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Old 06-22-2008, 09:49 PM   #81
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thule racks makes one called the Big Mouth and can be found at thuleracks.com

here is all their bike racks.
http://thuleracks.com/carrier_bike2.asp?location=1
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:47 AM   #82
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I would love to see some pictures of this setup. I have a Yakima system (towers, crossbars, etc.) from a previous car and am about to get the mounts for my E46 sedan, but I really like the idea of using the OEM mounting points. I want to keep using my Yakima tandem rack. I'd consider buying Thule crossbars if the fit is good.
Yakima's clip now also fit square bars so you can use many of their attachments and accesories on the Thule bars.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:53 AM   #83
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Exactly... I would like to keep as much of my Yakima pieces as possible. It's just that I think I prefer how the Thule mounts fit the bolts on the roof. I put a few scratches on my previous car getting the Yakima rack on and off.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:07 AM   #84
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I know there is a photo on this forum.. just search.. the Thule rack is the way to go with your sedan. I'm lucky with my touring.. rack doesn't touch any painted surface as I just clip onto the factory rack.

I just put on the Yakima basket and getting ready to head up to Tahoe. It's a tight fit to get on since I also have with 2 bike trays. I'll shoot a pic soon.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:37 PM   #85
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Can you fit other bike accesories like Thule or Yakima on OEM roof racks?
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Can you fit other bike accesories like Thule or Yakima on OEM roof racks?
Not that I am aware of. Yakima made adapters for factory racks years ago but since stopped.
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robke181- what kind of bikes are those?
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Here are a couple of quick pics I took last weekend. Just got the car about 8 weeks ago, so someday I'll do a little photoshoot and get some better pics. Anyways... Thule 753 roof rack with medium fairing and 517 Peloton fork mount. All purchased from orsracksdirect.com. Highly recommended.

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robke181- what kind of bikes are those?
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Depends on what you are putting on the rack

If you put on something like my new baby (still being built ) then your golden
off topic, but i just rode that bike yesterday.... just put the compression on the fork on full, put on propedal on the rear shock.... and it feels like a hardtail with no susp. fork. pedals like crazy with shocks comp. set to soft also!!


and the m3 is to die for with the thule and medium faring
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Do they make a wind visor for the OEM roof racks?
I would like to know this as well...
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they don't make wind wisors anymore..
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they don't make wind wisors anymore..
So would a thule or yakima fairing work with the OEM?
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So would a thule or yakima fairing work with the OEM?

i think that they would work with OEM
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i think that they would work with OEM
Ive been wanting to try this. But Ive herd you cant buy just the wind fairing anymore.
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