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Old 08-13-2014, 11:27 PM
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Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 525i
Yakima Roof Racks

I learned that BMW no longer sells roof racks for the 95 E34. They were really affordable actually, about $190. I went with Yakima, with locks. They were about $265.

I think just about any roof rack will mar the pain a little bit, which these do slightly, where the hard plastic footing fits into the rain gutter. The rubber boot protectors are too big to fit in the rain gutter but a thinner piece of rubber could prevent the pain scratching. Its better not to remove them and put them on a lot.

Just thought I would share... They have a lot of accessories for bikes, surfboards, boats, etc. that fit on this roof mount system. You could carry a piano on there, or china cabinet, bed, ladders, light motorcycle or bicycles, solar panels, livestock cages, sheetrock, 2x4's, pallet of bricks, etc. I might be compelled to get 1" plywood and build a dance floor on it, then hire women in bikinis to dance, with loud music and things. I could park this just about anywhere and have a party.






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Old 08-14-2014, 09:04 AM
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You do realize roof racks are more about "tying down" than "supporting massive load." Just hate to see a picture of a crushed bimmer because you thought you'd re-brick a walkway. On that note, no big gurls either! And don't spray with water, as that may exceed load limits.
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