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Old 03-14-2012, 11:59 PM   #26
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I can confirm that there are NO mounting points on the 2012 sedan. I can also confirm from trying to mess around with it that there is no simple way to put a rack on the vehicle. No rain gutters or any good places where a hook can grab the roof.

I'm going to be pissed if this is the case and may even go so far as to trade the car in. Skiing and cycling is pretty integral part of my life.

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Just got off the phone with Thule. They stated that in about 2 weeks, they will be releasing the kit for the 2012 Impreza 4 door with the "Naked Roof". Parts needed will be:
480 Foot Pack
LB50 Load Bars
1649 Kit

Keep your fingers crossed that it actually works.
Almost no cars made past the 80s have rain gutters with which to attach a rack.

Yakima already has a kit released for the 2012 4 door. It's Q Towers and 2 sets of Q116 clips, plus a pair of 58" crossbars. This will build you your base rack. Most likely, any Thule ski or cycling racks you already own would attack to the Yakima round bars. Any Yakima ski or cycling racks will obviously work with this setup.

I'm a huge Yakima advocate because I worked there for a while and I really truly believe they do make the best racks. They certainly have the best team of people behind them, plus their customer service is unsurpassed. My experience with Thule (as a customer, before ever coming to work for Yakima) was not very good.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #27
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http://thule.com/en-US/US/Products/B...ling-Foot-Pack

This was the landing pad I was using on my Jeep and it works just fine with my Impreza. At somepoint I'm going to cut my bars down as my passengers keep racking their heads while getting in/out.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #28
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I transfered the Thule 450 Crossroad Foot Pack and 50" load bars from my '04 Outback to my Sports roof rails with no problems. The front 50" bar works with about 1.5 inches sticking out on both sides, enough for the end caps to fit on. The rear has a little more excess. I'm running a fairing as well, and I have not noticed any harm to MPG. Getting about 2 MPG above EPA estimates for city and highway driving like a normal human. 5-speed.

took some picture this morning at dawn so sorry about the quality, but they should get the job done to give an idea..






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Old 03-27-2012, 11:30 PM   #29
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Can someone tell me how I can get some side rails in Canada? They are not an option here and I can't find them anywhere.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #30
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So, is there anyway to take the sport rails OFF of the sport hatch? I spent about 5 minutes looking over them the other day and I can't find any thing that would suggests they are removable. I don't have any need for them at the moment and I think rails clash with my spoiler aesthetically.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #31
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I agree , don't put rack on there. Won't look good with spoiler.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #32
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I will have your roof rails if you don't want them! There will be a way to remove them. PM me if you are interested.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #33
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well if you can tell me how to take them off I might be interested in selling them. I'm not sure If i will like them off better or not but I can't seem to find a way to take them off to even see how I like it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #34
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Take some close up pics along the inside length of the rails and post them up. You might need to get a ladder to be able to get the angle right.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #35
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Huh, plot thickens, check this out:

http://www.etrailer.com/roof-2012_Subaru_Impreza.htm

Yakima Control Tower Roof Rack - 2012 Subaru Impreza
Sedan with no existing rails or crossbars

Installation Notes
This system attatches to OEM fixed mounting points on your vehicle's roof
Capacity 165 lbs

Maybe there are attachment points on the sedan after-all?


Yeah, i bought the Yakima Kit listed from etrailer and it is completely different from what Yakima site says fits our vehicles

The clips are incorrect and the bars are not long enough.

The etrailer setup is poping off while im driving. So dont buy it. Im on the phone with them now to see what they will do to help.

They are sending me the correct clips. The 48" bars will work.

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #36
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So, is there anyway to take the sport rails OFF of the sport hatch? I spent about 5 minutes looking over them the other day and I can't find any thing that would suggests they are removable. I don't have any need for them at the moment and I think rails clash with my spoiler aesthetically.
I'm looking at possibly buying a Sport and was wondering the same thing.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:28 PM   #37
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Just ordered a 2012 Sport Limted Hatch. Was going to go withthe Aero Crossbars, but then learned Subaru has new round Crossbars that are "universal" and I think they are made by Yakima.

Has anyone have this setup? Are they any good? Care to share some pics?

Thanks for your insight...
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #38
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The part number for the OEM round crossbars for the 2012 impreza is E361SSC100. So I can let you know how they fit if I pull the trigger. Subaru parts mall has them for 279.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #39
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Thule 460R with Aeroblade bars

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #40
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:46 PM   #41
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The part number for the OEM round crossbars for the 2012 impreza is E361SSC100. So I can let you know how they fit if I pull the trigger. Subaru parts mall has them for 279.
Cool. Let us see some picks, once you get them...
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:48 PM   #42
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Does anyone know if the Subaru OEM crossbar
E361SFJ000
would be compatible with Thul, Yakima, or sportrack attachments?
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #43
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what kind of foglights do you have there....freshrider?
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #44
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what kind of foglights do you have there....freshrider?
they look like the standard OEM ones with the chrome trim on the limited model....
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #45
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I got my 5 door premium about 3 weeks ago, wanted the sport premium but here in so cal you have to be lucky to find one. salesperson said, 'oh sure you can add the sport roof rails and crossbars to the car'. 3 weeks later and they install the silly normal cross bars, apparently it's not possible to order the sport rails. I liked how they blended with the lines of the car. The ones im stuck with are f#$%ing ugly. oh well, at least i can take them off when not in use right? haha.

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #46
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I got my 5 door premium about 3 weeks ago, wanted the sport premium but here in so cal you have to be lucky to find one. salesperson said, 'oh sure you can add the sport roof rails and crossbars to the car'. 3 weeks later and they install the silly normal cross bars, apparently it's not possible to order the sport rails. I liked how they blended with the lines of the car. The ones im stuck with are f#$%ing ugly. oh well, at least i can take them off when not in use right? haha.
FastJK, what attachements work with these OEM crossbars?
Do Thul or sportsrack carriers fit on these?
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:22 AM   #47
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FastJK, what attachements work with these OEM crossbars?
Do Thul or sportsrack carriers fit on these?
I also got the fork mounted bike rack that Subaru sells. Turns out it's a Yakima Forklift that has a Subaru sticker on it.

So I imagine that any attachment that fits the 'Aero' style crossbars, be it Yakima, Thule, Inno, RockyMounts, etc, I imagine it'll work.

Attachments that fit the 'Round' style crossbars will not work with the OEM crossbars.

Hope it helps.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:12 AM   #48
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I got my 5 door premium about 3 weeks ago, wanted the sport premium but here in so cal you have to be lucky to find one. salesperson said, 'oh sure you can add the sport roof rails and crossbars to the car'. 3 weeks later and they install the silly normal cross bars, apparently it's not possible to order the sport rails. I liked how they blended with the lines of the car. The ones im stuck with are f#$%ing ugly. oh well, at least i can take them off when not in use right? haha.


ill buy them off you for 120.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #49
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Haha, I still need them funny guy, my gripe was that you can't order the rails that come on the Sport models from the stealerships. They're starting to grow on me though, I think my biggest aversion to them is the shiny in the middle, maybe i'll have to tag them with plastidip when I tone down the fog lamp bezels tomorrow.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:12 AM   #50
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they look like the standard OEM ones with the chrome trim on the limited model....
Correct, or if you purchased the models sans fog lamps and decide to add them later, that is what you get. plasti dip party anyone?
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