Yes, I have the tow hitch/bar. I tow a 7' x 4' cage trailer regularly. The nudge bar I've only seen in Australia. The latest versions for most Mitsi vehicle now have an option of an LED lightbar in the nudge bar now where I had to fit an after market lightbar in mine though it wasn't a big issue. Because of the front seniors and radar etc. normal driving lights can't be fitted as they break the sensor fields.Do you have the towing hitch installed? I've seen the front Roo bars on the web. Not in the US catalog tho.
Do you have a 2018 EC SE?Step One of the process is to remove the long plastic pieces that cover the rail mounts on each side of the roof. I did not take pics of that. All you need is a trim remover kit which is something that can be purchased online or locally. It's easy; the two most tenacious connectors are the ones at the front end and back end of each cover. They take a bit more force, but don't worry they will pop loose eventually. Then you end up with this:
At this point the Mitsubishi (Mitsu) instructions say the front most clip on each side has to be removed "with a trim tool". I tried using mine but since it is plastic I felt it was probably going to ruin the tool. So I grabbed a sturdy small flat blade screwdriver to get things started.
Once I got the screwdriver head under the clip a few mm, I switched over to the trim tool and popped them off.
The clip is held on to the roof by double sided tape and the side that is attached to the metal of the roof must have some sort of epoxy adhesive. Used trim tool to scrape off the attached tape:
Mitsu then says to remove adhesive (epoxy) residue down to bare metal. Used Xacto blade to remove material:
Mitsu then says clean surface and apply "touch up paint to bare metal". I went a step further and primed the area first. Then I applied two coats of some red touch up paint for our old Toyota. It's a bit darker, but doesn't matter because it will be hidden under the rails anyway:
After all the paint business dries you can set the rail on the roof and line up the bolt holes. There are three at the front and back end of each rail. There is one more recessed bolt on each end of the rail. There is a pic of one of them below:
The bolts are 10mm and need to be torqued to specification. I used a .25 inch drive torque wrench. To ensure safety a torque wrench is required for this job. Over or under tightened bolts could be dangerous.
After the bolts are done it only takes seconds to install the front and rear end caps. Just line them up with the rail, give a small push towards the middle of the rail then press down to clip in place. The recessed bolts have round covers that snap into place:
Left side done:
Finished job. Both rails on and crossbars mounted: