Retro Fitting Factory Roof Rails

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Retro Fitting Factory Roof Rails

Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:58 am

Firstly, apologies if this had been discussed before. I did do a search but couldn’t find anything.

Simple question is, can I fit the roof rails that can be ordered as an option on the car?
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Re: Retro Fitting Factory Roof Rails

Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:17 am

Month/Year for production?

Realoem suggest they can be.  Ideally you need the last 7 of the VIN but month/year should do just as well.
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Re: Retro Fitting Factory Roof Rails

Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:15 am

[quote="X5Sport"]
Month/Year for production?

Realoem suggest they can be.  Ideally you need the last 7 of the VIN but month/year should do just as well.
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Change of plan has me collecting the car tomorrow so I’ll have the info then.

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Re: Retro Fitting Factory Roof Rails

Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:19 pm

Yes, the rails can be retro fitted. But at a cost. £600 for the rails alone. I know BMW like to make money but come on. They’re a £300 option when specking the car, and I know it’s easier to install during main assembly, but twice the price just for the parts!!

At this stage and unsurprisingly I’m going to pass.

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Re: Retro Fitting Factory Roof Rails

Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:23 pm

It’s a common theme across all manufacturers. Some years back Motorcycle News ran an article where a brand new Yamaha was about £3k but bought as spares was over £11k.
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