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    Roof bars - 3 door fitment

    Guys,

    I've got some Thule cycle carriers from my last car so I have bought some roof bars for the A3.

    These: Audi A3 3dr (03-12) :Atera SIGNO AS aluminium roof bars no. AR5085.

    The rear bar looks as though it it fixes to the car by slipping between the window rubber, is this how genuine Audi bars work aswell?

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    Genuine Audi roof bars bolt onto the roof directly (holes in the roof itself) and do not clamp-on like third party bars. The cross pieces clamp to the bars. Quite a different fixture from the Thule models.
    French A3 Sportback 2006, 2.0L 140 TDI, DSG, RSN-E, Ambient lighting, Auto-lights/wipers, Reverse assist, Dolphin Grey, 17" wheels, Leather seats, Cruise control, Roof bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geraldy212 View Post
    Genuine Audi roof bars bolt onto the roof directly (holes in the roof itself) and do not clamp-on like third party bars. The cross pieces clamp to the bars. Quite a different fixture from the Thule models.
    Thank you. I've seen a locating bolt hole for the front bar, it's the rear I'm curious about.

    Has anyone got a picture?

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    No Audi roof rails on 3-door though...just Sportback
    Work: A3 Sportback Black Edition 2.0TDI Home: A4 Avant 2.0 TDI Quattro S-Line

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_w View Post
    No Audi roof rails on 3-door though...just Sportback
    Roof bars, not rails.

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    Sorry to hijack the thread but I have the audi ones that fit under the window rubber and clamp to the roof. The rubber parts on the feet could do with replacing, any idea where I could get some spare bits from?

 

 

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