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Snailfly Mopar/OEM style cross bars

Superlubricity

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Got the chance to test out a new design sample from Snailfly (seller on Amazon) and I am pretty impressed with how easily they installed and how solid they are.

They worked great with my kayak mount. I do wish they were a little shorter (height), especially for loading my 75 pound tandem, but overall very happy with their performance and look.
 

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Superlubricity

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Looks OEM style. Are the bars made of aluminum?Is there any wind noise with these crossbars?
Yes, all aluminum from what I can tell. Mounting hardware is high quality too.

I didn’t notice any wind noise during city driving. They are much quieter than the Brightlines Compass bars I had on there before. Those bars whistled like crazy.

My kayak mounts are on there now and they pick up a lot of wind noise. I’ll pull those off after the weekend and will test the cross bars alone for wind noise at highway speeds.
 

hdvideo

Member
Looks OEM style. Are the bars made of aluminum?Is there any wind noise with these crossbars?
I also received a set of these crossbars for testing and after a few miles at 65-75 mph, I noticed no wind noise at all. The crossbars do sit up higher than I would prefer (same as OEM height per seller), but seller has indicated that lower profile mounts will be available in the near future. The mounts are cast aluminum, not sure of the coating (powder coat or just paint) but on these pre-production units it does appear to chip/scratch fairly easily. The cross piece is an extruded aluminum profile. Installation was easy, even for one person. Max payload is 209 lbs, but it's not stated if that is per crossbar or distributed over both.

I have never seen OEM crossbars for the GCL so can't make any comparison.
 

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hdvideo

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Sounds good. I will order this from Amazon Snailfly and use my Yakima roof accessories!
Have you ordered yet? I've removed the bars from my GCL since I don't really have a use for them (received them free for evaluation). I'll send them to you for the cost of shipping if you want them. If Nolan_GCL doesn't want them, the offer is extended to any other member of this forum.
 

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Nolan_GCL

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Have you ordered yet? I've removed the bars from my GCL since I don't really have a use for them (received them free for evaluation). I'll send them to you for the cost of shipping if you want them. If Nolan_GCL doesn't want them, the offer is extended to any other member of this forum.
Too late..Thanks though! I got my package yesterday! The bar looks as good as the ones the dealer offer but at half the cost. Aluminum stuff.
BTW, there are YouTube installation video. Seems super easy to install. My brother will help me to install them.
 

Superlubricity

Active member
One recommendation for these bars is to add some threadlocker to the bolts (similar to what comes on the OEM bolts). I’ve had to retighten them a couple times since installing.

Going to try the medium/blue Loctite this weekend.
 
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bobbymcgraw

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Have you ordered yet? I've removed the bars from my GCL since I don't really have a use for them (received them free for evaluation). I'll send them to you for the cost of shipping if you want them. If Nolan_GCL doesn't want them, the offer is extended to any other member of this forum.
I’d love to have them if they aren’t spoken for.
 

Peerless

Member
Looks great, but why are all these cross bars that I see for the L so friggin' TALL in height?

My 08 WK cross bars aren't anywhere near the height of all of these other ones I'm seeing for the L....
 
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