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In the process of signing a deal for a '20 EX-Navi. We have a Thule ski rack.

Are the Honda crossbars the best option or will 3rd-party (e.g. Thule) crossbars fit in the existing drill holes?
 

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If you got OEM Rails, go with OEM crossbars. Honestly, nothing fits as well as approved OEM accessories.
 

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I put on a set of Thule bars. Their fit kit utilizes the factory mounting points. The bars themselves are a bit higher, but you get a proper t-slot that I prefer for mounting a roof box. If you don't care about t-slot than factory is lower priced option.
 

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I went for a Rhino-Rack set up on my 19 EXL. They clamp to the door frames. I didn't like how far back the factory bars sit especially when I carry kayaks. These are much further forward. I also like them for easy removal for the winter.

The factory bars sit far enough back that I would make sure there isn't a tailgate clearance problem using factory bars and your specific rack.
 
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