I thought I'd mention that another popular rack system is Thule (pronounced "two-LEE"). The major difference between the two is that Yakima uses round bars and Thule uses square. Keep in mind that either will whistle as your driving along, although the Yakima will be a little worse due to its shape. I'd recommend a fairing to improve wind noise and gas mileage. Of course, I would necessarily leave one on the car all year long. Nowadays they are fairly simple to take on and off, so it shouldn't be a problem.Bert said:
My rack is brand new. Both the old style and new style use Q towers, the only difference is the fairing and the button that releases the arm that goes up (to load your snowboards). The rack doesn't look very high in person and I've got mine as low as you're going to be able to get it. In fact, if someone has Burton bindings, their board has to be face up or their bindings hit my roofWRXreX said:wrxinthehouse,
Your Yakima rack's stance seems a bit too high for my taste. Is that the old style or a new one (Q tower)? which one sits the lowest? let me know!