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Old 03-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #11
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #12
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I have a Yakima set up, but I only put it on when I'm going to actually use it.

I didn't know about the recall though. They do fit much less snug that they did on my Mazda, but I've never had any problems.

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I have a Yakima set up, but I only put it on when I'm going to actually use it.

I didn't know about the recall though. They do fit much less snug that they did on my Mazda, but I've never had any problems.

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I use mine 3-4 times a week, therefore there is no reason to remove it.

Yakima, to my understanding, gave a full refund for those who possessed their defective setup. FYI.
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After boarding season is over (few weeks).. It's going to come off so I can get +2/3 more mpg.
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Just called Yakima. They have a new set of Q Clips they will send you if you call them.

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I've got a Thule square bar setup.

Thule square bars 58": LB58
Thule Foot Pack: 480 Traverse Pack
Fit Kit: KIT1627
Bike trays: Thule 516 Prologue
Locks: Thule 596 6-pack lock cylinders (so I can use the same key for bikes and rack)
Measuring tape: cheap blue (cause my car is blue ) flexible/soft tape measure from JoAnn Fabric

I don't have any pictures right at the moment, but it looks more or less like the square bars others have posted (minus the faring). I really don't notice much wind noise unless the moonroof is opened, but I also haven't done too much highway driving with it on. The moonroof does fully "pop up" without risk of hitting the rack or accessories.
Fit is excellent. When I have the rack on, I can shake it and the whole car will shake on it's springs, so I don't have any worry of it going anywhere.

I based my selection on Thule's online fit selection where you enter your car. I think the bars are a tad bit long for the car and I might chop them down slightly. The 50" square bars might fit, but there would be virtually no overhang; might want to double check first.
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Just called Yakima. They have a new set of Q Clips they will send you if you call them.

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Yes, but only after you return the defective clips to them. May be easier just to exchange at a Yakima retailer.
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I think the bars are a tad bit long for the car and I might chop them down slightly. The 50" square bars might fit, but there would be virtually no overhang; might want to double check first.


BTW, this dude has my exact setup (minus the bike setup).
I was just too lazy to post the part #'s
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BTW, this dude has my exact setup (minus the bike setup).
I was just too lazy to post the part #'s
Haha, it actually took me a few days to finally look up the part numbers to post up. I was too lazy the first couple days of seeing this thread to do it!

How do you like your faring? I have been thinking of one, but the wind noise really isn't bad now, so I'm not sure about it.

One more thing to mention, I've not noticed too much of an MPG decrease with the rack, maybe 0-1 with just the rack and 1-2 with bikes, but I don't think I have enough miles logged to really get an accurate feel for it.
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