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Which Roof Rack Can I Use On My 2018 Lexus ES 350 That Has A Sunroof?

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I noticed that the Yakima roof rack identified for my 2018 lexus excludes cars with sunroofs. Do you know why? I dont see any obstruction issues.

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I talked to Yakima and you will be able to use the roof racks listed in the fit guide for your 2018 Lexus ES 350 even if you do have a sunroof, however, you may be limited to keeping the sunroof closed as opening it could possibly interfere with the roof rack or roof-mounted accessories.

That being said, I would go with Yakima Jet Stream CrossBbars - Aluminum - 50" Long - Qty 2 - # Y00425 along with Towers # Y00146 and Fit Kit # Y06175. This crossbar setup is a low-profile, aerodynamic design that has less noise and vibration compared to other crossbar designs. There is a built-in top channel that allows various accessories to be easily-installed or removed. You can add Yakima SKS Lock Cores # Y07204 to keep the crossbar setup locked to your roof. The weight capacity is 165lbs but you will want to check your owner's manual to verify your vehicle's roof capacity.

While we do not have a video of this system being installed on a 2018 Lexus ES 350, I did go ahead and attach a demonstration video of this system being installed on another vehicle which will be a very similar process. I also attached a video of the lock system for you to check out.

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