Mazda CX-9 This larger SUV adds a V6 option, as well as more cargo room, to the CX-7 option.

2019 CX-9 Roof Rack Cross Bars

  #1  
Old 04-19-2019, 11:24 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Question 2019 CX-9 Roof Rack Cross Bars

I love my new 2019 CX-9 for lots of reasons, but I am disappointed that the roof rack
cross bars are in one fixed position. i would like the cross bars to be further apart to
better attach my canoe. The canoe is only 45 lb and 14 foot long.

Any procedure for re-attaching the cross bars with a greater spacing between them ?
 
  #2  
Old 04-21-2019, 02:12 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland Australia
Posts: 3,528
Default

There should be three different mounting points down each roof gutter. ( at least there is on Japanese built models)
 
  #3  
Old 04-21-2019, 02:34 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Default

Originally Posted by grim_reaper View Post
There should be three different mounting points down each roof gutter. ( at least there is on Japanese built models)
Thank you for your reply. My Mazda was made in Japan. It does have 3 pairs of rectangular caps down each roof rail where the roof rails mount to the car. The crossbars screw to the inside surface of the roof rails.
 
  #4  
Old 04-22-2019, 05:50 PM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Somers,MT
Posts: 87
Default

I had the dealer install mine when I bought the car so I assumed there was only one position. Most of the new top boxes like my Thule have the adjustment mechanism built in to adapt to a variety of roof racks. They do seem close together but in my case it works.
 
  #5  
Old 04-23-2019, 12:58 PM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Washington, the state
Posts: 86
Default

One alternative might be to install Thule crossbars instead of the Mazda crossbars--check the mounting location options. The Thule bars are expensive, though.

Hmmm...maybe...remove one rail and look inside. Are the existing blind nuts in a reinforced area of the rail? Does it look like additional blind nuts (rivet nuts) can be installed in other locations? M6 is the thread size.
https://www.mcmaster.com/#blind-nuts...eacb94juu3a1iu
 
  #6  
Old 04-23-2019, 03:42 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Default

Ok. I will dig into this.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Brownies
Mazda CX-9
0
07-30-2017 10:44 PM
shart965
Mazda CX-9
8
12-15-2016 01:18 AM
PickTown CX-9er
Mazda CX-9
1
07-14-2013 01:58 AM
brandon h
Mazda Pickup Trucks
0
04-30-2007 04:20 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2019 CX-9 Roof Rack Cross Bars


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.