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Eye Bolts and Tie Down Kits for the Roof of a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

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Hello, I have a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and want to purchase both a roof rack and tie down loops. I found the roof rack I want, but cant find or even figure out what the tie down loops would be called. I just purchased some tie downs straps with hooks to secure things on the roof rack. Can you help me with this what the loop is called that goes into the rail system and I can put the hook into to hold down and where I can find it?

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The item you're looking for can be several different things.

If you're looking for a solid ring to tie things down to, you're looking for what's called an "eye bolt". One of the best universal kits is the Rhino-Rack Aero/Sportz EyeBolt, part # S604. This will add two eye bolts to your roof rack's channel system, and let you use it to tie down using ratchet straps or ropes directly to the roof rack.

If you're planning on repeatedly tying down things to your roof rack with ratchet straps, say, if you're a contractor or weekend DIY-er that moves ladders or oversized objects frequently. You'll want the Ratchet Grab Tie-Down, part # RRSRG. This will add one ratchet strap that mounts directly into your roof rack channel, and can be used with the eye bolts from above to add a permanent, reuseable kit to your channel.

I've included a few videos that detail how these install into the channel of the roof bars. If you have the Rhino Rack Heavy Duty bars, let me know, as there's variants of these available for those bars.

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Melinda S.
I an looking fir basically The same two things but i have a 2017 jeep grand cherokee and jeep brand cross bars ...on my previous cars roof bars had wholes and openings ... my jeep has nothing to tie to... thanks in advance for any info video part numbers etc
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Reply from Chris R.

If the factory bars on your Jeep don't have an integrated channel, unfortunately we don't really have any good options for adding some tie-down points. What kind of cargo are you looking to secure to the bars?

Reply from Melinda S.

@ChrisR all kinds of things lumber a ladder a box changes all the time.... what good are unusable roof racks .... bad design

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Reply from Chris R.

@MelindaS Got it. You could simply use tie-down straps and wrap them around the bars but there's just not a good option for adding actual tie-down points. I'm sorry I couldn't offer better news!

Reply from Melinda S.

@ChrisR Thank you saves me looking more than i have already appreciate it

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