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Dodge Caliber Roof Rack (Carrier)
Just installed this on the car and cannot say to much about the product, however, it's taken three shipments from Lee AM to get the order write (not their fault, since the postal service lost and broke most of it twice) but they have had the most wonderful customer service I've dealt with in a while. Replace all items at no cost and without any questions. Thanks!
Date: June 07, 2010
terrible roof mount system
This thing is a total piece of junk. I only bought it because no one else makes a roof rack.First you have to destroy your roof trim clips, then the "tool" that inserts the blind rivets does 3 out of 8 rivets before failing. The directions are pictorial with no step by step. If this roof rack lasts more than 1 trip, I will be surprised. Not for the novice, and maybe not for the advanced tech to install. Beware, you have a mess on your hands with this piece of crap.
Good roof rack
I had a very hard time finding a roof rack for a Dodge Caliber from any of the local dealers here in Boise. Lee had this one ready to ship for less than my local dealers, even if they could get it for me--and I get a wholesale discount from them! The rack installed easily (good instructions and design) and has had none of the problems--leaks--that I was warned about from the local dealers.
Works well with a little effort
The rack installed fine, except:
1. The instructions call for a 12mm bit, which Lowes doesn't even sell.
2. The rubber gaskets provided for the trim pieces were too large and didn't allow the clips to lock in completely - I wound up using the old ones.
3. Half of the O-rings provided to retain the bolts and spacers that attach the rack to the vehicle fell off the first time I removed the rack. I wound up replacing them with 7/32" E-clips (1/4" clips couldn't fit through the trim).
Removable and Unbeatable
I've had mine for a few months and I love it. Both Thule and Yakima make products that will fit to this rack right out of the box. The only drilling required is through the plastic molding on the roof. No actual drilling into metal. If done correctly It will look stock with the rack removed and the plastic caps installed.
Installation takes about an hour to 2 hours depending on skill and mechanical proficiency.