Just installed a set of Turtle Air1 Cross bars and they look great. Got them on eBay for $189. They come in black or silver. I haven’t driven on the highway yet to check for any noises. The Air1 is low profile as I don’t have a glass sliding roof. There is an Air2 if you do.Anyone found an alternative to the OEM VW crossbars? $300 seems pretty steep and not yet in stock: 2022 Volkswagen Taos Roof Rack Crossbars - Free Shipping | VW Accessories Shop
Would you mind sharing your 20% off code?Call your dealer, they are in stock at mine and I picked some up this weekend. There are 2 programs running right now that help with price. 15% off via Visa gift card and 20% off an accessory purchase from VW. The 20% off code was emailed to me from VW HQ when I bought the car.
I also installed the OEM bars on black rails and they fit perfectly. No issues here.Which bars do you have mounted on your Taos? I have looked for the OEM base carrier bars, only finding the model (Part Number: 2GJ071151) that Volkswagen says are "for silver rails only", and just like your Taos, I have the black rails.
I wash my car multiple times a week and I've never taken the bars off. I don't have any issues with them being left on. No damage on anything, so far. I will update in the future if that ever changes, but I highly doubt it will.For anyone who has installed the OEM base carrier bars, have you gone through a car wash with the bars attached? The literature says to remove the bars before going through a car wash--i'm not really wanting to do this every time.
Mine are like this too. I only get a small whistling noise on the highway.Wondering if anyone else is experiencing a whistling noise from the OEM Crossbars. I get it even at low speed. Thinking it may be related to install. The bars don’t seem straight (see picture). Any insight would be great. Don’t want to have to take these off every time I’m not actually using them but the sound is very annoying. View attachment 776
I lost one of the end caps from my base carrier 2GJ071151.. seems flimsy, never latching well. Any one else have the same issue? Also, anyone willing to sell an extra End Cap as a replacement part? It's for my daughters car and I can't find any replacement parts or loose/single end caps for sale any ware!.. please advise.Wondering if anyone else is experiencing a whistling noise from the OEM Crossbars. I get it even at low speed. Thinking it may be related to install. The bars don’t seem straight (see picture). Any insight would be great. Don’t want to have to take these off every time I’m not actually using them but the sound is very annoying. View attachment 776