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post #1 of 7 Old 01-13-2021, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure how much traffic this forum gets, but we pick up our 2012 Cayenne (Base model) on Saturday and will be immediately taking it skiing. The one we are getting has no roof rails, no hitch, and we will have four passengers (Including the driver). There is not enough time to arrange purchase of any add-on racks, etc. I'm well versed in what is available for the vehicle, that's not the direction I wish this thread to take.

Could someone please measure (or point me to specs of) the rear cargo area width, or diagonal dimensions even (could even be rear left on the floor up to right (almost) to the rear right passenger's shoulder).

Basically, I'm interested in whether or not I can fit some 176cm skis in the back without coming over the rear seat. I suppose it's possible that they will have to protrude between the two kids in the back seat, but wondered if someone could give me a better idea of what I'm dealing with since I don't have the car for several more days.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-14-2021, 01:09 AM
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There is a pass-thru between the rear seats that will work just fine and keep the skis low.
I have a brand new set of Thule bars and feet made for a 2012 Cayenne, still in the box and never used that I would be willing to sell.
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There is a pass-thru between the rear seats that will work just fine and keep the skis low.
I have a brand new set of Thule bars and feet made for a 2012 Cayenne, still in the box and never used that I would be willing to sell.
Thanks for your response! I had stored (incorrectly) in my head that the rear seat was a 40/60! A pass through would make that much easier while I sort out the roof rack.

Which feet/bars do you have? I'm looking for the (less desirable) square bar setup as I have too many things to replace if I switch to the aero bars. Since I don't plan on leaving them on all of the time, I can put up with the wind/aero issues that will arise when I do put the bar on.
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These are the square bars. All of my accessories are for square bars too. The feet are designed for the 958 Cayenne. Thanks to some family confusion I ended up with 2 sets. I used one set all summer and it was great and looks great.
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These are the square bars. All of my accessories are for square bars too. The feet are designed for the 958 Cayenne. Thanks to some family confusion I ended up with 2 sets. I used one set all summer and it was great and looks great.
It won’t let me message you (my post count is too low), but if you have the foot pack and adaptors for our roof, I’d be interested.

I have 48” load bars, how wide do you use? I wasn’t sure if 48” would be wide enough, because on my previous vehicle that barely went over the rails that I had. Since the 958 seems to mount those feet pretty far wide, do I need to be looking at something longer, or do you think I can make the 48” work for now?
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These are 53 inches. This is what Thule recommends "Thule SquareBar Evo 135". I'm use to having the bars go wider than the vehicle but these do not. The black polymer coating makes them look OEM. I really don't think it would work with 48 inch bars. You should also note that Thule changed the square bar. The newer ones have a slot and the new feet only work with the new bars. I've been using square bars since 1984. I planned to just get new feet for my original bars like I've done many times since rain gutters disappeared. Due to the change in the bars I got brand new and I'm really glad I did. The new ones look so much better and all my accessories work.
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Congrats on the new Porsche! We ski here every weekend in Lake Tahoe with our 2 boys...Cayenne does well. We purchased a 2012 base Cayenne new back in 2012. In case you don't know - be sure to have a Porsche dealer inspect the transfer case. They are prone to failure. We replaced ours the first time in 2015. We had to replace it a 2nd time 2 months ago. The dealer said we could still drive the car and it would not hurt it...but the jerking motion was very annoying. This is a known issue for these cars in these years. The reason I am warning you is that last Oct 2020 Porsche agreed to cover under warranty any transfer case issues free of charge. The job without that decision is approx. $4k. Other than this issue, we have 184k trouble-free miles on our Cayenne.


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Porsche mechanics are instructed to replace a "vent hose" for the transfer case. This newly revised design part number for the revised vent is 958-301-047-10. The reason: the original design for Cayenne 958 Porsche transfer cases had the hose ending on the lower (closer to the ground) side of the transfer case. Oct 5 2019
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