Originally Posted by FastJK
I remove mine every so often (wash, long trips, etc) and mine were never on there that tight. I wonder if your dealership put too much torque on them when they did the install.
I actually ordered the part myself & it came with the torx screw driver & instructions. So as of now, the screws are on the cross bars & I can't get them off to install the part at all. I'm really trying to avoid the dealer since I know they'll charge for labor for what should only take me a few minutes. Someone on the main Impreza thread recommended heating them with a hair dryer. I'll try that first.