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    Roof rack setup (pics please!)

    Post pictures of your roof rack set up whether it's ski/snowboard, bike, canoe, or just the rack and faring. Please include brands if you can.


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    I installed the Yakima roof rack this past summer. It's a little higher than I would like, but I think the all black looks better than the silver OEM one.







    And got the Frontloader for my bike.



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    Re: Roof rack setup (pics please!)

    Mine is OEM cross bars with Yakima frontloader bike racks, in no fairing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny1106 View Post
    Mine is OEM cross bars with Yakima frontloader bike racks, in no fairing.
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    Nice car (and bikes)!

    do you notice a dip in MPG with the roof rack on?

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    Re: Roof rack setup (pics please!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Grundlepunch View Post
    Nice car (and bikes)!

    do you notice a dip in MPG with the roof rack on?
    I have never really checked my mpg. But I'm sure just minimal. But with bikes on, yes.

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    looking into getting one this year. Yakima, need the Q towers, Q clips, crossbars, wind fairing and thinking the big powderhound rack. holds 4 boards so should be good. then later in the spring or summer get a bike setup

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    I thought about doing a cargo basket for mounting some off road lights on it... Leaving at 3am in the morning in the fall/winter makes dodging deer quite difficult.

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    Roof rack setup (pics please!)

    Bump I know there's more subies with racks!

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    Re: Roof rack setup (pics please!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    I thought about doing a cargo basket for mounting some off road lights on it... Leaving at 3am in the morning in the fall/winter makes dodging deer quite difficult.

    Then I got moved off of night shift.
    Love this idea any idea how'd you run the wires?

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    Re: Roof rack setup (pics please!)

    I have a Yakima rack with a rocky mount bike tray! I just picked up a Yakima snowboard holder too but haven't installed it yet.

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    Re: Roof rack setup (pics please!)

    Quote Originally Posted by skidgel View Post
    Love this idea any idea how'd you run the wires?

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    Nah, hadn't gotten that far. I bet you'd find something if you look around.
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    how do you like the stock bars? i have a 2013 wrx hatchback coming and can’t decide between the stock crossbars or a yakima set up? i use the racks mostly for surfing.
    last time i put on the yakima’s they seemed to put alot of stress on the rear window setup?

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    I think for the price and fitment the OEM cross bars are hard to beat. The bars by themselves don't make any noticeable extra noise (that I notice) until you start adding things on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtown View Post
    I think for the price and fitment the OEM cross bars are hard to beat. The bars by themselves don't make any noticeable extra noise (that I notice) until you start adding things on.
    I have to find an appropriate surf adjustment to modify the oem rack?
    Do you think they look too bulky and that a streamlined look would better ‘fit’ the car and quieter?
    For example, the whispbar flush bar?
    Whispbar Roof Racks (Flush Bar, Through Bar, HD Bar) Comparison Video Review by ORS Racks Direct - YouTube

    thanks

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