This is a factory item, no cutting is needed, simple installation is all it takes, everything is included to mount this to your OEM basic carrier. THIS IS FOR THE SKI AND SNOWBOARD RACK ONLY. The Ski and Snowboard Rack from Mercedes-Benz is the ideal transport accessory for winter sports enthusiasts. The rack is fitted to the Mercedes-Benz basic carrier bars. Six pairs of skis (without sticks) or up to four snowboards, depending on height of bindings.Also suitable for carving skis. Practical pull-out function makes loading and unloading easier. Simple for customer to fit. If you are not sure if these will work with your car, please feel free to send us a message and we will be happy to double check and make sure it works for your application. We appologize but we need to do this. The item "2004-2009 Mercedes Benz E Class OEM Deluxe Ski/Snowboard rack" is in sale since Wednesday, June 7, 2017. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts\Exterior\Racks". The seller is "mercedespartswholesale_com" and is located in New London, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.