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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there guys, I have a question regarding the sport Cherokee, so I want to buy the gobi stealth rack but have no mounting places on the roof of my jeep so I've done some research and I'm getting mixed answers. Am I able to mount a rack by just drilling holes and using rivnuts or do I need to drop the head liner?


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I haven't seen the interior roof with the headliner pulled down, so I don't know what kind of bracing/reinforcement is there for the rack mounts.

However.... are you comfortable drilling through from the exterior of the roof 8x times and not snag something internal or potentially go through the headliner, as well as not leaving steel shavings inside?

You'd probably also want do get some exact measurements of somebody else with the roof racks so you know where you want to mount; both to avoid anything interior as well as align with what the Gobi is expecting.

Not saying it's not doable (and I'd love to see somebody take detailed pics with the headliner down.... ), but I don't know if there is anything fundamentally different with the construction with/without the factory racks. I believe somebody else has done something similar, but I can't find the post right now.

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I would think if you putting new holes in your roof that you need to drop the headliner just so you don't punch a hole in the headliner
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Does anyone know how many rivnuts are needed?


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Does anyone know how many rivnuts are needed?


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The Gobi roof rack bolts to 12 points on the roof, so you'd need 12 rivnuts.


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