof rack system. If not, one of our upcoming adapter kits will probably take care of business.

    INNOVATIVE SUITE OF ACCESSORIES
    Chief Products engineering team has already started work on several innovative accessories to further expand the functionality of our roof rack system. Taking advantage of our ground-up approach and modular design is allowing us to develop roof rack accessories that no one has ever seen before.

    INDUSTRY LEADING CORROSION PROTECTION
    We utilise aircraft-grade aluminium alloys (highly corrosion resistant) for all of the major components of our roof rack system, then we add a layer of UV stable and highly durable powder coat to provide additional protection. For all of our steel parts we utilise E-Coat (Electrophoretic Coating) to provide the very highest corrosion protection available for steel automotive parts, then we add a layer of UV stable powder coat on top for additional protection. All of the included fasteners are protected as well - black zinc plating, zinc flake coatings, black oxide coatings or sometimes we just choose to use stainless steel fasteners. Our aim is to keep your roof rack looking great for many years to come.

    EASY TO INSTALL
    Easy bolt-on installation with no drilling. In addition, our bracketry is fully adjustable so it adapts to your roof (unlike some of our competitors).

    TOP QUALITY FINISHING TOUCHES
    We include all the details that matter. High tensile bolts for maximum strength. Wedge-Lock washers to create bolted joints that are extremely resistant to loosening, (critical to combat loosening from off-roading vibrations). Anti-Seize for bolted joints that are resistant to seizing (important for a product that sits on your roof fully exposed to the elements). A Chief Products Shop Rag for all the dirty jobs around the garage. All packaged with extreme care to arrive safely and looking great.

    We even include a few details you might not appreciate right away. For instance, if you’re installing lights, we provide channels in our mounting rails to run your wiring, (we even provide small holes for your zip ties, so you can hold your wiring up out of sight).
  • Bolts to the roof using the existing roof nutserts provided by Jeep, no drilling or cutting required. Removal of the OEM plastic roof rails is required.
    WK2 Roof Rack fits the following vehicles:
    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited & Overland
    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Altitude
    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland, Altitude & Trailhawk
    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Altitude & Blackhawk
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Altitude, Blackhawk & High Altitude
    2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, High Altitude & 75th Anniversary Edition
    2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Altitude & Trailhawk
    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Altitude, High Altitude & Trailhawk
    2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Altitude, High Altitude & Trailhawk

    * Fits USA & Export models.
    ** Fitment on Summit, High Altitude & SRT models requires WK2 Roof Rack (Black Low Profile OEM Rails - Adapter KIT).
    WK2 Roof Rack is compatible with the following products:
    This list will be updated as we test various products/accessories and our customers report their experiences.
    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS


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