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Re: Thule roofrack fairing on 200aq?
I suggest making your own fairing from sheet plastic/acrylic. I think what
they charge (both Thule and Yakima) is a rip-off considering how much
effort they put into the fairing "kit." Use a longer piece of sheet
plastic, and you will achieve the quieting effect you're looking for. HTM.
At 06:50 PM 3/17/98 -0800, you wrote:
>My '90 200aq has those avant roof rails. Man, I wish they used the
>same system as VW, with the flat roof that has a basically invisible
>rail that you can hook a Thule rack into...
>Anyway: so I have the Thule rack, and I want to mount the Thule
>fairing to reduce the howling tempest that rages above my head. But
>the fairing wants the forward-most bar to be within 15" of the
>windshield. The closest I can get it is about 19 or 20". Are there
>any sneaky things I can do to get the fairing on?
>* What if the fairing doesn't reach the windshield, but rests against
>the roof 6" back? This is ugly.
>* If I could extend the mounts for the fairing, would it still do any
>* Is there some clever way to mount the forward bar further forward?
>* Is there a way to make the roof rails reach further forward?
>Washed/waxed the car last weekend. Must've been the first time in
>many years. Lookin' good, and it seems to have mostly cured an old
>shoulder injury that just needed some exercise!
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