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Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Kia Soul With Panoramic Roof

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We would like to purchase a roof rack for a kia soul 2017 with a panoramic roof so that we can mount our kayak..please help. thanks

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Thule offers roof rack options for the 2017 Kia Soul with the panoramic roof. The most economical choice uses square profile crossbars, and would consist of these parts:

• 53 Inch Square Crossbars, part # TH712400
• Thule Evo Clamp Roof Rack Feet, part # TH710501
• Vehicle Specific Fit Kit, part # TH145037

Although this is the most economical choice, you will get quite a bit of wind noise with a square profile crossbar. A more aerodynamic option is available that would be much quieter. If you wanted to go that route, you'd use the following:

• 53 Inch Thule WingBar Evo crossbars in silver as part # TH711400 or # TH711420 in black
• Evo Clamp Feet # TH710501
• Fit Kit # TH145037

For a kayak carrier, Malone offers a low-cost option, the J-Pro 2, part # MPG117MD which has a 75 lb capacity and includes the straps to secure the kayak to the carrier, as well as 2 bow/stern tie-downs.

If you click the provided link, you can see some videos about the products recommended above.

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