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      11-27-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Rack em up!

We take weekend getaways often, and usually, the trunk area is sufficient for what we bring along. For longer trips, we need a bit more space, so I have been considering a roof top solution for a while now.

I know the M3 isn't an SUV, but I didn't buy mine to sit in the garage when we take off to the local mountains either!

Yakima is now offering their Whispbar line, a sleek, low profile set up that is truly "whisper quiet". Took it up to about 90 (closed course!) for a test run & didn't hear a thing.

Not a permanent set up, but I intend to hook up a small cargo box & possibly a bike rack for an upcoming trip.

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      11-27-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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Nice!
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      11-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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Looks great that should work fine for them extended trips

Love the colour ... I take it that is Le Mans Blue ... I am picking mine up tomorrow also in Le Mans Blue ...

Perhaps one of these on top of that whisperer would do the trick
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      11-27-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys.

This set up was the easy part. Others out there have the crossbars running through the side posts/clamps & looked a bit rough.

The cargo boxes don't present easy choices. The low profile models are designed to hold skis & are long....like up to 92 inches long! I have taken a measuring tape to the top of my car several times, trying to decide which model I will go with.

The cargo box will certainly have some noise to it, but I'm sure I can coax my engine into making even more noise, to drown it out!
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      11-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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Mine are on permanently!

M3's don't mind mud (bikes) and salt water either (surfing, windsurfing)!

Awesome keep up the good work!

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      11-27-2011, 09:38 PM   #6
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Mine are on permanently!

M3's don't mind mud (bikes) and salt water either (surfing, windsurfing)!

Awesome keep up the good work!

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Thanks! I didn't plan on leaving them on permanently, but we do take these mini-trips about every 3 months, and about every 3 weeks in the summer. I just might leave it put.

What kind of a set up do you have?
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      11-27-2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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Hi

I have the Thule ones, I took heaps of care putting them on, and despite using my car in every way you can think off (from track days to mountain biking truck to junior school drop offs), I do like to look after it mechanically, and I am worried about looking after the the treads that hold the rack on (bacause they take a lot of strain upwards from the wind trying to lift your boards/pods/what ever off at speed)

Hence on once, on right and leave'em, despite what every one says...I take the bike racks on and off but that's it.

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I, too, took "heaps of care" when putting them on. I had trouble getting those threaded screws in the fixed roof points, as I didn't realize they went in at an angle. The Thule setup bolts on as mine does, and it would take a bit of care taking them on & off. I will likely just leave them on, as you do.

Nice to hear that you enjoy your car in more ways than one!
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