Sky One-Touch Top Roof Rack Options

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Yes! In July of 2021, THULE is coming out with an updated 300R 8" and 11" high Rain Gutter Mount that works with the whisper quiet THULE Aerobar and THULE EvoWing load bars (not the old, traditional "square" bars). I just installed a beta product test sample directly from THULE that I received last week on my 2020 Jeep RUBICON with the Sky Touch retractable top. They new mounts are absolutely awesome. They do not creak like my old square bars, and the Aerobars hold up to 200 lbs of properly distributed weight. Most importantly, they are nearly silent at interstate speeds of up to 75 mph. Just a stellar new product. So stay on the look out for them later in 2021. I can't recommend them enough. Help is on the way!
Do you happen to know if the date of July 2021 still good?
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I just bought the DV8 4-door roof rack , <https://dv8offroad.com/collections/...roducts/2018-jeep-jl-4-door-roof-rack-rrjl-01>.

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I haven't installed it yet. And, while I know I won't be able to open the One-Touch roof with it installed, it was the only full length rack I could find that (1) doesn't touch the roof, (2) doesn't have the excessive frame that installs on the bumper/cowls, and (3) wasn't $1,000+.

I'm hoping to install it this weekend and will post pics afterwards.
 

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I just bought the DV8 4-door roof rack , <https://dv8offroad.com/collections/...roducts/2018-jeep-jl-4-door-roof-rack-rrjl-01>.

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I haven't installed it yet. And, while I know I won't be able to open the One-Touch roof with it installed, it was the only full length rack I could find that (1) doesn't touch the roof, (2) doesn't have the excessive frame that installs on the bumper/cowls, and (3) wasn't $1,000+.

I'm hoping to install it this weekend and will post pics afterwards.

How did that roof rack work for you?
 

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How did that roof rack work for you?
I'm really happy with it. Just used it on a 6hr drive with two soft cargo bags on it and it held everything perfectly. The initial assembly is a bit of a pain because the angle to get the bolts into the cross bars is difficult. I got my son (smaller hands) to help out with that part. But, once it's assembled, it's really easy to lift onto the gutters. It's light enough for one person to lift it, but a little too large for one person to get it into the gutters without scratching the paint.

I loaded it up with 47.25" x 19" x 13" and 59" x 34" x 21" soft cargo bags and still had room for a couple of beach chairs behind them.

My only gripe would be the noise it generates. I do have the One-Touch roof, so that most likely makes the issue worse. The wind seems to ripple/bounce across the soft top and is extremely loud.

But, a friend of mine owns a metal shop and he fabricated an adjustable aluminum air dam for me that drastically reduced the noise level to be pretty much on par with the noise level without the rack on.

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I'm really happy with it. Just used it on a 6hr drive with two soft cargo bags on it and it held everything perfectly. The initial assembly is a bit of a pain because the angle to get the bolts into the cross bars is difficult. I got my son (smaller hands) to help out with that part. But, once it's assembled, it's really easy to lift onto the gutters. It's light enough for one person to lift it, but a little too large for one person to get it into the gutters without scratching the paint.

I loaded it up with 47.25" x 19" x 13" and 59" x 34" x 21" soft cargo bags and still had room for a couple of beach chairs behind them.

My only gripe would be the noise it generates. I do have the One-Touch roof, so that most likely makes the issue worse. The wind seems to ripple/bounce across the soft top and is extremely loud.

But, a friend of mine owns a metal shop and he fabricated an adjustable aluminum air dam for me that drastically reduced the noise level to be pretty much on par with the noise level without the rack on.

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Thanks for the feedback. It looks very clean and the air dam looks as it were sold with it.
 
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