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Old 08-06-2014, 09:35 PM   #26
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This is awesome. I'm not sure if I would have the balls to do this myself, but Subaru not including this from the factory is the only reason I haven't pulled the trigger on a 2015 WRX. Such a bummer.

Anyone else try this out yet?
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:40 PM   #27
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Nice job, seriously.

Looks great.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:51 PM   #28
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I had a summer job selling and installing hitches, roof racks, and everything that connects to either. Thule yakima and inno was what we were mostly pushing but we could order in anything (kuat *drool*).

We did a lot of custom installs - drill ins - and I did my first subie with them. I drilled into cars worth way more than a limited 15 sti, I'm remembering one specific cayanne turbo s... Of course I did my 04 jbp wrx with a blacked out drill in rack. Loved it.

OP, sir, you did a professional job. Also, awesome idea using the rain gutters. Genius.

I wasn't going to do the roof rack on my new wrx, mainly because when my old rack was 100% off, you still have little feet up there (and clip ons are fugly) - but by using the gutter and installing the receiver, it will look way cleaner without the rack up there.

For my road bikes, I think I still prefer an ecohitch with a kuat sherpa... But for snow... Well see how much cash I have left over to go riding after an engagement ring and some tsw bronze nurburgrings...

Thank you for the creative problem solving and well structured write up!


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Old 08-07-2014, 02:16 AM   #29
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I like how it looks in your wrx, it looks great! Awesome write up as well I wouldn't be able to drill into my roof like that.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:43 AM   #30
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I wonder if the OEM roof rack for the previous generations would be a perfect fit. They don't look adjustable...
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:25 PM   #31
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Can you post landing pad pictures? I want to see how it looks where the landing pad touches the roof.

Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:23 PM   #32
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all the closeup pictures of the install. but no upclose pictures of the mount on the car lol. OP loves to tease.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:21 PM   #33
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Excellent job! If I had a '15 this would be the very first thing I would do. The lack of an OEM roof rack option was the biggest turn off for me, believe it or not.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:02 PM   #34
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lol close up pic below. The rubber block actually sit across the gutter channel so the gutter cover is not bearing any load.












any pic request let me know.

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Old 08-16-2014, 12:04 PM   #35
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This look really good but I don't know of I would of drilled it.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:55 AM   #36
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Do u do custom work by any chance? Or any recommendations of shops in cali who do stuff like this?
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #37
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Thanks Advan-Emotion for coming up with this idea and putting it all together. I take delivery of my '15 WRX this week and already bought all the pieces to do this. I went the Thule route so we will see how it turns out and I will post pictures when I'm done.
The parts I ordered are:
Thule Aeroblade 53" Black
Thule 460R Podium feet
Thule 3068 fit kit
The brackets made by Krazy
I also went ahead and got the Rockymounts euro pitchfork bike carrier in white
Pics to follow in the next week or two!
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:52 AM   #38
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Keep us posted. This thread will become very usefull as time goes by and more people become more comfortable with taking on such a project.

Keep it alive!
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:08 PM   #39
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Not sure how I missed this thread (it was actually posted the day I brought home my silver 2015), but this is exactly what I planned to do since I first decided to buy the car and found it had no rack mounting points. I wasn't in a hurry, since I don't need the rack until winter, but this has given me the motivation to do it sooner.

I've drilled the roof on other cars, so I wasn't worried about that, but I needed to figure out the measurements and what needed to be removed to get the headliner down. Thanks for such detailed info; it will make my install much quicker!
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:24 PM   #40
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Low response because most are scared to do the drilling. LOL!

Question, does it sound unreasonable for a shop to charge me $500 to drill and install a rack? I've never done anything like this before. I have removed headliners before and I know how much of a pain they are...
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:56 PM   #41
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Low response because most are scared to do the drilling. LOL!

Question, does it sound unreasonable for a shop to charge me $500 to drill and install a rack? I've never done anything like this before. I have removed headliners before and I know how much of a pain they are...
For the labor involved, it is a little high.

Although if the shop is taking responsibility for leaks, and any issues related to said install, it is not. Contact Rack and Road (they're on NASIOC) and ask them what they think. They told me they've drilled and tapped many roof tops for racks before.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:34 PM   #42
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What does it look like when the racks are not installed? Thinking of doing this through rack n road
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:57 PM   #43
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Low response because most are scared to do the drilling. LOL!

Question, does it sound unreasonable for a shop to charge me $500 to drill and install a rack? I've never done anything like this before. I have removed headliners before and I know how much of a pain they are...
It is not a $500 installation.


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What does it look like when the racks are not installed? Thinking of doing this through rack n road
With all the hardware out it look stock with 4 holes on the black strip

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Old 09-12-2014, 08:22 PM   #44
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BTW, I've been driving with my 35lb bike on top all the time.
Also drove up bigbear last week with two all mountain bike on top, weight about 70lb in total. I was expecting the bikes will flew down the cliff half way through but surprisingly it hold up perfectly fine lol

My only concern would be the wind noises. Dont even think about opening your sunroof. Wind fairing will help for sure but I do not like fairing to begin with so it was not installed.
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:22 AM   #45
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Wow that's freakin awesome man! Great write up !
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:50 PM   #46
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Finished my install this morning. Here is a teaser picture. I'll put more details And pics up when I get on my laptop and not phone. I went a little more spacing and the install was definitely not easy. But the racks look soooo clean installed this way and they are super secure. I shook the heck out of them and they don't even wiggle a millimeter. I'll try to get more stuff up tomorrow


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Old 09-14-2014, 03:51 AM   #47
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Nicely done! What rack system did u use?
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:55 PM   #48
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BMXRickMR2 you did it ! lol

Came back from Mammoth bike park last night and took some pic



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Old 09-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #49
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Awesome pics guys!
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:32 PM   #50
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Beautiful! Would love to visit mammoth some day. I've been wanting to snowboard there but during the winters, the shortest way there is closed off and the long way is very long! LOL!
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