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Date Registered: 07-2007
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Removing rear spoiler and non genuine roof racks


Hi All

Anyone have a guide to removing a rear spoiler and recommend any non genuine roof rack at a good price?
Perth - Northern areas
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Removing the genuine nissan rear spoiler is not an easy task, but why do you want to do that?

As for roof racks, check eBay, there are many of them being sold there at the moment.

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Date Registered: 02-2005
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About how much do reckon is reasonable for roof bars second hand?

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David M wrote:

About how much do reckon is reasonable for roof bars second hand?



Between $150-$200 will be a fair price provided they include all the attachments and screws as well as covers.


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Date Registered: 07-2007
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Hi
A rear spoiler serves no purpose apart from and getting in the way of putting gear on a set of roof racks and too some vehicle asthetics. But does it really keep dust off the back window using aerodynamics ? If some can convince me the latter works, then I may just keep the spoiler, considering it may be a hassle to remove.
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Date Registered: 07-2005
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the stock spoiler will do nothing to keep the dust off really, I think Jalal sells a dust deflector that doed a much better job

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Yes, the rear spoiler is a cosmetic item more than anything else and it serves no purpose be it in the aerodynamics department or keeping the dust off the tailgate. That is not its function.

Having said that, I didn't come across any xtrailer who complained about not being able to fit a load on the roof racks because of the spoiler as the roof racks sit higher, so your load will not interfere with the spoiler, unless you're planning to load something REALLY REALLY long, in which case you'll be better off towing a trailer emoticon

Just to give you an example, Kayaks can be loaded onto the roof racks with the spoiler present with no problems.

To briefly tell you what is involved in removing a factory spoiler from its place, you need to remove all plastic trims in the boot area, remove the roof lining and gain access to 4 nuts holding the spoiler in place. Even if you go a head with this plan, your existing roof rails are cut right to the edge of the spoiler at the front, so you will end-up needing to replace your black roof rails as well, which means BIG $$$$$$

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Hey... my rocket launcher wasn't going to fit (or sit right rather) with the rear spoiler had I purchased that one off you Jalal!

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Yes Nath and you gotta blame your roof racks for that, they're the low type emoticon

I'm not sure what sort of roof racks Brett ended-up getting but he didn't seem to have a problem fitting his rocket launcher with a spoiler in place.

We have discussed the roof racks in THIS thread.

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