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Install roof rails in E61

Old 06-18-2015, 06:10 AM
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I have a E61 but it does not have roof rails..
Is it possible to install it?
I can't find any roof bars that i can use in my E61. So i am asking if is it possible to install the roof rails.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:11 AM
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TLO03 View Post

Hello.
But, is my E61 prepared with some snap point of origin?
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Originally Posted by MaHogeny View Post
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But, is my E61 prepared with some snap point of origin?
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Did you ever find an answer to your question? My Wagon does not have rails either. I love the sleek look, but unfortunately I think I need a roof rack. Based on my cursory research you essentially have to have someone drill holes in your roof and permanently install the rack.
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My wagon had its rails factory deleted.
the PO got a set of thule racks specific for the e61
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:26 PM
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I have the roof rails on my wagon--would like to remove them, would such a venture involve remove the headliner? Ugh.
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Originally Posted by sterile stork View Post
I have the roof rails on my wagon--would like to remove them, would such a venture involve remove the headliner? Ugh.
someone here I recall has already done this project, so do a search for it
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:10 AM
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The holes are pre-drilled. If the rails are not present the trim that covers it uses the holes needed for the rails.

TLO03 has included a link for the parts page where you can see what parts are needed to install the rails.
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First link had the molding to install roof rails ,this link will give you the part number to do roof rail delete molding with no holes i got mine from tischer .

RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog
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Originally Posted by TLO03 View Post
First link had the molding to install roof rails ,this link will give you the part number to do roof rail delete molding with no holes i got mine from tischer .

RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog
How did you fill the holes in the metal roof gutter? I'm about to pull the trigger on the parts order myself and am wanting to ensure I have everything lined up
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