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This is a discussion on roof rack within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; hi guys, im new to the forum. i just bought a 2008 wrx wagon and it has the factory roof ...

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    roof rack

    hi guys, im new to the forum. i just bought a 2008 wrx wagon and it has the factory roof rack on it. i havent really looked into it, but am not sure on how to remove it. i saw someone on another site say they had to remove the whole headliner inside and unbolt from the inside. i would like some clarity on this issue.
    also.. do any of you have roof racks on your cars? i actually like the look of the rack but would like to get a wind fairing for it, as well as a snowboard attachment. if you have any input on styles/brands let me know, as well as what would attach to the factor crossbars. thanks

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    The roof rack is screwed down from the outside. There is a plastic cover in the side of the black plastic footing, a torx head screw under there goes into a rail in the roof surface. Once removed there is a plastic cover hanging there - it fits in the slit and covers the screw hole. If no one else steps up before later in the evening I'll get a few pics...
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    thanks Ingo, that is what i assumed, until i read that other comment. and i have opened the plastic cover, but have never seen that type of screw. its no normal torx ive seen.

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    It should be a T30-size star bit. Not exactly the most common size, but my nearest Lowe's had had a 2-pack of T30 star bits for like $3, so you should be able to find one somewhere.

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    this is what it looks like. definitely not a torx. sorry i could have posted a picture earlier.

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    Position 1 shows screw and tool. This is just a cover that needs to be removed to get to 2: wing-screw that holds the "footing" onto the roof rail. I pulled that screw out to show its length. The screw you show seems to be a retrofit, probably to keep from getting it stolen. Sorry, can't help with that shape, the original is torx, and 30 may be right. The rack comes with a torx tool, looks like a crew driver with that type of business end.

    Sorry, the pics I'm trying to show won't upload. I have space but the upload just hangs. Maybe later. Try to make sense of what I wrote above anyways....
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