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996 Roof Transport System RTS questions


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I've got a 99 C2 Cab, and I'm looking for a way to carry my bicycle other than with the top down and the bike upside down in the back seat hanging over the side of the car.

Due to the spoiler, trunk racks are out of the question. As far as I know, there's no hitch options for the 996, so a hitch rack is no good either. I have the hard top. My question is, can you mount the RTS to the cab's hardtop the same way you would mount it to a coupe? My bike is very light, so I don't think weight would be an issue, but I'm worried about the added wind resistance pulling on the latch.

I've been searching for used racks due to the ridiculous price of buying them straight from Porsche, but I've only found coupe racks, not the cab racks. If I can mount the coupe racks to my cab hard top with no problems, I might as well do that and save some money, but I don't want to just be cheap and tear up my car.

Any advice?

Anyone know of other bike rack options?

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I've got a 99 C2 Cab, and I'm looking for a way to carry my bicycle other than with the top down and the bike upside down in the back seat hanging over the side of the car.

Due to the spoiler, trunk racks are out of the question. As far as I know, there's no hitch options for the 996, so a hitch rack is no good either. I have the hard top. My question is, can you mount the RTS to the cab's hardtop the same way you would mount it to a coupe? My bike is very light, so I don't think weight would be an issue, but I'm worried about the added wind resistance pulling on the latch.

I've been searching for used racks due to the ridiculous price of buying them straight from Porsche, but I've only found coupe racks, not the cab racks. If I can mount the coupe racks to my cab hard top with no problems, I might as well do that and save some money, but I don't want to just be cheap and tear up my car.

Any advice?

Anyone know of other bike rack options?

I actually have a Tequipment RTS for a 996 Cab gathering dust in my garage. I never use it because we have another vehicle to haul things. Feel free to PM me if interested.

Tonger

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