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This is a discussion on Wagon Roof Rail Removal within the Exterior and Appearance forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; ahh i did it, it was pretty easy. now i just need the one pice mouldings....

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    ahh i did it, it was pretty easy. now i just need the one pice mouldings.

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    heres mine after it was done
    no leaks and its been months
    no silicone
    just expansion plugs in tight
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    did this mod a few weeks ago, and im loving it. no lesbian wagon look here! i couldnt find the expansion nuts/plugs at any of the home depots. even asked the ppl working there, and they had no idea what i was talking about. ended up using like 4 layers of electrical tape, start off with small pieces, and got bigger with each layer. hasnt leaked yet. heres what it looks like:





    waaaay better.
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    im confused as to what a lesbian wagon looks like and how that differs from your wagon?

    tint would be a nice edition to ur black ride
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    http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayprodu...tp/gaycars.htm

    anything i can do to make my car look less like an outback, and more like a guys car, is what im going to do.

    yeah, i got 18% tint all around, that was just an older pic.

    nice wagon, btw.
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    Isn't the point of the wagon to have a little more utility look/function?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dspowersports View Post
    Isn't the point of the wagon to have a little more utility look/function?
    <--- is that the look you were aiming for, on your wagon? looks sweet, though

    heres a few i took a little while ago, with the tint, debadge, and roof rail deletes:



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    what year is your subaru. where did you get the front lable that says wrx where the front lisence plate goes??

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    Quote Originally Posted by robrub00 View Post
    what year is your subaru. where did you get the front lable that says wrx where the front lisence plate goes??
    '07. picked that up here
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    wagons look so cool without roof rails

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    Quote Originally Posted by klancek View Post
    You might be able to rig something up, but I doubt it'd be secure enough to hold any real load and you'd have some exposed brackets when they were off. ...in general I'd say removing the rails is something you should do if you really hate the rail look--procedure is too invovled, otherwise.

    If anyone has photos of a rail-less wagon with stock wheels and springs, or knows of any, could you post a link here? Thanks
    FWIW, many cars (sports cars especially) have provisions for occasional roof rack mounting - the Porsche Carrera has a really slick mounting system that is hidden when not in use, but can attach a roof rack, ski rack, bike rack, etc. Other cars like MINIs have similar setups, so the load bearing isn't as much an issue as the quality of the quick disconnect design. (i.e. don't make it out of angle aluminum stock from Home Depot )
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    My buddy Gizzmo (WRB) and I (PSM):

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    Thanks for the tips

    I managed to break one of my roof racks and found this tutorial easy to follow when replacing it. Thanks for taking the time to post it, you even included the tools saving me the time of guessing which socket I needed.

    I had to buy my new racks as a pair so if anyone needs a driver side replacement roof rack for a 2002 WRX wagon let me know.

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    Just to throw it out there...I notice a lot of this is for newer shaped Scoobies, does anyone know if this is the same steps for a 98 Wagon? I live out in the UK and stumbled on this thanks to the wonders of Google so wondered if anyone knows how to do this on the older Classic wagon...also if anyone has an idea on what parts/part numbers I'd need?

    Thanks for any help

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    I agree...discussion needs constant re-evaluation as they grow. Thanks again for the great post!

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