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Low Profile Roof Rack for 2017 Jeep Renegade That Allows Use of MySky Feature

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I have seen a lot of options but I am looking for roof rails that will be as low profile as possible but work with my Jeep Renegade that has the MySky. I like the Thule Aeroblade Edge the best but dont think that will allow the roof to retract. My 2nd fave is the Yakima Railbar but thats similar to the Edge. Im looking for super low profile and a quiet ride. Carrying 1 or 2 kayaks.

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I spoke with a representative of Yakima about using their RailBar system with the MySky on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler, and they said that you should have no problem using this. The only thing they cautioned was that accessories which clamp around the bars may interfere with the MySky opening if they hang down too low.

This means you would be fine using the RailBars, which come in either # Y00450-2 or silver # Y00435-2. This highly aerodynamic system is going to give you a very quiet ride along with the low profile you were seeking, as evidenced by the attached photo.

I would strongly recommend using the Yakima Same Key System Lock Cores # Y07204 with the rack, locking it to the roof and protecting your investment. These cores are not difficult to use; I've added a link to a video showing you how they work.

In order to avoid interfering with your MySky feature, you'd need a kayak carrier that would not hang below the bars. The best solution for this is going to be the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073. This is a J-style carrier that will allow you to carry 2 kayaks with just the addition of Yakima Cinch Straps # Y05006 and is lockable with a pair of Same Key System Lock Cores # Y07202.

I've added a video review and install of this carrier for you to take a look at as well.

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