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Old 04-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #21
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How much mpg do you guys lose with your racks?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #22
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How much mpg do you guys lose with your racks?
Don't know exactly yet because I installed mine right when gas stations started using winter fuel. So mine has a combined fuel loss of about 5mpg.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #23
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How much mpg do you guys lose with your racks?
I have had my rack on 4 different vehicles, and it really depends on the car.

With just the rack:
VW Jetta 2.0 - lost 2-3mpg
Scion xB - maybe 1/2mpg
Subaru Forester - no difference
Focus - lost 1-2mpg

With the kayaks strapped on:
VW Jetta 2.0 - lost total of 4-5mpg
Scion xB - lost total of 1-1.5 mpg
Subaru Forester - maybe lost total of 1mpg
Focus - ....have not had kayaks on yet

My theory on the Scion xB, was that it was a box to begin with, so not much more resistance with a rack. The Subaru(also boxy)...no matter how I drove that car or what was in/on it- always averaged the same mpg; 27mpg.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:33 PM   #24
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i lost a couple mpgs when i had my rack on.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #25
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Did you permanently mount brackets on you 2012 focus 5-door? If so how did you determine where or if there would be wires in the way?
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #26
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Did you mount racks permanently to the '12 Focus?
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:44 PM   #27
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Usually they have clamp on style feet that just grab onto the door.
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LMAO - roof rack as a hay wagon... I never thought of that; nice!
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