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I bought my son an SE and it didn’t come with roof rails, so I’m wondering if anyone had them installed after buying? I’m wondering how they are attached to the roof. Thanks
 

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Funny you should ask this. My SE didn't come with rails so I just bought some from a salvage yard on eBay and they're going to be delivered today.

I didn't take off the roof moldings yet, but from looking at parts diagrams I think that there are some brackets w/ bolts to hold the rails that are welded to the car.
A friend of mine with a welder is going to help me out, once I gather all the parts I need. Not sure when that will be, but I will definitely post updates when I do.


One of the roof bracket parts:
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A picture from someone who removed the rails from their Kona:
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Funny you should ask this. My SE didn't come with rails so I just bought some from a salvage yard on eBay and they're going to be delivered today.

I didn't take off the roof moldings yet, but from looking at parts diagrams I think that there are some brackets w/ bolts to hold the rails that are welded to the car.
A friend of mine with a welder is going to help me out, once I gather all the parts I need. Not sure when that will be, but I will definitely post updates when I do.


One of the roof bracket parts:
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A picture from someone who removed the rails from their Kona:
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@nicedream wondering if you ever got to install these? Got a 2022 SE and was wondering how easy/hard it'd be to add in these Rails. Thanks in advance :)
I did! I've just been very lazy about doing the write-up. The hardest thing about it is you need to weld the brackets onto the roof. That's how the factory installed rails are attached, so it's not something that can just be bolted on. Fortunately I have a friend who could weld them for me.

Assuming you're able to weld, the only other caveat is that I had to modify the existing roof channel cover strips to work with the rails. It ended up being kind of hack-ish, although in the end it looks fine.

I will try to do that write-up soon.
 

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I did! I've just been very lazy about doing the write-up. The hardest thing about it is you need to weld the brackets onto the roof. That's how the factory installed rails are attached, so it's not something that can just be bolted on. Fortunately I have a friend who could weld them for me.

Assuming you're able to weld, the only other caveat is that I had to modify the existing roof channel cover strips to work with the rails. It ended up being kind of hack-ish, although in the end it looks fine.

I will try to do that write-up soon.
Oh please, do lmk once you do the write up! I can find someone to weld for sure, pretty cheap in my country (Dominican Republic), so that's perfectly fine!

I'm fairly intersted in this.Do you happen to recall the cost it all was? and maybe have some pics of the result? Im curious if the welding needed there is precise or what
 

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Oh please, do lmk once you do the write up! I can find someone to weld for sure, pretty cheap in my country (Dominican Republic), so that's perfectly fine!

I'm fairly intersted in this.Do you happen to recall the cost it all was? and maybe have some pics of the result? Im curious if the welding needed there is precise or what
Hi, I finally got around to doing the roof rail write-up. Sorry it took so long!

 
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