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Infiniti G35, Coupe, Sedan
#1 of 21 Any bike racks that can be used on G35 Coupe?
Aug 27, 2006 (4:39 pm)
I have checked with every bike store in my town and I have been told there is no bike rack that will safely go on the G35 Cpe, and you cant put a hitch on it without cutting the car. I heard only one place in CT called Bird Automotive has invented a safe way of installing bike racks, golf carrier, and ski/snowboard racks for these cars and it can be ordered on the Internet but the cost is $400. They are two are steel pipes that run underneath the car between the factory tailpipes, recessed behind the bumper. You attach the U shaped pipes under the spare tire well with 3 bolts. That is the only drilling that has to be done. You can really see the pipes underneath and you simply slide the custom made bike rack into these receiver pipes and you have a bike rack similiar to a hitch bike rack. There are pictures on this website and what is nice is that the bikes to dont touch the car at all and you can still open your trunk. Does anyone have one of these G35 bike racks? If so, please tell me how they like it. I am thinking of ordering it but I hate to pay the cost for one. Anyone find any other type of bike rack that works. A lot of the bike stores first will say they have one but when they realize my car is not the Sedan but the Coupe they say it cant be done because there is no way to make it secure.
#2 of 21 Why...
Sep 07, 2006 (12:52 pm)
...would you want to put a bike rack on this beautiful car anyway? Borrow a friends/neighbors/relatives car if you need to and let them use the G. Please don't risk scratching it up, or be seen with a bunch of bikes hanging off the back of your ride. This car is too COOL for that.
#3 of 21 Bike rack issues - G35 coupe
Sep 30, 2006 (3:58 pm)
I had the same issue as you! I was NOT told, however, that no rack would safely secure a bike on the coupe. They sold me a SERAS rack (don't know the model # -sorry!)...and I've been cringing ever since. I watch my bike in the rear view mirror ALL THE TIME and hate to watch my bike move in the slightest...
I get nervous every time I need to cart my bike anywhere because there is no real way for a rack to be totally secure on this car. I can say though that I've been more scared of losing my bike than scratching the car. The rack is well protected with thick foam and rubberized gripper hook thingees. The Seras carrier has not damaged my car..but the poor G DOES look weird with the bike hangin off the back. Even my $2300 carbon bike... It just doesn't look right on the G.
Like joefro said - "the car is too COOL for that". hee hee
Anyway.. my solution to this problem and others is to graduate up to the FX35. LOL!! My boyfriend said that my bike doesn't like the G (even though beautiful and powerful). I will be sad to leave my '05 beauty...but will be oh so happy that I have room to haul more than just a## now.
#4 of 21 Thanks for the Bird Automotive info
Apr 30, 2007 (9:48 am)
Thanks for the link to Bird Automotive. Since I normally bike starting from my house, this is normally not an issue, and if I do take my bike, I can put it into the back seat, by removing the front wheel. I just lay a couple of blankets down first, to protect the seat, and in she goes.
Not sure which would is worse - a bike rack on the back or a bike in the back seat.
#5 of 21 Re: Any bike racks that can be used on G35 Coupe? [ana1]
Jan 11, 2008 (8:46 pm)
I thought I would post a solution since I did actually put a Yakima roof rack on my 2008 G35x. I simply bought the Yakima specs for a 2005 G35 and got the Q Towers, 48" crossbars, and 2 sets of Q35 Clips (this is the key item as they fit the G35 door/roof line perfectly). Follow the directions but you may actually need to bring the spacing between the bars and inch or so in due to the newer profile. If you run you fingers along the underside of the roof/door frame, you will actually feel purposefully build notches in the frame for the Q35 clips!
After I installed it I drove from Denver to Vail in 30-50 MPH winds with skis and a snowboard on top with zero problems. The beauty if the system is that all you have to do when you don't need it is to unhinge the Q Towers and remove the rack. That way you can avoid all the harsh ridicule on web blogs for putting a rack on "such a beautiful car"... LOL
#6 of 21 Re: Any bike racks that can be used on G35 Coupe? [sstricker]
Feb 11, 2008 (10:08 pm)
Do you have pictures of this on your car? I am getting mine Saturday and live in Denver
#7 of 21 Thule rack/feet for G35 sedan?
Feb 24, 2008 (8:14 am)
Anybody using a Thule roof rack on a G35 sedan?
I've always used Thule racks - on Saabs, Honda Accords and my Honda Pilot. Now that we have a G35 sedan, I need to see if I can "rack" that vehicle.
Let me know if you're doing so.
#9 of 21 Re: Thule rack/feet for G35 sedan? [waltaz]
Apr 03, 2008 (2:11 pm)
There's a guy on G35Driver that took a chance and bought the Thule roof rack for the 2006 G35.
He installed it and it fits perfectly.
#10 of 21 Re: Thule rack/feet for G35 sedan? [scottm123]
Apr 03, 2008 (2:15 pm)
I did the next best thing and leased an EX35 also and mounted my rack to that. I couldn't see any way to make it work on the 07/08's.