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Roof Rack OEM installation advice on a 1997 Legacy Wgn


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#1 G.Cody

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:18 PM

Any one out there ever installed a Subaru OEM Roof Rack on a ('97) Legacy Wagon ie: Advice on pulling headliner, etc...etc...Thank you!!!!!

#2 JT95

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:46 PM

Are you wanting to put a factory roof rack on a wagon that did not origionally come with one?

#3 G.Cody

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:54 PM

Yes...I was given a Subaru OEM roof rack, that I plan to install on my '97 wagon that didn't come with a Roof Rack. After looking at the mounting hardware that came with the Roof Rack, it is clear I need to pull the head liner to install the backing plate brackets that go on the inside of the roof.


Any advice?

Are you wanting to put a factory roof rack on a wagon that did not origionally come with one?



#4 Scottbaru

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 07:52 PM

I think most factory roof racks are installed with expanding rivnuts. http://www.mcmaster.com/ has them and installation tools. Installing with backing plates would be more work but stronger. A Thule or similar aftermarket rack is much stronger and more versatile.




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