Roof cross bars

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Hey folks looking to get lower profile cross bars, something that eliminates the need for the "feet" or "towers" that are usually needed to mount cross bars onto the roof rails. I know Thule and Yakima have some pretty expensive products but I found what appear to be an even lower profile and cheaper alternative: https://www.ebay.com/itm/322133501583?ul_noapp=true and wondered if anyone can help me translate or decipher if they are compatible with my '18 AT S model. I can't tell if the width will work. Thanks in advance!
 

Caddieman

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The problem with low profile crossbars is clearance for the pano sunroof. If you have it and use it you may want to reconsider. I have a low profile set from my Forester xt that I tried to use, I had to cut 2.5" off the bar and tap new screws only to realize it wouldn't clear the roof when it opens. Now I'm looking for the right set.

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jlbay

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KANSAS CITY
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2017 Golf AllTrack SEL
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What crossbars allow the sunroof to open? I'm shopping now, etrailer has three listed that lock and all three warn against opening the pano sunroof.
 
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The problem with low profile crossbars is clearance for the pano sunroof. If you have it and use it you may want to reconsider. I have a low profile set from my Forester xt that I tried to use, I had to cut 2.5" off the bar and tap new screws only to realize it wouldn't clear the roof when it opens. Now I'm looking for the right set.

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The OP said he has an "S" which doesn't come with the sun roof.
 
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Just installed these. They clear my moonroof and are solid. Cut them to 45" with a hacksaw and they are great.

CAR DRESS Cross Bars Roof Rack Adjustable 53" Aluminum Luggage Rack Crossbars Ideal for Roof Box Bicycle,Kayak,Canoe,Ski Rack Fits Raised Side Rails with Gap & Flush Side Rails with Groove at Sides https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R12DZPY/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_I67iEbTJWSGR3
 

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