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#1 2011-12-07 23:33:37

jp92x
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Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

I just finished installing roof rails and this is how I installed them.

This was my first time doing this.  At first it looked like it was going to be a pain because of removing the headliner, etc.

But after doing it, I discovered it is not that complicated and can easily be done.

Keep in mind that I had an after market sunroof so having to remove the headliner one side at a time may have contributed to having this sunroof.  You may have to remove the whole headliner but even then it’s not that big of deal. 

If you do have to remove the whole headliner, you just have to remove the ceiling light in the center and the front ones towards the front windshield.

Of course anyone who does this needs to know that they are doing it at their own risk and that any and all of this information is just to show you how I did it.  Therefore I am not responsible if you in anyway damage, break, loose, disconnect, etc any part of the vehicle while doing this.  smile

Here are the steps and maybe it can help you understand how I did it.

I used the following tools:
Phillip Screw Driver
10MM and 14MM Ratchet and extension.
Black Silicone (see further down)

First of all I went ahead and removed the Roof Deletes.

I looked up information on this and found this video instruction that helped me out in removing the deletes from the roof. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5AyE1on … annel_page

While removing I broke one clip on each delete. But there are plenty of clips as you’ll see.

Once you have removed these you’ll see the following:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/a620f953.jpg

Here it is when removed:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/dd59cda9.jpg

If you notice they’ll be 3 of these black brackets. When you get to this step keep in mind the following: DO NOT REMOVE ALL OF THEM just the first one (closets to the front windshield) and the last one (closets to the hatch door). DO NOT REMOVE THE CENTER ONE, unless you want to refresh the inside of your car on rainy days…   tongue

Now on to the fun stuff.

Once you remove the deletes from the roof, go into the car and begin removing all that is needed in order to remove the black clips shown above and to install your rails.

Here is how you remove the interior parts.

I started by removing the Ceiling Handles as shown here: I just pulled the screw covers back with my hands. You can use a small flat head screw driver that is covered with paper tape so that it does not tear the headliner.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0358.jpg

I wore gloves and you can too if you want.  I did it as a precaution.

Once you remove the screw cover use your phillip screw driver and remove the screws.  I was very careful so that I would not strip the screw.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0357.jpg

The screw will not come off the holder for the most part.  If it does no big deal. Just make sure you don’t loose the screw or other pieces and place them back in the same order they came off.

Next item I removed was the sun visor. This is very easy since you can see the screws. I used the phillip screw driver and removed the screws while holding up the visor itself. Then I removed the visor clip holder.  Its one screw.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0359.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0362.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0361.jpg

I then proceeded to remove the Seat belts. You can just pull back straight the bolt plastic cover as shown here.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0370.jpg

Once you remove that cover, you’ll need your 14mm ratchet to remove the bolt in order to remove the seatbelt shoulder holder ( I guess you call it that??)

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0369.jpg

Next step is to remove the center pillar. I started by gently removing the bottom plastic that is wrapped around the metal center pillar tower.  There is a plastic pop fastener (I am not sure if that’s what it is called) on the back door side that can be removed if desired but I left it because I did not see the need to do it.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0368.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0367.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0366.jpg

Once that is removed a bit, it allowed me to remove the upper plastic center pillar as shown here.  I worked my way around the edges and pulled it straight out.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0365.jpg

Do not remove anything else from here.

Once that was out I went to the front plastic pillar.  This one I worked around the edges just as I did the center pillar and pulled it right out.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0372.jpg

Here is what holds the front pillar from falling:

Be careful and not break these.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0371.jpg

(NOTE: when replacing the front pillar keep in mind that the bottom of the pillar has to fall right in a slot on the edge of the dash board in order to fit nicely and not leave a big gap.) See here:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0373.jpg

Once the front pillar is removed then I moved to the back pillar.

This is where it got a little treaky but was not difficult once I saw how easy it came off.

First you have to remove 2 screws. One is near the bottom of the strut and the other where the hatch cover plugs into. See below:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0378.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0377.jpg

Once you remove the screw that is near the bottom of the strut you have to remove that plastic piece. It will come off without having to remove the strut.  This is how I did it and it worked fine.

Once these screws are removed then you have to remove the seat belt covers and bolts.

Remove the bolt cover the same way you did on the center pillar. The rear seat belt plastic bolt cover has a hinge so be careful you don’t break it. 

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0384.jpg

Rear Seat belt bolt cover:
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0382.jpg

Now remove the seat belt bolt using the 14MM ratchet

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0381.jpg

Here is the rear seat belt:
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0379.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0380.jpg

Before removing the plastic cover from here, you have to remove the plastic cover that connects both those covers. It just snaps straight down:

Sorry these two pictures were not that great.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0387.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0385.jpg

Now that that piece is off, start removing the plastic piece on the sides in the hatch area. I started by working my way around the edges and then just pulling and snapping off the entire piece but at the same time being gentle so I don’t break it.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0376.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0375.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0374.jpg

Once this piece was off I started to lower the head liner on that side enough to use my 10MM socket and ratchet extension to remove the two black brackets that are attached to the roof as I mentioned earlier further up in the beginning of this write up.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0312.jpg

If you lower it gently enough the creases in the liner will go away once you reinstall it.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0311.jpg

On the rear here is the bolt nut that holds the one near the hatch:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0338.jpg

The other bolt nut is located inside a cavity as shown here:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0339.jpg

Once you loose these bolt nuts then you can remove the brackets. You can re-use the bolt nuts to attach the roof rail.

For the front brackets you’ll need to remove a metal brace from above the front door area. You’ll need the 10mm Ratchet and the extension.

The plate that goes into the left is there because I had the aftermarket sunroof. If you don’t have an aftermarket sunroof then you won’t have this.
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0351.jpg

Once removed you’ll have this:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0349.jpg

And the ceiling will look like this:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0348.jpg

Here are the bolts for the front bracket once I removed the bolt nuts:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0340.jpg

Once you remove the brackets it will look like this more or less:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0313.jpg

Clean the area around the holes. Remove any old rubber seal or silicone with a small flat head screwdriver but be careful not to scratch the paint off. I did it gently and it comes off fairly easy. Afterword clean with alcohol.

Once cleaned it will look like this:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0331.jpg

Once cleaned, go ahead and place the clips that will hold the small delete pieces.

See here. See how the clip has like a wing? This will go to the door side. This picture is of the passenger side. It should be the opposite on the driver side.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0315.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0314.jpg

Each side has its own color for the front clip for the front delete:
White and Yellow.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0319.jpg

Yellow is for the passenger and white for the driver (if I remember correctly.)

In order to place the clips on the car first, you must slide them out of the delete. Just do that, slide them out. You can use a little but little bit of WD40 to help it side.

Once you are ready to place the deletes on just snap them over the clips. The deletes will snap right on with no problem.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0321.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0322.jpg

Position the Roof Rail on the holes for fitting and making sure the deletes go under the two ends. You can slide the deletes and the clips will not come off (if they were installed correctly)

Once I had aligned the deletes the way I wanted them I went ahead and prepared the roof rails for install.  I cleaned the area where the roof rail bolts are located.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0325.jpg

I cleaned it to make sure they looked like this:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0326.jpg

Once that is done go ahead and apply the black silicone. This is what I used:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0330.jpg

Go ahead and place the silicone around the holds as shown. I tried to make sure that I did not get any on the bolt itself even though a little tiny bit did.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0333.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0334.jpg

You want to make sure it bonds well and that no water will be getting through the holes.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0336.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0337.jpg

Once you apply the silicone to all holes, then you just drop the rail in. There is a left and right rail. They are not interchangeable.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0341.jpg

Now go ahead and put the bolt nuts on:

I DID NOT OVER TIGHTEN THEM AND I RECOMMEND THE SAME IF YOU ADD THE RAILS TO YOUR CAR. THEY CAN AND WILL SNAP OFF WHAT SOME HAVE SAID.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0339.jpg

Once the rails are installed, make sure they are nice and snugg:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0344.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0343.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0342.jpg

And there you go!!!

ROOF RAILS INSTALLED….  banana

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0341.jpg


But I was not done yet… Now I had to place everything back the same way.

All I did was go backwards on the removal and I had no left over bolts or screws.

NOTE: My head liner was sagging a little because of the aftermarket sunroof install so I sprayed some 3M adhesive to place the liner back on the carboard.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/Roof%20Rails%20Installation/IMG_0353.jpg

I sprayed a little and waited about 30 seconds and rubbed the liner back up while I was putting everything back together.  It stayed up and looks good!

Here are some pics of the rails finished and with new STI decals I made:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/c126d83b.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/cd5081d9.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/ca620ac4.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd412/jp92x/414bd4e4.jpg


Well hopefully this will help you install the Roof Rails.

Thanks!!!

Last edited by jp92x (2011-12-15 23:24:26)


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#2 2011-12-08 00:20:58

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Great write up  up I too am still considering this and will definetly use this thread when I do it  smile


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#3 2011-12-08 04:27:46

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Thanks for the excellent write-up. Now I have no excuses to procrastinate on the install. Have had the rails for 2 years now.  shifty


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#4 2011-12-08 08:04:44

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

up A+


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#5 2011-12-08 08:09:14

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

I did this recently...looks good (it is rather self-explanatory when you're in the car.  Nothing really hidden that you won't figure out).

Another thing I read in another thread is that having the headliner off is a great time to add some insulation to the roof.  I put up some dynamat up there, it fit fine between the headliner and roof, and I think it has done some good.

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#6 2011-12-08 09:09:42

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

arrow-up I did read about this and some say that it helps but because of the aftermarket sunroof and having to remove supports for it etc I figured it was not worth it.


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#7 2011-12-08 12:16:01

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Sticky.  For teh noobz.  up

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#8 2011-12-08 14:45:43

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

MotoRaider wrote:

Thanks for the excellent write-up. Now I have no excuses to procrastinate on the install. Have had the rails for 2 years now.  shifty

Now I am actually thinking of sell them.  shifty


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#9 2011-12-08 15:19:01

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Why just one rail...   banana    Good write up..


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#10 2011-12-08 15:51:58

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

DeltaV wrote:

I did this recently...looks good (it is rather self-explanatory when you're in the car.  Nothing really hidden that you won't figure out).

Another thing I read in another thread is that having the headliner off is a great time to add some insulation to the roof.  I put up some dynamat up there, it fit fine between the headliner and roof, and I think it has done some good.

This thread goes into more detail about the sound deadening in conjunction with headliner removal:

https://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=3608


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#11 2011-12-08 16:04:20

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Great write up.  I added a link to your thread in my write up, which has other videos and links.


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#12 2011-12-08 16:41:13

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Great jorb!  embeer


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#13 2011-12-08 17:15:48

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Andrew wrote:

Why just one rail...   banana    Good write up..

I took all the pics while I was doing the passenger side and then stopped taking pictures so I can do the other side faster.


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#14 2011-12-08 17:17:36

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Thanks to all for your feedback.

If anybody sees that I missed something, let me know and I can added.

Kornfed, the write up you have with videos is really good!!  up up


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Great write up, dude!

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#16 2011-12-15 23:28:00

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

Thanks fir all your positive feedback!!!!  big_smile

I added some pics showing the rails installed and with some STI decals I made.


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#17 2012-05-31 08:52:02

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

I know this must be on here, and I am slightly ashamed to ask..... unamused but will roof rails from a 2002 WRX Wagon Fit our cars?

Edit:   -Looks like they do smile

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#18 2012-05-31 11:25:54

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

that's killer!  a great write-up.  I've had mine for over a year.  Now, I'm without excuse

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tinman wrote:

that's killer!  a great write-up.  I've had mine for over a year.  Now, I'm without excuse

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#20 2012-05-31 14:06:06

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

AERONH wrote:

I know this must be on here, and I am slightly ashamed to ask..... unamused but will roof rails from a 2002 WRX Wagon Fit our cars?

Edit:   -Looks like they do smile

The roof rails I installed were from a 2004. I think the 2002 will fit if I remember correctly.


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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

jp92x wrote:

AERONH wrote:

I know this must be on here, and I am slightly ashamed to ask..... unamused but will roof rails from a 2002 WRX Wagon Fit our cars?

Edit:   -Looks like they do smile

The roof rails I installed were from a 2004. I think the 2002 will fit if I remember correctly.

Thank you!  while searching online I found someone that said they had put 2002 rails on so they should work... I'll have my fingers crossed.


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#22 2012-06-01 06:21:16

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

02-07 impreza rails will fit.

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#23 2012-06-01 11:24:34

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

thymighty wrote:

02-07 impreza rails will fit.

Thanks for the input guys... Picking up my rails tonight and installing them.... when i get the motivation lol

By the way, I really like the STI decals on the rails!


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#24 2012-06-01 12:09:52

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

AERONH wrote:

thymighty wrote:

02-07 impreza rails will fit.

Thanks for the input guys... Picking up my rails tonight and installing them.... when i get the motivation lol

By the way, I really like the STI decals on the rails!

Another option (much more work) is to take the rails apart and paint the feet (ends) body color and do a brushed finish or similar on the rails themselves.  Someone here did that.  I think it was Scargo, but am not sure.  A search would turn up some references.  It motivation is an issue though, I'd skip it.

Don't skip Dynamat or equivalent though.  It's an improvement and you'll already have the headliner down.


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#25 2012-06-01 12:17:53

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Re: Adding Roof Rails to your 92x...

lizzardo wrote:

AERONH wrote:

thymighty wrote:

02-07 impreza rails will fit.

Thanks for the input guys... Picking up my rails tonight and installing them.... when i get the motivation lol

By the way, I really like the STI decals on the rails!

Another option (much more work) is to take the rails apart and paint the feet (ends) body color and do a brushed finish or similar on the rails themselves.  Someone here did that.  I think it was Scargo, but am not sure.  A search would turn up some references.  It motivation is an issue though, I'd skip it.

Don't skip Dynamat or equivalent though.  It's an improvement and you'll already have the headliner down.

I do like the black look vs. brushed so I will probably just stick with them the way they are... not to mention the extra work.

When you mention Dynamat...... you mean just putting some extra sound insulation in the headliner?  To reduce noise caused by the rack?


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