Yeah, like bmott says.Like, an hour... Is this do-able?
Mine are not as easy as they should be because the load bars do not want to fit down over the adapters which attatch to the roof. In order to get them to go on I need to loosen the internal load bar screws which hold the feet to the load bars. That gives them sufficient wiggle room to settle down over the adapters. Once the feet are tightened down onto the adapters I re-tighten the screws holding the feet to the load bars. I hope that wasn't too confusing. As I use a Thule bike tray and wheel holder which I have adapted to the load bars I can't comment on how easy it is to mount the bike components to the bars once they are mounted to the car. Good Luck.Quick question for those in the know
Looks like I am going to have minimal time to install my roof transport bars (and bike attachments) when they come. Like, an hour... Is this do-able? Has anyone put the bars on before?
Good idea. You mean the originals with the flat blade slot that merely serve to hold the threaded area clear to the integrated mounting point in the roof of the car...? So the hex wrench works for everything.I ditched the plastic screws for stainless steel allen bolts.
You might check your local Big Box store. My nearest Lowes and Home Depot have some stainless hardware.Good idea. You mean the originals with the flat blade slot that merely serve to hold the threaded area clear to the integrated mounting point in the roof of the car...? So the hex wrench works for everything.
Are they Porsche model or? I am likely going to get the Porsche OEM or the Thule 598 Criterium (598 Criterium - Thule - Thule Bike Racks - Bike Roof Rack)...new bike rack attachments (x2) which I ordered new from a sponsor, but it appears both are badly cracked!
If you had it to do over, do you think the Thule 598 Criterium that I link out to are a good choice? The Porsche Tequip seem to be more expensive, and do look cool... But I can get the Thule's as above for less and they also seem to match to P-car elegance?Yup, they are Porsche Tequip. - the style where you leave the front wheel on. I'm just waiting for the dealer to respond to my email to see how we can resolve this issue.
Yes, but as mentioned by Jeff in the instance of the bike rack (which I did not think of by the way in the bike rack example), the cargo box will likely overhang the rear roof and impede the hatch. The borrowed one I have used did that...and I carried a towel to put on the hatch when I raised the hatch and could still use the rear trunk. The low roof height made it easy to access--nothing heavy up top though.I want to do the roof rack along with the carrier box and have the box color matched with my vehicle. I have yet to see this done on a Cayman. What do you guys think ? Yay or nay
Avoiding the overhang on the rear hatch was my thought originally regarding the Cargo Box, but in order to get more space than a "thule sidekick" size (682 Sidekick - Thule - Thule Cargo Carriers - Cargo Boxes For Roof Top Cargo & Cargo Trailers), I am now willing to let the rear and front overhang, and get a lower profile with respect to windage....a short one that does not mess with the hatch. BTW, make sure you pack it well, or you will here things slide every time you touch the brakes...