The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
Unless you are bent on getting the BMW parts - (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ M5 (E34) Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by MicahO on January 05, 2001 at 16:57:25:

In Reply to: Need Roof Rack For M5 Touring posted by Dilberto on January 02, 2001 at 16:31:49:

I just did a bunch of research and am purchasing a Thule rack to fit INTO the rails on my 525iT (which is still a 525 *snif*). This will NOT be on the paint - it will be IN the channels of your roof rails.

The parts you would need:

Thule foot/base #TK1, Thule foot #430, 50" cross bars. These can be had online at for $145 for the kit plus shipping, or at any bricks Thule dealer. The nuts on the TK1 foot will slide into the roof rails on the Touring, though I anticipate that I will have to saw off about 1/4 inch of the end of the long, oval shaped slide nut to be able to drop it into the channel. Yakima also has a package that will fit into the Touring rails, though it is not listed in any product guides for our cars, and I haven't done the research for the correct Yakima parts.

I will be buying these in the next week or so and will have pictures of the final product available then if you would like to see them.

Hope you find what works for you. If you have a chance, I am interested in hearing the story of your conversion. Drop me a line, and where can I see pictures?!?!

--Micah O'C
'92 525iT

Email me, if you can locate a euro raised roof rack.

94' M5 Touring Conversion
(Formerly a 525i!)

Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ M5 (E34) Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk. Logo © 1997 - 2018 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.