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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:44 AM
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Roof Rack!!!!

I have a '90 325i and I've been looking to get a roof rack or roof basket but im not sure which to get. Anyone help me out or have any ideas? Also what woul be the best way to install one?
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:20 AM
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I've had a Thule roof rack that I got from REI for about 9 - 10 years. Easy to install, it clamps onto the little rain gutter lip on the roof. I suspect later models are more difficult to mount, not sure, but that doesn't concern us at the moment. These have a key that enables unscrewing the clamp. With it locked, the knob spins freely w/o engaging. Some security anyway.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:29 PM
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Re: Roof Rack!!!!

Do you actually intend on using the rack, or do you just want it for "the look"?
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:40 PM
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I actually intend to use it. I mountain bike and kayak.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:09 AM
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Question looks

Ken, are you being serious that somebody would fit a roofrack for the look
For me it has always detracted from a cars look- kinda like grampa's wheels or poor immigrants....
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:13 AM
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plent do. i jumped on the bandwagon and rocked them on my very first E30 for a while. I think that fad has passed now.

in saying that, i still rock them on my daily driver (Toyota Hiace), next to never use them, thats just for the look i put them on there ha
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I use mine frequently. Really stretches the car's capacity. Plus it makes it easier to find in parking lots.
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