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Re: BMW Roof Rack (archive)

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Posted by DHoang on January 25, 2000 at 18:24:45:

In Reply to: Roof Rack Experiences posted by chef on January 25, 2000 at 06:39:26:

I have the Thule 753 rack system and have used it on the highway and I can tell you that I hear no appreciable increase in wind noise.
I've been told that the BMW rack's large diameter
size creates wind noise at highway speed.

THe savings between the two bars are not that much different. Compare the costs on the accessories to put ontop of the bars, however, and see whether you still want to go w/ BMW. The savings are HUGE.

: I'd be interested in any feedback from people who've used a roof rack on their E39. Has anyone bought the BMW E39 roof rack? Is it fairly easy to take on and off, and are you happy with it? Or might I be just as satisfied with a Thule or some other brand for a little less $?

: Thanks, Craig

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