In Reply to: Roof Rack Experiences posted by chef on January 25, 2000 at 06:39:26:
I hadn't really thought about there being a difference in wind noise between the two, but I do recall the BMW rack appearing thicker in the pictures. I presently have a Thule rack for my E30, and the noise when I'm not carrying anything is annoying enough that I normally remove it between uses, which might be a couple times a week for windsurfing. That's why I wondered about ease of installation. I guess cosmetics is another thing since I believe the BMW is aluminum rather than black(?), on a Titanium silver car.