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    Quote Originally Posted by simmo1 View Post
    I see that Rhino now have a roof rail system on the market. Removes part of the original car plastic cover strip from each side with rhino rails then in place. Then the roof rail pads fit to theses rails and cab be slid for and aft to desired position. Reasonably priced as well. I wonder if anyone may have had these installed with a response abt how they work and look. So if any one has taken the plunge on these what are your thoughts?
    Cheers Simmo
    Hi All. New to the forum and first post.
    I collect my RRS next week (MY17 TD6SE - With no rails). Wondering if anyone has used the Rhino installed track solution and if you have any photos. I want to carry three bikes (one is a tandem) so this seems like a pretty solid solution.
    Cheers. TIA. Andrew

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    roof rail side cover strip fell off

    A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the side cover strip on one of my roof rails had fallen off. (don't know where, don't know when) They did not seem to have a great mechanism for staying on in the first place, and I am really not surprised one came off in the end. I have now taken the other one off as well as a precaution. Rather than replacing the side covers, I will probably take to the brackets with some black paint / texta to make them less obvious.
    Just mentioning this in case you have the roof rails, you might want to check if the side covers are coming off.
    RRS SE SDV6 with Dynamic MY15.5 Yulong White, with LLAMS

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    Why not use the Sport's threaded inserts under the cover strip to mount the bars.

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    That's what I did on my L322 to mount Rhino bars and a Pioneer Platform (Rhino say it can't be done).

    See my posts here: L322 roof tray
    Ron B.
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    Thanks Ron,
    I want the ability to have the cross bars (Thule) at different positions for different loads. Other than the side covers falling off, the rails work fine. I normally have the cross bars off, then can put them on quickly when I want.
    ...Greg
    RRS SE SDV6 with Dynamic MY15.5 Yulong White, with LLAMS

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    Hi Guys,

    First Post / Reply. Excuse if I don't get it right.

    Just put deposit on an MY14 RRS AB SDV6, so checking the Forum for tips

    Peter G mentioned above about a friends fixed bars.

    I currently have Whispbars on my MY08 BMW 530i Touring, most for carrying bikes, but also for the occasional trip to Bunnings, and find them to be great bars; strong, sleek and very quiet. I looked to the Whispbar site for the RRS. They have a direct fit option that does not require rails and does not have the metal clamps that Rhino have. You can fit 2 or 3 bars but can not slide the bars forward or back once fitted. They screw into the pre-threaded holes for the rails. There a 3 bar style options. For me it will be the look thing. With 2 bars, they recommend on forward and one centre. No symmetry. Just Saying.

    Range Rover Sport Roof Racks & Accessories | Whispbar

    The price is around $400 for two bars and mounts, so you could fit 3 ($600) bars to cater for different sized options, if that works for you. I have both Whisbar and Thule Bike Carriers fitted, so they are universal channels. I may go this option, however the other option for me to save money is to have the rails and trim plates sea shipped from the US.

    I think Yakima now own Whispbar, also known as Prorack. For the record I have no affiliation with Whispbar, Prorack or Yakima. Just long time user last 2 vehicles.

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    I have used these on all my vehicles Flush Bar - The Seamless Look Roof Rack | Whispbar
    However, the wife tells me that I am not allowed to put them on the Rangie 😁

    Cheers, Craig
    2014 RRS SDV8
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    First post in RRS section.
    Fitted Rhino JA9171 tracks and cross bars. The tracks are pre-drilled and match to the 5 RRS mounting points. All for under $600.
    Some wind noise above 100kph. They are easy to remove when not needed.
    RRS HSE MY17
    Previous Land Rovers D3, D2 and D1

    and a couple of porkers for the speed thrills.

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