Has anyone tried sedan roof racks on their 5? Kind of sucks they dont have a 5 specific yet..at least that I have seen.
I'd be really really surprised if this is not the exact parts recommended by Yakima once they get a chance to figure out what to put on the Forte5. I suspect the only difference will be perhaps slightly different fit dimensions. It'd be interesting to see a picture of a Yakima rack on a sedan to see how the locations of the towers compare.Looks great. Ill wait just a bit longer until there are ones fitted for the 45.
Those are just mouldings that cover up the seam between the roof panel and the pillars. Probably help with directing water off the roof as well.Probably a silly question, but on the sides of the roof are those long black plastic strips that can be pulled off. I was assuming the purpose of those is to install rails for a roof rack. Am I even close?
I have the same rack on my car:I bought a forte 5 at the end of April in Canada and KIA installed roof racks for me that have the Kia name on them but they say are made by either Thule or yakima(can't remember which). They look really great on the car and I figure if I ever have a problem with the door gaskets or anything I can go back to them as they supplied them and installed them. The only thing is that they are not the traditional square bar type so I bought new accessories to fit them(although there is an adapter called the ride-on or something made by thule to adapt to square bars but it makes everything sit higher and limits you to 2 bikes for eg). Anyway, I'm posting from my iPad right now so don't have pics but if you go to my profile and look at my posting for HSD coil overs there is a pic on there that shows them. I'll try to take better ones and post them here later.....
Those look sweet as well.