Recommended Roof Rack Options For 2009 Toyota Matrix With Fixed Mounting Points

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I am planning on purchasing the rhino-rack 2500 to attach to my 2009 Toyota matrix fixed mounting points. The website defaults to recommending the part DK185 Custom DK Fit Kit for a naked roof installation. Do I need to buy a kit for the fixed roof installation? THANK YOU.

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On a 2009 Toyota Matrix, the only option for a Rhino-Rack roof rack includes the fit kit with the custom clips. I do however have a fixed mounted option for you from Rola. For a fixed mount, I recommend the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with APX Mounting System for Factory Fixed Mounting Points # 59721. This system is confirmed to fit your vehicle and has a weight capacity rating of 110 lbs.

If you have your heart set on the Rhino-Rack, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 49" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA126B-2, the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points - Qty 4 # RRRLKVA, and the Custom DK Fit Kit for Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof # DK185 you mentioned. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores - Qty 4 # RRVA-LEC4 to secure your bars and any slot mounted accessories. This roof rack has a capacity rating of 165 lbs.

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