roof rack options

dkpriebe dkpriebe at
Thu Oct 31 19:01:48 EST 2002


Last year I spent a bit of time looking around for a rack, and found the
Yakima Lowrider. This attaches directly to the factory rails. As you've
discovered, our wagons don't show up on any of the fitment guides. So I
purchased it from a local place ( that spent a bit of
time with me ensuring that it would work. They also mentioned that the
factory rails are rather small, but were pretty impressed with how rigid
they were. Its worked out great for me. I've used it with a cargo box, ski
racks and bike racks.

Dave Priebe
Kenmore, WA
91 200tqa 161k his
95.5 S6 102k hers

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From: "Andy" <trifox13 at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 3:29 PM
Subject: roof rack options

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I am trying to figure out how to adapt the factory roof rack rails on a '91
200 wagon to accept some crossbars that will accept some bicycle mounts and
a thule box. I have been told many things by different retailers about what
will work and what won't . I am not fond of racks that have wide metal
straps the grab the car by the top of the door panels. It seems that my by
my only option. I would like to use the factory rack and audi says nothing
available. Thule has a 415 kit that looks like it should work great, but the
rack place says the tubular rails on the factory rack is too small in
diameter for the kit to work. I am thinking about kluging some spacers
around the factory rack to mount these but am looking for some BTDT from you
guys and gals.
The factory rack seems substantial enough to do this, any thoughts?
thanx in advance,

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