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  1. Hi MJ, Thanks for your reply. You are correct that it is not the bar I am worried about but rather buying a box that will foul the rear spoiler when the boot is opened. I also don't want to have to worry about opening the boot gently as any passenger could open the boot and not remember to be gentle and I'd worry that could potentially cause damage / cracking to the spoiler to occur. The rack mounts were installed up until May 2013 I think so they will definitely be on the 2009 model. I have heard of the water ingress issues but I am sure I can avoid this with common sense, a bit of time, and maybe some silicone sealant and possibly some lithium grease or similar. Hi Lewie, I have looked everywhere for the information I'm after but I cant find it. I have found pics online and after making some rough calculations scaling them to my own car I reckon the front bar is around 1200mm from the open boot, the rear bar is around 400mm from the open boot and the bars have roughly 700mm centres. Price considerations mean I am looking at Thule's cheaper range of boxes - the "Touring" series. There are 5 boxes in the series. three can be discounted for being too long, too narrow (I want minimum 600mm wide), or both (600-Sport, 700-Alpine, 780-L) Leaving me with two options, either the smallest one or the next one up (100-S or 200-M). Based on my guesses above I believe that I should be able to squeeze the 200-m on without it fouling the boot lid when open (I hope I am right). There are a few reasons why I am not considering the Thule bars: The 09 fiesta has a specific mounting system and a specific rack specifically for the car. Why choose something different? The Ford system is cheaper I am sure (just picked up a new one for under £100, either system will likely become redundant if I get a new car anyway). Ford system looks better. I have a 3 door fiesta so there are no rear doors frames to fix the rear bar to. I don't really like the way it clamps onto the door frame anyway. The clamps seem to foul the door seal. I don't like Thule's solution for three door cars (see Pic below), looks like a bodge with both clamps on the front door and the rear bar just resting on top of the roof. I have also heard stories about this design coming loose! Once I have all the bits I will update this thread with the confirmed detail Thule system: Ford System: Both images from: http://www.ford-accessories.co.uk/fiesta/2012/transportation/roof-transportation?intcmp=other:acc:pdp:prod-list-view::select-product-group# Ford System: above image from: https://www.gumtree.com/p/car-replacement-parts/ford-fiesta-mk7-roof-bars-roof-rack/1187153065 Thule Touring 200-M Box: More information here: https://cdn1.static-tgdp.com/assetloader.axd?pimid=634201&id=562710&brand=Thule&market=GB (link to manual download) Web page: https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/cargo-carrier/car-top-carrier/thule-touring-m-_-634200.
  2. Hi all, Its been ages since I last posted on the forum, so hi to anybody still here from 2009-2010. Need some help. I am looking to get the fiesta roof rack for the mk7 (the original Ford made one that bolts on - not the Thule made one that clamps the door frame) and I want to buy a Thule roof box to put on it. The thing is I don't want a box that's too long and will foul/impact the boot/rear spoiler when the boot lid is opened. Question I have is: 1. Is there anyone out there who can tell me what boxes I can fit to these bars that wont affect the boot opening fully ...or... 2. Can somebody who has these bars fitted to their car tell me how much clearance/distance there is between the rear roof bar and the open boot lid (preferably a car with the larger spoiler on it). As Thule provide all the dimension details for their boxes and I can work the rest out myself Many thanks to anybody that can help! And to anybody who is interested, I still have my 09 fiesta titanium from new, now at about 135,000 miles and only one major issue so far (HEGO sensor)
  3. ahhh! I didn't think of that!
  4. WOW! Totally forgot the panther can look so good! :o My one used to look like that until the winter ruined it :(
  5. Makes me wonder what exactly is wrong with these part worns, and why the previous owners changed them. All seems a bit odd? Unless if they were from a write off, in which case you wouldn't want to touch them.... I dont get why people are binning perfectly good tyres, maybe i'm missing something here?
  6. I am also running IE8. It shows the forum 100% correct for me, maybe your settings need changing?
  7. I agree with most of what you said Dan. Although the fact is that there is no lock on the Mk7, also, there was no lock, and there probably will never be any lock. However, if Ford do change the spec for this, at that point there will be a lock, but until that time there is still no lock. No matter what people vote in the above poll. GL ALL! :)
  8. There are some other makes, but dubmeister seems to be the best. I am also thinking of getting some from there.
  9. Very nice. Where are you going to get your pressed metal plates from?
  10. Shut up :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  11. Jet wash the engine bay? With the engine running?
  12. Browse the topics in this forum with Mountune in the title. Some members have the upgrade and have given it a review themselves
  13. It seems to me like the obvious thing to do would be to click where it says "click here to stop filtering posts based on reputation". Have you tried this?
  14. I dont think that theres a full review of it What exactly are you after?
  15. Yeah on the old boards once you accessed the forums through google it permanently changed the settings to linear, it doesn't go back on its own. Fiesta Lad you need to change your setings back to standard
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