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wingsnwheels
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Roof bar question

Post by wingsnwheels » Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:27 pm

I have a set of roof bars from an Insignia I used to own. I have fitted them to my 2021 Grandland X 1.2 with a normal roof (no bars or points) and they seem secure. The roof box will only have a soft dog bed and some pillows in it. I've really yanked the bars hard and they stay put.
Does anyone think this is dangerous?
Thanks.
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Millsy
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Re: Roof bar question

Post by Millsy » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:57 am

id imagine if you can properly shake the whole car about with the racks and nothing seems to budge you will be fine, Im poistive the roof rack companys just rip folk off anyway saying the footpacks are different for every make n model. bloody exspensive things for what they are thats for sure.

wingsnwheels
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Re: Roof bar question

Post by wingsnwheels » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:23 am

Thanks Millsy, that's pretty much what I thought. I'd actually used the Insignia bars on an Astra Tourer with no problems previously.
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Re: Roof bar question

Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:07 pm

As long as its secure and doesn't move around it should be fine.
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wingsnwheels
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Re: Roof bar question

Post by wingsnwheels » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:30 am

Thanks GRANDLANDX68. I'm confident that it's safe with a light load, can really rock the car with the bars.
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Re: Roof bar question

Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:38 am

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