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  1. DIY Roof Rail suggestions

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I've gone back and forth with Marv here a bit. That guy has a lot of good ideas! He currently has a set that were fabricated. My concern is putting a 36 inch wide, 11' 2" paddle board on top of my Element with the 30 inch base that comes stock. I'm trying to come up with an idea that would go...
  2. Want To Buy: SSD Roof Rack Rails - CASH IN HAND, PLEASE!!

    Trading Post
    Hello all, I'm desperately looking for a pair of SSD roof rails that allow the mounting of rack cross bars for roof carry of items. SSD Performance no longer manufactures them and they do not have any left over, I've contacted them begging for a set. Do you have a set that you will sell...
  3. FS: Honda Ski rack attachment

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    Ski attachment from a Honda Element. Can most likely be used on different cars depending on roof rack. I am also selling the roof rack. (See other post) Sells new for $150. $75 OBO.
  4. FS: Yakima landing pads, crossbars, and fairing

    Trading Post
    Had to trade in my 2008 EX and have the following for sale: 4 Yakima landing pads (LP9) 4 Yakima control towers 2 58" Yakima crossbars 1 Yakima 44" fairing Everything is complete, some parts are sun-faded. I can meet in the Syracuse area. Please PM me if interested.
  5. Lowering heat gain from the roof?

    Exterior
    Last July, we drove through 12 western states in our E. While it makes a fantastic road tripper, one thing I wish I could change is the amount of heat absorbed through the roof - even with a mid-tone like the kiwi green, the cabin became quite warm whenever we left shade. Has anyone tried...
  6. Dual Snowboard racks?

    'E'ccessories
    So I wanna go riding with friends and take the E cause of the AWD and I was wondering if it's possible to put two snowboard racks on the roof do I can hold 4 boards up there.
  7. full sized canoe on a stock roof rack; what do i need?

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    other than the rack itself and rope or straps, what else do i need to safely carry a canoe on my '06 E? i'd appreciate any input.
  8. Roof Rack- OEM, Thule, or Yakima ?

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Hi, I'm looking to add roof rack (for kayak) and was wondering why alot of members are going with Thule and Yakima rather then OEM. I see OEM are now on sale for $205 from H & A. Any reason not to purchase OEM? Appreciate the input, Bob
  9. Installing roof rack myself? Please !!!

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Can someone tell me what tool I will need in order to install the roof rack myself? Something "torque-ish?"
  10. Make E really look like "toaster"

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I've decided to embrace the E's "toaster-ness" and decorate my E up to resemble a real toaster for an upcoming event. 8) I was thinking about making something that looks like 2 pieces of toast and attaching them to the top of my E. Just not sure of what to use for the toast slices and how to...
  11. Broken welds on roof mounting brackets

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    The spot-welds on the front roof rack mounting brackets on our '03 Element have broken. Fortunately the ones at the front and rear held but the ones in the middle are gone, ensuring that the others will break from the bouncing eventually. I've had them spot-welded at an auto body shop once but...
  12. 2008 XM Reception with Gobi Rack

    Exterior
    So I got a Gobi roof rack about a year ago and I love it. The only problem is that my XM reception has been much poorer since then. Since the XM antenna is the base and not the mast, does anyone have any idea what I can do to improve reception? Most of the threads here refer to replacing...
  13. Painted top trim on EX

    Exterior
    I just got my e last Sunday, Its and 04 EX 4WD MT and I originally wanted an SC because I didn't like the panels, They are starting to grow on me though. I wanted to try however painting the roof cladding because I think it makes the roof line look lower and sleeker. I got the drivers side done...
  14. FS: Yakima roof rack, landing pads, control towers

    Trading Post
    Recently sold my box. Have this stuff left over: 4 Yakima landing pads (LP9) for 2006 Honda Element 4 Yakima locking control towers with locks and keys 2 48" Yakima crossbars Instructions A little sun faded but all in good condition. $150 local Phoenix area pickup preferred. PM me or...
  15. Yakima Roof People, Quick Question for you...

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I just got a sweet deal on Landing Pads (#9) and control towers for $90... they threw in a set of 48" bars as well. I know that the yakima site says its recommended 58" but I'd like to run the free ones until Im able to source some 58s cheaply. Could someone with a yakima setup measure and...
  16. Element OEM luggage basket

    'E'ccessories
    Does anyone have on of these? What do you think of it? Is there a lot of wind noise with the basket on the OEM racks? :confused: Thanks.
  17. Rack to accomidate 24' ladder (12' length)

    Exterior
    Greetings. I have a 2003 E with the Yakima rack already installed with crossbars. I'm looking for a rack that is long enough to provide support for a 24 foot extension ladder (collapses to 12 feet). Any suggestions? Other than Gobi ($1500 - haha). I'm willing to lose the Yakima system. I carried...
  18. Two Questions: Roof Garnish Swap

    Exterior
    Hi All I've dug through the postings and think I have my answer but I wanted to check with everyone else to make sure I'm on he right track. I have a 2004 EX which has the dark grey roof garnish, I'd like to change the roof garnish to black so it matches the A pillar and side door garnish. If...
  19. SC Roof Rack Install

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Has anyone installed a roof rack on their SC by themselves? Got mine in the box at the dealer. The feet on the rack don't go down into the recesses far enough for the rubber seals to make contact with the roof. Looking at the H and A instructions, the rubber boots look identical. My part...
  20. Hidden satellite antennas

    Mobile Electronics
    I generally have a problem with things being left out in the open, especially where there is space to hide such items. Case in point: my TomTom GO and Sirius satellite antennas. While they are not overly obtrusive, I still wasn't happy about seeing them on my roof. I originally had them both...
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