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    1989 Accord DX Limusine US-Spec from Germany

    Hey guys,
    So far I have been using this forum to read about some troubles i have on my 1989 DX Accord CA5, so I guess it's time to introduce myself
    Here is my car: 1989 Honda Accord CA5, KA-Model, blue outside blue inside. 120600 miles on the clock. I live in Germany near Frankfurt.
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    Right now I am trying to prepare the car for a long drive next summer so i actually have some questions already. For example - what Roof rack would You guys recommend? The 3rd gen is not really the best example of a car which I could totally see with a roof rack, but I've seen some on the internet having one, I just have no idea how this thing is held



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    Re: 1989 Accord DX Limusine US-Spec from Germany

    Hello and welcome! That is a beautiful car! I had a roof rack on my coupe for a little while- and I suggest you dont use the one I had! It had metal brackets that would reach through the weather seals and grab inside the doors, and scratched much of the paint. They also didn't have much grip, so they weren't very functional. I would suggest getting the kind that run straps across the headliner, they run through the weather seals and then clip to itself so its very firm- I would look for one of those it's much less harder on the car (and yours is so nice!) and works better. The straps can be a little annoying, but I find that it works very well. I hope other people chime in too!!
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    Re: 1989 Accord DX Limusine US-Spec from Germany

    hello i brought my first honda accord when i lived in germany before i moved back to the us i lived in stuttgart my wife is from nurnberg i have a 1989 sei sedan with a nurnberg tag on the front

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    Re: 1989 Accord DX Limusine US-Spec from Germany

    wow cool rims!!! but what brand of the roof rack was yours? I don't think i totally understand You what You mean with "the straps across the headliner". So far I found only one Model which kind of "grabs" the roof (between the roof corner and the weather seals), but the contact surface is just on the corners appears to be SO small! https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/z/cAwAAOSw43JbzEfz/$_57.JPG - and it has no contact with the actual roof surface like Yours.

    But i see some of the Accords having those ones, which "stand" on the roof and are fixed between the roof and weather seal stripe.
    like this guy has https://www.3geez.com/forum/sale/131...-included.html

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    Re: 1989 Accord DX Limusine US-Spec from Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by alex-ek View Post
    wow cool rims!!! but what brand of the roof rack was yours? I don't think i totally understand You what You mean with "the straps across the headliner". So far I found only one Model which kind of "grabs" the roof (between the roof corner and the weather seals), but the contact surface is just on the corners appears to be SO small! https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/z/cAwAAOSw43JbzEfz/$_57.JPG - and it has no contact with the actual roof surface like Yours.

    But i see some of the Accords having those ones, which "stand" on the roof and are fixed between the roof and weather seal stripe.
    like this guy has https://www.3geez.com/forum/sale/131...-included.html
    Thanks! The first one that I bought was this one, mainly since it was cheap; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Top-Roo...item41f2394e18

    And the one that I failed to describe is this one, I bought it to replace this one ^; https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Apex-RC...4AAOSwrhBZAzJ6 which was put to actual use- I had a roof basket with a spare tire in it, a lightbar on it, and never felt any problems from the straps! And also, no paint chips! Hope it helps!
    I've got two headaches;
    1) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: Getting a Dual Weber B18B1 Swap on air ride
    2) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: that I smashed into a tree and felt bad about so I rebuilt the whole car.

    Build thread! http://b0cks.blogspot.com

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    Re: 1989 Accord DX Limusine US-Spec from Germany

    Nice car. Never seen one like that

    Pop-up lights, with face lift bumpers, facelift tail lights but wide place opening on the trunk in Europe.

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    Re: 1989 Accord DX Limusine US-Spec from Germany

    Welcome from California!
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