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Old 07-10-06, 12:59 PM   #1
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Bike rack for Porsche? Without going broke!

I am looking for a rack so I can take my wife and my road bikes on an upcoming vacation.
Anyone have experiance with a bike rack for a Porsche Boxster OR for an older 911 Carrera with a tail?
I found 2, Bird automotive at 400 bucks and a Porsche one at 1200!! Yikes!

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You own a Boxster, a 911 Carrera with a tail and (2) 2006 Giants and are bitc*ing about the cost of a roof rack? I feel soooooooo sorry for you.


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I am looking for a rack so I can take my wife and my road bikes on an upcoming vacation.
Anyone have experiance with a bike rack for a Porsche Boxster OR for an older 911 Carrera with a tail?
I found 2, Bird automotive at 400 bucks and a Porsche one at 1200!! Yikes!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-06, 01:13 PM   #3
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You own a Boxster, a 911 Carrera with a tail and (2) 2006 Giants and are *****ing about the cost of a roof rack? I feel soooooooo sorry for you.
ROFLMAO

But seriously just take the Hummer and tow one of the Porsches. Or spend the money on a good rack...hell just the bike mount (not the rack system) I am getting this afternoon is going to cost over $110...you have to pay if you want quality...but you drive a Porsche or 2, you know this already.
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You own a Boxster, a 911 Carrera with a tail and (2) 2006 Giants and are bitc*ing about the cost of a roof rack? I feel soooooooo sorry for you.
My sentiments exactly...my first thought was why don't you buy the Porshe SUV (cayenne i believe?) then you don't need to buy a rack you can just throw the bike in the back and you have 400HP
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You own a Boxster, a 911 Carrera with a tail and (2) 2006 Giants and are bitc*ing about the cost of a roof rack? I feel soooooooo sorry for you.
That would be +1.
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Actually, if you think about it, these Porsches are not that expensive relative to what most nicely equipped SUV's are going for...
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Actually, if you think about it, these Porsches are not that expensive relative to what most nicely equipped SUV's are going for...
That's not saying much. As the Big Three have shown, there is no shortage of idiots in this country who will pay an extra $15K for a Tahoe with a little Caddy badge in place of the Chevy logo.
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A little harsh on a guy looking for a little advice.
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Wow, people are so quick to judge Im actually sorry I posted the question, Big deal I have an 86 911 that I have had for 11 years and an 01 Boxster S in my garage so that makes me crazy rich? so I can just piss away money, I suspect I am allot older than some of the people who responded and cars have been my hobby my entire life.
As far as the Cayenne, I dont like nor want a truck. The cars I have dont add up to half of what a Cayenne Turbo S costs. and 400 bucks is alot of cash for a freakin rack!
I asked a simple question I did not ask to be judged..whatever..

geeez...

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I have an 89 C4 and use Thule rain gutter mounts. Works fine. Not sure what it'll set you back. Can't be much. Should work for your 911.
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I have an 89 C4 and use Thule rain gutter mounts. Works fine. Not sure what it'll set you back. Can't be much. Should work for your 911.
Thanks C4, my 911 is a Targa so that wont work.
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Wow, people are so quick to judge Im actually sorry I posted the question, Big deal I have an 86 911 that I have had for 11 years and an 01 Boxster S in my garage so that makes me crazy rich? so I can just piss away money, I suspect I am allot older than some of the people who responded and cars have been my hobby my entire life.
As far as the Cayenne, I dont like nor want a truck. The cars I have dont add up to half of what a Cayenne Turbo S costs. and 400 bucks is alot of cash for a freakin rack!
I asked a simple question I did not ask to be judged..whatever..

geeez...
sorry about giving you a hard time man...try out www.yakima.com you can plug in your car make an model and it will tell you what you need. for a roof rack $400 is about right. you could always add a hitch but that would be about the same cost after rack cost (~$150) and hitch/labor cost (~$200)
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My sentiments exactly...my first thought was why don't you buy the Porshe SUV (cayenne i believe?) then you don't need to buy a rack you can just throw the bike in the back and you have 400HP
I can understand it. Upkeep on a boxer and older 911 is bad enough without having spend more than is necessary on parts that do nothing to keep the cars running.

FWIW, I haul my bike in the back of my 928. The rear seats fold down. No rack necessary. I did see one guy here in the D20 who had a strap-on bumper/trunk rack like Rhode Gear makes mounted to the back of his Boxster.
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Marc, best bet is to get a trailer-hitch installed on the car. Then buy any of the racks that slide into the receiver on the hitch. You can also tow small trailer to the track with 2nd set of wheels & tires, tools, etc.
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Check out Excellence Magazine. They always have ads for rack systems built specifically for Porsche 911 and 987 body types.

I assume you like your 987, so there isn't a hitch on it. Look here:
http://www.birdautomotive.com/Bike%20Rack%20Boxster.htm
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Thanks very much for all the constructive replies, I guess I am going to have to drop 400 on the bird automotive rack, seems like the only one out there.
I just cant bring myself to put a hitch in the car!
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I just cant bring myself to put a hitch in the car!

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Didn't Thule have an ad with two bikes mounted upside down on top of a 911, but instead of the car carrying the bikes, the bikes were carrying the car?
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I have a '67 Porsche 912 that I inherited from my uncle. He's rich, not me. With the addition of crossbars and the racks from Yakima, it can be done. Look around. If your C2 is the same width (if not a little wider), it should work. Good luck.

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Unfortunately, a hitch is the only way I know of attaching a rack that won't eventually mar or scratch the paint job. If owned a boxster, a hidden 1-1/4" hitch it would be.
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I can understand it. Upkeep on a boxer and older 911 is bad enough without having spend more than is necessary on parts that do nothing to keep the cars running.

FWIW, I haul my bike in the back of my 928. The rear seats fold down. No rack necessary. I did see one guy here in the D20 who had a strap-on bumper/trunk rack like Rhode Gear makes mounted to the back of his Boxster.
Hey, I've got an '89 928S4. The hatch with the seats down do allow for a bike to fit in. And speaking of upkeep, 928's aren't cheap either.
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I bought a license plate mounted rack to go on my 2005 Boxster S. A plate screws in under the license plate, and a little 1" receiver comes out at the bottom of the licenseplate and takes the rack. It screws into the lecense plate screw holds. Its pretty cool, with the rack off you can hardly see it, and with the rack on nothing touches the painted surfaces of the car, except behind the license plate. unfortunately on the current generation Boxster, the licenseplate only screws into the bumper fascia so it won't work on my car, but depending on how your license plate mounts it could be an option.
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Check out Excellence Magazine. They always have ads for rack systems built specifically for Porsche 911 and 987 body types.

I assume you like your 987, so there isn't a hitch on it. Look here:
http://www.birdautomotive.com/Bike%20Rack%20Boxster.htm
A 2001 Boxster would be designated as a 986. Just had to clarify, as a Porsche nut.
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