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Which Parts Can I Reuse From 2004 Mini Cooper Thule Roof Rack On 2018 Mini Cooper 2 Door

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Greetings, I have a 2004 Mini Cooper Roof Rack by Thule with Part Numbers: TH711200,TH480R,TH487,THKIT1366 and the locking mech I am wondering if there are of these parts that are reusable for a 2018 mini cooper 2dr hatchback. Will the new TH710501 fit in the old TH480R or is that an upgrade I will just have to make.

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The only piece that you can reuse from your original setup on the 2004 Mini cooper are the Thule WingBar EVO crossbars if the new 2018 Mini Cooper 2 door has flush mount rails. You can use the original bars part # TH711200 with Thule Rapid Podium Foot Pack part # TH460R and fit kit part # THKIT4020. If the new 2018 Mini Cooper does not have flush mount rails, then you would need to go with another brand because Thule does not make a roof rack that fits the naked roof of the 2018 Mini Cooper 2 door.

If the 2018 Mini Cooper 2 door has a naked roof, I recommend Yakima JetStream Bars part # Y00425 with RidgeLine Towers part # Y00145 and fit kit part # Y06009.

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