Roof rails

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Re: Roof rails

Post by makse » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:52 pm

There are no official instructions.

You have to be brave in places when pulling the headlining away to get to the nuts.
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Re: Roof rails

Post by AndreaZangani » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:01 am

makse wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:52 pm
There are no official instructions.

You have to be brave in places when pulling the headlining away to get to the nuts.
:shock:

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Re: Roof rails

Post by Ludo » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:42 am

Kog9 wrote:
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
waouw that's a brave job. I did purchase my mud flaps out of china. not sure I would take the risk with roof bars given what would happen if the bars were to brake.

having said that I am really impressed how you succeded mounting those roof bars all by yourself plus with little/ no instructions.

I remember having read everywhere that even land rover dealer would refuse to retrofit the roof bars due to potential conflict with lateral airbags, etc That was wrong I assume .

well done indeed. I am tempted...
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Re: Roof rails

Post by AndreaZangani » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:49 am

Kog9 wrote:
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
Oh yes please, post it if you can!!!

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Re: Roof rails

Post by Kog9 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:17 pm

I’ll have a look for it and post it for you 👍🏻
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Re: Roof rails

Post by Kog9 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:26 pm

Hi ludo, yes there are air bags in the locations we need to work on fitting the rails, but not in the way so didn’t worry me too much, I’m no expert so maybe just lucky ☺️
Maybe disconnecting the battery might help I’m not sure 🤷‍♂️
I’m 100% confident in the rails build wise etc and I wouldn’t be surprised if JLR didn’t get the factory fitted ones made in China 😆
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Re: Roof rails

Post by AndreaZangani » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:41 pm

Kog9 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:17 pm
I’ll have a look for it and post it for you 👍🏻
That would be awesome!!!! Thank you!!!!

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Re: Roof rails

Post by MarkBro » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:31 pm

I am just about to purchase a first edition, but need a roof box but the car has no rails. Is this something a garage or Halfords could do easily i.e. fit these rails, ~I am disabled so not easy (but no impossible for me to do).

Also if you have any instructions it would be great.

Many Thanks

Mark

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Re: Roof rails

Post by dan_uk_1984 » Mon May 18, 2020 1:07 pm

Just in case this helps - this is the relevant section from the Workshop Manual.

Obviously it says to remove the headliner - but as you've already seen, this can be done without.
Roof Rails.pdf
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Re: Roof rails

Post by IanV8 » Thu May 21, 2020 11:05 am

I have a set of genuine cross bars for sale, £100 + postage or collect in Dunfermline.

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