Roof rails

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Kog9
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Roof rails

Post by Kog9 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:36 pm

Hey, Unfortunately my Velar didn’t have the rails so I have now acquired a set.
Does anyone have any experience or info they can share with regards to removing the head liner or as least if possible the sides as to get to the fixings to fit my rails?
TIA
UK. 2018 p380 dynamic R Corris Grey 22” alloys


Kog9
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Re: Roof rails

Post by Kog9 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:11 pm

Hi, I purchased rails and fitted them today.
Took about 2 hrs. Most of that time was spent on the first rail, once I knew how to do it the 2nd one took about 45 mins 👍🏻
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mipecs
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Re: Roof rails

Post by mipecs » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:59 pm

Hi Kog9 - I am in the same situation but in Denmark - can you share where you purchased the rails and how you retrofitted them? I was under the impression that retro fitting was absolutely impossible...? That they needed to be mounted during assembly since drilling through the roof was required.
Very keen to hear your story - thanks


Kog9
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Re: Roof rails

Post by Kog9 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi mipecs- I purchased a set in black on Ebay from China,
Took a few weeks to arrive but we’ll packaged etc. I popped off the flat cover pieces on my Velar and there are 5 clips I can see the bolt heads. I removed the door rubbers,visor,hand grabs and interior lights on the side.
With a plastic chisel I’m able to lower one side of the head liner just enough to fit a ratchet with a 3” extension in between the gap and onto the nut. The car frame has holes in it where these are located and I found it very easy to locate onto the nut and undo, the plastic clips and bolts just lift of then. The rails have bolts pre built into the rails so don’t move etc and when offered up line up perfectly with the 5 holes in my roof. The trickiest part then is putting the nuts on, I found it best to place a nut into the socket with the extension bar and no ratchet and feel my way onto the bolt. It is possible to see these locations as the liner does drop enough to peek through.
There’s certainly no drilling needed and once done very easy to do the other side.
Worth mentioning I do have panoramic sunroof so not sure if this made my insulation easier or harder. I do have so paper work somewhere I’ll try and post on here to that’ll help
UK. 2018 p380 dynamic R Corris Grey 22” alloys


Kog9
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Re: Roof rails

Post by Kog9 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:46 pm

Pics of before & after

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mipecs
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Re: Roof rails

Post by mipecs » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:58 pm

Great - thanks for that!! Would you be able to look up seller name on eBay? Then I will try to get a similar set now that I know it is good quality.

And wow on your wheels - are they original or from Devoted Wheels (I know they have some that looks very much like the originals but half the price )?


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Re: Roof rails

Post by Kog9 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:03 pm

No worries, They’re original 22’s...
Here’s screen shots of the ones I bought, as I’m in the UK they were delivered by UPS and I had to pay £27 import tax on delivery, if you have the same it maybe worth making an offer to compensate this

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mipecs
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Re: Roof rails

Post by mipecs » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:03 am

Perfect - really appreciate it!
Michael


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