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Hi all,
For my second post on the forum, I’ve been looking at flatbed bike carriers, and on one website it warns not to use them on cars with straight exhaust due to heat melting plastic or bike. It specifically mentions Kugas.
ive got a MK3 and the exhaust spacing is larger than mk2.
I e-mailed Thule and they just said to try it in a shop!
anyone got experience of flatbed bike carriers melting?(specifcally I was lookimg at Thule VeloCompact 927)
 

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Would it not be easy enough to fabricate a heat shield once fitted. a bit of alloy plate would be ideal. If it is by design, does Thule not supply one for chosen vehicle. I have read somewhere that Thule warn of exhaust heat.
 

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Would it not be easy enough to fabricate a heat shield once fitted. a bit of alloy plate would be ideal. If it is by design, does Thule not supply one for chosen vehicle. I have read somewhere that Thule warn of exhaust heat.
Yeah, in their manual they have a dodgy picture of an exhaust pipe, with a thermometer and an exclamation mark, as a kind of “warning”. They don’t tell you which carrier is compatible with which car.

Edit - for the older models they did produce a heat shield add on.
 
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