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  • gray1731
    Member Since: 31 Oct 2021
    Location: Herefordshire
    Posts: 8
    United Kingdom 

    LR or Thule roof bars?

    I’m about to order roof rails and bars for my 2017 D5, we will be using a roof box for when we’re on holiday, are the LR roof bars quiet? As they look quite bulky?

    Any shared experience would be helpful.

    Regards
    Dan
  • jungle42
    Member Since: 19 Jun 2017
    Location: Luxembourg
    Posts: 41
    Luxembourg 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Corris Grey




    Hi, I'm using the original ones on my MY17. They are bulky but no noise issues. Use them to transport all kinds of stuff, for example the Thule Roof Box (Motion XL).

    MY17 HSE Luxury Corris Grey 3.0 si6 with Black Pack 21 inch
  • DieselRanger
    Member Since: 12 Oct 2017
    Location: God's Country, Colorado
    Posts: 711
    United States 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Likewise - even with the sunroof open I hear more noise from the deflector than I do from the crossbars. I use a Yakima roof box that sometimes gets loaded up to its max weight, and it's rock solid on the LR crossbars at 85mph and in high crosswinds.

    Note, however, the LR cross bars are asymmetrical - there is a front and back.
  • Ronbo
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2019
    Location: Maine
    Posts: 36
    United States 
    2017 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Cross bars

    I’m pleased with Thule cross bars which also are asymmetrical.
  • gavsta
    Member Since: 25 Jan 2022
    Location: Hertfordshire
    Posts: 41
     

    Similarly, has anyone tried Yakima, specifically their wing-like Whispbar?



  • nebc100
    Member Since: 08 Mar 2019
    Location: Altlinster
    Posts: 307
    Luxembourg 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Namib Orange

    I have used the LR bars and Thule ones and can hestly day that I did not notice any difference in noise.

    They were both very quiet.

    I got my LR ones for free, so am not going to replace them, but the LR ones have the advantage that they fit the car perfectly where-as the Thule ones have to be "adjusted".
  • gray1731
    Member Since: 31 Oct 2021
    Location: Herefordshire
    Posts: 8
    United Kingdom 

    Thanks for your comments.

    I have ordered some LR ones from Duckworths, and what an excellent company to deal with.
  • John C
    Member Since: 06 Oct 2018
    Location: East Yorkshire
    Posts: 78
    United Kingdom 

    We have a very large Thule box and Thule bars. We found that it makes a considerable difference to the noise levels depending upon where the box is placed (how far forward or how far back).

    Double Disco:
    2020 SDV6 D5 HSE, Carpathian Grey, 2005 TDV6 D3, Cairns Blue 280K miler.
  • nebc100
    Member Since: 08 Mar 2019
    Location: Altlinster
    Posts: 307
    Luxembourg 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Namib Orange

    The LR ones only fit in one location as they have some "pins" that fix the placement.

    The Thule ones are more "generic"
  • Whippetman
    Member Since: 16 Feb 2019
    Location: North Somerset
    Posts: 328
    England 

    Agree
    “Generic”. = more adaptable Thumbs Up

    HSE LUX, Aintree Green GONE
  • gavsta
    Member Since: 25 Jan 2022
    Location: Hertfordshire
    Posts: 41
     

    John C wrote:
    We have a very large Thule box and Thule bars. We found that it makes a considerable difference to the noise levels depending upon where the box is placed (how far forward or how far back).


    That's very interesting. Until the new Disco arrives, I'm running an Audi SQ5 with factory roof bars, which are located onto the rails with pins. This forces the very large Thule roof box, to be mounted in a single location, which is horribly noisy. Having used the same roof box, in peace, on three other cars, this is an unpleasant experience in comparison.
  • Whippetman
    Member Since: 16 Feb 2019
    Location: North Somerset
    Posts: 328
    England 

    I have the Thule 753 and Thule 4080 kit surplus
    Disco now gone so please .
    PM me if interested

    HSE LUX, Aintree Green GONE
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