I bought an F80 M3 about a week ago. I live in Colorado and do outdoors things. It's not the best car for those purposes but I'm also not going to stay here, which is one of the reasons I bought it. I regularly have something hanging off the top of my DD, and that will continue to be a thing even after I eventually leave. There's one problem with the F8x M cars with the carbon roof in this regard. The factory roof rack mounting points are still there, BMW just didn't put the holes in the roof to get to them. There's a DIY route where you do it yourself. In various threads on this I've seen some people involved in aerospace stuff chime in and say that they don't see any actual issues with this as people drill holes in composites all the time. Would you be willing to do this though? There's a hitch mount option that I'm also looking at, but it really only solves the issue of transporting my bikes and not some of the other things that have traditionally gone on top of my car. I'm gonna talk to some more people in the composites industry to see what they think, but I'm definitely leaning towards the roof rack option. How comfortable would YOU be going that route?
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