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I'm not needing the crossbars, just the rails for a 2019 CX5. Could you point me in the right direction?
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Good pointI'm a bit wary of these aftermarket rails - would love some actual buyer feedback.
Some of the reviews here indicate they are made of plastic, NOT aluminum (despite having aluminum in title):
More money, but I want something durable and long lasting so I'll probably go this route
your favorite online retailer should be able to source what you need in the OEM parts for the 2019 CX-5. Sure the side rails are about ~$250.00 USD currently. Over the life of the car it is not outrageous. Also knowing the part was designed for long term use (peace of mind) it might be more of a bargain than the other solutions.
I went back through the posts to refresh my memory and saw one that you and I both commented in.Phew! Thanks for that - I was worried for a moment.
Looking to see what you think after install. I’ve been trying to decide between this mod or some nerf bars.OK, just received the rails from Amazon and, although I haven't mounted them yet, I'm very happy.
They are definitely aluminum and heavy and solid. Well packed and shipped, they are painted in gloss silver paint and they come with all the same fittings etc that the OEM rails do (based on the list in the OEM instructions here: https://autoaccesoriosmayco.com/pub...NUAL_DE_INSTALACI_N_RIELES_MAZDA_CX5_2018.pdf) - the only exception is there's no Torx wrench as listed in the OEM list, though I have plenty of Torx bits, so not an issue to me. I test-fitted one side on top of of the car, and it follows the lines and curves of the roof perfectly. See the photo I posted below to get an idea of the product.
Though I (obviously) have not compared them side-by-side to the OEM ones, I cannot see they would be any lower in quality than OEM. Again, I'm very pleased. Obviously, this mini-review only applies to the ones I got from Amazon (link in earlier post) and does not apply necessarily to any other aftermarket ones.
The only cons would be that it doesn't seem to come with the Torx wrench as I noted, and it doesn't come with instructions, so you'll have to download from the link above.
UPDATE: Sorry, the instructions link I posted does NOT show a Torx wrench is included with the OEMs. I based this statement on another set of instructions I found earlier, but that were of lower quality. Hmm: https://sep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/yhst-24809172479195/0000-8L-R09.pdf
Will update with any install issues in a few days, after I get a chance to mount them. View attachment 222280