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: Question Re: BMW Base Support Sysytem

01-13-2008, 06:35 PM
I have a set of Yakima Cargo Bars attached to the factory roof rack on my 2007 X3, that I use to attach different carrier apparatus (ie, ski racks, luggage rack, roof box, etc.)

The problem I have is the wind noise from the Yakima bars - even when I have no carriers attached to the carge bars, there is a tremendous amount of wind noise from them and it is quite annoying.

I was thinking of switching over to the BMW Base Support System (Part #82-710-041-505-1) with the high tensile aluminum tubing to alleviate this problem, but I don't know if this issue is universal to all roof racks for the X3 or not.

Does anyone know if the the BMW Support Sytem setup makes noise as well?

I would appreciate input from anyone who has installed this sytsem on their X3.



Terry J. Harris
01-13-2008, 07:28 PM
Mine (just the Base Support System) makes some noise, but I wouldn't call it a "tremendous" amount.