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Old 13-01-20, 07:06 PM   #11
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Never actually seen/noticed one of these things Mav. Being a bit precious about my paint finish I'd be a bit wary of them but the space saving and ease of fitment would be a huge bonus.
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Old 13-01-20, 07:16 PM   #12
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Never actually seen/noticed one of these things Mav. Being a bit precious about my paint finish I'd be a bit wary of them but the space saving and ease of fitment would be a huge bonus.
agreed, but saves a lot of faff Sir Trev. Plus you don't need any specific fittings, so you could use them on any car, which means you don't have to fork out for another fitting kit for the next car

Why cars can't just have conventional gutters to clamp a roof rack on I don't know, but that's progress
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Old 14-01-20, 06:46 PM   #13
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Why cars can't just have conventional gutters to clamp a roof rack on I don't know, but that's progress
The gutters of old contributed to wind noise and drag so I'm not surprised they're long gone. Plus it's probably a con perpetuated jointly by car and accessories manufacturers to sell more parts like foot packs. My 19-plate Focus Estate has different profile roof bars to the 11-plate Focus estate I part-ex'd for no apparent reason, which proves my point!
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I've heard those complaints many a time at work. We sell Thule products and there are so many different components now.

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The gutters of old contributed to wind noise and drag so I'm not surprised they're long gone. Plus it's probably a con perpetuated jointly by car and accessories manufacturers to sell more parts like foot packs. My 19-plate Focus Estate has different profile roof bars to the 11-plate Focus estate I part-ex'd for no apparent reason, which proves my point!
Similar thing with my Zafira roof bars, wouldn't fit the Astra that replaced it, even though they had the same roof just a bit narrower
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