Im using audi OEM roof base bars and bike rack made by Thule. My sportback did not have the factory rails. Im sure theres an application for 2dr A3s ()
Those are for factory rails if youre ordering a car order them on it for sure but youre unlikely to find a car for sale on a lot that has the rails. the crossbars you picture work well and clear the open sky but theyre a bit high and clunky. Most owners with factory rails use Thule aftermarket crossbars. audi also makes rails and crossbars that clamp to the roof ofthe cars without factory rails. If
Kinda confusing the picture on your link is factory roof rails in anodized aluminum. You have to order these when you order your car- theyre a 500 option. You canbuy them in black or anodized from a place likeVagparts but they are a PITA to install - requires removing the headliner and drilling holes in the roof and it costs about 1500 in parts and labor. Your link is for factory crossbars to mount
Does anyone know if the OEM rack (8P9-071-151-666) for the factory installed roof rails allow Thule cargo boxes to be attached Or do these racks only work with other audi OEM bike holder etc. Im looking at either getting a Thule roof rack (though Im having trouble tracking down the Thule Fit Kit 4014) or possibly going with the 8P9-071-151-666 route if it can work with a Thule cargo box. Thanks for your help
Youll probably see several other posts from me on this topic... After using roof racks on three previous cars and having it scratch up every single one of them in time regardless of how careful I was how often I replaced the padded feet on them I got the factory roof rails on my A3. Absolutely no wind drag on them with nothing else on the car. I still have no cross bars yet because the snow sucks here in Northern California
with TRD supercharger and K&N CAI...it was a fun ride too. However after driving trucks for the last 10 years I wanted something a bit more fun and sporty. So far I am thrilled with the A3. I also do a lot of road bike riding and with other cars I had a Thule Rack. The rack always left its mark on the paint by removing the clear coatone thing I didn™t have to worry about with my Tacoma. The audi
All racks make noise unless you put a ferring on it. audi rack is designed for the audi. Newaudi rack ddont touch the paint if you have the roof rails.
Having the exact same problem with my 08 A3 - wondering if anyone has part numbers and replacement instructions Quote Originally Posted by audistick Hi. I came out into my garage one day to find that the molding strip on one side of my 09 A3s roof had popped out. Upon closer inspection I could see little white clips underneath had broken (I presume due to heat). Any idea where I could get replacement clips online Not really any audi dealers near me (though there is a Voltswagon place). Thanks.
I Dont believe they do...... Maybe as an option but Ive never seen them on any a3 Ive seen. Im sure that there not standard anyway. Probably could look good though if they were about as wide was the audi rings on the front grill. Not to wide not to thin i think it would look decent.
They dont offer the silver roof rails as an option here in the states. There was one guy on this forum who got an S-Line with the roof rails (I dont recall how he got them) and they looked great. I think it makes the car looks more like the A4 Avant.
Those roof rails are super rare. Im under the impression that very very few US-bound A3s have them. I was considering a roof rack system for my trail bikes earlier so I talked to my audi sales. He said he hasnt seen an A3 w those rails yet. I love them though. Those aluminum rails looks gorgeous on bold color cars.
Super rare My car gentlemen - 2007from the heart of the USA (Oklahoma) httpi96.photobucket.comalbumsl1...zxxx003-1.jpg If you want roof rails on your A3 you have to specify them - not as an option but through AOA. I have the code somewhere ifanybodyneeds it.
Nah I dumped them on craiglist. The audi bars are crap. Im quite happy with the Thule. Check out this thread More about roof racks - audi Forum - audi Forums for the A4 S4 TT A3 A6 and more
Hi I use a Thule system on my A3. It works well easy to install and remove. It fits snugly on the roof and the door clamps are rather unobstrusive. The open sky works with it on but it does howl in the wind. Havent noticed muchany mileage reduction. Once you get the knack of putting them on and taking them off its easy. Make sure to clean the pads and roof to reduce likelihood of scratching.
willymcd - who makes your ski-box Most of the thule and yakima systems Ive seen are are kind of tall looking - that looks pretty aero and thin. FYI - If you want to play with coulours without all the ps work - hit up httpaudi.co.uk and go to the a3 configurator on the s3. Theyve got a big range of colours not available here. S
Quote ORIGINAL trentune_f willymcd - who makes your ski-box Most of the thule and yakima systems Ive seen are are kind of tall looking - that looks pretty aero and thin. FYI - If you want to play with coulours without all the ps work - hit up httpaudi.co.uk and go to the a3 configurator on the s3. Theyve got a big range of colours not available here. S It is a inno its been great so far and i got it
roof edge spoiler does. But otherwise youre seeing just the standard S-line front bumper. the chin side and rear valence options are extra...but Ive not once seem an A3 with them installed.
I dont know if its changed but back in 2006 when I got my A3 w sport package (now called S-line) the OEM lip sideskirts and rear was all made by Votex which is actually a subsidiary of VW. The newer S-Line front bumpers have a bit of a lip but its not the same thing as the actual Votex chin which is much bigger and more aggressive. Heres an interesting article about it - httpwww.vwvortex.comcgi-binartm...ive6&num1015 Scroll down to the Votex parts section - httpwww.ecstuning.comstageedpd...egoryExterior Heres a post with lots of pics of a votex kit installed httpforums.audiworld.coma3msgs40828.phtml
Mine is a US A3 - I ordered them with the car. they arent on the option list you have to know how to do it. As for putting them on your car - it can be done but its expensive. You can order them in black or anodized finish with an install kit but you have to remove the entire upper interior and headliner then drill holes in the roof. It will end up costing you about 1500 when complete. Theres a guy
them again for my 2008. They are a relatively inexpensive option (500) to get from the factory(and the only way to do it in my opinion.) and a pain in the (labor and intensive)to do after the car is manufactured.(especially if you have open sky.) After you get the roof rails however you have other decisions to make. Such as which cross bars do you get And where do you get them Seems like the audi
Getting them installed at the factory is the way to go in my opinion. Had I known of that option I might have popped for it on my 2007 A3 3.2 model. Drilling holes in the roof pulling down the headliner and all that stuff will just lead to problems in the future. If not done perfectly one is just begging to have water leakage problems.
Im anxiously waiting to order my 09 A3. I know roof rails arent on the list of options here in the U.S. but I wanted to do all I could to try and get the factory installed rails included with my order. Anybody out there that has successfully done this and would be kind enough to share how to make it happen What order codes did you use Who did you have to bribe and how much In the case of Jefferson what does your salesman know that my salesman is oblivious to Lateer
Does anyone know if the roof rails fit on the 2010 and whether they work with the open sky roof
I think the answer is YES based on this video A3 with roof rack and open sky - YouTube
I have a 2008 A3 with Open Sky Thule square bar roof rack has no problems.
I just put the Thule 400 with bike trays on my A3....it clears by JUST enough So yes it will work
Hello all I have a genuine audi roof rack for sale. Base Carrier (Part 4F0071126) and 2 bike attachments (Parts 8T0071128). Excellent condition and awesome rack for an A6 Sedan (2005 - 2011). E-mail me if interested in buying it...ill make an awesome deal Also excellent condition
Looks like this is the standard setup WITHOUT roof rails. Should fit into the little slots underneath your door frame up by the roof. And if this company is in the USA then there is no way they have anything to do with roof rails or even know what they are. Ive had that frustration w roof rails and actually had to order my cross bars from Ireland. But they are very coolAnd easy touse and dont scratch my paint.
Yes there is much confusion in this area. I certainly understand where you are coming from. That picture of the snowboard attachment is ridiculously misleading. They are selling the attachment stating that it needs the Base Carrier Bars (which is what you are correctly ordering for your A3 on the other link) and then they show you a photo ofa Q7 with roof rails Nuts
D2 I feel you are mistaken if you think you are getting roof rails or something attached to them. I believe the part you are referring too are the standard cross bars that will fit on any A3. Here is another link from a Craigslist deal with better pictures httpwashingtondc.craigslist.orgd...381924275.html -jw
Quote ORIGINAL Jefferson D2 I feel you are mistaken if you think you are getting roof rails or something attached to them. I believe the part you are referring too are the standard cross bars that will fit on any A3. Here is another link from a Craigslist deal with better pictures httpwashingtondc.craigslist.orgd...381924275.html -jw That picture is so much clearer. Thanks.Now at least I know what I am looking at.
I have a 2006 audi A3 2.0t standard with just the open sky it was hard tracking down one with just that and no premium package but there is out there
New here got a question for some audi experts. What is a third seat Ive got an A3 S-line with a few extrasnot many though. Love the carbut unfortunately have to sell. Ive had a lot of cars and this is by far the best little car ever. If life events get better will have to buy another. Anyway third seat
thanks for the answer to last question. Going to sell leaves me with alot of questions the dealer didnt tell me. Bought dealer used 07 A3 13000 miles found out later that it had been wrecked as a loaner. Didnt know that there was fake leather out there until I read it here. How do you tell And what exactly is the S-line package include