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I'm looking to get cross bars to fit some ski rack/storage case.

I have a chance to buy for cheap Landrover Freelander Crossbars somebody bought from Landrover dealer before. It looks like the attache photo.

Does it seem like it will fit the Sorento 2013 (no moonroof, etc) ?

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Are they adjustable width? If not, you may want to measure them to see if they will fit. Also check to see if where they bolt/clamp on to the roof rails is the same profile. Not all rails are.
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Are they adjustable width? If not, you may want to measure them to see if they will fit. Also check to see if where they bolt/clamp on to the roof rails is the same profile. Not all rails are.
Besides length, I'm concerned about potential scrtaches on rails. I saw good comments on Thule 450R on that regard.
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Did you happen to check out the the Marketplace - Parts For Sale/Trade board here? There's someone looking to sell some 2012 Sorento cross bars. I'm no expert, but I would assume they would also fit a 2013.

http://www.kia-forums.com/parts-sale...ars-cargo.html

Posted a few months ago (October) so they may be sold now, but you might pm the seller and see. They're in North Carolina so shipping shouldn't be too bad.

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The profile has to fit perfectly which those do not look as if they are the same.

I do have a set of the Kia OEM that came on my 2013 LX (without sunroof). I removed them because I have no use for them. I would be willing to sell them for $120 shipped. Look new with no blemishes. Just like ones in link.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-2013-Ki...9e6043&vxp=mtr

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Thanks for all the info, folks.

I did contact the marketplace forum poster, but somehow we got lost contact. I ended up getting a pair of OEM 2013 crossbars off ebay. Hopefully they are not making any noise as claimed !
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