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dan999



Member Since: 07 Jun 2020
Location: Ross on Wye, Herefordshire
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Roof box

Good Morning,

Due to our growing family, we are now in the market for a roof box and everything i need to fit one. Currently our FL2 doesn't have roof rails or any type of bar.

My questions are -

1. Can I put on traditional type roof bars with our the LR rails?
2. If I HAVE to have rails, are ones for a pano roof different?
3. Best places to buy necessary parts?

Thank you.

Dan

Post #397022 15th Sep 2020 6:39 am
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Chuckalicious



Member Since: 23 May 2014
Location: Midlothian
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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Santorini Black

I have a set from Whispbar. The mountings bolt directly into where the rails normally would be. You'll need to drill a couple of holes in the trim (it's all instructed and it's really non-issue, honestly). At that point they are totally permanent and don't rely on clamping around door openings etc.

I've been very happy with mine.

Got a Thule roof box which has clamps so you can quickly put it on or take it off and is easy to adjust the positioning.

Hope that helps.

*Edit* no idea about Pano roof. I don't have one. Learned to drive in 2011.
Bought a Micra - great little car
"Upgraded" to Kia Sportage - hated it
Proper upgrade to FL2 TD4 GS 60 reg Facelift - tailgate paint issues, fuel gauge rewire, transfer box failure at 36k miles

Post #397025 15th Sep 2020 8:25 am
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dan999



Member Since: 07 Jun 2020
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Thanks Chuck,

Do you have any photos?

Post #397030 15th Sep 2020 10:41 am
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Milothedog



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You need to buy the specific type roof rails with a pano roof. they sit slightly taller to accommodate the sunroof opening. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan

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Chuckalicious



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Here you go


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 Learned to drive in 2011.
Bought a Micra - great little car
"Upgraded" to Kia Sportage - hated it
Proper upgrade to FL2 TD4 GS 60 reg Facelift - tailgate paint issues, fuel gauge rewire, transfer box failure at 36k miles

Post #397043 15th Sep 2020 5:12 pm
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bxzx16v



Member Since: 11 Jul 2013
Location: Sunny Sheffield
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England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

We've got Thule aerobars and an Exodus 590ltr roofbox (made by Thule) from Halfords , it opens either side and clamps down with ease , it's also very quiet too .





Mark 2009 FL2 TD4 SE (Sadly gone)
2007 FL2 TD4 GS (The wifes)
2012 FL2 SD4 SPORT LE

Post #397044 15th Sep 2020 5:17 pm
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dan999



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Mark,

Your FL2 looks great with the wheels that colour! Do you find that with the bars you're using, it makes the roof box sit too far forward?

Dan

Post #397052 16th Sep 2020 6:31 am
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Chuckalicious



Member Since: 23 May 2014
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The trick is to buy one so long it fills the whole roof Smile

The one I have allows for a lot of adjustment back and forward so never had an issue with positioning. Learned to drive in 2011.
Bought a Micra - great little car
"Upgraded" to Kia Sportage - hated it
Proper upgrade to FL2 TD4 GS 60 reg Facelift - tailgate paint issues, fuel gauge rewire, transfer box failure at 36k miles

Post #397053 16th Sep 2020 6:35 am
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Lightwater



Member Since: 21 Aug 2014
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Chuckalicious wrote:
The trick is to buy one so long it fills the whole roof Smile

To sleep in it!


& if it is 590L you can fit roughly 35.2 kg of ping pong balls in it so you will be pretty much at your roof load limit including box & roof rack.

In other words about 13037 ping pong balls with a packing density of 0.74048. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Chuckalicious



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Santorini Black

And now I want to try packing that many ping ping balls in 🤣 Learned to drive in 2011.
Bought a Micra - great little car
"Upgraded" to Kia Sportage - hated it
Proper upgrade to FL2 TD4 GS 60 reg Facelift - tailgate paint issues, fuel gauge rewire, transfer box failure at 36k miles

Post #397056 16th Sep 2020 8:13 am
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3landertwo



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Lightwater wrote:
Chuckalicious wrote:
The trick is to buy one so long it fills the whole roof Smile

To sleep in it!



https://news.sky.com/story/people-smuggler...s-11945706

These people had the 'ping pongs' to do it, but got caught.

Post #397057 16th Sep 2020 8:52 am
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bxzx16v



Member Since: 11 Jul 2013
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England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

dan999 wrote:
Mark,

Your FL2 looks great with the wheels that colour! Do you find that with the bars you're using, it makes the roof box sit too far forward?

Dan



That's as far back as it goes Dan .

Mark 2009 FL2 TD4 SE (Sadly gone)
2007 FL2 TD4 GS (The wifes)
2012 FL2 SD4 SPORT LE

Post #397060 16th Sep 2020 9:45 am
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