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Old 03-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #251
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pfft thats nothin wait till i find some real mud
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:41 PM   #252
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:55 PM   #253
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It was nice today so I washed the car and put the rack on. I fully expect to go riding this week!







The FJ belongs to my father-in-law and the WRX belongs to my brother-in-law. The WRX should have the same rack I have late this week. He just ordered it this evening. We bike together all the time, so it is nice to be able to switch up who is driving. I'm on an 06 Cannondale Scalpel 1000 and he's on an 06 Gary Fisher Caliber (29er).

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Old 03-11-2007, 11:20 PM   #254
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hey... everyone with thier snowboards right side up in your racks... flip them over.... you're killing gas milage with that drag.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:22 PM   #255
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thanks..
KW varient3 c/o's..
winter: hankook ipikes and flaps.

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i like this pic. your car looks so badass, yet functional.

Whats the strut/spring/coilover setup?

-Joel (i'll have to find some pics with my rack)
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:53 PM   #256
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:35 PM   #257
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ouch! is that landing as flat as it looks?
yes.

but not as bad as when a friend tried to do the same a week later:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLO7gqgsZo
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:10 PM   #258
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Where does everyone get their racks from? I'm tryin to get one for my road bikes and don't wanna shell out a ton.

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Old 03-17-2007, 03:08 PM   #259
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Where does everyone get their racks from? I'm tryin to get one for my road bikes and don't wanna shell out a ton.

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First figure out which rack you want. If you go w/ Thule, they will direct you to several authorized sites online. For example, my brother in law got the same Thule rack I have for his WRX (will post pics later). I got mine for around $30 cheaper from www.rackwarehouse.com than he did from LLBean. LLBean does lifetime replacement for anything they sale so it may have been worth the extra $30 if he ever has a problem w/ his rack.

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Old 03-17-2007, 04:33 PM   #260
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hmm.. bad cell phone quality.
however, look how nicely the red of my surfski matches my car .. lol

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Old 03-17-2007, 04:37 PM   #261
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First figure out which rack you want. If you go w/ Thule, they will direct you to several authorized sites online. For example, my brother in law got the same Thule rack I have for his WRX (will post pics later). I got mine for around $30 cheaper from www.rackwarehouse.com than he did from LLBean. LLBean does lifetime replacement for anything they sale so it may have been worth the extra $30 if he ever has a problem w/ his rack.

~~Quentin
Also, if you want a fork-down bike rack, check out RockyMounts.com for the bike trays. Use your Thule or Yakima cross bars and hardware, and then the Rockymounts trays are much cheaper than even the cheap Yakima Copper Head, and the aluminum extrusions used for the tray feels much beefier.

Not affiliated, but happy customer.

Also, they make a fork-down rack that fits the wagon's aero bars without any odd adapters. I wish I could have found some of those before I shelled out big bucks on Yak Lowriders and bars...
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:50 PM   #262
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I don't think I'll ever go back to forkdown racks. (I have a Cannondale w/ a Lefty, so it isn't practical at the moment anyways. ) My Thule Bigmouth ($90) is so much more stable on top than any forkdown I've seen.

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Old 03-17-2007, 07:11 PM   #263
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yes.

but not as bad as when a friend tried to do the same a week later:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLO7gqgsZo
wow i thought he landed on the subie for a second
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:57 PM   #264
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here's a couple of pictures of the roof rack on my wagon. i didn't really like how cluttered it looked with the factory rails and the yakima rack so i removed the rails and made my own mounts. i mounted yakima landing pads to a plate that i made to attach to the parts that come from the roof of a 92X. i've got some more detailed pictures if anybody is interested.



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Old 03-25-2007, 09:54 PM   #265
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hey... everyone with thier snowboards right side up in your racks... flip them over.... you're killing gas milage with that drag.
Definitely. That's one thing that sucks about the factory Subaru ski rack mounted to the factory crossbars on an Impreza wagon: not enough clearance to mount snowboards "upside down" for lower drag- The bindings hit the roof.

I'm going to make some spacers for my rack to raise it up about 1/2" or so. Hopefully, raising it up doesn't negate putting it upside down.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:43 AM   #266
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here's a couple of pictures of the roof rack on my wagon. i didn't really like how cluttered it looked with the factory rails and the yakima rack so i removed the rails and made my own mounts. i mounted yakima landing pads to a plate that i made to attach to the parts that come from the roof of a 92X. i've got some more detailed pictures if anybody is interested.
i'm interested i like the clean look of your setup more then my thule, would it work on a sedan or just on wagon ?
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:46 PM   #267
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/\ yeah what he said. also would be nice to get those more detailed pics. i have my racks mounted under the weather stripping but if there are other ways to clean up the look then share the wealth.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:05 PM   #268
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:35 PM   #269
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:01 PM   #270
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i'm interested i like the clean look of your setup more then my thule, would it work on a sedan or just on wagon ?
I can't imagine why it wouldn't work on a sedan also. I've seen some pics of people using the same Saab parts on the sedan. Their method of attachment was a bit different, http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=yakima+custom

I wanted to avoid having the feet sit on the roof so I made some adapters that the yakima landing pad could be screwed directly to. Here are a few pics of the part that I made and how it looks on the car.

Saab 92X parts


Here's the part that I had to make. I used 1" x 1/2" aluminum bar. You can see that the holes for the Yakima part to attach to are off center. This is because the chanels that run the length of the car are not parallel.



Here it is attached to the roof.



Here's the Yakima Landing Pad attached to the adapter.



I don't have the dimensions for the adapters handy but here's a list of everything I used.

Yakima Landing Pad 4
1" x 1/2" x 2' aluminum bar
Saab parts - I don't know the part numbers, I'm sure there in the link above.
M6 x 20 socket head screws - 8
M6 x 14 socket head screws - 8
M6 washers - 16
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:35 PM   #271
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I can't imagine why it wouldn't work on a sedan also. I've seen some pics of people using the same Saab parts on the sedan. Their method of attachment was a bit different, http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=yakima+custom

I wanted to avoid having the feet sit on the roof so I made some adapters that the yakima landing pad could be screwed directly to. Here are a few pics of the part that I made and how it looks on the car.


I don't have the dimensions for the adapters handy but here's a list of everything I used.

Yakima Landing Pad 4
1" x 1/2" x 2' aluminum bar
Saab parts - I don't know the part numbers, I'm sure there in the link above.
M6 x 20 socket head screws - 8
M6 x 14 socket head screws - 8
M6 washers - 16

thanks for the photo and again it look clean nice setup !!
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:57 PM   #272
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i havent really had a chance to get any good pix of my rack setup, just random ones that include the rack. i purchased the rack originally for my drive from VT to FL for school. but it really comes in handy for all sorts of stuff. i have the ski/snowboard attachment for when i'm in VT going to the mountain, which isnt as necessary now, i purchased a thule box. also to complete the setup i got a rockymounts bike attachment. i will get some more specific pix soon. (and yes i know my fender is fvckked.. it gets replaced this weekend)







how much stuffff can you fit into your subie... loaded to the max!

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Old 03-26-2007, 08:48 PM   #273
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mtbwagon: love the install as it is very clean and mounts to a solid point other then the roof. my racks are currently setup up with the Q7s mounted to those same points but mine do not have the means for screwing into them. im guessing those are the saab parts or wagon specific. does anyone know if that part is removable via those rivets or is this way more involved than i want to get?
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:56 PM   #274
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mtbwagon: love the install as it is very clean and mounts to a solid point other then the roof. my racks are currently setup up with the Q7s mounted to those same points but mine do not have the means for screwing into them. im guessing those are the saab parts or wagon specific. does anyone know if that part is removable via those rivets or is this way more involved than i want to get?
Thanks. They are the Saab parts and they attach to where the factory roof rails originally were. You have to remove the head liner to install them, it's not too bad. The parts under the roof trim on the sedan don't have the threaded holes?
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:12 PM   #275
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Thanks. They are the Saab parts and they attach to where the factory roof rails originally were. You have to remove the head liner to install them, it's not too bad. The parts under the roof trim on the sedan don't have the threaded holes?
no threaded holes at all. do you have that saab part number? i checked the thread link but thats all yakima parts but that is the way my racks are currently on there. im wondering if it is a direct bolt over on the sedans. guess i will give it a try and find out for all those who might want to go this route.
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