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Old 10-29-2010, 07:24 PM   #21
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Anyone? 82710142220 or 82710142221 will either work with a coupe

i just received the 220 tonight. i actually didn't know there were 2 different part numbers, assuming there is just one 3er rack.

anyway, first impression with a quick test on my Coupe is that everything lines up just fine.

i'll install it tomorrow. will report back. stay tuned.

oh, and tischer also does not make a distinction between Sedan/Coupe/M3.

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Old 10-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #22
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here is a great deal on snowboard rack holders. http://www.departmentofgoods.com/inn...ersal-ski-rack
I actually ended up getting this snow holder with extra 25% off for first time buyer:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/out...?cdf=TopSeller
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:10 PM   #23
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i just received the 220 tonight. i actually didn't know there were 2 different part numbers, assuming there is just one 3er rack.

anyway, first impression with a quick test on my Coupe is that everything lines up just fine.

i'll install it tomorrow. will report back. stay tuned.

oh, and tischer also does not make a distinction between Sedan/Coupe/M3.

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214672
Yeah I ended up ordering the 220 (OEM roofrack) as I found it cheaper than the 221 anyways and as you said it should work fine on coupes/M3 as well as sedan.

Also got the Yakima snowboard/ski holder from my link in the previous post for 75 bucks!

Got to get my winter tires now.

Let me know once you get it fitted that all is well.

Thanks.

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #24
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there's a 25% off for first time buyers?? that's hell of a deal. Take a pic after you install your roof rack, I'm going the same route OEM but I already have a pair of inno snowboard holders.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:09 AM   #25
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there's a 25% off for first time buyers?? that's hell of a deal. Take a pic after you install your roof rack, I'm going the same route OEM but I already have a pair of inno snowboard holders.
Yeah good deal for first time buyers at that place 25% off. I was going to get an Inno Grabmax holder but then found the Yakima for cheaper and thnought I'd give it a try for $75 bucks.

I got a a really good price on the OEM base rack froma vendor too.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:15 PM   #26
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If you are still in the market for roof racks, PM me. I have Thule load bars that connect to the BMW E46 mount points I am selling. They come with 4 pair ski racks. they are 10 years old but in perfect condition. I'll make you a really good deal.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #27
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:48 PM   #28
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Hey i've been looking for some roof racks for a while, i prefer some used ones but i know no one will be selling theirs fast, so is there any websites or some stores i can get a roof rack for one of my e46's, i would like either oem or thule or yakima.

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Old 11-14-2010, 10:07 PM   #29
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:41 PM   #30
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i just received the 220 tonight. i actually didn't know there were 2 different part numbers, assuming there is just one 3er rack.

anyway, first impression with a quick test on my Coupe is that everything lines up just fine.

i'll install it tomorrow. will report back. stay tuned.

oh, and tischer also does not make a distinction between Sedan/Coupe/M3.

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214672
Can you update please?

I just intalled the OEM rack (part # ending with 220) and it went on fine mostly, but the front passenger side was a bit tricky to tighten the coded screw down because the crossbar sticks out on that side a little more than the driver side, therefore the wrench-key had couldn't come straight down to get a good grip.

I had to tighten it at an angle that didn't allow it to get a good grip on the screw head. Eventually got it down tight though, but not as easy as the other three ones.

I wonder if the preset position on the driver side was a bit off from the factory. My front bar is slightly off center towards the passenger side (see pic).

I'll add the snowboard holder soon.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:32 AM   #31
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Here's a shot of my OEM base w/ bike carrier. The previous owner had it on an E39 so both cross bars had to be re-centered during install. No issues tightening the coded screw due to placement, there is plenty of clearance with the bars centered.

My thule snowboard carrier and fairing should arrive later this week. I'll post pics when they're on.

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:27 AM   #32
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Here's a shot of my OEM base w/ bike carrier. The previous owner had it on an E39 so both cross bars had to be re-centered during install. No issues tightening the coded screw due to placement, there is plenty of clearance with the bars centered.

My thule snowboard carrier and fairing should arrive later this week. I'll post pics when they're on.
When you re-centered the bars feet did you adjust just one side (passenger side) feet or did you also loosen the driver side feet to get the bars centered?

Supposedly one side is preset, then you just adjust the other side to fit e46/e39. But as you can see my front bar is kinda lopsided.

Yeah post up the pics with the snow rack.

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:03 AM   #33
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I think both sides are adjustable. Read the installation manual. It's there.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:43 AM   #34
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When you re-centered the bars feet did you adjust just one side (passenger side) feet or did you also loosen the driver side feet to get the bars centered?
Loosen both sides, screw the feet down, center the bars then tighten.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:04 PM   #35
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^^^^this rack will fit any beamer? 2003 320i? just clips on? is it cheap looking?
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:07 PM   #36
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Easy install and affordable rack ready to put snow boards on? anyone that can help me?!links?
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:22 PM   #37
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Loosen both sides, screw the feet down, center the bars then tighten.
Yeah I'll do that.

"I think both sides are adjustable. Read the installation manual. It's there."

The instruction indicate that one side is preset and to just adjust the one loose side. I think it's preset for the wider e39. The preset side has caps over the bolts.

Centering it will make it easier to get on and off in the future.

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:09 PM   #38
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:47 PM   #39
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I'm going to venture that these part #'s are the same thing, but pre-adjusted to fit the specific model:

82710142220 is for e46/4 (sedan)
82710142221 is for e46/2 (coupe)

I bought used OEM roof racks ($140 C/L) that came off a 5 series car, but the brackets can be moved so they also fit the E46 series. Getting them adjusted spot on took a while, but now that it's done, they install very quickly. Make sure you get the wrench that's keyed to the unique bolt head. A new wrench and 4 bolts is about $70 from the dealer.

The front and back OEM racks look identical, but they are not. The front rack has 3 small wind spoilers on the bottom side of the rack to cut down on whistling.
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I'm going to venture that these part #'s are the same thing, but pre-adjusted to fit the specific model:

82710142220 is for e46/4 (sedan)
82710142221 is for e46/2 (coupe)

I bought used OEM roof racks ($140 C/L) that came off a 5 series car, but the brackets can be moved so they also fit the E46 series. Getting them adjusted spot on took a while, but now that it's done, they install very quickly. Make sure you get the wrench that's keyed to the unique bolt head. A new wrench and 4 bolts is about $70 from the dealer.

The front and back OEM racks look identical, but they are not. The front rack has 3 small wind spoilers on the bottom side of the rack to cut down on whistling.
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82710142220 is for e46/4 (sedan)
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