SaabCentral Forums banner
1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
It took me 5 long hours but I finally did it last night and I'm soooo glad I did it!! Got the rails from a guy on Nasioc and met him up at the subaru KK meet tuesdaynight, Thanks Ed! It is off an '02 wrx wagon but works and is in very good to new condition. For 20 bucks - woohoo! So I'm assuming from '02 to present Subie wrx wagons will work on our cars. My Thule set will be very happy and have a home now. Will post pics when I get my springs installed tomorrow.....:cheesy:

http://photos.yahoo.com/ttnava


So for those of you wanting a cleaner look compared to the clamp-ons, heres some info on removing the rails. Basically I just "added" rails while they removed them off their Subies. Loads of info on nasioc, scoobymods, i-club

http://mikeegan.stormpages.com/RoofRails.html

another:
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Rack looks great. One question, did you have to drill 8 holes through the roof, or were they all ready there but plugged up? I would assume they would be under the roof molding. Man, I almost went to that tuesday KK meet too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
yes there are 8 holes there already but plugged/covered with a screw bracket type thing. Yea you should come out to next one, it was a good turn out. alot of wagons too!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
When you had the roof liner off, was there a lot of sound deadening material stuck to the roof? The pics from the "roof rail removal" link show that the Impreza does not have any. From what I've read here the 9-2x is supposed to have a whole bunch of damping material added (fire wall, roof, spare tire well, etc).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
i didnt see much dampening. im assuming not much dampening for the other body areas as well, hence the road noise. there are though some foams pieces here and there for support of the roofliner, dead air for wires running through. Then following the sheetmetal which is our roof. im pretty convinced the manufacturing of our 92x's are very close if not exact to Subie spec. i used silicone which Ed from nasioc recommended for the screws and screw holes to eliminate any leaking issues.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
I dont know if you mean there is no sound deadening when yoiu say they are ~either exactly like or very close to subaru spec~. Have you ridden around in a stock WRX? The difference isnt night and day, but its not a small one.

~E
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Avantt said:
It took me 5 long hours but I finally did it last night and I'm soooo glad I did it!! Got the rails from a guy on Nasioc and met him up at the subaru KK meet tuesdaynight, Thanks Ed! It is off an '02 wrx wagon but works and is in very good to new condition. For 20 bucks - woohoo! So I'm assuming from '02 to present Subie wrx wagons will work on our cars. My Thule set will be very happy and have a home now. Will post pics when I get my springs installed tomorrow.....:cheesy:

http://photos.yahoo.com/ttnava


So for those of you wanting a cleaner look compared to the clamp-ons, heres some info on removing the rails. Basically I just "added" rails while they removed them off their Subies. Loads of info on nasioc, scoobymods, i-club

http://mikeegan.stormpages.com/RoofRails.html

another:
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321
that looks great. I want to do that to my 92x too. was it hard? I have a sunroof in mine. does that matter?

I found someone that wants to sell roof rails has nuts but no trim strips. Do you know if i need the trim strips?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Yes you will need the roof moldings from his wagon, or trim strips as you call them. If the guy takes off his rails, he doesnt need his roof moldings anymore because they are in segments, thats why they need a FULL roof molding like the ones on our wagons.

if not then there will be a gapped channel running along your roof. it wasnt hard, it was just time consuming, plus i was being careful and slow so i dont break anything.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
i'm trying to decide if I want to do this or not. I love how your wagon turned out. but i've never torn apart an interior before. from the looks of the pics it looks complicated and I don't want to screw it up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
who said anything about drilling? there are preexisting holes there, its just coverd up and sealed (silicone) with a screw bracket thing. its not that hard really....its just a lot of unscrewing and popping out parts.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Hey Avantt,

I just bought a set of WRX wagon roof rails from someone. Do you have any install advice to help things go smoothly?

I appreciate it.

Rudi
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
rdy4flt said:
Hey Avantt,

I just bought a set of WRX wagon roof rails from someone. Do you have any install advice to help things go smoothly?

I appreciate it.

Rudi
Cool, just follow the links and instructions i posted for you guys. Just go slow and be careful not to break anything. keep your screws and bolts organized so you know which ones go where, cuz you will have to undo a bunch of them. Just make sure you get the "sectioned" roof moldings from his wagon as well.

Very important to use a fair amount of silicone on the screws/bolts and attachment points of the rails. It's the only thing keeping water out of your cabin, as the roof moldings don't block out water much, more of filing up the channel in your roof. PM me if you run into any problems. Good luck let us know how it goes!

-Will

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49592
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Great. Hopefully everything will go smoothly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
I will be doing the install of my roof rails later today. I didn't get them in until a couple of days ago. The person I got them from included all the trim pieces and a bunch of clips.

Avantt: What type of silicone do you recommend that I use to use on the bolts? Would any type of household/window frame silicone sealant work or is there a special automotive type?

thanks again and wish me luck.

Rudi
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top