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Old 01-06-2006, 06:49 PM
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So...i had originally posted this when we were on TMMZ cause i wanted one for my cooper....having searched through all those rat stylz pics i remembered how much i still want this roof rack. I really like how konky's looks but would love to get one like this if i could.

Anyone have any ideas? I could weld my own, but have no idea how to mount it???

To me it appears to have rubber feet that sit on the roof and then has tie-rod type things that pull it down against the roof to keep it sturdy.

Keep in mind that this is mainly style, i dont need it to carry 100 pound luggage or anything, just maybe my surfboard/bodyboard to the beach and stuff.
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:20 PM
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Could you use the OEM mounts? Then create your own actual rack to attach.
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:22 PM
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I believe the OEM mounts actually involve drilling into your roof. Eek!
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:30 PM
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Yeah they do. But then it could be used with the other racks. Also, if you are putting anything down with tie-downs, or even having rubber feet, it will eventually wear down the paint.
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:35 PM
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Yeah they do. But then it could be used with the other racks. Also, if you are putting anything down with tie-downs, or even having rubber feet, it will eventually wear down the paint.
I'd rather put down a few pieces of vinyl so the rubber feet don't mar the paint than take a drill to my roof, though. Egad!
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:52 PM
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yah...i would like to stay away from screwing into the roof if at all possible.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:07 PM
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you could buy the base rack from thule, then make a custom carrier like above. Thule comes in black, you'd have to paint it also. Works with rubber feet and hooks to the rainguards. You can pull and tug mine pretty damn hard it isn't going anywhere, hit over 100mph on the track with it, held up fine.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:43 PM
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I'd agree that buying at least the towers specifically designed for the mini would make life easier. I don't know about the Thule rack, but the Yakima rack designed for the MINI is only meant to be on the car when it is being used, as it deforms the rain guards. Best bet would be to get the measurements on either company's bar diameter (thule is square, yakima round), and weld from there. I can give you the yakima one in a few hours, when the wife gets home with the truck.
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