Join Date: 29th February 2008
Location: Oxford, UK
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I have the Honda roof rack fitted to my 2.2 ES
before they can be fitted the runners have to be cut (the long trim running from from front to back each side) to expose the bolt stubs, basicly 2 x 4" pieces need removing each side. these are covered with plastic clips when not in use. the bases of the rack then get mounted by the long shaped nuts, then the bars get bolted onto these.
I had this done on my old 2.2 Type S -GT as well, the only differance was on the GT, becuse of the Glass roof, the front bars also had clamps that went into the door resess, I assume this will be the same on the 9th Gen as well.
Oh and they are 1cm wider!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so they can not be swapped between the 8th and 9th Gen. cars,
I had no problems with bars marking the paint on my old car, the bases were fitted with rubber and just a quick wipe over when removed normaly removed the slight mark the racks made. I never had them on for more than a few days at a time, so dont know what the long term might be if left on for more than that.
I agree they are pricy, but never found any others that fitted. but had the ones for my new car thrown in free with the deal I reached when purchasing.