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Roof Rails or Bars
« on: January 26, 2021, 10:58:38 am »
Who has what?
 
I fancy roof rails but the cost of them and then a set of bars is quite a bit (oem Mazda) or just the roof bars?

Has anyone had either?

PS. There are aftermarket roof rails has anyone had a pair of these?
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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2021, 03:50:38 pm »
Are you wanting them for transporting bicycles?

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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2021, 04:14:58 pm »
No. I always have roof bars or rails on my cars I find them useful
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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 07:26:33 pm »
As I already had a set of thule bars that were the right length, I got the hard points set for the CX-5.
Easy to fit and rock solid.
Did think about roof rails, I also have a set of roof rail attachments for the bars, but could not find any rails to fit a 2016 at the time.

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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 07:32:27 pm »
As I already had a set of thule bars that were the right length, I got the hard points set for the CX-5.
Easy to fit and rock solid.
Did think about roof rails, I also have a set of roof rail attachments for the bars, but could not find any rails to fit a 2016 at the time.

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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 03:03:46 pm »
Was under impression the roof rails would only fit  US/ Asia vehicles or at least that is what i was told by my local dealer  If someone knows different please let me know..

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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2021, 02:26:03 pm »
As I already had a set of thule bars that were the right length, I got the hard points set for the CX-5.
Easy to fit and rock solid.
Did think about roof rails, I also have a set of roof rail attachments for the bars, but could not find any rails to fit a 2016 at the time.

Thanks Barry  :)
If they were for the 2016 model they will not fit 05/2017 onwards.
I have just changed my 2014 for a 12/2017 model and it does not have the bracket mounting points.
I have seen rails for the CX5 5/2017 onwards on eBay, about £150 I think. Then there is the bars extra. Don't know how solid they are.
Be interested to know as well as always had roof bars as well.


« Last Edit: April 03, 2021, 05:01:33 pm by Femgearhead »

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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2021, 03:38:27 pm »
I had a 2015 CX5 changed to a 2018 and now a 2020 the roof bars Mazda type fit all cars. The only difference is the plastic roof strip do not have the removable plastic inserts. They have to be ordered for newer models, but the fixings are still on the cars.
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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2021, 06:39:51 pm »
As I already had a set of thule bars that were the right length, I got the hard points set for the CX-5.
Easy to fit and rock solid.
Did think about roof rails, I also have a set of roof rail attachments for the bars, but could not find any rails to fit a 2016 at the time.

Thanks Barry  :)
If they were for the 2016 model they will not fit 05/2017 onwards.
I have just changed my 2014 for a 12/2017 model and it does not have the bracket mounting points.
I have seen rails for the CX5 5/2017 onwards on eBay, about £150 I think. Then there is the bars extra. Don't know how solid they are.
Be interested to know as well as always had roof bars as well.



I have seen the £150 copies and wondered if anyone has fitted them
« Last Edit: April 03, 2021, 05:01:58 pm by Femgearhead »
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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2021, 02:41:09 pm »
As Brian14 says above, the 2017 onwards models have the mounting points hidden under the trim strips. You can get a replacement pair with slots for about £26 from the dealers.
It's also worth getting some spare slot covers, they are cheaper on Ebay.

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Re: Roof Rails or Bars
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2021, 02:41:09 pm »