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    Does any one know if Q5 roof bars will fit the B5?

    I know nothing about the Q5 or Audi roof bars.

    There seems to be loads of Q5 roofs bars for a good price but any thing for the A4 seems to sky rocket.
    Plus they tend to look better.
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    Doubt it.

    The rails are profiled to fit the B5 roof bars.
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    when you say rails do you mean the estate? cos on mine im using a set of bars off a Vauxhall Omega and they fit perfectly...
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    Really ? ooooooo
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    yep...can take a piccy tomoz if ya like :) carted a huge roof box around no problems and they only take 5 mins to take off
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    I'm talking about the bars that clips on to the rails.

    I thought the space/distance between the two rails would be more important?
    Any one know the distance? :D

    Alise, please do. be interesting to see.
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    the bars have an adjustable fixing that slide on the bars, clip onto the rails tighten with round adjuster and snap shut
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    The the Omega ones?

    If the Q5 ones was adjustable it would be alot easier but I can't see any adjustment on the pictures.
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    yea the omega ones.. lie the bars on the rails, slide the fixings to the rails, open the jaws, tighten down and snap shut to lock in place, piccys tomoz will make it clearer
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    Looking in to the Q5 roof bars a bit more.
    I don't think they use the same attachment as is required for the B5 roof rails.
    I'm still looking to make sure I'm right. I don't want to jump at this and have a set of bars thats no good.

    Thought as much. Q5 roof bars on the roof rails.

    [​IMG]

    Just to make sure I got the naming correct.
    I'm calling these the rails and the bits that goes between the bars.
    [​IMG]
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    mine clamp under with the bars sitting above, so lie a lot closer to the roof..
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    Bit like this?
    [​IMG]
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    yea like that but without the lock...took a picture bit its a little dark..

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    Got ya.

    Thanks.
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    Whispbars are where its at.

    [​IMG]
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    It is, but how much?!?
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    those look really nice, smooth fitting, very sleek
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    bar being for a B6, they look pretty good.
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    Yeah, apart from that.

    How close to the same shape are the B5 and B6 bars?

    there is only a B7 in my street to see.

    EDIT:=- Just emailed him to see he does B5s or if he's willing to do B5s.
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    putting a colourcoded roof box on??? going all euro???
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    I put Thule aluminium aero bars on mine. As good as the day they went on, and fixing the roof-box for holidays is a 5-minute job. The rest of the time I use Thule bike carriers (x2).

    [​IMG][/IMG]
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    Not really thought about it that much.
    I want to get back in to the sea again this year, so want some bars to carry boards and yaks.
    Might try and buy one off my uncle (I think its the same as spartacus's) and use that for holiday and shows this year.

    Is that a Thule Pacific 700 Roof box?
    Whats the front and rear over hang like?
    Any effect on MPG?
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    do it, doooo eeeeet.... :kissmyrings: euro!!!!
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    Haha depends on what I get and price.
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