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Hi everyone, I love my 2020 RS. It has almost everything that I am looking for in a cross over except "Cross Rails".
I have ordered OEM rails however, what appears to be a simple install is making me approach with caution.
There are whole caps inside of the mounted rack system, I tried prying a cap off and it's being a pain with my tiny flat head being careful not to scratch the roof or rail.

Should these come out easily or am I missing some thing?
I want to grab the pliers and rip them off but I am not sure about these plugs because they don't come out easily.

Has anyone installed their own cross rails yet or can offer some advise.

Thank you,
Mike.
 

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Don’t know if you already installed the cross rails or not, but I found the easiest way to do it was to pry up one side of the “cap” and use that edge to grip with my fingers and unscrew the cap out (like a normal bolt). Prying out per the instructions seemed impossible, but unscrewing them went much smoother.

Beside the getting the caps off, it’s a simple and quick install.

-Chris
 

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Don’t know if you already installed the cross rails or not, but I found the easiest way to do it was to pry up one side of the “cap” and use that edge to grip with my fingers and unscrew the cap out (like a normal bolt). Prying out per the instructions seemed impossible, but unscrewing them went much smoother.

Beside the getting the caps off, it’s a simple and quick install.

-Chris
Thanks to both you and Mike for the word of caution and solution to installing the cross rails. I just did mine this morning and knowing how to proceed made a world of difference had I gone through this without any warning. It took me longer than I expected, but I decided to approach slowly/carefully just to make sure I did it correctly. I never considered the finish of the rails. I was happily surprised that they’re done in gloss black. My RS looks great with their addition.

Now, what I’d like to know is what is the difference between the set of cross rails for sunroofs and the set for without?
 

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Now, what I’d like to know is what is the difference between the set of cross rails for sunroofs and the set for without?
My guess would be the height off of the roof, the positioning front to rear, or a combination of the two to allow clearance for the sunroof glass to open.

-Chris
 

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My guess would be the height off of the roof, the positioning front to rear, or a combination of the two to allow clearance for the sunroof glass to open.

-Chris
You may be right. The rails for the sunroof version are quite high off the roof. The rear rail is higher than the front one, but I suspect it's because the rear part of the roof slopes down more. Both rails are designed to carry a level load, so the rear one needs to be a half or full inch taller than the front.

But to be honest, I opened/shut the sunroof before tightening the rails down and there is PLENTY of clearance (4+ inches). I imagine either set of rails would work for either roof.
 
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