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R-Class Roof Rack/Rails

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Motzil, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Motzil

    Motzil Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    R-Class 320 CDI 2009 SWB
    Hi Guys
    I need a little advice here I have a 2009 R-Class which has nothing on the roof just covers X3 each side when you open them there is a threaded screw hole which I’m presuming is to to retain a roof rack/rail.

    Are these to attach roof rail to, which you then attach roof bars to? Or can you buy roof bars which which would fit into these fitting
     
  2. keefysher

    keefysher Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    W166 GLE350AMG Line 3.0 2017. BMW Z3 2.8 1998.
    This fits in the hole in the roof you mention:
    https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/roof-rack/fit-kits/kit-3038-fixpoint-xt-_-183038

    To which you add a foot kit:
    https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/roof...d-accessories/thule-rapid-system-753-_-753000

    and on top you add the bars, an example is this, although others are available:
    https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/roof...x?car=mercedes+benz-r-class-5dr-estate-_-mvtj

    Thule make the OEM MB bars and are a modular system that has all sorts of accessories and holders for bikes, skis, snowboards, boxes etc. Once you have a set of bars and foot kit you never dispose of them as you can always get adaptors to fit anything.

    Also, if you go forward get keyed alike so you only have 1 key for everything.

    Often Gumtree or e-bay bring up bargains. eg my Wing Bars were £50 bnib vs £98. eg:
    https://www.gumtree.com/search?search_category=all&q=thule 753
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=thule+3038&_sacat=0

    Other brands are available.

    I have been using Thule kit since the late 70's when I was a Team GB Youth paddler carrying kayaks all over the UK and Europe. I have loads of Thule parts that enable fitment to almost anything.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
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    Motzil

    Motzil Member

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    Many Thanks Keefysher

    That has helped me immensely... I know exactly what I’m looking for now and no where near, as expensive, as I had anticipated

    Thank you
     
  4. ajlsl600

    ajlsl600 Senior Member

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    clk3202001,sl6002003 with everything,A class 170cdi auto
    i got real lucky roof bars for my w166 rails £ 22.95 in aldi. look sturdy enough. good for 55kg they say. two types one 135cm /125 cm DSC_0011.JPG DSC_0012.JPG
     

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