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I really like the Prinsu Roof Rack but they only make it for Toyotas, Fords & Lexus. Wondering if anyone has experience with getting custom aftermarket roof rack platforms made for their vehicles. Perhaps even fitting other make/model roof racks onto subarus.

I am specifically interested in "low profile" roof rack platforms for my Ascent, not a platform atop crossbars. Any ideas or advice is welcomed. Thanks.
 

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"Low profile" rack opposed to "crossbars with platform atop" should reduce MPG impact and loud humming when riding on the fwy. Also, when not in use the low profile rack still looks decent and "nature" imo.
 

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Lots of questions...

What roof rack kit did you use?
How did you fit it onto the Ascent?
Install photos?
I went with "Prinsu Design" which is owned by CBI offroad Fab. You can google and get more photos and info on the company. I was their Subaru Ascent guinea pig, so to speak. They used my Ascent to measure out the design their rack for Ascents and they plan to release the roof rack system for '19 Subaru Ascents (very) soon. You should be able to order from their website or local dealership before this summer (i think). If you reach out and ask, it might help motivate speedier production.

Obviously, talk to them for more details I do not represent CBI Offroad Fab.
 

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I went with "Prinsu Design" which is owned by CBI offroad Fab. You can google and get more photos and info on the company. I was their Subaru Ascent guinea pig, so to speak. They used my Ascent to measure out the design their rack for Ascents and they plan to release the roof rack system for '19 Subaru Ascents (very) soon. You should be able to order from their website or local dealership before this summer (i think). If you reach out and ask, it might help motivate speedier production.

Obviously, talk to them for more details I do not represent CBI Offroad Fab.
Did they use their existing product and made modification to fit the Ascent or it's all original?
 

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Finally got the Prinsu Roofrack!!

More pics: http://instagr.am/p/BsWA3wugMRa/
Hi!! Are you still active here? I'd love some tips on how to get off the roof rails, and if you happened to do any drilling through the roof. I have an unrelated project that will require removing one of the OEM roof rails.

 

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Hi!! Are you still active here? I'd love some tips on how to get off the roof rails, and if you happened to do any drilling through the roof. I have an unrelated project that will require removing one of the OEM roof rails.
Poking around the Prinsu site I came across their install PDF that includes removal of factory rails. Subaru-Ascent-Roof-Rack-Instructions-1-21-19.pdf

May need to click the link on this page. https://www.google.com/search?clien...ck-Instructions-1-21-19.pdf&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
 

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Wow, that's perfect! I didn't realize their racks were THAT specific! Thanks!
I wish more aftermarket wrenching things were thoroughly documented with illustrative photos like those. No need to hunt up up someone's install adventure on youtube with those directions.

If you actually remove a roof rail could you weigh it?
 

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I wish more aftermarket wrenching things were thoroughly documented with illustrative photos like those. No need to hunt up up someone's install adventure on youtube with those directions.

If you actually remove a roof rail could you weigh it?
Will do.
 
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