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Old 10-09-2013, 04:53 PM
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Question Options for roof rails

Hi All,

I bought a 2010 e70 3.0 awhile back and it didn't come with roof rails or a trailer hitch.
That being said i installed a e-trailer hitch which is working perfectly ( Thanks to this board), but now I want to use a roof top box I had with my E53.

Are there any aftermarket roof rails out there that anyone knows of or Has anyone installed the roof rails after the fact?

I am just trying to figure out my options..


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Old 10-09-2013, 05:19 PM
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Do you mean the rails themselves (front to back) or the crossbars?

If you don't have rails, you can purchase them and either install them yourself or have a shop do it. It's an ordeal. The headliner has to be dropped to get to the bolts.

How come you don't have rails? I thought the X5M was the only one where it was optional.

Here is the DIY: http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...stall-diy.html
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:23 PM
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Do you mean the rails themselves (front to back) or the crossbars?

If you don't have rails, you can purchase them and either install them yourself or have a shop do it. It's an ordeal. The headliner has to be dropped to get to the bolts.

How come you don't have rails? I thought the X5M was the only one where it was optional.

Here is the DIY: http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...stall-diy.html
I mean the rails themselves. As far as coming with the rails or not this one didn't have any installed I think it is an option when you order new, but i bought second hand so i am not sure.

Thanks for the headliner Link. If the headliner is as bad as replacing the water pump, i might have a shop do it.

I will check out the link Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:40 PM
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has anyone done the third party route such as below

Thule Traverse Foot Pack - Set of 4 - Free Shipping at REI.com
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I need crossbars for the low profile 'M' rails. Not having much luck getting a definite hit.
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Do you mean the rails themselves (front to back) or the crossbars?

If you don't have rails, you can purchase them and either install them yourself or have a shop do it. It's an ordeal. The headliner has to be dropped to get to the bolts.

How come you don't have rails? I thought the X5M was the only one where it was optional.

Here is the DIY: http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...stall-diy.html
I've seen X5s without rails from the factory here in Canada, so it must have been an option. IIRC, it was a $100 option here
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