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Will the Malone AirFlow2 Fit on My Dark Gray Rails on My 2020 Jeep Cherokee?

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For Malone Roof racks there is a disclaimer that they are only for the silver roof rails, the black side rails are too wide, but the second video shows the installation on a Jeep Cherokee with dark gray side rails definitely not silver just like the side rails on my 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Will MPG215 fit on my 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk?

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I confirmed with my tech at Malone that in order for the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack # MPG215 to fit onto your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, your vehicle's roof must be equipped with non-black raised factory rails. I confirmed with Malone that they say that the crossbars will not work with solid black raised rails.

Depending on how dark of gray your rails are, it is possible that those rails are considered black. In order to make sure, please feel free to respond to this answer with a photo of your rails and I will be happy to confirm the fitment for you.

Neighbor's Black/Dark Gray Raised Rails on a 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Neighbor's Black/Dark Gray Raised Rails on a 2020 Jeep Cherokee
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Thank you for your response. The confusion comes from the video posted on your site which shows installation of the MPG216 on side rails similar to mine. Here is a photo showing my side rails which seem to be the same color as the ones shown on the Jeep Cherokee in your video...

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Thanks so much for that photo. I forwarded the photo to Malone, and they unfortunately confirmed that your raised rails fall under the "black" color scheme of rail options. With that being said, your rails are unfortunately to wide to install the AirFlow2 Roof Rack # MPG216 or the # MPG215.

For a great alternative crossbar option, I recommend the following parts:

- Thule SquareBar Evo Crossbars - Steel - 47" # TH712200
- Evo Raised Rail Feet for Thule Crossbars - Factory Raised Rails # TH710401
- Thule One-Key System Locks # TH450400

Not only are the SquareBar Evo crossbars super easy to attach to the raised rail feet, the square design is compatible with a wide range of mountable accessories. With this particular roof rack, you receive 165 pounds of maximum weight capacity. As with all roof rack setups, I recommend confirming with your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure your roof can handle that much weight.

Neighbor's Black/Dark Gray Raised Rails on a 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Neighbor's Black/Dark Gray Raised Rails on a 2020 Jeep Cherokee
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