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.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?
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
Without the Pano Roof option, you have to get a set of finishing covers.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?
Yes, the Rola cross bars were originally from the BMW E53 that I had in 2001.What was your Rola cross bars on before? Was it an X5?
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.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!>