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Old 08-17-11, 07:32 AM
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car racks - for cars with a moon/sun roof

I never have had a roof car rack before. Was considering getting one for my bike and also to transport skis.

But i am worried i have a moon roof on my car that i like to open and use.
do the racks go right over the roof and would it be damaging to my moon roof?

if anyone knows of a car rack that would not damage my moon roof, what types should i consider?
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Old 08-17-11, 10:07 AM
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What kind of car do you have? Do you have rails for attaching the system?

Most rack systems would grant enough clearance for most externally-opening sunroofs, provided you put the towers in the right place. If you live near a retailer who sells racks, they should be able to help you better than BF can.
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Old 08-17-11, 11:13 AM
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Car is a 2005 Toyota Corolla. 4 door.
no rails or anything on the roof.
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Old 08-17-11, 02:07 PM
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It looks like Yakima's Q-Towers give plenty of room for a sunroof. Just check the movement as you're installing everything to ensure there's no interference with the sunroof and you should be fine.
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Probably any roof rack designed for your car will allow the use of the moon roof.
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Old 08-17-11, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve530 View Post
Probably any roof rack designed for your car will allow the use of the moon roof.
Yeah, ditto.
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I have had my Thule rack for 20 years and used it on quite a few cars with both intrnally and externally opening moon roofs. It works fine but I can tell you from experience that you probably won't want to use the moonroof while the rack is up there anyway due to noise.
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I have a Yakima on a Ford Focus with a moonroof with no issues at all. I'll agree with blamp28 though, you probably won't want to open it because the wind noise is deafening.
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