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      02-11-2019, 11:06 AM   #1
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roof rack?

OK, call me nuts, but I have toys - windsurfers etc. - that I need to transport, and some trips I would much rather drive in an i8 than my rough 4runner TRD pro. Same problem as my M3 w carbon roof. Zippo availability of roof racks. Anyone found a solution?
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Nah... Get a tow hitch and pull a landscape trailer with your toys in it!

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I've used a Seasucker to carry two mountain bikes on my previous car (on which there was no real option of a roof rack either). I've still got it and I see no reason why it wouldn't work on the i8 either, but I've not had opportunity to try it yet. Worth a look certainly.
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Seasucker is an option. It worked on the M3. But you can drive pretty fast here in TX, and I would prefer a 'more secure' connection.
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It should be fine!
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Sweet video! Bikes are OK; Windsurfers are a different story.
Evidently only safe up to 175mph...
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Sweet video! Bikes are OK; Windsurfers are a different story.
Evidently only safe up to 175mph...
And where in the US do you drive 175 mph with a surfboard on top?

I use a Seasucker for my skis. Not on the roof, though. I fear the finish isnít smooth enough and air may leak into the suction cups. I put it on the rear decklid. Makes getting into the trunk a bit cumbersome, but it looks cool! ;-)
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And where in the US do you drive 175 mph with a surfboard on top?

I use a Seasucker for my skis. Not on the roof, though. I fear the finish isnít smooth enough and air may leak into the suction cups. I put it on the rear decklid. Makes getting into the trunk a bit cumbersome, but it looks cool! ;-)
Very nice!!! I think with the air resistance of a board it would need to be level.
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