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    05 GTI - What racks work well?

    I just purchased a 2005 GTI 1.8T that is sweet! The problem is, the roof rack from my old Jetta will not work on this car since it is a 2 door and my old car had 4 doors with mounts that clamped to the top of the door frames. I was using a Yakima rack with Sportworks carriers attached to the bars. Thule purchase Sportworks so they sell them now with very slight differences.

    Do any of you have experience with bike racks on a 2005 2 door GTI or Golf?

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    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    That's great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    I use the Thule on my 04 GTI. No problems at all. You should be able to buy just the GTI kit to adapt the feet of your current rack to the GTI mounting points.

    The front mount has eyelets that slip onto the knobs under the outer rubber rain strip that you see when the doors are open. The rear kit has a clamp that slips between the upper edge of the rear side windows and the frame. there are two arrows on the window glass to tell you were to put it.
    Hey Arkadi! Thanks for the helpful information. I did not realize there are arrows on the rear windows because the windows have dark window tint. I am semi toying with the idea of a removeable rear hitch mount but I am concerned that it would bottom out when backing up out of the driveway and going down the rain gutter to the street. My GTI is quite a bit lower than my 98 Jetta GT. Do you have any pictures of your car with the roof rack?

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    Was that awesome info or what?

    I have an '03 and I just keep my back seat down and throw the bike in the back. It fits easily with the front wheel off. I also keep an old blanket in there for when I want to bring a friend somewhere thus stacking the bikes. Perhaps not pretty but it works easily and well.

    Just an fyi. Ruins using the back seat tho but I never use it anyway.

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    i have the oem rack...i hate the rails but like how the feet sit on the car. I do put down the back seats and throw in a second bike now and then but its a bit pita, and makes a mess of the car but with the front wheel off it fits no prob. A hitch mount would be real low. i would def be concerned with stuff like driveways.

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