Audi A6 2016 estate roof bars

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  1. Wordupdowg

    Wordupdowg

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    Hi,

    I’ve got an Audi A6 2016 estate, S line black edition and I’m wanting some good roof bars to hold a top box and other stuff.

    The choices are endless and I’m getting a little confused with which will be best!?!!

    being a tight Yorkshire man I want to get the best for my money and want them to look smart as I think the car looks mint!

    I’d prefer some that don’t over hang at the side and look part of the car so keeping them black. I’m looking at a budget of around £150.

    ideally I’ll leave these on all the time so I want them to look permanent.

    Can anyone recommend anything please??

    thanks
     

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  2. freddiemercurystwin

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    Having scoured local selling sites and ebay for a set of Thule square bars I was gobsmacked at the wind noise, like a jet engine when travelling anything above about 40, I'm pretty certain my mpg took a good hit too. Several weeks later I had an unfortunate incident involving the roof bars, a bicycle and a low overhead barrier. Cut a long story short I went out and bought a set of the very latest Thule Wingbars (brand new because I really wanted the latest model), much less wind noise, I can still hear them at certain speeds but it's really not an issue now, I leave them on all the time. I think my mpg has still been affected but nothing like as much. Also the wing bars I have have the quick changing feature which would be handy if you swap between different carriers. ebay is awash with the bars, fitting kits and various carriers. I found local selling sites (like facebook marketplace) cheaper if you're patient. Obviously conventional car washes are no longer possible.

    I guess if you wanted to minimise the overhang you could trim the ends off.

    The bike was fine BTW.
     
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  4. johnny2007

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    An A6 with permanent roof bars?
    Only people from the green island would think of that.
    Don't ruin the look, take the roof bars off when not needed.
     
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    Thule or genuine Audi, but they never seem to be nice or stylish on those without the gap under the rails. For £150 probably used off ebay. Most of the modern bars seem to be silver but Thule do a new black one. Most stuff is interchangeable so maybe used feet and new bars.
     
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    make sure you get the slim aero style ones, the wind noise will be horrendous otherwise.
     
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