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I'm doing the same this weekend. The rails should arrive tomorrow.

Brand new Disco, 22 miles, 5 + 2, 11 speaker HSE LUX with some black pack type modifications.
Let us know how it looks after it is installed?

Did you get silver or black roof rails ?
 

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Warning! I bought the rola bar 59829 on Amazon and the bars were too short. I have a 2016 panoramic with official Land Rover rails. The back bar was about an inch too short? I didn't even try the front bar.

Hey 4sallypat how did you get yours to fit?

Does anyone have any recommendation on cross bars that are easy to take off for The Discovery Sport?
 

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Warning! I bought the rola bar 59829 on Amazon and the bars were too short. I have a 2016 panoramic with official Land Rover rails. The back bar was about an inch too short? I didn't even try the front bar.

Hey 4sallypat how did you get yours to fit?

Does anyone have any recommendation on cross bars that are easy to take off for The Discovery Sport?
So I spoke too soon. There's a way to extend the bar a couple more inches. This is prob good info for people who are planning to buy the rola bar. They do fit nicely and look really good. The only thing is that there is no lock for the bar but you do need one of those special screwdrivers to put it on and take it off. They are also easy to take off and put on.
 

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Oh remember, the rails are not the same lengths!

The ROLA rails come in 2 lengths - one for the front and one for the rear - Try putting them side by side and see which one is longer.

I had to play with the long vs. short rail to get them to fit.
 

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binding clearance on low profile roof rails

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now that I'm more confident that the car will continue to work I have decided to invest in roof rails. Per 4sallypat's advice (which was awesome), I went to Land Rover Rocklin, picked up roof rails and installed them myself.

Then I went to REI and TheRackSpot to get cross bars and they did not have Rolas. So I had to look at other brands. After we dug in, they were very uncomfortable selling me anything because the fit guides online (Yakima, Thule, Inno, Rhino) all say the Disco Sport is not supported. The retailers tell me this means there is no warranty on any of these parts.

So I defaulted to coming back here, and trying to order 4sallypat's exact parts on Amazon. But something they told me stuck - the fact that the disco roof rails and very low profile, and that most roof racks will have nails, attachments get very close to the roof.

What they're saying is that you go over a bump and the ski bindings will punch into the roof and damage it.

From your pictures it looks the rolas are very low profile (which is gorgeous), but also means that the bindings are dangerously close to the pano roof. So just a small bump at highway speeds could break the roof?

The ONLY approved parts I could find apart from the Land Rover accessories was from Whispbar in the UK. http://www.whispbar.co.uk/products/4/flush-bar. But nobody REI or RackSpot don't seem to be able to sell me this product! They want me to convert it to S46, S45 etc. I don't know how to do that.

One way is to buy and try and return one by one. Anyone with prior experience please share so I can save some time on this...?

Thanks to those who inspired me to get a set of roof rails. I took everyone's advice and ordered a set of gloss black roof rails for my DS.

Before you order, check your car.
They have 4 different part numbers so be aware:
Pano Roof - silver or black.
No glass roof - silver or black but will need ditch fasteners and additional parts $.

It was much easier than what the dealer warned me. Basic hand tools: socket wrench, open end wrench, and a plastic parts puller was all that was needed.

Ordered the rails from Niello LR in Rocklin, CA for the best price $465, lowest shipping $30 and great service $0. Their price was so low, my local dealer could not come close to matching.

It came with an instruction sheet on how to download the installation info - either online or thru QR code reader which I used on the iPad.

Here is the invoice and instruction sheet:

The time estimate on the installation page shows half and hour.
I took an hour so not being a LR tech, not bad...

After figuring out how to pop off the roof covers - that was interesting - the covers are held in place with springy plastic grommets that hold onto the steel threaded studs along the roof line.

To install the rails the parts are clearly identified which side, front, mid, and rear.
That made the parts identification much easier.
The solid steel mounts that went onto the steel threaded studs easy and the included plastic spacers to align them made the job easier.





I love the low profile cross bars from Rola. I used the old set from my BMW E53/E70 and it fit perfectly!


Then on the cross bars are my old time favorite Yakima Fat Cat 6 for holding my skis & snowboards.


So here is the set of new black glossy roof rails on my white DS.






Roof rail parts ordering: DISCOVERY SPORT Accessories (2015 & UP): Land Rover Rocklin-Niello Land Rover Dealer-California

Rola cross bars: Rola

Yakima Fatcat 6 ski/snowboard holders: https://www.yakima.com/fatcat-6
 

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I had to make sure the Rola rails gripped the LR rails using a set of 4 rubber pads to keep the low profile bars from being too low.
 

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Although they were originally fit wrong on my Disco... I now love the factory bars. Great height, don't rattle, and feel very secure. I decided on them when I bought the car so it was built into my financing.
 

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Was your Rola cross bars on your X5 before? I'm looking around and see some for a X5 & X3. If I recall correctly.... You had a X5?
 

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Anyone have any tricks for the factory roof rail gutter guards to stay in? Mine seem to pop out once in a while and flap or make wind noise. It appears they are stuck in nice on the outsides of the vehicle and have a rubber guard or flap on that side. The other side just seems to be wedged in?

I hade it installed at my LR dealer. They installed the cross bar backward and fit the size of them wrong on the adjustment screw... Hence to say I probably need to fix this myself,but did not have the luxury of installing them and the knowledge you all have.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Anyone install the roof rails themselves and can let me know how they went on and also if they move around on you?
 

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BUMP

Anyone install the roof rails themselves and can let me know how they went on and also if they move around on you?
I did - which model do you have - the full pano roof or not ?
 

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No pano roof.

My issue is with the gutter covers. Just need to know how they went in. Don't want to break them trying to fix them.

Seems like one side of the guard itself is in secure with a rubber lip and the other side just lays in or wedges in... Or maybe should be taped?
 

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No pano roof.

My issue is with the gutter covers. Just need to know how they went in. Don't want to break them trying to fix them.

Seems like one side of the guard itself is in secure with a rubber lip and the other side just lays in or wedges in... Or maybe should be taped?
Without the Pano Roof option, you have to get a set of finishing covers.
Yours has the full length covers (2) so that means removing them may require a door puller tool that can grip the screw studs from underneath the covers.

Mine has the Pano Roof and there were nothing else needed other than the rails. The 4 short covers popped off with a plastic putty knife.

Make sure you buy the rail finishers when you buy the rails - the non pano roof needs to cover the "open area" under the rails.....
 

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What was your Rola cross bars on before? Was it an X5?
Yes, the Rola cross bars were originally from the BMW E53 that I had in 2001.

The same Rola cross cars fits my current BMW E70 (2013) as well as the DS with optional roof rails.

It's pretty versatile between all 3 models - amazing for an Australian design!

The only mod I had to do with the DS rails was add a rubber spacer under each clamp to give it some clearance from the ski mounts.;)

I just love the low profile DS roof rails in gloss black!>:D
 

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Yes, the Rola cross bars were originally from the BMW E53 that I had in 2001.

The same Rola cross cars fits my current BMW E70 (2013) as well as the DS with optional roof rails.

It's pretty versatile between all 3 models - amazing for an Australian design!

The only mod I had to do with the DS rails was add a rubber spacer under each clamp to give it some clearance from the ski mounts.;)

I just love the low profile DS roof rails in gloss black!>:D
Thanks! I'm 90% sure this is the setup I'm gonna go with. As I was searching for the Rolas, I was finding them for the X5, nothing for the Disco.
 
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