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Need help with switching metal roof rails with low profile plastic one.

As the title states. I want to replace my factory metal rails with the plastic low profile ones. When I went to put the plastic ones on they don't sit flush. Has anyone trimmed the rivetnuts down so the plastic ones will sit flush?
Any help would be appreciated. Really want to install them and not send them back.

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As the title states. I want to replace my factory metal rails with the plastic low profile ones. When I went to put the plastic ones on they don't sit flush. Has anyone trimmed the rivetnuts down so the plastic ones will sit flush?
Any help would be appreciated. Really want to install them and not send them back.
Spend some time in this thread. Its a long read but lots of really good info. I know there have been a few guys that have done what your trying. Good luck.
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Re: Need help with switching metal roof rails with low profile plastic one.

I looked into doing this too. Basically, I couldn't find a way to do it without cutting the anchor points off and drilling/tapping for the new low profile rails.


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Spend some time in this thread. Its a long read but lots of really good info. I know there have been a few guys that have done what your trying. Good luck.
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Are you wanting to sell your original roof rails by chance? If so I would be interested.
If I can get them replaced, yes I would be interested in selling.
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I looked into doing this too. Basically, I couldn't find a way to do it without cutting the anchor points off and drilling/tapping for the new low profile rails.

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If I can get them replaced, yes I would be interested in selling.
Any luck with replacing your roof rails?
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Any luck with replacing your roof rails?
No, I haven't had time to mess with them.
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