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X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
The second generation X3 added style and new features to the BMW's mid-sized SUV. Talk about the BMW F25 X3 with other X3 owners now!

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Old 11-01-2016, 04:56 PM
Bluebimmer2016 Bluebimmer2016 is offline
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Looking tor reasonably priced cross rails

I am looking to transport a kayak on my 2016 X3 and hope to find an after market setup that is not as expensive as buying from dealer. I need both rails and kayak carrier. Any suggestions that won't cost more than the kayak?
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:42 PM
guyver626 guyver626 is offline
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I hear the BMW oem cross rails are pretty good and don't cost more then the aftermarket like Thule. I have the Thule areoblade and the quality is really good. But it's expensive! I bought the Thule because I liked the way it looked over the BMW version. But you can't go wrong either way.
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:20 AM
dreamingx3 dreamingx3 is offline
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Start on rackattack.com. Use their fitment guide to see all the options. I ended up going with Rhino Rack Vortex.
After you start there, you can search other sites for price.
I got lucky and found the rack I wanted on ebay, used.
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:30 AM
Jamolay Jamolay is offline
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I looked pretty hard a few months ago. If you are buying new, the OEM rails are probably the least expensive and easiest on-off. Look hard for used ones, if you can confirm they are the right fit.
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