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Show me your roof racks

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I'm in a bit of a tight spot, quite literally. I need a roof rack, or roof bars on which I can easily mount and dismount a basket or storage box, but I have 80mm clearance between the roof and the garage door.

Does anyone have some low profile roof bars or something like the Rhino Rack Backbone system.

Might need to be a custom job???Image

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Lower the van for more roof space 8)
Or dig the floor out.
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Yeah it's annoying, I actually want to raise the van. I'd dig the floor out but the landlord might not approve haha!

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Here ya go…

Standard aftermarket rails with flush fitting aero bars, can’t remember the make I’m afraid.

Front from the high point on the roof

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Rear, again from the high point

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Add another 10mm for the knuckles on the connectors at the sides.


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I can get a measure of mine but wont be till 6 when I finish work but they look the same as c chis' , they were from vanstyle, haven't used the cross rails yet so cant comment on them. And sorry to ask an unrelated question but is that the 60mm eibach kit form TDC @Bad666?
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@C Chis
Excellent mate thats ideal! Appreciate you going to the effort for that one, ill look into them tonight!

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@RY_VW
Yeah awsome mate, cheers for that, I'll look at Vanstyle later and see what they have! Cheers

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DST low profile, same as VanStyle but cheaper (probably).

https://dstonline.co.uk/vw-caddy-2-cros ... s4QAvD_BwE

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I have the same low profile rack from vanstyle. I would recommend them however you have to consider what you'll be using them for, they aren't rated for carrying a heavy load. I just use mine for transporting surfboards. I have been considering getting a bike mount for the roof rack but I don't know if I'd trust this rack going down the motorway at 70/80 mph with the mountain bike on the roof.
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@ambitious_converter
Ahh cheers for that. Nah it would'nt be anything too heavy, thinking of something like a long pelican case type box for some extra storage, or a basket we can throw some extra gear in when travelling.

Can you tell me how they are fitted? Do they pick up the 4 bolts on the roof externally, or is there anything required from inside!

Cheers

Just had a look on vanstyle website and they are on back order.
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Look on DST !
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@petrev
Hi mate, yeah I've dropped them a message to see if they'll ship to Western Australia, either that or ill get them sent locally and get a friend to send them over!

Cheers for that btw!
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Ah,
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Just bolt through the feet of the roof rails into the existing holes in the roof buddy that's all 8)
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Colour coded Audi s3 alloys
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