Our Volvo roof rails are also versatile enough to offer easy installation and removal, making them convenient to use as and when you need them. Elevated nickel content and careful engineering in the B21 family of engines has given Volvo legendary status as a durable car manufacturer with seven digit examples still rolling down the roads. The ancient ideogram of a ring with an arrow bisecting at 1 o'clock was chosen as the company logo, a nod towards the company's long term involvement with iron alloys. The longer, non-aero cross-bars may have some detectable air resistance so it could make sense to keep them off the vehicle. This information is only a summary.
Our customers should expect the same high-quality when purchasing Genuine Volvo products which in the past were exclusively available as dealer only items. Roof racks are designed to free up space inside your vehicle, instead locking and securing luggage and other cargo on the roof between metal beams. Outbound was with two people and luggage; return was me only and less than half of luggage. Highway speed of travel were in the range of slightly below posted to 5 mph over posted, so often 80 mph in Arizona and New Mexico. Removing the wing mirrors would have saved a lot more but I make more use of these than the roof bars. I have driven about 1M miles over the past thirty years and logged every journey and calculated economy tank to tank , have always been interested in 'economy driving' and have taken some extreme measures in the past trying to beat my previous figures in various cars.
Through the decades Volvo became synonymous with safety, owing in no small part to ad campaigns in the 70's showing Volvos stacked six high or crushed into cubes with perfectly functional cabin doors. These have a max infl press of 51 psi 350 kpa , and I keep them at about 40 psi. This is cheaper than the permanent roof rails, but I opted for the rails so that they would always be there. We have truly hassle-free returns, an in depth , and provide and videos for many of our products. Today Volvo is known around the world as one of the most iconic brands known for safety, longevity, and its enthusiast following.
We will do our best to find the part that you are looking for. If this is not the exact Roof Rail End Cap - Passenger Blue Pearl you are looking for, or you would like this part in a brand other than Genuine Volvo, please and one of our customer service experts will help you locate the exact part you need. Jim , The drag of the roof bars is not negligible , I have driven my V70 128000 miles and have had the roof bars on the whole time and used them a couple of times not enough to make them worth leaving on permanently but I have been too lazy to take them off. Contact us and we'll find it for you! No significant drafting on trucks. We will not provide a replacement or credit for any part not purchased directly from our store. The item must be new and in its original manufacturer packaging to be eligible for a cash refund.
We pride ourselves on offering competitive pricing, excellent service and quick turnaround with every order. I base my opinion of the low aero drag of the roof rails on the high mpg I have gotten in my 2004 V70 with rails but no crossbars at 70 to 80 mph. . For example, roundtrip Dallas to New Orleans in May 2007: Over 4 days I drove 1220 miles consuming 36. Relax on your road trip knowing that your luggage has been stored somewhere that is very secure, which will give you peace of mind for the duration of your journey. We offer a wide variety of high quality replacement, maintenance and restoration car parts plus our own line of heavy duty and performance products.
Example: brake instead of ceramic brake. But we don't drive many miles in town both mid 60s and retired and it sure is great for travelling and camping with our three dogs. Also it was a lot colder on the outbound leg as low as minus 17 deg C. Do I have your authorization to proceed? There are several sliding plastic clips, and one can slide them up to tighten with a thin metal tool like a putty knife, but they do not seem to stay put. All Volvo supplied parts are made to specifications by Volvo and under their strict quality control guidelines. If you are talking about the removable and repositionable cross-bars, then they attach to the longitudinal rails by 'tamper resistant' Torx bolts which are accessed by pulling down the plastic trim from the center to the outside. Colder air is denser air and so there is greater aerodynamic resistance.
It worked well for me for over 16 years and about 110 kmi, and it is still running well according to the reports from the person I gave it to in 2007. If a part fails, the original purchaser is able to return that part at any time for replacement. If you would like to return an item or have questions about the process, please and one of our customer service experts will be happy to help. Our customer and vehicle first approach means that your experience is our first priority. If the original item or suitable replacement part is not available, then this warranty is void. Must one buy new plastic clips? Not many others can match our knowledge and dedication to providing the very best customer service in the market. Roof racks are easily installed and simple to disassemble, meaning that in most scenarios you don't even need to take the car into the shop for installation.
I have used the rails with temporary crossbars to mount a Thule roof box for camping trips with my wife and our three dogs, and to transport a canoe, so I value them. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our. If you cannot find the Volvo Roof Rack you are looking for — feel free to contact us. On this subject, can anyone explain how the front trim strips are properly attached to the sides of the windscreen? If they increase the drag by only a faction of a % then over the mileage I have done I have paid many times over , also they weigh in at a couple of kilos extra weight which again over the life of the car you pay for. If you would like to return an item or have questions about the process, please and one of our customer service experts will be happy to help. Even the most durable of automobiles eventually succumb to the rigors of daily life. I have not removed the roof bars from my V70 because I have occassionally used them but I have driven my car 129 ,000 miles since new and I am certain that even if the drag coefficient is increased by less than 0.
This information is only a summary. The range of Volvo roof bars at DriveDen brings together strong and durable products that make excellent rooftop accessory mounts for many Volvo models, such as the , , , and the. I'm taking my roof bars off tommorow as i dout I would use them maybe twice a year if that and I got a set of plastic roof strips from a breaker in Preston today for a tenna : so if I need to use them I can refit them later on. Through the decades Volvo became synonymous with safety, owing in no small part to ad campaigns in the 70's showing Volvos stacked six high or crushed into cubes with perfectly functional cabin doors. The regular Torx driver will not engage the tamper resistant Torx bolts because they have a pin in the center which fits into a recess in the end of the special Torx wrench for engaging the tamper resistant bolts. The ancient ideogram of a ring with an arrow bisecting at 1 o'clock was chosen as the company logo, a nod towards the company's long term involvement with iron alloys.