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Should I make a manual on how to install the flush rail/roof side rails?

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Hey Everybody,

The Nissan Kicks is a fun car, but a significant limitation has been its lack of flush rails/roof side rails to allow for installing a roof rack. I own a 2021 Nissan Kicks S, and from the factory, the car came without flush rails/roof side rails; instead, the car had a black plastic piece covering where the silver flush rails/roof side rails would be. This has been a problem for many people, yet there aren't any solutions. So I decided to figure it out myself, and I did. Before I continue, I do want to mention I am not a mechanic and do not specialize in any car, merely a car owner who decided to do it themselves. I was able to get my hands on the official 2021 Nissan Kicks (P15) paperwork which provided me with complete instructions to dismantle the car, remove/install parts, etc. I then tried to install the flush rails/roof side rails myself. I was successful (though I had to redo it because I realized only after I forgot to order a piece.) The screw holes that hold the plastic cover are also designed to hold the flush rail/roof side rails, meaning it's entirely possible. However, Nissan decided to make the process extremely complicated and it took almost 10 hours of my time to do. For those who are still not discouraged, I have a complete list of all parts needed and full instructions on how to do it. It will take me a lot of time to compile everything into a neat manual, but I will do it if people are interested. Let me know, should I make the manual to install the flush rail/roof side rails or not?

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I would straight up pay money for your manual if it is easy to follow. I decided to cut my loses on roof racks and went with a trailer hitch instead.
Your thread is now inspiring hope in me. :)
 

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I would straight up pay money for your manual if it is easy to follow. I decided to cut my loses on roof racks and went with a trailer hitch instead.
Your thread is now inspiring hope in me. :)
I appreciate the generous offer, but I don't need money. I wanted to work on my Nissan Kicks, but there isn't much info, so I decided to teach myself. I want to change the community, make information about the Nissan Kicks more accessible, and answer people's questions with my new knowledge. Somebody has to start somewhere. I'll gladly make the manual if it helps you. It'll take me some time, but I'll make a list of all the parts/tools needed and I'll try to make simple step-by-step instructions. I will warn that though Nissan made it a pain to install roof racks, it requires a lot of interior dismantling/removal, which will need to be re-installed. But if you have the time and patience, it will be no problem. Let me know if there is anything, and I'll start making the manual.

Side Note
I want to make a Nissan Kicks Wiki (not like Wikipedia), ultimately breaking down every aspect/part of the P15 Nissan Kicks. But that's for later.
 
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