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Roof bars - Quick to fit (tool-less?) / Can be stored under the boot floor?


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#1 markwalker84

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:10

Anyone any thoughts?

 

Don't really want roof bars fitted all the time, but would be handy if they lived under the boot floor and could be attached easily when required if we end up with an impulse Ikea / B&Q purchase etc.

 

These are close:

https://www.driveden...oof-bars-p97436

 

In that they collapse down so would probably be quite compact, but 99% sure they require an allen key to fit and configure.

Not the end of the world I guess... just keep an allen key in the boot!


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:17

I bought some Menabo Dozer XL roof bars for the Merc - lockable, and yeah, they need an allen key to fit. I figured <£40 vs £80+ for collapsible ones.

 

But they take no time at all to fit, I'd expect most to require an allen key.

 

How likely are you to suddenly require roof bars without being able to plan ahead? If you are going to Ikea/B&Q just sling the bars in the boot would be a more cost effective option....

 

 

Obviously I had to offer my TA suggestion that fits neither of your criteria, because you know how it works around here. :D

 

For sub £100, so long as they fit under the floor, they are cheap enough to not worry about, go get em.



#3 markwalker84

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:28

...

 

How likely are you to suddenly require roof bars without being able to plan ahead? If you are going to Ikea/B&Q just sling the bars in the boot would be a more cost effective option....

 

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Very fair point...


Current build log

http://www.talkaudio...years-exciting/

 

Started as a £200 budget build in a 206

Pretty sure I've spent half of that just on a boot build now  :win:


#4 happychappy

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:15

Do they still make those blow up racks that strap on?

 

Hmmmm, that REALLY doesn’t sound very PC  :D

 

Aha! Yes, yes they do...

 

https://www.handiworld.com/


Edited by happychappy, 11 May 2018 - 06:18.

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