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Old 03-18-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Oem vs aftermarket roof vane

Looking at getting a roof vane. Found an Oem one that's used for $180 or I can get a ebay one for about $120. Which would you go with? I want a carbon fiber one if possible but don't want installing the ebay one to be a huge PITA due to non removable end caps.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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oem will be better
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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Being that you have to drill into the body I'd go with oem for peace at mind for fitment.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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Do only oem ones have removable ends?
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:42 AM   #5
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they are the only ones guaranteed to have removable ends
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:40 AM   #6
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go with oem, i have an "aftermarket" carbon fiber one. pain to install. the oem ones you can remove the end caps so you can see where to drill, and essentially use the vane as the template. the non removable capped vanes you have to place it on the car where it goes, and hope you get the position right for the hardware. then theres the drilling through the three layers of metal. and drilling the holes large enough to get tools on the harware from the inside when the headliner is down.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #7
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