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Lots of gear such as bike carriers and roof boxes fit to own-branded bars from car dealers/manufacturers. Adapters are often available for these bars if a particular product is not supplied with fittings that work with the bars that came with your car. If...
Most roof bars usually leave the top of the bar approximately 90 - 130 mm above the roof. Roof bars fixed to longitudinal roof rails are usually about 60 - 80mm from the rail to the top of the bar. Atera SIGNO ASR roof bars for use on roof rails are appro...
These are often covered with tape, or filled with mastic, or have a plastic plug fitted, before the car is painted. Look again in the area indicated in the fitting instructions. This problem is notorious on certain models of the Ford Focus.
Unfortunately, you can't mix and match brands as they are not safety-tested together and often won't physically fit together.
We define aerobars as aluminium bars with a slot in the top of them. Aerobars are smarter than black plastic coated steel bars, and are also considerably quieter than the steel bars, particularly when travelling at higher speeds, like on the motorway.
The main advantages of the aluminium bars are: * If you use aerobars you can use the whole length of the bar because there is no danger of the roof bar fixings (the roof bar "feet") getting in the way of the roof box or carrier fixings. This may allow y...
Yes - as much as 15%, depending on your driving style. Roof bars on their own can also be quite noisy. But add a roof box and you'll find that the drag and noise all but disappears, together with the fuel penalty. Auto Express confirmed this in a recent ...
We sell roof bars for almost all makes and models of car. Click HERE [http://www.roofbox.co.uk/scripts/rbvehsel1.php] and we will show you all the roof bar options available for your vehicle. You need to be sure about exactly which car you have. When ca...
You won't need to buy a set of longitudinal roof rails. The bars will probably clamp on - one bar clamped between the front doors, one bar clamped between the rear doors. There may well be hidden fixing points, e.g. behind the rubber door seals. For most ...
You will be able to order a new set of keys from the following link. One key is £7.50 and two are £15.00. Please leave a note of the make, model and barrel number in the comments box: http://www.roofbox.co.uk/scripts/rbproduct_search.php?from_quicksearch...
We recommend that you push down on the rubber strips with your thumb - there's much too much friction to slide them in from the ends of the bars. People often cut the rubbers into sections and use these between the carrier fixings. If you make a mistake w...
The slot in an aerobar is often called a "T-track" because the bolt that slides into the slot, leaving the thread sticking upwards to fix things to, is like an upside down "T" when seen in section. Similar tracks are sometimes found on car roofs as a fi...
"6NM" is only HAND TIGHT. There is no need for any electrical equipment and you won't require any additional tools to fit roof bars than those supplied with the roof bars.
Note: this is intended as a rough guide only - you need to assess the load that your vehicle and equipment can carry for yourself as all cars vary and the range of options and combinations for roof racks is massive. You must not load a greater amount than...
Just because you have panoramic glass roof, it doesn't mean you cannot mount roof bars on your car. However, it is always vehicle dependent and must be taken on a 'case-by-case' basis. Firstly, we recommend that you use our "what fits my vehicle" tool (...
Thule bars come in several modules typically A) FOOT PACK B) SET OF BARS AND OFTEN C) AN ADAPTER KIT.  A) There are 3 main types of Thule feet; 754 (Gutterless feet - clamp round the door*), 753 (Fixpoint XT feet - connect to the fixpoints or flush rail...
You can use this table to see which adapters are required for different types of aero bar and roof box combinations. If your roof box or roof bar is not listed in the table above we may still be able to suggest adapters. If you would like further informat...
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