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Will the Rhino-Rack 2500 Roof Rack # DS1375B Bolt Into My Fixed Mounting Points on My 2018 Kia Soul?

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Hi, I have a 2018 Kia Soul turbo no sunroof. It does have channels with four mount points for roof bars. The points are covered. Will these roof bars fit using the Souls built in mount points? I dont want to be clamping bars to the roof. Thanks

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We carry a great roof rack system that will allow you to use your fixed mounting points on your 2018 Kia Soul. However, unfortunately, the Rhino-Rack 2500 Roof Rack DS1375B does not bolt into your fixed mounting points. The way they attach is by tightening down on the clamps that extend down and tighten into your door jamb.

If you have flush rails with your fixed mounting points, I recommend the following setup:

- Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 47" Long # TH711220
- Rapid Podium Feet for Thule Crossbars - Fixed Point # TH460R
- Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet - 4051 # THKIT4051

With this roof rack setup, you will get a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds. I recommend that you consult your owner's manual on your vehicle to make sure your roof can handle that much weight. The WingBar Evo system will bolt right into your four mounting locations on your roof. I went ahead and attached an installation video on a 2017 model to show how it will fit your vehicle.

If you have a bare roof with fixed mounting points, I recommend this setup:

- Round 48" CrossBars for Yakima Roof Rack System # Y00408
- SkyLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Fixed Mounting Points, Flush Rails, and Track Systems # Y00148
- RoundBar SL Adapter for Yakima BaseLine, SkyLine, TimberLine, and RidgeLine Towers # Y03536
- Landing Pad 22 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers # Y00248
- (Optional for theft deterrence) Yakima Same-Key Lock Cores # Y07204

With the Yakima setup, you will have a roof rack weight capacity of 165 pounds. Just like the Thule system, it is important to consult with your owner's manual to make sure your roof can hold that much weight. The Yakima system will bolt right into your roof's mounting points. For your convenience, I went ahead and attached an installation video of this setup as well.

If you want to transport cargo or accessories on your roof, feel free to respond to this answer and I would happy to recommend a cargo box, cargo basket, bike rack, or watersport carrier that will fit with the WingBar Evos.

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