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Old 06-24-2012, 12:01 AM   #12878
03Indigo
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Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: CO
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2012 WRX Hatch Black
2012 5door 2.0i red

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I've had standard racks without locks on the cross bars on all my cars for the past 26 years, and not once has anything been taken. They will more quickly bust a lock and take a bike or skis than taking the base rack. There is no market out there for car specific cross bars....

I feel all that needed locking, and what not, for the bases is unnecessary. Simply requiring a torx or allen wrench is enough to discourage someone...if they want something, they want it fast.

I doubt the "solder security" is truly necessary...unless we are talking about the Zombie Apocalypse :-)....

But that is just my opinion....in the end, if they truly want it, they will get it. The solder or a locking torn bolt will only frustrate them, maybe causing them to actually damage the car more out of frustration. Just a thought
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