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      08-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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E90 roof box

Following on from my roof bars thread, anyone got any pictures of their E90 with roof box on. I'm trying to decide what size to go for???
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      08-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Let me dig one out.
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      08-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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Not the best pic but I can take some more on Wednesday when I go down the road.
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Mines a Thule polar 100
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Cheers for the pics guys Really helping with the decision as i am sure there are others out there unsure what to get.

Being a black car i definitely prefer a black box
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Not the best pic but I can take some more on Wednesday when I go down the road.
That doesn't look too bad at all, rather stealth like

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i definitely prefer a black box

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      08-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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mmm you could imagine the lid flipping open and a machine gun appearing

thule web site allows you to picture cars and box combos
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thule web site allows you to picture cars and box combos
Where? i cant find that feature
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Can you mix and match different makes of roof bars with different boxes ie thule bars and a bmw box for example?
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Yes you can.

I have BMW roof bars and a Thule box. The boxes have universal fittings.
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Thanks for the info.
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I have gone with the whispbars after reading decent reviews on them. Obviously they seem more streamlined than other options and seem to give slightly less roof clearance.....

Anyone know if a recessed roof box or one with a rear overhang is going to catch the sharkfin ariel?
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Where? i cant find that feature

sorry, i didn't realise they had changed the web site, as i don't have a roof box fetish, it is not a site i frequent often
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Thule roof boxes have a hand operated grab thingy that clamps onto any shape bars. (well mine does anyway & it looks just like Frobius's picture.).
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Yeah my box came with the claw things but they're not perfect. They're apparently not designed for wingbars - whispbars prob the same. They only work properly on square or aero bars. Also, they take up boatloads of room inside the box. Instead I swapped them out for the rail kit. A little more fiddly, but much more secure and takes up zero room in the box. It's essentially a t-piece screw that slides onto the bar then a nut on the inside of the box.
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Here's my box fitted. Only phone pics but simple enough to see.











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Oops! That last pic wasnt meant to be there.. Haha!
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Awesome, cheers dude
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Steve, could you possibly measure the clearance between the door and the bottom of the box. I want to know if I could still open the sunroof with the box fitted.

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Sure. I assume you mean the roof and the box tho?!
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Box to roof is 8cm and roof to bottom of bar is about 6.5cm. Any use?
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Cheers mate, yes, I did mean roof - must have been a typo!

Thanks for that, I will check it out and see what height the roof is when open. How far apart are the bars on your box?

Also, is the lid strut assisted?
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