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Old 07-31-10, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default 08 Rx 350 without roof bars

I was working on my roof rack this morning so I decided to take pics. Looks good, but the antena looks out of place.

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Old 07-31-10, 03:34 PM   #2
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you can always unbolt the wand part and roll like that
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Old 07-31-10, 04:49 PM   #3
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looks good to me; I did this on my '04 and it's the only way to roll unless you regularly carry a canoe or something. You will enjoy washing the car a LOT more now.
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Old 07-31-10, 10:27 PM   #4
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Or you could just remove the whole rack.
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Or you could just remove the whole rack.
when you remove the whole rack -what is left on the roof behind. do you have wholes left by the bolts or is there a cap you need to use to cover the 4 mouting points ?
look really nice that way.

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Old 08-01-10, 09:44 AM   #6
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when you remove the whole rack -what is left on the roof behind. do you have wholes left by the bolts or is there a cap you need to use to cover the 4 mouting points ?
look really nice that way.

thanks
ck this link. I took the roof rack off my wife's RX 350 a few months ago. Taste vary but I think these cars look better w/o the rack.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-s...procedure.html
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Old 08-01-10, 07:59 PM   #7
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thanks - I think I'm going to remove them after seen your pics. looks good
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thanks - I think I'm going to remove them after seen your pics. looks good

Just for clarity, that was not my "how to" post. I merely followed the instructions in that post to remove the roof rack from my wife's car. I don't want credit for a great post I didn't write.
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Without the wand, will we get clear reception?
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Without the wand, will we get clear reception?
I was wondering if we can just replace the whole base with another antenna - maybe a shark fin.

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Or you could just remove the whole rack.
Hi KeysRx300,

Very tidy car, may I ask what side steps you have on your RX?

Did you remove the original skirting to install the side steps?

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Hi KeysRx300,

Very tidy car, may I ask what side steps you have on your RX?

Did you remove the original skirting to install the side steps?

Thanks.
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Wow that looks pretty nice without the roof bars. I always wondered if they were an option or just standard with the car and if you could remove them.
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Wow that looks pretty nice without the roof bars. I always wondered if they were an option or just standard with the car and if you could remove them.
If you decide to remove the rack be sure to buy a proper kit to make the roof water tight. The CL vendor Sewell sells one that works really well. More info here:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-s...roof-rack.html
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Wow that looks pretty nice without the roof bars. I always wondered if they were an option or just standard with the car and if you could remove them.
Technically, it was an option. However, they all came with it with the exception of those few with the panoramic sunroof.

There is a removal kit available from Sewell or you can purchase the panoramic gutter rails.

http://lexus.sewellparts.com/accesso...2005/2422.html

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http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-s...procedure.html
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