FordFord C-Max (2003 to 2010)
+ CRUZ 115cm OS roof bars with adapter kit 5075
CRUZ makes the best value roof bar system in the mid market. These bars are well designed and well made, with a very wide range of adapter kits, and CRUZ takes pride in making new kits for new cars, ASAP, sometimes even before they come onto the market. Where possible the kits are shaped so the tops of the bars are horizontal, even on a well curved car roof.
Aerobars are sometimes available as an option - check the list below. If they're not available it's because it will be cheaper to choose an aerobars package from the CRUZ premium range.
You need to order: (1) a pair of standard size CRUZ 32mm x 22mm plastic-covered rustproofed steel bars and (2) a vehicle specific fitting kit which joins the bars to the roof. Some vehicles also require a foot kit. All the items you require have been pre-ticked in the list below. There are kits for a very wide range of cars, so this CRUZ system should prove to be good long term value, i.e. you'll probably just need to change your fitting kit when you change your car.
We've chosen the longer (115cm) bars for you because these will allow you to carry more on the roof, and make loading easier, but if you want a neater look, and shorter bars are also shown below under Alternative bar length, please untick the 115cm bars and then choose the shorter option.
It may also be possible to order an aluminium bar option, which may also be available in two lengths - check the list below. As before, untick the 115cm steel bars and choose the aluminium bars you want.
We're also running a Fasty straps HALF PRICE promotion for customers who buy a set of roof bars from us.
The aim of this note is to persuade you that kayaks should always be tied to the carrying vehicle at both bow and stern.
Untied kayaks have, in our experience, the greatest potential for a roof bar or kayak carrier failure. The massive forces that untied kayaks can generate have even been known to snap roof bar fixing bolts with the result that a complete assembly of roof bars and kayaks has ended up on the road. We know that this has happened with almost every brand of roof bar, and regardless of whether the kayaks are on a special carrier or just strapped to the bars.
You need to fix bow and stern lines, probably using the front and rear screw-in towing eyes to get strong and accessible fixing points on the vehicle. Kayak shops should be able to provide suitable 'paracord' for this purpose. It is cheap and readily available online. Alternatively, Thule makes the QuickDraw 838 which we have listed together with every kayak carrier we sell.
Please note that kayaks should be strapped to the roof bars, or to kayak carriers, using straps that are suitable for the purpose, e.g. 25mm polypropylene straps with strong buckles. Bungee cords must never be used.
Please also note that all roof bar instructions point out the dangers of carrying unsecured long items, as of course do all kayak carrier instructions.
If you tie down your kayaks you almost certainly won't experience a product failure. If you don't you may or may not get away with it. If there is a disaster and the kayaks end up on the road, separated from the vehicle, then you were not using tie downs and you have subjected the roof bars to forces for which they were not designed. The costs of sorting this out are yours, not ours, and you may also have difficulties with your insurers.
We're sorry to be so firm about this, but "things coming off the tops of cars" is the stuff of nightmares, and we want to do all we can to prevent accidents of this sort from happening.
If the new fitting kit shown in the list below has a code CR1xxx or CR2xxx then the additional Optima foot kit is not required.
Delivery charges and arrangements:
We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.
For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is £5.50 (£9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is £8.50 (£12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (1st Class post) or £5.50 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).
There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.
Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. All courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.
I can't see any fixing points on my Ford Focus?
This is a very common question. Ford cover the fitting points on the roof with something; this is usually a mastic sprayed the same colour as your car. We recommend you remove the mastic with a flat headed screwdriver.
Please click here or on the pdf symbol below to see a guide showing how to remove the mastic to find your fixing points: