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Roof bars for A3/S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by julians, Dec 5, 2007.

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    When I bought my S3 I tried to order some official roof bars from audi , but I was told they no longer sell them as they have had some problems, they couldnt elaborate on what the problems were.

    Anyway, I now have the car and audi still dont sell the bars (despite them being listed in the catalog), so I bought some 3rd party ones (thule), they fit fine and see to be just the job.

    I was wondering does anyone know why audi withdrew the official bars? or has anyone had any problems with either the official bars or the thule ones?
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    Not heard of it, not that I was asking. But try gr1zly, I know he has roof bars:
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    I've got the Thule ones too and they fit fine with zero damage to the car, I only use them approx twice per year but really useful with the S3's shallow boot.

    I wouldn't be surprised if a comany like Thule make the Audi ones anyway and just rebrand accordingly.
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    They are damaging the roor seals ,that why they have withdrawn these bars......
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    ah I see, I guess that probably applies to all makes of bars as they probably all attach in a similar way.

    GUess, I'll just take the risk, got to get my mountain bike moved about somehow.
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