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stu22
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Generic fitment roof bars

Post by stu22 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:43 pm

We currently have a set of generic roof bars with 4 cycle carriers attached on our current Tiguan which we also previously used on a Kuga. Anyone know if generic bars will fit the XC40 rails?


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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by Silver Moose » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:52 pm

Almost certainly not. The Tiguan has raised roof rails so, your clamps will be much larger (possibly even wraparound) than those required to fit the XC40 rails.
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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by stu22 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 pm

Silver Moose wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Almost certainly not. The Tiguan has raised roof rails so, your clamps will be much larger (possibly even wraparound) than those required to fit the XC40 rails.
Bugger. Current ones go about half way round the Tig rails so was hoping they’d fit.


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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by Silver Moose » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:00 pm

stu22 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Current ones go about half way round the Tig rails
Sounds scary!!

Perhaps your definition of 'fit' is more relaxed but, in order to fit correctly, the XC40 ones need to tuck under a thin lip:

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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by stu22 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:21 pm

Silver Moose wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:00 pm
stu22 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Current ones go about half way round the Tig rails
Sounds scary!!

Perhaps your definition of 'fit' is more relaxed but, in order to fit correctly, the XC40 ones need to tuck under a thin lip:
Looking at that pic the ones we have will probably fit fine!
Will find out in July.


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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by Silver Moose » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:14 pm

Yup, if they're lined with compressible rubber & you're only carrying bikes, you might be ok.

I sometimes carry stuff that can create high lift (windsurfers, kayaks) & I wouldn't consider anything but specific clamps.
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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by hdasmith » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 pm

The bars will probably be alright, but you might need to change the clamps. The Tiguan bars are open if memory serves, which won’t work on the Volvo’s closed rails.
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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by stu22 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:51 am

Silver Moose wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Yup, if they're lined with compressible rubber & you're only carrying bikes, you might be ok.

I sometimes carry stuff that can create high lift (windsurfers, kayaks) & I wouldn't consider anything but specific clamps.
Yes, they are like C clamps with compressible rubber inserts. We’ve used them on my wife’s last few cars to carry bikes, big roof box and 3 kayaks including a few 1000+ Miles trips without an issue.
When the car arrives I’ll make a judgment call as to water suitable or not. Would prefer a tow bar mounted carrier for the bikes but at £1000+ for the tow bar, I’ll stick with the bars if I can.


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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by AndyP » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:49 am

Have a spare set of Volvo roof bars if your interested as we have the tow bar and have invested in a cycle carrier
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Re: Generic fitment roof bars

Post by stu22 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:54 am

AndyP wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:49 am
Have a spare set of Volvo roof bars if your interested as we have the tow bar and have invested in a cycle carrier
Drop me a message with an idea of price, may consider them.


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