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Old 10-14-2014, 01:25 PM   #101
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The problem I had was that I did not drill a large enough hole for the big Thule washer. LOL! So when I cranked it down, the washer was pressing down on the strips. Took me a little frustration, but the answer was easy, revisit the pictures u guy's posted and realized I needed to increase the hole diameter so that the washer was sitting on the Krazy brackets.

All in all, even with a broken tab, it now sits flush and clean. Just picked up some practically new Thule 92725 ski/snowboard carriers for $85! What a steal! Now just waiting for my ORS flush mounts and some SNOW!! Also looking into picking up a Thule 527xt bike carrier or a T-Track.I would like to go with a carrier that connects the forks. I feel they are a little more sturdy at the loss of convenience with having to take the front wheels off.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:33 PM   #102
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Installed my crossbars and ski rack this week. Thanks to Advan-Emotion for the guide and the rack.

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Old 11-02-2014, 01:43 AM   #103
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So you didnt put the rain gutter trim back in? plans to modify it to fit back in?
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #104
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For those of you who have drilled the roof; when you remove the rack feet you will have 4 bolts sticking straight up from the corners of the roof, correct? And the only way to get these bolts out would be to remove the ceiling lining and pull them down?
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #105
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For those of you who have drilled the roof; when you remove the rack feet you will have 4 bolts sticking straight up from the corners of the roof, correct? And the only way to get these bolts out would be to remove the ceiling lining and pull them down?
You've got the right idea but they are actually facing down. Bolt goes in through the top and washer and nut screws on from the bottom. But if u ever wanted to remove the Krazy brackets, yes, you would have to remove the headliner.

As for the rack feet, they should simply unbolt off. The feet sit on top of the gutter molding. Once you remove the feet, the only thing that will be exposed is the 1 screw that ur feet utilizes to attach to the roof.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:42 PM   #106
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Installed my crossbars and ski rack this week. Thanks to Advan-Emotion for the guide and the rack.

That Rhino Rack looks great! Any plans to get T-Channel bolts to make those ski racks sit flush? I ordered some from ORS racks but haven't installed yet since ski/snowboarding season isn't here yet.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:51 PM   #107
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As bunz559 describe, the flange and the rack bolt is two separate part.

You are basically installing a NUT on the roof, inorder to install these nut, the headliner need to come off with the holes drilled etc...
Covering by the black trim, you will drill a hole on the black trim and tighten a stud on the nut so the rack can be bolted down with the stud.

On the Rhino Rack kit that I have, the stud is removable without having to remove the black trim.
The Thule kit has a locking nut that lock the stud against the bottom plate (nut) lol which, does require the black trim to come off before it can be taken out because the lock nut is bigger than the hole drilled on the trim. Drilling it bigger wont help either as you need access to tighten the lock nut from inside the gutter channel.

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Old 11-04-2014, 12:13 PM   #108
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On the Thule Podium feet I used, you can very easily remove the whole rack without removing any trim pieces. The bolt that goes from the Krazy bracket to the podium foot is essentially a very long set screw and has a socket head on the top. You just need an Allen key to take it out and then with a small piece of electrical tape over the hole in the gutter trim, the car would look 100% stock. I bet I could take the whole rack off and have it looking stock in under 10 mins.

I'm still looking at a smart way to mount board racks for the winter. I like the ORS solution, but I might modify it with some spacers to lift the board rack higher off the roof. This way when I stack boards with bindings facing downwards I don't have to worry about binding straps rubbing on the roof. Anyone have any other ideas on this?
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:59 PM   #109
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I'm still looking at a smart way to mount board racks for the winter. I like the ORS solution, but I might modify it with some spacers to lift the board rack higher off the roof. This way when I stack boards with bindings facing downwards I don't have to worry about binding straps rubbing on the roof. Anyone have any other ideas on this?
I agree with the above. The podiums use a long threaded screw that has an allen opening on the top. Simply unbolt the feet and allen wrench the screw out and everything's back to stock.

Good observation on the gap needed to keep the bindings off of the car roof. I'll have to test fit and see how the ORS flat mount screws work and if it leaves enough gap.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:34 PM   #110
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I actually like it! Great job
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:27 PM   #111
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I do not feel comfortable/competent enough to do this to my car but need a real roof rack. Anyone (thats done this already in SoCal) want to help a brutha out? If so, how much? Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:38 PM   #112
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I would offer my help but im not in socal. I contacted a rack shop and they said they'd do it for $500. Id say although it is a long install, given ure taking u time, I'd suggest u save ur money. Lol! Maybe OP could help, seems like he's from so cal.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:11 AM   #113
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Wow that's freakin awesome man! Great write up !
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #114
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A bit off topic but how do you guys like the rhino's vs say thule or Yakima? Comparable?
I know they're a touch cheaper for what you get.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:13 PM   #115
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I do not feel comfortable/competent enough to do this to my car but need a real roof rack. Anyone (thats done this already in SoCal) want to help a brutha out? If so, how much? Thanks.
Agreed. I'm in socal too and I want this but it terrifies me to do that to my car. Someone really wanted to charge $500? That sounds pretty steep. I might ask my mechanics who they would recommend...
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:46 PM   #116
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This same mod can be done with brackets from previous generation vehicles. 08-14 PN 91066SC001 $14.xx per.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:08 PM   #117
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A bit off topic but how do you guys like the rhino's vs say thule or Yakima? Comparable?
I know they're a touch cheaper for what you get.
I couldn't compare with experience but the Rhino's seem to be great quality for a tad bit cheaper. I don't think you can go wrong with either brand. Just a small price difference.

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Agreed. I'm in socal too and I want this but it terrifies me to do that to my car. Someone really wanted to charge $500? That sounds pretty steep. I might ask my mechanics who they would recommend...
Yes sir. I emailed Rack Solid in the Bay Area as they were closer to me. $500 was the quoted price of install on top of what ever rack I decided to go with (probably looking at $1000 after everything). This is a scary install with a brand new car, and I'm not one who likes to dissect my brand new car, but I did it and I am super happy with it. Honestly, given the time (maybe a weekend), patience, and a little courage (not liquid courage LOL), this install was easy. This write up is dead on and I took my sweet time doing it. Took me the entire weekend cause I decided not to work throughout the night.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:35 PM   #118
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If any of you locals would like to check out my setup feel free to visit me here in City Of Industry.
My cars currently at the dealer with a funny engine, it should be done in a week or two.

I selected Rhino Rack because we sell them here at work and I got to play with different setup before I drill it . Their crossbars also look considerably meatier.

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If any of you locals would like to check out my setup feel free to visit me here in City Of Industry.
My cars currently at the dealer with a funny engine, it should be done in a week or two.
I might do that when I'm closer to getting my rack (got some saving to do for that). I'll hit you up on here if I do.

Does this affect your warranty at all?
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I'd assume that a warranty claim could be rejected if u went in complaining about a leaky roof. But besides that, I don't think there would be a problem.
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It should not. My engine is about to get taken apart by the dealer and no one said anything about the roof rack
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It should not. My engine is about to get taken apart by the dealer and no one said anything about the roof rack
What happened? What symptoms were you experiencing?
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:45 PM   #123
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It should not. My engine is about to get taken apart by the dealer and no one said anything about the roof rack
If anything, they should be asking you where you got your rack installed. I am sure 2015+ owners have complained that they got rid of the fixed point system they had on previous years!
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:02 PM   #124
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Just incase anyone who's taken on this project wants a second set of roof gutters. Mine are drilled pretty ugly so I ordered some replacements for those times when the rack's not installed. As u may already know, taking this trimming off and putting on is very simple.

Part # I believe. Downfall is that they're quite expensive at about $80 bucks a piece.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:05 PM   #125
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Just incase anyone who's taken on this project wants a second set of roof gutters. Mine are drilled pretty ugly so I ordered some replacements for those times when the rack's not installed. As u may already know, taking this trimming off and putting on is very simple.

Part # I believe. Downfall is that they're quite expensive at about $80 bucks a piece.
That's the corrugated box number. Should be a different number inside probably.
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