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Old 07-09-2013, 06:20 AM
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Roof racks without roof rails? (BMX X3 F25 2013)


I have a BMW X3 2013 (F25) without roof rails and would like to put roof rack on the car because we would like to have the possibility to put a cargo box (ski trips) or bikes on top.

I went to BMW Minnetonka yesterday and they said I could use BMW Base support system and I got a print out from them. I read when getting home that the base support system requires roof rails. Strange that they said I could use the base support system because I was explicit that I don't have roof rails.

Anyway, is there any option to put a on a roof rack without rails (I know it is possible on other cars)? I have been going through the forum here on bimmerfest and also did some searches online and all options I found, except one, requires rails. Is this really true? I dont feel like spending 500 USD + labor cost (500?) to retrofit rails.

The only option I found that doesn't require roof rails is called Rhino Rack. Does anyone here have experience of Rhino Rack or can recommend any other roof racks not requiring roof rails?

Link to Rhino rack

Any support is appreciated!_a_
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