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      01-07-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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2013 X5M Roof Rails, has anyone removed them?

Anyone have experience with this? The dealer says they have to remove them and ad a painted fill in part for the roof rail?
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      01-07-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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It's funny you ask, I was going to post asking about the same thing. Curious if it's easy to delete them or if it will leave a hole where it was mounted.
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      01-07-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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I been told by BMW technicians that the headliner must be removed, which is a big PITA
I also hear the headliner can droop if not done perfectly!
As far as filling the hole i know some sport activity x5's have been ordered w rail-delete so im assuming theres a part that can be ordered.
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Ask PhiPsiBear

He did it...looks hot.
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Quote:
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Ask PhiPsiBear

He did it...looks hot.
Your right
Looks dope! Pm him see how he did it
Here's the link!
Cheers
Oh by the way I happened to love the rails on thr M and Msport models
It's the other models that have the very dated rails where there's space in between the rails and the roof line so 1994

http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740852
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      01-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #6
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Now I wanna do this!
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I would like to do this as well!
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Wow

Looks like a 6 hour process.
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Looks like they remove the whole headliner to get to anchor bolts to remove the roof rails then they add a delete rail.

They also have to pre-order the delete rail and paint it to match your color (it comes as flat black).
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      01-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #11
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I did change mine to OEM silver rails to match the step rails..I did the labor my self and all I can tell you is that is a Mother to remove them and install them..but totally worth it.
I did not go with the full delete option as sometimes I need to carry stuff, so I just attach the cross bars for those times that i need. Otherwise carrying anything else directly on the big sunroof was not safe for me.
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