Malone SteelTop Square Crossbars Roof Rack Installation - 2018 Jeep Cherokee

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How to Install the Malone SteelTop Square Crossbars Roof Rack on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee


Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Jeep Cherokee, we're gonna be installing Malone's steel top roof rack square bars. This roof rack system's gonna allow you to get some gear out of your vehicle and put it up on top of the roof. You can do that with a cargo basket, cargo carrier or maybe you're going bike riding. You can load up a bike rack.One of the best parts about this roof rack system is how easy it is to install. They come right out of the box with all the accessories right on it, so all you gotta do is slap it up on your roof and tighten it down.Another thing that sets this apart from other roof rack systems is that it has integrated locking caps right out of the box. It does have the square bars.

They're not as aerodynamic as some of the other models, but they are made of the steel construction and they're quite sturdy.The ridged top and corrosive resistive coating will help provide extra traction for any of your gear or mountings that you have on top.Currently, on our Cherokee, we're using the 50" crossbars, so you can get an idea of what they'll look like with the overhang, it's not too far, but it'll still maximize that usage you'll be able to get out of it.When you get out of the vehicle, you also don't have to worry about bumping your head on it because it doesn't stick out too far beyond the edge.From the roof to the bottom of the crossbar, it's gonna measure about one and three quarter inches and from the roof to the top of the crossbar, it's gonna measure about two and three quarter inches. On our rear crossbars, it's gonna measure about two and a quarter inches from the roof to the bottom and about three and a quarter inches from the roof to the top of the bar.It features 165 pound carrying capacity. You do wanna check your vehicle's owners manual to ensure you're not gonna exceed your roof rail's capacity. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.We've already got our rear crossbar installed. We'll show you how to install the front now.

Go ahead and lift your crossbar up on top of your vehicle, line up each foot pack on each of your factory cross rails, and push it down into place. Once you've got your crossbars on your roof rails, you'll wanna measure the distance between the center of each one and make sure it's at least 24 inches.We've got ours at 32, so we're good to go. You also wanna keep in mind whatever accessories you're gonna put on it and make sure that it's set appropriately to that accessory. Once you've got those distances set, go ahead and set your overhang making sure it's even on both sides and once you've got that tightened down with the included tool.Once you've tightened down this side, repeat the same thing on the other side. Once you've got both side tightened down, slide your locking end cap in place and lock it down.

Once you've got both rails installed, get ready to load up your favorite accessories and hit the road.That completes our installation of Malone's steel top roof rack with square bars on our 2018 Jeep Cherokee.


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