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      11-07-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Snowboard rack BMW OEM VS Thule

Looking into a roof rack for the winter season
Anyone has any experience with any setup? need recommendations....
any input would be greatly appreciated!
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      11-07-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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Avoid racks that attach via hooks to the door frames. I'd imagine thule uses this set-up unless they specifically say direct mount. If they're direct mount, choose the cheapest. Otherwise, BMW.
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      11-08-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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get the BMW one. WAY worth it. Easy to attach and wont screw up any paint at all.
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      11-08-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that the BMW rack is very limited in the number components that attach to the rack to hold different kind of loads. I got a BMW rack for our X3 and then found out that there are no tie down staps or load stops available. I would think you could get Thule bars that use the OEM attach point and then you would have lots of components to choose from.
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      11-08-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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I don't know very much about racks (for cars ) but can never go wrong with OEM
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snowboard bag won't fit in trunk?
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      11-08-2011, 08:02 PM   #7
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snowboard bag won't fit in trunk?
It fits, but need to fold down the passenger seat which I need...
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      11-08-2011, 09:21 PM   #8
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I got the Thule Aeroblade



although it's on top of our X3..I'll get the new Thule Pull Top ski/snowboard carrier to go with it, it's supposed to be in stores this week or next..

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      11-08-2011, 11:38 PM   #9
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Thanks! =) I used to have a snow/surf rack on my 325 ci, but couldn't bring myself to put a rack on the M3.

Thule carriers should clamp onto the BMW crossbars. The BMW crossbars are good quality and fit well. Cant go wrong with either.
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