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    Thread: the official post your roof rack setup

    1. Member Maitre Absolut's Avatar
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      11-20-2011 01:53 PM #1
      i just got the votex bars and i'm wondering what box and/or attachments to get for ski trips and other

      so post your setup with details

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      11-20-2011 04:18 PM #2
      Here's my Yakima setup, I've only got the Powderhound for my snowboards at the moment.



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      11-20-2011 06:45 PM #3
      I thought the OP double posted for a second.
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      11-21-2011 02:23 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by tiptronic View Post
      completely shaved b6 a4 avant tailgate...don't really like
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      11-21-2011 02:44 AM #6
      why only ibis white has roof rack?
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      11-21-2011 08:59 AM #7
      Here is a crappy/current picture of my car on my way to FIXXFEST in Tampa

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      11-21-2011 10:29 AM #8
      post details not just pics


      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
      Here is a crappy/current picture of my car on my way to FIXXFEST in Tampa

      what kind of tray is that?
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      11-21-2011 10:34 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Maitre Absolut View Post
      post details not just pics




      what kind of tray is that?
      Fixed...

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      11-21-2011 08:33 PM #10
      this is official thread

      i need inspiration
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      11-22-2011 12:07 AM #11
      yakima setup with 44in fairing and powderhound snowboard mount.
      since the bars are round, i just slip them down and no whistling or wind resistance since they are behind the fairing.
      2 bike racks go on instead of them come spring time, so basically this thing is on all the time.

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      11-22-2011 12:39 AM #12
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      11-22-2011 09:36 AM #13
      ^^^which thule box is that?

      guy wants to sell me their aerodynamic box thats supposed to save on gas but its 2x the price of the others
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      11-22-2011 09:44 AM #14
      Its an Ascent 1600. MPG loss was noticeable, but its so easy to take off and light that i only had it on when i needed it. And the more aero one didnt come in black....
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      11-22-2011 10:31 PM #15
      Neu318, nice seeing another A3 @ Fixx!! Heres a shot my friend took of mine..


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      11-23-2011 06:52 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by FL.APRa3 View Post
      Neu318, nice seeing another A3 @ Fixx!! Heres a shot my friend took of mine..


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      11-24-2011 11:34 PM #17
      Thule for the win! I needed a setup to regularly transport my two kayaks. Found everything I needed on etrailer.com. I have the opensky system, and without any attachments on my rails, the sunroof opens 100% without issue.





      Moderate noise over 50mph.. it gets pretty bad if/when sunroof is open. I think next on the list is that fancy wind deflector.
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      11-25-2011 12:01 AM #18
      how much difference does the thule fairing make?
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      11-26-2011 08:43 AM #20
      Basic factory setup here for getting to & from my son's triathlons:

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    21. 11-26-2011 01:20 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Maitre Absolut View Post
      how much difference does the thule fairing make?
      **it does help for wind noise!!*** not sure about aerodynamics since my mileage actually is affected when my racks are up, fairing or no fairing.

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      11-27-2011 02:02 PM #22
      I get my 2012 a3 in January, cant wait to put a Thule roof rack up on her and take her to the mountain!

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      11-27-2011 11:40 PM #23
      I got a Thule roof rack system but I was wondering how do you guys make sure there isn't any paint damage? Obviously the feet have the rubber on them but do you guys do anything else to help protect it?

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      11-28-2011 12:39 AM #24
      I've got the Thule on mine. The fairing makes a difference. I've added another tray, but when I took this a friend was visiting so I put the Bones 3 on for the day.


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      11-28-2011 06:51 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by degraffb View Post
      I got a Thule roof rack system but I was wondering how do you guys make sure there isn't any paint damage? Obviously the feet have the rubber on them but do you guys do anything else to help protect it?
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