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Old 11-08-2011, 03:40 PM   #21
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Biggest question...How do you get your hatch open so wide??!

Mine opens up to about horizontal (as a 6'3" man I can *almost* stand up tall under it in certain areas, but not completely)...yours looks to be open straight up.

How??
That's how my hatch opens? I don't know, maybe yours doesn't go up all the way? I wouldn't want it stopping at a "point" so when I'm in the trunk I can go in and out without worrying about knocking my head! (I haven't seen another person with their hatch open so I can't compare, you have a pic of yours???)

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Also, why do you block out your license plates in the pictures?

You realize that other drivers see your license number every single day, right? Literally, hundreds of people see them every day.
^Hey now, everyone can be anal it's braaaaaaand new! (In them pictures at least it was haha ) ...1,000 miles now!
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #22
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Love the roof rack! Ive been saving up for one because Im tired of breaking my bike down to fit it in the back.

One question, in the pic with the hatch up its looking pretty close to your wheel. I have a 29er and wondering if that will fit length wise with hatch up?
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I had an old '01 4dr. and haaaaaated breaking it down every time. Now that I have leather bike is going up on the roof!!

It's not really that close like you would look at it and be concerned like yeahhh I dunno about that. I think the fit is perfect, I love it a lot.

It should fit the 29er just fine. Here is a picture from THULE's website with a rack for a bike like that:

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You can adjust the bike mount forward and back for clearance.
Depends on what you mean by that. You can't move forward or backwards ALL the bike racks on top of the load bars, some of them lock in place (if that's what you mean).

This style screws down to the front load bar:


This style, you may have some say to moving it back and forth:


Other than that, you can't really adjust the footings that THULE gives as a specified measurement to where it fits on the car, otherwise their "fit-kit" won't line up per say. But I'm not the one to go messing about with things, it fits perfect so I'm not touching it.

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AH, I forgot about that front fork integrated mount. Your right, guess I'll stick with my rear mount! But I'm sure Thule already figured that out and set the front cross bars position to clear the bike mount from the hatch and moonroof.
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^ Maybe, probably, let's hope haha. No problem with the moonroof on my set-up, I have full function with it! ...But I wouldn't leave it fully open when driving, now that would create wind noise! (When closed, the AeroBlades are quiet as can be for me.)
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Does it raise itself up that high? Or does it stop at around horizontal and then you push it up higher? When my hatch is open edge of it is probably around 4 inches higher than the upper edge (relative to the ground).
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Does it raise itself up that high? Or does it stop at around horizontal and then you push it up higher? When my hatch is open edge of it is probably around 4 inches higher than the upper edge (relative to the ground).
No it just goes up on its own, it doesn't rush itself up either; it's smooth. I did some hard thinking of when I was first at the dealership looking at other Focus's and opening the doors. They opened just like mine does, all the way. SO, maybe your's could be a defunk? Idk man

HERE, I finally found a YouTube video check this out, mine goes up nice and smooth like this one. Don't listen to the audio, it's a bit echoey!

Skip to 2:40

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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W.T.F...mine doesn't do that at all. Don't get me wrong, seeing it like that I'm actually more happy with how mine works (since it provides some amount of cover for me if it happens to be raining. So weird...

I'd show you how mine works, but my car is currently at the body shop until tomorrow (someone hit me 2 weeks ago and they're replacing the bumper). If I remember I'll come back and update this thread with how mine works (a video, if possible). So strange.
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Haha ...Hmm, well, maybe get it looked at just to make sure it's not 'broken' or that it's working properly still? Idk. There is still a nice amount to cover yourself from the rain loading/unloading; worked okay for me in the rain the other day! But yeah, a video or something would be cool to take a look at!
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