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Offline wazevan

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Roof bars
« on: June 17, 2019, 11:43:30 am »
Hi all,just purchased a 08 gal with t track roof slots.
My other car mk2 had thule roof bars on.Is there any kit u can buy to convert these over to t track.Ive looked on line and the only roof bars i can find are £150 +, i only use them for two weeks of the year.cheers

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Re: Roof bars
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 08:52:41 am »
AFAIK, the Thule system allows you to interchange bars, mounts and feet.  You probably just need to buy the feet to fit your vehicle and swap them over.  Being Thule, you would be advised to be sitting down when you see the price of a set of feet.....

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Re: Roof bars
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 02:54:38 pm »
Ill take a look.The cheapest roof bars i can find so far are £150, so feet coukd be an option,its only for two weeks a year !!!!!!!

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Re: Roof bars
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 10:51:06 pm »
Yes you can buy different feet, if you check the Thule website it will probably tell you which ones you need and you could look on eBay for some
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

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Re: Roof bars
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 11:22:58 pm »
ichecked halfords theother day and they have thule t track converts there.  £40 quid.

On another note.  Is it possible to convert my horrible T track to horizontal roof bars that run downthe car ?  i dont like the T track, and even less the high roof racks that go across when using t track.


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Re: Roof bars
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2019, 07:25:31 am »
By T track do you mean the rails that run from the front to rear of the car? Those are stuck on, but when you out roof racks on they go horizontally across the car (perpendicular to the track). I’ve found it quite handy having them high up because there’s less chance of scratching the roof and so on. Also these cars look amazing with roof racks on
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Re: Roof bars
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 08:38:05 pm »
T Track would be where there is a long slot running along the roof, rather than a rail standing up either side. So you wouldn't see anything on the roof from the side of the vehicle on a T track type. Should be less air resistance on a T-track though.

No idea if you can convert them but I'd suspect probably not.

 

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