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Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roof

So I just purchased these OEM style roof bars for my truck. On top of the roof, there are 3 little "tabs" on each side. Do I have to snip these off with pliers or do they somehow come off easier?

I saw an instructional YouTube video which showed the man snipping them, but before I do that I was just curious if that was actually necessary....thanks.

Roof bars that I purchased: https://m.ebay.com/itm/For-2002-201...TXp8QMgO5dRC9Nh8&_trksid=p2489528.m4335.l8656
 

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

Yes they must be removed. The three sections on each side no longer slide out of the way with the second gen L322.

I find it easier to remove the entire trim strip and then remove the knock outs. The trim strip just pops up from spring clips for removal. This give you the ability to flex the knock outs both directions.for a cleaner removal.
 

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

Do you guys have photos? I am also considering installing these roof bars on the 2008 rrsc.

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

I use roof racks/bars only on rear occasion's, so did not wont remove/cut tabs. I made my own `)

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for my needs these work fine.
 

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

If one is using Rhino Rack mounts, the tabs only need to be folded up out of the way. No need to remove them. I have a Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform on my L322.
 

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

As stated above, the tabs flip up. You don't have to remove them. If you do remove them, you will have an exposed cavity if you remove the roof rack. I left them on my vehicle.
 

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

Official Land Rover instructions show them being removed.

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

Correct. the reason is a couple fold. Directions are for the roof rack not the "sport bars" that folks above are showing. I misread the initial post and thought he was mounting the full length roof bars for the roof rack. With the full length bar they interfere if left in place and the bars won;t mount. With the sport bars I would think you would have wind noise unless you only used the rear two mounts on each side. Of course there are looks to take into account. It'd be pretty tacky to have the flaps poking up on what should be a flush mounted footing.
 

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

Hello, Q: I found 2 Rover Racks cross bars on Ebay (VUB502790) however no mounting screws, how do they attach ? is there a base plate ? wish I had one more.

I went to the dealer and there is nothing on their computer showing this part or how they mount . any link or information will be helpful.

JV 2004 HSE
 

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Re: Installing roof bars....question about the "tabs" on roo

I just had Prorack bars installed at Rackattack, they don't remove the doors as the footings go over top. However you have a bolt sticking up that needs removing when you take off the rack.
 

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Guys

Don't know if anyone can help. I got 2 pairs of roof bars for my 2010 L322 when I bought it 3 years ago.

However, I didn't get any bolts to attach to the 6 roof mounting points - I can see what looks like grub screws which I assume get removed and replaced with the bolts that attach the bars 04FC916D-2D06-4517-8115-D3339C270AD2_1_105_c.jpeg
 

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They are indeed grub screws. Be careful when removing. If any moisture has got inside, they will be corroded and difficult to remove. You also run the risk of twisting free the large nut holding the grub screws from under the roof. When removing with an allen wrench, keep a close eye if only the grub screw is turning or the entire nut. If the entire nut turns you have two choices, stop and apply sealer around it to prevent water intrusion or continue and risk twisting the entire nut out which will drop inside your roof. You can gain access by removing the headliner. I learned that the hard way... 4 grub screws came out easy, one didn't.

Even if you don't use the remaining hard points, it would be an excellent idea to remove the grub screws and apply some antiseize to them as a precaution for future use.
 

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They are indeed grub screws. Be careful when removing. If any moisture has got inside, they will be corroded and difficult to remove. You also run the risk of twisting free the large nut holding the grub screws from under the roof. When removing with an allen wrench, keep a close eye if only the grub screw is turning or the entire nut. If the entire nut turns you have two choices, stop and apply sealer around it to prevent water intrusion or continue and risk twisting the entire nut out which will drop inside your roof. You can gain access by removing the headliner. I learned that the hard way... 4 grub screws came out easy, one didn't.

Even if you don't use the remaining hard points, it would be an excellent idea to remove the grub screws and apply some antiseize to them as a precaution for future use.
They are indeed grub screws. Be careful when removing. If any moisture has got inside, they will be corroded and difficult to remove. You also run the risk of twisting free the large nut holding the grub screws from under the roof. When removing with an allen wrench, keep a close eye if only the grub screw is turning or the entire nut. If the entire nut turns you have two choices, stop and apply sealer around it to prevent water intrusion or continue and risk twisting the entire nut out which will drop inside your roof. You can gain access by removing the headliner. I learned that the hard way... 4 grub screws came out easy, one didn't.

Even if you don't use the remaining hard points, it would be an excellent idea to remove the grub screws and apply some antiseize to them as a precaution for future use.
Many thanks for confirming and the tips to avoid a whole world of pain. Next question - what is the part number for the bolts - is it just bolts or are there some washers etc? I just have the bare feet on bars at the moment
 

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The bolts are regular bolts, I think M6x1. I brought the grub screw into a local hardware store and the set me up when I installed a Thule rack.

Send pictures of the feet on your rack, where they attach to the truck. Does it appear that it would mount directly to the roof if you screwed it in to the hard points or are you missing pieces?
 

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Just removed my ProRack for the winter (mostly used to carry lumber). Here are some pictures, where you can clearly see the hinges on the tabs. The Prorack feet fit over them.

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