RAISED RAILS/ RAISED SIDE RAILS
A raised rail, running from the front to the back of the vehicle. Raised enough off of the roof so that your hands can wrap around the rails.
Like the raised rail, the flush rail runs from the front to the back of the vehicle. Differing in heights, sometimes few inches tall, they are considered flush as there is no space between the car and top of the rail.
Small holes, perhaps hiding under little tabs, found either along the inside of a flush rail or on the top of the roof itself. These holes provide a fixed point where roof rack towers/feet can be attached.
A part of the roof rack. The cross bars attach to the top of the towers. The fit kit attaches underneath the towers. The towers hold the cross bars up.
Square, round or “airplane winged” in shape, the cross bar attaches to feet/siderails and spans across the roof, right to left, usually door frame to door frame.
The fit kit allows for the towers to attach to the car. Consists of four clips and four pads, specifically designed for the roof line of your vehicle.
The part that grabs the door frame.
The rubber part that makes direct contact with the roof of the vehicle. The pad attaches to the bottom of the foot/tower.