On-Road vs Off-Road Crossbars?

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I wonder if the taller height of the bars has something to do with the moonroof.
Not related to moonroof as it’s common to all but base trim.

Just an educated guess, could it be related to center of gravity? Badlands and First Edition have more ground clearance and overall height Than the other trims.



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Not related to moonroof as it’s common to all but base trim.

Just an educated guess, could it be related to center of gravity? Badlands and First Edition have more ground clearance and overall height Than the other trims.
Both crossbars “seem” to be the same height so apparently the off-road bars have only a slightly taller profile. This might have more to do with fitting under parking garages or other “on-road” obstacles with lower height clearance while the crossbars are loaded. Not that they don’t expect B/BB/OB to not go off road, I believe it’s more about that they expect BL/FE to not be as concerned about total vehicle height. Same logic with the lack of concern for best possible fuel economy in return for the advanced off-road features going with the 2.0L
 

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Both crossbars “seem” to be the same height so apparently the off-road bars have only a slightly taller profile. This might have more to do with fitting under parking garages or other “on-road” obstacles with lower height clearance while the crossbars are loaded. Not that they don’t expect B/BB/OB to not go off road, I believe it’s more about that they expect BL/FE to not be as concerned about total vehicle height.
Yeah, my comment was tongue-n-cheek, but Ford should have used other terminology when referring to anything "Bronco" related, since the whole premise is offroad/outdoor adventure. A better description would have been, "low-profile" and "standard or high profile".
 

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These are the taller off-road crossbars on mine. The Yakimas weren't an option when I ordered but if they were I might have ordered them instead because of the lower height. If I added a roof basket to my OEM's I may not fit in the garage. Also, my bar positions are fixed. Not sure if the Yakima can be adjusted fore and aft but these Ford OEM can not.

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These are the taller off-road crossbars on mine. The Yakimas weren't an option when I ordered but if they were I might have ordered them instead because of the lower height. If I added a roof basket to my OEM's I may not fit in the garage. Also, my bar positions are fixed. Not sure if the Yakima can be adjusted fore and aft but these Ford OEM can not.

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Sharp looking Bronco Sport! if you don’t mind, what’s the overall height with the cross bars?

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Interestingly, the Yakima off-road version has disappeared on the B&P... unfortunately. It was still there as of yesterday (1/11/21).
The Badlands has "Unique Roof Side Rails - Black" in addition to the unique "Shadow Black Roof." If you look closely at each model's pics under 'View Details' you see that the roof rails appear to be constructed differently also. I am not sure the difference for the SPORT is "on-road" v. "off-road" crossbars, but rather 2.0L, i.e. Badlands and First Edition v. all the rest. MAYBE the 2.0L rails and crossbars offer a higher load capacity? I wouldn't be surprised if the 2.0L crossbars don't fit the Base, Badlands, or Outer Banks.

I see the "Roof Rails With Crossbars - Black" up top, and the "Yakima Roof Rail Crossbars" down below in the Exterior Accessories on the **Bronco (not Sport)** build-and-price. Now I'm not sure if I ever saw those options for the Bronco Sport, but there are NO such additional Accessories for the Bronco Sport build-and-price available on there today.
 
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These are the taller off-road crossbars on mine. The Yakimas weren't an option when I ordered but if they were I might have ordered them instead because of the lower height. If I added a roof basket to my OEM's I may not fit in the garage. Also, my bar positions are fixed. Not sure if the Yakima can be adjusted fore and aft but these Ford OEM can not.

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I was undecided on crossbars when all I had was B+P to judge from. Really like how they look on the vehicle. Ive decided to go with these
 

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These are the taller off-road crossbars on mine. The Yakimas weren't an option when I ordered but if they were I might have ordered them instead because of the lower height. If I added a roof basket to my OEM's I may not fit in the garage. Also, my bar positions are fixed. Not sure if the Yakima can be adjusted fore and aft but these Ford OEM can not.

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Are we sure the Yakima bars aren't just a BRONCO option, and not SPORT? Are these 2.0L bars really taller -- how much? Are the Badlands/First Edition roof rails of different color (black) and construction from all the other models? I'm about convinced the rails and crossbars -- as a set -- are of different design for more load capacity.
 

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So correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this on-road v. off-road -- referring to off-road Yakima bars -- is a Bronco option, not a Bronco Sport option. The 2.0L Sports (Badlands, 1st Ed.) do get different roof rails, and consequently different 2.0L crossbars to go with them. Take a close look at the roof rails...
 

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Specifically, the base of the crossbars at the 4 corners -- I'm guessing the BL and 1E have better roof load capacity, with their different rails/crossbars design.
 

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The Badlands has "Unique Roof Side Rails - Black" in addition to the unique "Shadow Black Roof." If you look closely at each model's pics under 'View Details' you see that the roof rails appear to be constructed differently also. I am not sure the difference for the SPORT is "on-road" v. "off-road" crossbars, but rather 2.0L, i.e. Badlands and First Edition v. all the rest. MAYBE the 2.0L rails and crossbars offer a higher load capacity? O wouldn't be surprised if the 2.0L crossbars don't fit the Base, Badlands, or Outer Banks.

I see the "Roof Rail Crossbar, 2.0L" up top, and the "Yakima Roof Rail Crossbars" down below in the Exterior Accessories on the **Bronco (not Sport)** build-and-price. Now I'm not sure if I ever saw those options for the Bronco Sport, but there are NO such additional Accessories for the Bronco Sport build-and-price available on there today.
If you look closely the two roofs are constructed the same. The two pictures are showing slightly different angles and lighting.
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So correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this on-road v. off-road -- referring to off-road Yakima bars -- is a Bronco option, not a Bronco Sport option. The 2.0L Sports (Badlands, 1st Ed.) do get different roof rails, and consequently different 2.0L crossbars to go with them. Take a close look at the roof rails...
this thread is referring to the on-road and off-road original equipment crossbars. Not the Yakima crossbars
 

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QUOTE="Ponds, post: 31426, member: 2700"]
Sharp looking Bronco Sport! if you don’t mind, what’s the overall height with the cross bars?

Thanks!
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Using a level and tape measure I got roughly 6' 4" from the highest part of the arch of the bar to the floor.
 

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QUOTE="Ponds, post: 31426, member: 2700"]
Sharp looking Bronco Sport! if you don’t mind, what’s the overall height with the cross bars?

Thanks!
Using a level and tape measure I got roughly 6' 4" from the highest part of the arch of the bar to the floor.
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Fantastic, thanks!
 

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this thread is referring to the on-road and off-road original equipment crossbars. Not the Yakima crossbars
I know what the thread purports to be about; however I think the Bronco and Bronco Sport options are being confused with one another here? Unless it was there and disappeared, I don't think there is any "offroad" crossbars option for the Sport.
 

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