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Sport crossrail question......

I recieved my used set of Sport crossrails from Ebay on Friday. As I'm looking at them, I'm wondering....................How does the lock keep anyone from unbolting these things off your roof? If you look at the pics (sry for crappy cell pics), you can see the allen head screws that let you adjust/remove the rails from the roof. So, how does the lock actually prevent this? Or, am I missing a piece or something?

BTW- There were no keys, so I'll have to have a set made.





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It really doesn't, but you should have some rubber trim piece that goes in the slot the full length of the rail and hides the screws. Also that's not a standard screw, it takes a security allen wrench, the type with a hole in the middle. Look closer at the screw, there is a stem sticking up in the middle of the allen hex hole.
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This picture shows the sliding strips that cover the open slot on top of the bars.


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Did you not get the allen wrench, keys, or rubber strip in the center?
Mine came with 4 keys. When the end is unlocked, the key does not
come out.
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This picture shows the sliding strips that cover the open slot on top of the bars.


O.k., now I get it. I did not get the "key" or the strips. I'll have to come up with something to slide in there. I got them for $70 so I can't complain too much, LOL.


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It really doesn't, but you should have some rubber trim piece that goes in the slot the full length of the rail and hides the screws. Also that's not a standard screw, it takes a security allen wrench, the type with a hole in the middle. Look closer at the screw, there is a stem sticking up in the middle of the allen hex hole.
Yep, I see what you're saying.........I think I have set at work.


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Did you not get the allen wrench, keys, or rubber strip in the center?
Mine came with 4 keys. When the end is unlocked, the key does not
come out.
Nope, got them used with no keys or strips. i think I can get the local locksmith to make me a set off the tumbler. If not, are all keys the same?
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I had a lock smith get me new keys. There are numbers on the lock he was able to look up and made a few different types of keys and one of them worked. The locks really don't protect it.


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If you don't have one at work, you may be able to make one if you have a soft allen wrench, or order one. Last choice would be to replace the bolts with standard bolts. If someone really wants these cross members and what you have mounted to them, the locks or the special bolts ain't going to deter them...........
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I had a lock smith get me new keys. There are numbers on the lock he was able to look up and made a few different types of keys and one of them worked. The locks really don't protect it.
Good to know they can make a set. Did you take the whole rail to them or just the end cap? My issue is that the end caps are on and locked and no keys.

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If you don't have one at work, you may be able to make one if you have a soft allen wrench, or order one. Last choice would be to replace the bolts with standard bolts. If someone really wants these cross members and what you have mounted to them, the locks or the special bolts ain't going to deter them...........

Exactly, if they want it.......they'll get it. I havn't looked yet but most likely I won't have the size I need. I think I'll just replace the allen heads with standard ones.
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Mine were locked on my jeep so they came to me.


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lol yeah all those locks do is "keep honest people honest".

If someone really wants whats on your roof rack, a cheap battery powered sawzaw will make quick work of it for them and take less time then un-threading those bolts.

Kind of like the premise behind "The Club". It literally takes less than 10 seconds to cut off a section of the steering wheel thereby rendering The Club useless. It's just a deterrent.
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