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Old 06-05-2009   #1
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Roof rails etc...

Just ordered a set of aluminium roof rails from http://www.direct4x4.co.uk, cheaper to buy direct from them rather than via their Ebay shop,Fiat dealer quoted 3-400,172 from d4x4 so well chuffed. Also got a set of steel roof bars coming at half price 20,plus a set of sunshades at 63 so all up 255 inc delivery to Scotland,very nice people
Splashed out in Halfords last week on a Sony bluetooth/usb stereo,140 inc fitting,friendly Halfords muppet managed to cut himself 4x so had to go in for plasters,works a treat,plenty tunes straight off the walkman phone plus calls,fab
Towbar fitted week before by local garage,just need a set of alloys and we're all sorted for summer holidays...
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I want a set of these but I don't want to pay Fiat's price. They're hard to find used and at a decent price.

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Would love to see some pics of your Dobbie with the sun blinds fitted when you get 'em... I've seen them on Ebay and in their store but saw the wording about having to remove rear trim if your dobbie has it, in order to fit them??? WTF? I emailed and they had no further pictures or details, just said "Loads of people bought 'em without complaining"... Great... Not what I asked for.

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I want a set of these but I don't want to pay Fiat's price. They're hard to find used and at a decent price.


Put an 'offer' in and bought a set of three from Ebay last week - pukka items, fitted a treat! Cheaper than local main stealer.

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Yeah,read that too Dakar,did a search on here,general consensus seemed to be they would fit new shape Dobbies so took the plunge. Don't think there is any extra rubber but will try to deal with it if it's a problem fit. Lee at d4x4 was very helpful (as people should be when they are trying to sell you something) he did say any problems with any items just notify within a week and return for a full refund,pretty busy just now but will post picks asap....
Best of luck in your quest Rich,I just fancied the roof rail 'look' and need steel bars to load up Canadian canoes,kayak uprights,ladders,timber...etc
Anyone recommend any good seat covers? Seen plenty on Fleabay...
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Thanks for that Dobl007, I look forward to hearing how you get on with them - if they are the business then I'll grab a set. From the pics they look cool, but it's just the fit that worries me.

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The rails are really useful, I've had mine for about a year. (original thread...https://www.fiatforum.com/doblo/1111...ailable-2.html )
Have to say that the chrome rails is now a bit tarnished but they have served their purpose. Still looking for cheap & stowable crossbars.
If I can get the right things, I'm thnking about mounting a tube inside the roof to slide the rails into.

there is loads of storage potential on the underside of the roof.
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The 2 bar system in chrome I thought was a reasonable price from Fiat?

I could do them for 130 inc VAT all day long?
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The 2 bar system in chrome I thought was a reasonable price from Fiat?

I could do them for 130 inc VAT all day long?
130 for the 2 bars in the picture?
I'll get back to you when I've got some money, skint at the moment.

I've got the Fiat square bars and they do the job ok, they just don't look very pretty, they look like Halfrauds universal bars.
Those aluminium bars have a "factory fitted" look.
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Yeah the steel black ones are Thule ones which do look very Halfords! The alumin ones are much better!

There is a 3 bar set too
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Cheers Sludge,saw your old thread whilst searching on the subject,only went for these cos they look a different design,especially that rear attachment point,for those interested have a look at d4x4 "Product Gallery" for these.
Here's hoping anyway cos I don't want any roof "dimples" and waterproofing is crucial up here in Sunny Scotland(meant to be aluminium rather than chrome too)
Intrigued by your idea of slinging stuff up in the roof...I'm on the lookout for some netting to create stowage lower down behind rear wheel arches
Will let youse all know if rails acceptable to spec,pics etc,if not it's back to the drawing board
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I saw these roof rails on ebay the other day.
They're not cheap but they look quite useful. Anyone bought these?
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The roof bars on Doblos in Turkey are located front to back and they look really stylish. However, they are not really very useful for carrying things unless you lash some wood accross the bars!!

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The roof bars on Doblos in Turkey are located front to back and they look really stylish. However, they are not really very useful for carrying things unless you lash some wood accross the bars!!

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or fit some of these...

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Hi

The roof bars on Doblos in Turkey are located front to back and they look really stylish. However, they are not really very useful for carrying things unless you lash some wood accross the bars!!

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Exactly the kind of thing I do, but then again, I'm a pikey & not prepared to lay out loads of cash for a couple of metal bars that I'll only use once a flood.
The reason for no9t having the crossbars on all the time is that they are supposed to increase fuel consumption by creating drag - although the extra drag createed by these crossbars will be a drop in the ocean compared to the drag coefficient of the Dobbin. You have to admit, it's one of the most streamlined cars you're ever likely to see!
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