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Old 07-31-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Roof Rack; Thule / BMW E46

Please shoot me a msg if you have a roof rack for sale for an E46.

Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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There was an awesome condition one for sale like just now, im sure it's still up here
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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If its this one.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152071

Looks like it sold.

Still looking! I need it for my canoe lol
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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Oh no you don't!

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It would be a tad easier I guess but the foam bricks work fine, used many times at 130+ highway speeds no problem
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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I have those foam pads, bought them at Canadian tire; 40$ (isn’t that a little expensive?) but I though roof racks would be the proper way to mount it without having to worry.

Has it created any scratches or spots on yours roof?

It does look pretty cool on your car lol

That canoe 13.5'?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:16 AM   #6
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Please excuse double post;

Also our cars only come with one tow hook to my knowledge, where did you buy the second?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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15' :O!

The kit was a bit pricey but works very well. Because of my city-boy background I was pretty paranoid at first so I used tie downs to secure the main frame bar to the restraint hooks at the back, and across the ceiling on the front so it's secured front and back.

I used the tow hook on the back, and threaded the rope through my kidneys on the front :p here's a better pic

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As for scratches, I don't believe so. The only clearance issue was with the main centre bar, it's very close to the roof. To avoid damage, I wrapped it in an old towel. The most dangerous part is putting it on, for this I put the foam blocks very close together at the centre of the roof to gain some more height. Once on, it can be adjusted to be as low as you're comfortable with.

I have Thule bars as well, but opted not to use them. I thought the canoe would be too high off the roof and allow a fair bit of wind to get under there. Also, the foam blocks really stick to anything and I was worried about the small contact patch of the bars.

I'm sure either would work just fine. Oh we had more wind noise when we tried to face the canoe backwards lol so forwards is the best bet. Those black over-straps make a fair bit of noise as well.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply. I hope the hood latch doesn't break! lol.. wouldn't that be fun.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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i use roof racks for my e36 and use the tow hooks to tie down the front and back
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BUMP still looking for the base bars!
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