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      10-25-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Fairing on BMW Roof Rack

anybody looked at mods to install a fairing on the BMW roof rack?
or any recommendations?
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      10-25-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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I've researched and noticed a lot of ppl are installing the Thule Fairing. Although there are some reports of it not "fitting" well with the cross bars.

What size Thule fairing do you guys recommend?
And what fitting issues? Is it too loose? Does is slide around?
Any mods to secure it better?
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      10-25-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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wow, spitting image of my car minus the matte blk grill.. havent seen/heard any mods..i'd leave it alone.. it does make noise around 50-60mph tho.. 80+ its fine... lol.. Ill be following this thread to see what these guys come up with..
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my rack is loud. have a yakima fairing but i have not figured out how to mount it on the OEM bars, but im pretty sure i can drill through the bar and put a bolt.

the thule fairing is said to work with the oem bars
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      10-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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found some info

in the following post: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...fairing&page=6

this user tried the Thule Fairing on the oem bars, and he said it fit a bit snug. There are some pics to look at on the post. Apparently, Thule is now providing 2 different attachments with the Fairing. They used to only provide square looking threaded attachments, now they have oval ones as well. In the pics, this guys is using the oval ones. Im pretty sure when ordering the Thule Fairing, you may need to request the oval ones.

At least we know they make them. Still they are not meant for the BMW OEM bars, its a tight fit, but this guys says it hasn't given him any issues.
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wow, spitting image of my car minus the matte blk grill.. havent seen/heard any mods..i'd leave it alone.. it does make noise around 50-60mph tho.. 80+ its fine... lol.. Ill be following this thread to see what these guys come up with..
Which grill did you get? I see tons of matte black grills online, but a lot have some negative feedback of paint chipping off or the grill not fitting well.

Any recommendations?
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      10-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #7
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I got one off of ebay.. its not painted its just black.. I think i dropped like 50 bucks on it.. I like it.
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