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Can I Fit the Rhino-Rack RTC Tracks # RTC16 on My 2022 Kia Telluride with Naked Roof?

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I have a 2022 Kia Telluride LX the lowest trim level with no factory roof rails that Id like to install the Rhino-Rack RTC-Style roof rails or a similar product on. The roof of the vehicle is relatively flat, but theres definitely a bit of contour to it. Ive seen many examples of these rails installed on camper shells that are fairly flat...wondering if theyre flexible enough to install on my roof. The LX model also has a rain gutter/channel located where the factory bars would live on higher trim levels this channel measures just under 2inch in width. My assumption is that these rails would sit in this channel, but was hoping to confirm the minimum channel width theyre designed to fit in. Looked all over the site, and these were the closest rails that I could find to meeting my application needs. Id really prefer a permanently fixed rail over the temporary-installed towers made for a naked roof...if theres a better option please advise. Hopefully the attached photos help. Thank you!

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If you are looking for a permanent solution to mount to your 2022 Kia Telluride, the Rhino-Rack RTC-Style Roof Rack Tracks - Channel Mount - 63" Long # RTC16 is a viable solution. We have had neighbors who report that these tracks do flex to fit the contours of their roofs/camper shells. With that factor, you should be fine with mounting the tracks to your 2-inch channel. Also, since the # RTC16 measures 2 inches wide, they will fit the width.

To complete this system, I recommend the following setup:

- x2 Rhino-Rack Track Mount RLTF Legs for Factory Roof Rack Tracks - 3" Tall # RLTFMV
- RLTP Leg Adapters for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Track Mount # RRVA-FK1-2
- Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 59" Long # RRVA150B-2 (black) or # RRVA150S-2 (silver)

With the Vortex Aero setup, you not only receive an extremely aerodynamic system that decreases wind noise; you also get the benefit of the wide range of compatibility of the crossbars with roof-rack accessories.

Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
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Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
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I'd assume that if I read and followed the installation guidance, these would be able to be installed without damaging the vehicle. Are they known to not seal reliably? Or is it a matter of installer capability? I've removed vehicle headliners and interiors several times....short of sealing the required holes adequately, are there any other concerns?

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The only modification to your vehicle would be the holes drilled into your roof. As far as sealing reliably, we have not heard of any neighbors complaining of water leakage after the tracks have been installed. There are no additional concerns with the installation other than the capability/comfort of the installer with drilling their own vehicle.

Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
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Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
Neighbor's 2022 Kia Telluride
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