Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

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Rubins4

750 posts

96 months

Thursday
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Sc0tchland said:
Obliged.

Albert Haddock

65 posts

13 months

Thursday
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mondayo said:
Raino144 said:
Scrump said:
The Mercedes bars, atera aero bars and (I think) Thule bars all have a T track for securing the box.
T shaped pieces are slid into the track and then the box drops over them, a nut or hand wheel is then secured inside the box.
The alternative and more basic method of securing boxes to bars is with large U bolts.

T track:


U bolts:
My Thule box has what I can only describe as a spider type clamp where you sit the box on the rails, fit the clamps over the bars from the inside of the roof box and then turn a wheel to tighten them up.

Even with the aero bars the box baffles like hell at high speed, my autoroute progress was limited to 140kph ish due to noise.
I have the spider type clamps in my Thule box too. But I can take them out and use the T track as well. The box can be opened from both sides.

I've got it currently set up with some old Whispabars (they've been renamed/rebranded and I can't remember the new name) that used to be on an X5 but seem to work on my S210 fine.
We cruised on the autoroute to and from Le Dawlish this summer, at 135-160kph (ish) with acceptable noise and fuel economy levels.
Mondayo, if that's your W210, I love it, beautiful car, I have one but not in that condition, ours has been abused since I got it new, in my opinion, the S210 is the best estate car ever. Much nicer than a 211 and much better built, just the rust really. Massive load space, bigger than anything else, the 211 is much smaller and nowhere near as elegant. I've no idea what Benz were thinking when they came up with the rear end & the rear 3/4 view on a S211, no idea why I bought one too after already having the 210. It might be that they're known as a funeral car because there's so many 211's leading the dead on their final journey! I'll take a 210 please.

B'stard Child

23,524 posts

217 months

Thursday
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bolidemichael said:
My OEM one is handsome and works well. Impacts the fuel economy and whistles at speed (over the ton) but nothing like the 'horror' stories described.

See I love integrated solutions where you can open all the doors, the tailgate and the roof box on the remote biggrin

bolidemichael

7,203 posts

172 months

Thursday
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B'stard Child said:
bolidemichael said:
My OEM one is handsome and works well. Impacts the fuel economy and whistles at speed (over the ton) but nothing like the 'horror' stories described.

See I love integrated solutions where you can open all the doors, the tailgate and the roof box on the remote biggrin
That's the family and wife integration biggrin

dscam

1,175 posts

158 months

Thursday
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MichaelXJ

600 posts

77 months

Thursday
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Another purchase inbound for me! Next Saturday though and I'm already itching to pick it up. 2002 Mercedes S Class S320Cdi Long wheel base. A mere 220k miles on it. Will be putting 12 months MOT on it before I collect

0a

23,276 posts

165 months

Thursday
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zzzzzzz at the roof box monthly.

Still it's Friday in 5 minutes!

WorldBoss

2,984 posts

160 months

Yesterday (00:17)
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dscam said:
If we're posting memes, this one sprung to mind after the roof box talk




sutoka

3,677 posts

79 months

Yesterday (03:29)
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cmvtec said:
rider73 said:
a FB marlketplace jag - not far for me (well relatively speaking) - i know nothing about jags............





2008 Jaguar X-TYPE
£4,000

Jaguar x type sport premium Pearl grey

Low mileage, excellent condition inside and out. Top spec, leather heated memory seats, satnav, electric folding mirrors, cruise, climate. We'll maintained, full service history, loads of receipts, two keys, three owners from new. MOT'd till May 2022
I ran a facelift X-Type for four years, same engine as this but auto. It wasn't a bad car but it wasn't a good Jaguar. Almost all of the issues I had with it were diesel specific. It used to lunch EGR valves, too. Turbo went, injectors went, DPF, blah blah.

I loved it, but it dissolved in the end. Looked nice, though:






I wouldn't pay more than £1200 for one now.
I paid £900 for mine in 2013, 2.5 V6 petrol - decent spec, piano black dash, leather seats, AC, heated seats stuck a facelift grill and alloys on it and did 70k miles in 4 years. Cost very little apart from service bits and a recon fuel pump was on 170k miles when I sold it. I believe it ended up a pile of shredded steel somewhere.

I previously owned a late 90's. XJ Sport and thought the interior was fairly well screwed together, lots of Ford switches and buttons and a lot of service bits were Ford with a Jaguar stickers and Jag prices. A fuel pump for example was £600 from Jag but a Ford unit was less than half. A mechanic friend of mine ran one for 8 years with a modified Ford KA pump.

It wasn't a Jaguar but I liked the styling





Edited by sutoka on Friday 26th November 03:37

ian316

3,336 posts

76 months

Yesterday (03:37)
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Well it's Friday and we've had a couple Japanese cars

ian316

3,336 posts

76 months

Yesterday (03:38)
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On a different topic is still sat rotting on a driveway CDG?

ian316

3,336 posts

76 months

Yesterday (03:45)
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And one for the Jag that needs a little tlc sadly

nobrakes

1,870 posts

169 months

Yesterday (05:13)
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MichaelXJ said:
Another purchase inbound for me! Next Saturday though and I'm already itching to pick it up. 2002 Mercedes S Class S320Cdi Long wheel base. A mere 220k miles on it. Will be putting 12 months MOT on it before I collect
Just run in then. LWB and proper tyres. Obviously you’ll need to paint it Berlin Taxi Yellow.

dscam

1,175 posts

158 months

Yesterday (06:46)
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The weekend approaches:





W00DY

14,133 posts

197 months

Yesterday (07:22)
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MichaelXJ said:
Another purchase inbound for me! Next Saturday though and I'm already itching to pick it up. 2002 Mercedes S Class S320Cdi Long wheel base. A mere 220k miles on it. Will be putting 12 months MOT on it before I collect
Awesome. I was tempted. Those wheels, the shabby bodywork and the CEO plate are a great look.

martynr

527 posts

145 months

Yesterday (07:42)
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dscam said:
The weekend approaches:

Snip...


Coming on a bicycle to take a picture in front of Jag. A bit cheeky that is!
hehe

Macron

6,977 posts

137 months

Yesterday (08:11)
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W00DY said:
MichaelXJ said:
Another purchase inbound for me! Next Saturday though and I'm already itching to pick it up. 2002 Mercedes S Class S320Cdi Long wheel base. A mere 220k miles on it. Will be putting 12 months MOT on it before I collect
Awesome. I was tempted. Those wheels, the shabby bodywork and the CEO plate are a great look.
That it's spent 230,000 miles spewing out filty, dirty, cancerous ste, not such a great look.

TyrannosauRoss Lex

28,752 posts

183 months

Yesterday (08:13)
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Macron said:
W00DY said:
MichaelXJ said:
Another purchase inbound for me! Next Saturday though and I'm already itching to pick it up. 2002 Mercedes S Class S320Cdi Long wheel base. A mere 220k miles on it. Will be putting 12 months MOT on it before I collect
Awesome. I was tempted. Those wheels, the shabby bodywork and the CEO plate are a great look.
That it's spent 230,000 miles spewing out filty, dirty, cancerous ste, not such a great look.
hehe

NorthNorthWest

75 posts

Yesterday (08:40)
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TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
hehe
He's right like.
I think I've only ever come across Macron to rival me for the level of vitriol I express towards diesels.

Utterly digusting, disgraceful engines.

martynr

527 posts

145 months

Yesterday (08:47)
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NorthNorthWest said:
He's right like.
I think I've only ever come across Macron to rival me for the level of vitriol I express towards diesels.

Utterly digusting, disgraceful engines.
Guys, you just need to breath in and breath out. Here you go, breath in and breath out... hehe




Soot chucker was here hehe