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    1. Former Advertiser Parts@DeanMcCraryImports's Avatar
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      12-28-2011 10:46 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by jsmyle1%... View Post
      bump

      Anything yet?

      Heh-LOOOOOOOOOOOOW?????
      Checked Thule today and nothing yet

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      12-28-2011 11:20 AM #27
      Yeah....I checked too....

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      12-28-2011 11:25 AM #28
      Yakima's website shows the ability to order one..... Q Towers?

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      12-30-2011 04:43 PM #29
      nothing yet
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      01-01-2012 09:15 AM #30
      Ordered and received a Yakima set up. As soon as I get around to installing it I will post pix.

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      01-01-2012 09:19 AM #31
      Check this out: http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/assets/c...ccessories.pdf. ... I thought VW said nothing on the roof

    7. 01-01-2012 09:42 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdeuce View Post
      Check this out: http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/assets/c...ccessories.pdf. ... I thought VW said nothing on the roof
      That's for the European Passat.

    8. 01-02-2012 12:01 AM #33
      The part numbers listed lead me to believe that the euro passat is only a face lift. To my knowledge the us made passat is not being exported, and is a design on its own.

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      01-02-2012 01:47 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdeuce View Post
      Ordered and received a Yakima set up. As soon as I get around to installing it I will post pix.
      Seriously....How long does it really take to install roof racks already???

      Its been more than 24 hours Sir.....



      Heh-loooooooooooooo???


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      01-03-2012 12:37 PM #35
      I know I have just been plain lazy on the roof rack install. I thought the same thing of the Euro Passat accessory catalog... that the car pictured may be a B6 w/a facelift but it looks identical to the B7 (rear photo shot)...

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      01-06-2012 09:40 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdeuce View Post
      I know I have just been plain lazy on the roof rack install. I thought the same thing of the Euro Passat accessory catalog... that the car pictured may be a B6 w/a facelift but it looks identical to the B7 (rear photo shot)...

      Did you manage to work on your New Year's resolution yet?

      (notice the start of a new page Mr. Lazybones?)

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      01-07-2012 09:37 AM #37
      I promise this weekend it will happen. It's 52 degrees in Ohio so no more excuses. Keep an eye out

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      01-07-2012 11:50 AM #38
      ors rack they selling set from inno for 219 shipped,also i call yakima they prepared set from whistbar series sometimes in february,i dont understand why manufactury said not mount anything on roof.....wtf???

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      01-07-2012 03:56 PM #39
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      01-07-2012 04:10 PM #43
      Looks awesome! I just need Thule to come out with one since I have a lot of the parts already from my last car.

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      01-07-2012 04:11 PM #44
      Easy install over all, just took some time with the measurements. Yakima suggests 58 inch cross bars for the front and rear, I ordered 48 inch bars instead. The 48 in cross bar worked perfect in the rear but is about 2 inches short up front. I would order one 58 inch bar for the front and cut it to size. 48 for the rear is fine. Overall, being short up front doesn't hurt anything except I maxed out the width for the front bar and cannot put the end cap on. In addition, I would probably add a half inch to the width measurement (driver base to passenger base measurement) in the front. I added 5/8 in to the rear width measuremtn so the pad was 100/% covered on the vehicle. I do have a luggage box from Yakima named the Rocketbox Pro 11. I will put that together tomorrow and install/take pix. The bike rack was simple. The faring was simple but sorta cheap (it's plastic). I believe any of the bike rack applications work it just depends what type of set up you want and how much you want to spend. Overall 10/10 system. I did a road test on the highway at 70 mph with the bike and there were no issues. I only drove for 2 miles though. I am sure there is drag but that's expected with a roof mounted system. It was very quiet and stable though. I would recommend the faring foto cut down on noise. Sunroof works at full tilt. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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      01-07-2012 04:36 PM #45
      Where's that "slow-golf clap" icon?

      Bravo!!

      Time for me to get on with my order!

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      01-07-2012 05:00 PM #46
      Looks good. Still don't understand why VW is against racks on the new Passats?

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      01-07-2012 05:10 PM #47
      Baffles me as well. The mounting points are on the most solid part of the vehicle. Perhaps VW's conern is the strain on the motor from drag etc?

      Here is what I ordered:

      - 8000124 x 1 Q Towers (sold in 4s)
      - 8000635 x 1 Q35 clips (for the front and are sold in pairs)
      - 8000728 x 1 Q128 clips (for the rear and are sold in pairs)
      - 8000408 x 1 48 inch crossbar (sold in pairs- see my write up before ordering)
      - 8002098 x 2 forklift bike rack (sold one ea, shown on vehicle, other options available)
      - 8007206 X 6 SKS locks (one lock for each Q tower, and 1 lock for each bike rack)
      - 8007047 x 1 38 inch faring (fits well imo but there are other lengths)
      - 8007193 x 1 RocketboxPro 11 (this thing is huge but is also Yakima's smallest most sleek design, can use with bike rack(s) as it takes half the roof space, will post pix on 1-8)

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      01-07-2012 08:24 PM #48
      You need a wider/longer fairing and a 58" cross bar reduced to 50" or so.

    24. 01-12-2012 11:09 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdeuce View Post
      Baffles me as well. The mounting points are on the most solid part of the vehicle. Perhaps VW's conern is the strain on the motor from drag etc?

      Here is what I ordered:

      - 8000124 x 1 Q Towers (sold in 4s)
      - 8000635 x 1 Q35 clips (for the front and are sold in pairs)
      - 8000728 x 1 Q128 clips (for the rear and are sold in pairs)
      - 8000408 x 1 48 inch crossbar (sold in pairs- see my write up before ordering)
      - 8002098 x 2 forklift bike rack (sold one ea, shown on vehicle, other options available)
      - 8007206 X 6 SKS locks (one lock for each Q tower, and 1 lock for each bike rack)
      - 8007047 x 1 38 inch faring (fits well imo but there are other lengths)
      - 8007193 x 1 RocketboxPro 11 (this thing is huge but is also Yakima's smallest most sleek design, can use with bike rack(s) as it takes half the roof space, will post pix on 1-8)

      The reason Vw is not designing a roof rack is because the roof was not designed to handle weight. Here are some pictures of a Thule rack on a passat. This was one of our sales guys. He used the whole setup from a B6 Passat and had to grind off one nipple on the feet. I checked it out and seems pretty secure. Hope this helps some of you guys.




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      01-12-2012 11:17 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@KefferVW View Post
      The reason Vw is not designing a roof rack is because the roof was not designed to handle weight. Here are some pictures of a Thule rack on a passat. This was one of our sales guys. He used the whole setup from a B6 Passat and had to grind off one nipple on the feet. I checked it out and seems pretty secure. Hope this helps some of you guys.



      Nice!

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