I see that their Application Chart stops at 2018.
Not having detailed specs in front of me, may I assume that there is no dimension or rail design change for 2019?
Well, OE is OE.
We have the rails installed, since our dealer was getting all their early Signatures with them installed. Do they sell the crossbars separately, or did we get ripped off?
Just curious if anyone has purchased any of the aftermarket crossbars that are silver in color, as I'm curious about the durability of the silver coating (whatever it may be...powdercoat, etc). I think I'd prefer the silver version to the flat black like the factory crossbars, even if the silver won't be a true match to the OEM side rails I already have installed.
Here's one example of the silver versions--identical in appearance to the OEM, but who knows about the quality and durability:
According to the description of this product, the seller indicates that the cross bars are made of aluminum which are silver in color, naturally. He also indicates a 3 year warranty. Of course, the warranty and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.
The very first thing you must do is ask the seller if the bars are painted or anodized. This is part of the process of self protection.
You have protection being an ebay purchaser. If the product turns out to be misrepresented, you are entitled to get your money back including the cost to ship the product back to the seller.
If I was you, I would not be afraid to get them if silver is your choice. Just be sure to check them out very carefully when you receive them and act quickly if there is a problem. You can always do a small scrape test on them to see if the finish is paint or anodizing.
I have been selling and purchasing from ebay for more than 20 years. In fact, I purchased my rails and cross bars from ebay and am more than satisfied with the quality. I also saved a huge bundle of cash by avoiding OEM pricing.
David, appreciate the input and suggestions! I've also been purchasing (and to a much lesser degree, selling) on eBay for many years, but am always rather "caveat emptor" when it comes to non-OEM and not major brand products. Good point about asking the seller, and at least even if they are not fully honest I have that documentation if I need to use it.
I think my concern was prompted by what appears to be a black interior on the bars themselves and the end parts that connect to the roof rail. But, that could also just be a black plastic or nylon insert for where the bolts go and just normal shadowing on the bar itself.
After you get your silver bars, be sure to post some pictures. Because my car is white, I preferred the black bars.