Honda Passport Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The installation instructions for the Honda Crossbars give a very specific location for the crossbars, marked with permanent dimples on the rails. Yet the crossbars are clearly intended to be adjustable.

Any thoughts on why this is? What is so special about the marked locations?

Chris Johanson
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
383 Posts
My guess would be those are the locations for the factory crossbar accessories to attach and be the most stable. I had to move them to fit my roof basket.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
310 Posts
Has anyone moved the cross bars to increase the span between them instead of just aligning with the arrows? On the rare occasion that I would need sheet goods it would be preferential to have more space between the crossbars.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
How hard us it to install the roof rails?
Any chance of water leaking in?
Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
How hard us it to install the roof rails?
Any chance of water leaking in?
Thanks
I just watched a you tube video on the install. The guy had a hard time removing the track covers. I think it would take some real nerve to start prying on our new car like that, lol
 

·
Registered
2019 Sport Silver
Joined
·
344 Posts
I just watched a you tube video on the install. The guy had a hard time removing the track covers. I think it would take some real nerve to start prying on our new car like that, lol
It's not really, a bit intimidating for some. The most challenging portion of the project was cutting the rail ( I used my Dremel then cleaned the cut ends with a file). Take your time, reading the instructions & watch video tutorials, it's really not that bad. The factory kit comes w/ replacement plastic clips if a few should break upon removal. I lost none. You may or may not need to gently squeeze the rails together for a proper and snug fit after cutting. They are quite pliable and were very easy to manipulate. Like I said take your time, measure 3 times, visualize and do it.
As far as markings on the rails, they are the recommended and most secure points for most applications.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Moab Junky

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
It's not really, a bit intimidating for some. The most challenging portion of the project was cutting the rail ( I used my Dremel then cleaned the cut ends with a file). Take your time, reading the instructions & watch video tutorials, it's really not that bad. The factory kit comes w/ replacement plastic clips if a few should break upon removal. I lost none. You may or may not need to gently squeeze the rails together for a proper and snug fit after cutting. They are quite pliable and were very easy to manipulate. Like I said take your time, measure 3 times, visualize and do it.
As far as markings on the rails, they are the recommended and most secure points for most applications.
Thanks for your response. I'm pretty handy and your dremel idea is WAY better than the saws all this guy used.

Hmmmm. I'll look into it. Did you order yours from Honda?
How many cross members come with it?

Thanks
 

·
Registered
2019 Sport Silver
Joined
·
344 Posts
Thanks for your response. I'm pretty handy and your dremel idea is WAY better than the saws all this guy used.

Hmmmm. I'll look into it. Did you order yours from Honda?
How many cross members come with it?

Thanks
I did order from Bernardi on line (rails), at the time they offered free shipping.
Rails and cross bars are sold separate unless you can finagle a deal w/ your local Honda dealer. I believe if memory serves, I purchased the cross bars from an EBay store as they were quite a bit cheaper and shipped free.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Moab Junky

·
Registered
Joined
·
310 Posts
When the time comes, I guess I'll move the front one closer to the sunroof. My guess is the alignment arrows are about having the correct positioning for the accessories, hopefully not structure.
 

·
Registered
2019 Sport Silver
Joined
·
344 Posts
When the time comes, I guess I'll move the front one closer to the sunroof. My guess is the alignment arrows are about having the correct positioning for the accessories, hopefully not structure.
Just be smart about it and don't exceed the weight limit. You should be fine. I would watch the clearance of the cross bar and sunroof or if there could be any possible contact.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Moab Junky

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
I did order from Bernardi on line (rails), at the time they offered free shipping.
Rails and cross bars are sold separate unless you can finagle a deal w/ your local Honda dealer. I believe if memory serves, I purchased the cross bars from an EBay store as they were quite a bit cheaper and shipped free.
Good to know. Thanks a bunch.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
310 Posts
When I negotiated on my EX-L I wanted the roof rails. When I picked up the car there were roof rails and crossbars:) No mention of them on the bill of sale but they did raise the selling price by a couple hundred to reflect the price negotiated on the rails. On the dealer accessory price sheet they want 1k for the rails and bars. I paid 570 which was the installed price for rails only at another dealer. I think I lucked out a little bit on the misunderstanding. If I did this all by myself using Bernardi probably would have been a similar price.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top