Roof Racks for Flush Roof Side Rails &
Roof Racks for Raised Roof Side Rails
Find a full selection of roof racks for raised side rails and roof racks for flush side rails here, from top brands like Thule, Yakima, Whispbar, Inno, Malone, and RockyMounts. These versatile cross bar systems for roof rails create high-quality, easy-to-use base racks for attaching gear carriers for every adventure—bikes, boats, skis, cargo boxes, surfboards, and lots more. A factory rail roof rack system features a pair of round, square, or aerodynamic cross bars, footings that sit on or clamp to the side rails (usually called foot packs, towers, or stays), and a vehicle-specific clamp that attaches onto the rail in the case of flush siderails. Select half-pack racks are also available to install a single cross bar on your roof for use with a second cross bar mounted in a vehicle hitch or pickup truck bed. But first, make sure to properly identify the factory rail style on your vehicle:
A pre-installed FLUSH SIDE RAIL rooftop features a pair of rails that run from front to back along either edge of your vehicle’s roofline, but appear built into the roof—in other words, there’s NO gap between rail and roof that you could slip your hand under.
A pre-installed RAISED SIDE RAIL rooftop features elevated rails that run from front to back at the edge of the car or truck roofline, with a visible gap between rail and roof that you could wrap your hand under.