For those of you who have side bars, do these bars sit "high" enough to prevent door dings from sedans? We used to have an older SUV with side bars, 10+ years of ownership, not a single door ding. The side bars took all the hits.
If you look at the rear door on most newer vehicles they are swept back, not flat vertically. So that the longest part of the door is higher and longer. Perfect for door slicing the neighboring car when getting out.