Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 14:57:55 GMT
From: dransfieldnopsamVEiname.com (Dransfield)
Subject: Re: Why Second Hand Roof Bars Too Wide for my New 900?


I'm crystal clear that the bars that I have have nothing to do with the Classic900 or gutters. It has pegs which locate nicely into holes in the side of my New900 roof. Only problem is, due to them being too long, you can only do this one side at a time!! On Sat, 01 Sep 2001 22:52:10 -0400, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > >Dransfield wrote: > >> I've just bought some Saab roof bars for my New 900, but they appear >> to be about an inch too wide (when done up as tight as they go). >> >> Any ideas why this is? >> >> The pegs it in the holes on the car okay (on one side at a time of >> course!), and there's even a label on one of the bars which says "Saab >> 900 5D" (mine is a 5 Door). >> >> Did they change the widths of new 900s at some stage (mine's a 1997), >> >> Also, am I missing some 'feet' which put some weight onto the edge of >> the roof? - As they are at the moment, all the weight of any load >> would be taken on those 4 'pegs'. > >The old Classic Saab has a real rain gutter. The feet clamped to the rain >gutter, which might be what you are thinking about. You could tighten >these up to the point where the only movement when you pushed on the roof >rack was the flex in the tire side walls. The New Saab 900 and most other >makes have no rain gutter. It probably spoils the looks and >aerodynamics. The other benefit of a smooth roof is you are forced to buy >new, expensive roof rack systems. > >My guess would be what you have already said - the width of the New 900 >roof changed at sometime. It does not sound like these roof bars were >designed for the Classic Saab. My roof racks came from Saab and they fit >perfectly - on a Classic. > >> >> >> TIA, >> Dransfield >

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