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#1 OFFLINE   Giuseppe

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:03 AM

Is it possible to buy roof rails for the C-Max? I don't mean the cross-bar type that are parallel to the axles, but rather the type that run front-to-back (with a low forward wind cross-section). They are standard on most SUVs and many MPVs, but I've seen nothing for the C-Max. (They really should be at least an option at time of purchase.)
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#2 OFFLINE   jack

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

You cannot add the factory style, which requires drilling into the roof because of the air bags. You have to use the clamp on ones, from what I was told.

#3 OFFLINE   altabrig

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

how bout track mounts?  no landing pads huh?   that will keep the rooflines from being fouled by plastic stips of blobs if that is the case.   I could use the racks, but hate clamps and what they have done to paint in the past.



#4 OFFLINE   DozerBob

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Thule makes this for the C-Max

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

I looked at the roof rails, and they don't match the install instructions for rail mounts.



#6 OFFLINE   NicksCMax

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:10 AM

I imagine there are going to be, with most cars, a lot of third party accessories that require some kind of manipulation to the car to install.  Personally I'd rather wait for something more legit or not at all.

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

Should be able to install track mounts or landing pads on Non-Moon Maxes if you don't mine fuglying up your roofline.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:35 AM

I have the moon roof version with Thule rack.  Fits great but loading it is a little unnerving with all that glass below.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

I have the moon roof version with Thule rack.  Fits great but loading it is a little unnerving with all that glass below.

Pictures??

 

Actually I would expect that moon roof glass to be a better support than the sheet metal they used these days... unless you have a really huge load?

 

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Edited by jeffegg2, 13 June 2013 - 10:42 AM.

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#10 OFFLINE   SteveBall

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

Thule rack, surf pads, moon roof.  All works great.

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#11 OFFLINE   tomarthur

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

I just installed the Thule Aero rails and a Thule 599XTR Big Mouth Upright Rooftop Bicycle Carrier. It was relatively easy and seems very secure. Sadly Amazon.com's shipping gang dented the rails but they seem to work just fine.


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#12 OFFLINE   fwroberts

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for the images Steve and Tom. I'm shopping for a roof rack now...

 

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:37 AM

I just installed the Thule Aero rails and a Thule 599XTR Big Mouth Upright Rooftop Bicycle Carrier. It was relatively easy and seems very secure. Sadly Amazon.com's shipping gang dented the rails but they seem to work just fine.


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so, getting that bike up there looks like trouble.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:13 AM

Thule rack, surf pads, moon roof.  All works great.

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on the ford accesorie web site these 2 cross bars are $485.oo.Is that really the price?



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:24 AM

I went with the Tork 2" hitch mount and use a hitch rack.  SO much easier than raising a bike over the relatively high roof/glass, and vastly better wind resistance and lower profile.  And cheaper.  10 minute install for the hitch, the rack just slides in and out when I need it.  I'm terrified of a low hanging garage doors when returning after a ride.






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