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Yakima Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Jeep Wrangler

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I have a 2011 Jeep Wrangler. which mounting bracket should I use for the rear area - Side Loader Y08002 or Wide Body Y08001. Which would be the most compatible in the rear area w/o gutters w/ my front rain gutter over the front doors.

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The difference between the two mounting brackets is that the # Y08001 moves the attachment point for the Raingutter tower part # Y00101 out further to clear a roof that is tall or has steep or square sides.

The # Y08002 is the regular one used for roofs that are shorter and have less steep sides.

It really depends on the profile of your roof and how high/low you want to install the gutter tower.

If you are installing the rack high on the roof you would want the # Y08002. If you feel the clearance for the angle of the inside of the gutter tower will interfere with the roof then you would wand the # Y00101.

For crossbars you would want the part # Y00409.

Yakima has the note Drip Rails are not structural. Maximum allowable load is skis or boards only.

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