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Old 05-03-2017, 03:31 PM
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Roof rack for W166 GLE

I'm looking for a roof rack for my GLE. The OEM one looks like staying a bit higher over the roof of the vehicle than most others and I don't like this, the problem is Thule does offer roof rack for GLE only from the type with the bars poking aside but not like the original one with bars curved in the end. Will this rack be noisier like I was told or not. Please post pics of yours if you have such.

Another thing is that Thule claims that MB uses their bars only with the MB logo on them. In Mercedes they claim this is not true. The question is will thhule bycicle rack be compatible with the MB cross bars or not, how do you think?
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I use the old style Thule bars. They are not noisy at all, once you add the bike rails or a ski box....watch out the noise level goes right through the roof
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Also, does your gle have a hitch?
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I'm looking for a roof rack for my GLE. The OEM one looks like staying a bit higher over the roof of the vehicle than most others and I don't like this, the problem is Thule does offer roof rack for GLE only from the type with the bars poking aside but not like the original one with bars curved in the end. Will this rack be noisier like I was told or not. Please post pics of yours if you have such.

Another thing is that Thule claims that MB uses their bars only with the MB logo on them. In Mercedes they claim this is not true. The question is will thhule bycicle rack be compatible with the MB cross bars or not, how do you think?
Look at my pictures at
https://mbworld.org/forums/gle-class...ml#post6933672
Works fine.
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Are these compatible with Thule bike racks? Does anyone here have whispbars on their GLE-s?
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Are these compatible with Thule bike racks? Does anyone here have whispbars on their GLE-s?
I am just use them to carry Thule box - two round trips to Florida and East Coast - all is good.
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For those who are interested, these are the low profile Whispbars. Cannot compare with OEM the noise, but definitely there is some noise over 80 km/h. For sure looks much better and are compatible with Thule accessories.
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Those look great! How do you mount things to it? Is there a track system in the center or is everything clamp style?
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There is a slot in the middle where you can slide whatever you need
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