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04-10-2013 07:00 AM
2kwik4u
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Originally Posted by jdubhack View Post
Here's a thread that might answer your questions.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=311416
Thanks for the link. I had found it in a search a few weeks ago, but couldn't "re-find it" I'll bookmark it this time.

Looks like 48" bars will work, as a couple people mention 44" bars, or cutting down the 48's to be 44's.

Now I'm off to FleaBay to find a deal. New parts are in the range of $700 to carry two road bikes and a cargo tray (for the kids trailer) up there.
04-09-2013 12:36 PM
jdubhack
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Originally Posted by 2kwik4u View Post
Can anyone verify if the 48" Yakima bars will fit on our cars? I have found a couple deals on Q-Towers+48" bars. If the 48" bars don't fit, then I'll pass, and just piece something together a little at a time.

Any thoughts?
Here's a thread that might answer your questions.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=311416
04-09-2013 11:20 AM
dan50
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Originally Posted by tamonti View Post
So I took sprcoop's advice and purchased a the Yakima Q-clips (Q128) to mount bikes on my 2012 Focus. Yakima customer service told me that they didn't have an actual fit guide for the 2012 yet, so armed with my tape measure and a few Yakima supplied tools I finally got the rack mounted. It is built like a brick s*%$ house. Super tight, super strong. Shake the rack and the car shakes with it. Wind noise is present but manageable. MPG suffers a bit. -4 MPG with the rack alone, even more with the bike on top. The only real snag that I see, is taking the rack on and off will take some more measurements for the re-install. I went as far as marking the placement of the Q-Clips with a Sharpie on the inside door jamb.



FYI Yakima has recalled the Q128 clips for this application. They will provide replacement clips at no charge.
04-09-2013 11:12 AM
tamonti I used 48" cross bars and cut them down a few inches to give it a more clean look
04-08-2013 05:02 PM
2kwik4u Can anyone verify if the 48" Yakima bars will fit on our cars? I have found a couple deals on Q-Towers+48" bars. If the 48" bars don't fit, then I'll pass, and just piece something together a little at a time.

Any thoughts?
10-03-2012 12:43 PM
tamonti So I took sprcoop's advice and purchased a the Yakima Q-clips (Q128) to mount bikes on my 2012 Focus. Yakima customer service told me that they didn't have an actual fit guide for the 2012 yet, so armed with my tape measure and a few Yakima supplied tools I finally got the rack mounted. It is built like a brick s*%$ house. Super tight, super strong. Shake the rack and the car shakes with it. Wind noise is present but manageable. MPG suffers a bit. -4 MPG with the rack alone, even more with the bike on top. The only real snag that I see, is taking the rack on and off will take some more measurements for the re-install. I went as far as marking the placement of the Q-Clips with a Sharpie on the inside door jamb.



09-21-2012 01:42 PM
tamonti sprcoop,
Since your rack install, Yakima has taken the measurements off their site for the 2012 Focus. Customer Service tells me that they are working on an update. Anyhow, I purchased the Yak rack including the Q128 clips. Do you happen to remember the tower spacing on each 58" bar/ Yakima calls it their M1 & M3 measurements??
01-05-2012 06:56 PM
wilsonfocus86
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Originally Posted by Grizpin View Post
I'm interested in adding a cargo rack to my car. Would it interfere with the moonroof? I'm sure it would be ok sliding open but does the rack commonly sit high enough to allow it to pop up?
No it shouldn't. The moonroof cracked open only sits up above the roofline an inch-inch half. I have no problems with my rack with the moonroof fully open/cracked.
01-05-2012 05:13 PM
Grizpin I'm not sure exactly. I'm thinking 2 or 3 inches. I will have to measure.
01-05-2012 03:45 PM
sprcoop I'm thinking with the curvature of the roof there is only a couple of inches from the bottom of the rack to the center top of the roof. How much room does the moon roof need? I don't have one.
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