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Old 10-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yea i ride a 150 and almost have too much room. I find that it slides around
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #32 (permalink)
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the poorman's audi A4 was the 1998 to 2005 VW Passat
Yah, I agree, GTI much sportier and fun than a4
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:34 PM   #33 (permalink)
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And the best version of that Passat is the 1.8L 5 speed 4Motion. ( no longer an available drive train option)

I would not compare it to the A4 as it has the interior room of an A6.

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I dont .. what size board do you ride?
I have a 154. It's my buddy's car, we were test fitting to see if it would work. I do have a wheeled bag which adds some length. I had the seat wayyy back and reclined, for most people it'd be fine.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:31 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Here's the setup I had on my B5 S4 sedan, which is the same B5 bodystyle as your A4. It was an all Yakima setup: Q clips, Q towers and round bars. A Thule square bar setup would also be relatively more economical than a Whispbar or Thule Aero setup. I ran the Yakima Fat Cat 6 ski rack in Winter and Thule Sidearm bike racks in Summer.



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Old 11-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Here's the setup I had on my B5 S4 sedan, which is the same B5 bodystyle as your A4. It was an all Yakima setup: Q clips, Q towers and round bars. A Thule square bar setup would also be relatively more economical than a Whispbar or Thule Aero setup. I ran the Yakima Fat Cat 6 ski rack in Winter and Thule Sidearm bike racks in Summer.



I use the same rack for my mountain bike. But I use the Snowboard Carrier for the snowboard.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I think you're looking at around minimum $400 for the entire setup. And that's just for your basic rack. More $ for aerodynamics, bigger racks, coffins, etc.

I'm looking into this now for my Impreza. Shit's expensive, but think of it this way - you'll never have to buy a rack again.

I'd look around craigslist too, I bet you could find a used rack for less, just gotta make sure its compatible with your car.
I want a cargo box for my Outback but geez man the prices :-/ I know people said to check online at craigslist and the like but it always ends up being something that wont fit my car.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Yah, I agree, GTI much sportier and fun than a4
The new a4's are too big. GTI is the identical engine, with the exception that they tweak the a4 for an extra 7 hp. Very fun car, although the Golf R is what I want next.
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I ordered a Thule Force Aplin for this year. But I will only have it on when we have 3 or more people.
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I want a cargo box for my Outback but geez man the prices :-/ I know people said to check online at craigslist and the like but it always ends up being something that wont fit my car.
Join REI? You get a coupon when you join, get to pick exact size/color. The new adjustments and adaptability to different bars make 'em pretty nice. Now that I have one.....can't imagine not.
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