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What roof racks are most hektik? & ARM79 is Gay Poll ended at Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:14 am
Universal & Arm79 is gay 27%  27%  [ 4 ]
Designed for EA-EL & Arm79 is Gay 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Ratchet straps + blanket & Arm79 is gay 27%  27%  [ 4 ]
Get a wagon you sedan driving conformist & Arm79 is gay 40%  40%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 15

 

 

 
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:14 am 
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Dumb question, looking at roof racks on ebay, how the f**k do they attach?
I want something I can remove and not have mounting points still there, or holes.
I only need something cheeeaaaap, they'll get used like once a year if that, just thought they could be handy.
Or am I better off getting something designed to fit an EA-EL?
Or blanket on roof and ratchet straps through doors FTW?
Surely someone on here is a roof rack expert, there is experts on everything else :P

PS this is serious, im not f**k' around, the poll is cause I've never made a poll before :cry:

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:50 am 
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i havnt seen any roof racks that need brackets made up, i chose the fully sik wagoon

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:23 am 
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Ratchet straps + blanket - don't be soft :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:42 pm 
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depends on what you are carrying. . .

if its only once a year wouldnt you be abelt o maybe just borrow a wagon/ute/trailer ?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:52 pm 
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what are you carrying and how often ??
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:55 pm 
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Your best option is a proper set of racks designed for the specific vehicle. Rola are my personal favourite brand, but there are others such as Thule.
With Rola they generally offer a few different options, usually the first attachs/clips above the doors. Then for heavier load carrying they generally require a permanent mounting point on the vehicle.
Personally I've got the rail adjustable ones on my wagon.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:04 pm 
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Clean up your boot, you dirty C***, and there probbaly wouldn't be any need for a roof rack!
Just borrow my van for the weekend!, i can even put the rear seat back in if needed (no belts though) :shock:
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Nah, it would be for snowboards, so trailer is out, sketchy enough driving a falcon on ice/snow without towing something :lol:
Borrowing car is kind of out as well.
Especially daves POS van :P
It wouldn't make it up the mountain :(

Also want to retain backseat for carrying people.

twr7cx, how much you pay for yours?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:59 pm 
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A handful or tek screws, little bit of welding knowledge and a few old bars and angle iron :D That's what we got on the old EA stationwagon...
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:02 pm 
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last time i went to the snow there was only 3 of us so the snow boards fit in the back seat/boot of an EF

but if you are taking more people get them to throw in and buy ome good ROLA racks or something

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:11 pm 
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CHUCK IT IN THE BOOT AND TIE HER DOWN

unless ur carting an elephant u shouldnt have a problem :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:46 pm 
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Double post.

Last edited by EL XR8 on Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:47 pm 
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Seriously, if you clean up you boot. (We'll do it this weekend.) You might be able to fit a few snowboards in. s**t i mean a tailshaft fits across in the EL boots. Just take the bindings off the boards. Or are snowboards really that long that they wont fit sideways?
You could still also get 4 people in ur car, just fold down the 40 side of the back seat.
What's wrong with my POS van! Just cause it looks like a vietnamese green grocers van.
PS. It still has the same size wheels as your Sprint. But don't tell anyone! That could get embarassing on your behalf! haha :lol:
Plus its manual, has a sub, 6x9's and cd player.
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:26 pm 
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Get a Wagon :)

I've got Rhino Sportz Racks on my wagon, they sound similar to twr7cx's ones..

I've never used mine, but they do look good :)

You can remove the racks but the tracks have to stay..

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:32 pm 
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do you actually own snow boards?

otherwise spend up big on a mountain side resort and rent the boards from there and all you will have to carry is your luggage

 

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