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What Roof Rack and Cargo Box do You Recommend to Fit My 167cm Skis on My 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

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I have a 2020 jeep grand cherokee limited. I was going to install the Yakima JetStream Cross Bars Y00425 along with the required 8880617 and Y00244. Im trying to figure out what box will fit on top of that and still be able to open the rear hatch. I need it to fit my skis which are 167cm. Any guidance would be appreciated. I have black and chrome flush rails (see photo).

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Help is on the way! I definitely have a way to install a crossbar system to your black/chrome flush rails on your 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Unfortunately, Yakima does not make an engineered fitment of a Yakima JetStream crossbar system specifically made for your black/chrome flush rails on your vehicle. This is because they only make a system that is compatible with the 100% matte black flush rails and naked roof models.

With that being said, we do have an extremely similar crossbar setup as the JetStream crossbars. For that route, I recommend the following components:

- Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 53" # TH711420
- Rapid Podium Feet for Thule Crossbars - Fixed Point # TH460R
- Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet - 3142 # THKIT3142
- Thule One-Key Lock Cores # TH450400

Not only do you get the same aerodynamic design as the JetStream # Y00425, you get the advantage of 3 inches of additional length with the WingBar Evo crossbars. Also, as far as dimensions, the WingBar Evos have the exact same 3-1/8" wide x 1" tall dimensions as the JetStrem. You also receive the benefit of full-length top channels for channel-mounted accessories. This roof rack provides you with 165 pounds of maximum weight capacity. As with all roof racks, I recommend checking with your Jeep owner's manual to make sure your roof can handle the weight you wish to transport.

As far as the cargo box, you will be able to accommodate the largest size we offer and still fully open your rear hatch. That is the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 22 cu ft # TH629907 (titan glossy) or # TH629906 (black glossy). This model comes with a gargantuan 22 cubic feet of space and can accommodate skis up to 215cm long. If you want something smaller that still can fit your skis, I recommend the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft # TH615. The Pulse accommodates skis up to 181cm.

Black/Chrome Flush Rails on a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Black/Chrome Flush Rails on a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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