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This is a discussion on Roof Rack within the Focus RS Accessories forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Apologies if there is already a thread for this, but I was wondering if the Thule roof rack kit for the standard Focus would work ...

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    Apologies if there is already a thread for this, but I was wondering if the Thule roof rack kit for the standard Focus would work on the RS. Do any current ST owners have roof racks? What company did you use? Has anyone who has seen a US spec RS in person noticed holes in the roof tracks? I love my roof rack and use it quite a bit for bikes and skis and kayaks so I would hate to have to give that up.

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    There is no difference in the roof lines. What works on any other Focus should work on the RS. It's just a Focus...

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    Right, same roof as far as we know as any other 5dr Focus. Not sure why its not on the options list yet, maybe they just want to actually fit one on a production car before saying it will fit.
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    sadly all I have seen so far is the type that grabs onto the door headers. in the end, they always beat up the door gaskets and wear the paint by trapping road grit.
    would be great if there was a better solution.
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    The Ford accessories site sells the Thule roof rack for the regular and ST Focus, so I assume it would work on the RS as well.

    What's interesting though is I saw a preproduction US spec RS yesterday and it had the wholes in the inner roof rails (inside the door opening) for a European style roof rack. All Euro Focii get them and I'm thinking the US RS' will get them too since they're built in Germany.

    Here are some pics I posted earlier today in another thread: NB RS2 on display at the JDRF Raffle Thread

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    Nice, hopefully I can just get the Focus fit kit because the roof bars and accessories should be universal. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by typhoon5000 View Post
    The Ford accessories site sells the Thule roof rack for the regular and ST Focus, so I assume it would work on the RS as well.

    What's interesting though is I saw a preproduction US spec RS yesterday and it had the wholes in the inner roof rails (inside the door opening) for a European style roof rack. All Euro Focii get them and I'm thinking the US RS' will get them too since they're built in Germany.

    Here are some pics I posted earlier today in another thread: NB RS2 on display at the JDRF Raffle Thread

    I have the same thing on my Golf -- Here is what the mounting instructions are for Thule. Looks the same. BUT when I looked at install for fit kits for Ford Focus, it does not have this part of the instructions --Name:  Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 11.31.15 AM.png
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    Some options. This is the UK site but part numbers should cross.

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    Thule looked like the best option until I looked at Rhino-Rack. Their 2500 RS series fits the car without the bars extending beyond the feet. I think they are a little less expensive too. I would be interested in anyone's experience with the Rhino-Rack on the Focus.
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    I believe the rhino rack still uses legs that go into door trim
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