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    Default Roof Racks on a 206?

    I'm off to the snow next week and I'm tired of getting snow and ice in the car from my snowboards. Due to this I want to buy a set of roof racks.

    Who's bought some before?

    What is a good brand?

    What's the best for a small budget?

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    Does it damage the car in any way?

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    As a cyclist I have tried both Rola and Thule bike racks in my time, and recommend the Thule ones hands down.

    They are much more expensive though, but are more compatible with European cars than the Rolas.

    Best advise is to check out www.thule.com and www.rola.com.au and see what racks are compatible with your car. www.roofrackcity.com.au is good too.

    If you are with NRMA they'll be a Rola 10% discount voucher at the back of Open Road. You can order direct or pop in and see them in Meadowbank.

    What you're after is a rack that does not require rails or pad mounts. These are permament additions to your roof. You can remove the rack, but the mount will stay behind. I doubt they'll suit your needs.

    With the fully removables, just make sure your roof is clean before mounting them, otherwise they'll rub the dirt into the area under the mount and scratch the car. You're going to scratch the roof regardless, btw. So make sure you have lots of wax/sealant on the roof to protect it.

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    the Thule ones look best as they are removable
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    The Thule add ons are much easier to work with. Quicker and better built and worth the extra $$s. Let us know what you end up getting, post some pics too!

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    Does it mean you are not going to the 206 drive day on the 25th?

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    will do

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    Blu did u ever get round to getting those pics? or u didnt get the racks?

    Should i be buying the racks from peugeot or thule?

    Does anyone have pics of racks on a 206?

    I need some to carry a kayak

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    Smokey, not sure if the Peugeot racks are made by Thule or Rola (which is the case with a lot of manufacturers), if they are, then there's no real advantage of paying the higher dealer prices for them. If they are unique to Peugeot, you tend to be forced into using their add ons and accessories. You end up paying more than Thule which are of higher quality.

    The Thule ones are quite nice, I used them on my Pug and you can get the funky aero bars on them. Check out www.thule.com and then application guide.

    Just make sure you clean your roof before putting them on.
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    thanks Lincoln.

    who would stock the thule, normal place like repco etc?

    how is the car selling going? i gave up on selling mine, too much stress hahaha.

    where you off to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey
    thanks Lincoln.

    who would stock the thule, normal place like repco etc?

    how is the car selling going? i gave up on selling mine, too much stress hahaha.

    where you off to?
    www.roofrackcity.com.au as I posted earlier is a good place to start. They also have stores and are worth popping into and chatting about your use. Or you can do all of your ordering online. Otherwise, auto-one, autobarn and some of the larger repcos would stock them. You'll most probably have to order them in anyway, hence ordering online would be just as fast...

    Haven't had a single call! Oh well, it went onto carsales last week, it'll eventually get a bite. Am off to the UK for a few years.
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