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Old 03-01-2011, 11:11 AM   #2776
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What worries me about this carrier is that one could just unscrew the part where the rack clamps onto the cross bars and walk away with the whole carrier, including anything attached.
I've got this same carrier (FatCat 6), and in order to take it off of the cross bars, you have to open it all the way up to access some bolts inside, so as long as the rack is locked, you can't get it off of the cross bars.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:00 PM   #2777
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What worries me about this carrier is that one could just unscrew the part where the rack clamps onto the cross bars and walk away with the whole carrier, including anything attached.
this isn't accurate. there are covers that rotate over the bolts which prevent someone from doing what you're describing. there aren't any exposed bolt heads on the fatcat.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:03 PM   #2778
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I've got this same carrier (FatCat 6), and in order to take it off of the cross bars, you have to open it all the way up to access some bolts inside, so as long as the rack is locked, you can't get it off of the cross bars.
I'm talking about the bracket that mounts to the crossbars, not where it mounts to the carrier. It looks like two pieces sandwiched together over the crossbars.

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this isn't accurate. there are covers that rotate over the bolts which prevent someone from doing what you're describing. there aren't any exposed bolt heads on the fatcat.
These guys in the pic, are they what comes on the Fatcat? How can you prevent someone from just unbolting the halves?

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Old 03-01-2011, 06:20 PM   #2779
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I'm talking about the bracket that mounts to the crossbars, not where it mounts to the carrier. It looks like two pieces sandwiched together over the crossbars.



These guys in the pic, are they what comes on the Fatcat? How can you prevent someone from just unbolting the halves?


If the Ski/Board Carrier is locked shut then you cannot access the top bolt. You have to loosen the top bolt and rotate the top assembly to gain access to the 2 bolts that clamp it on the bar.

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:57 PM   #2780
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Yeah, in order to rotate the carriers at all that inside bolt has to be loosen for any movement. So as long as they're locked then you're good. At first i thought you meant the crossbars but even subaru thought about it and made a special screw type pattern for it so the bars aren't even jackable.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:18 PM   #2781
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If the Ski/Board Carrier is locked shut then you cannot access the top bolt. You have to loosen the top bolt and rotate the top assembly to gain access to the 2 bolts that clamp it on the bar.

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Ohhh, ok, I see what you mean now. Thanks, I'll add the Fatcat back to my list

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At first i thought you meant the crossbars but even subaru thought about it and made a special screw type pattern for it so the bars aren't even jackable.
I thought the OEM setup wasn't lockable so anyone could just unbolt the feet from the car and walk away with the entire rack.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:24 PM   #2782
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Ohhh, ok, I see what you mean now. Thanks, I'll add the Fatcat back to my list
I have a full yakima setup with landing pads/crossbars/fatcat 6 and it's by far the nicest rack setup I've ever used or been around. If you have the factory crossbars the fatcat 6 comes with locks which is nice. if you're like me and went aftermarket all the way you can still get a SKS and install new locks to have one key to rule them all
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:05 AM   #2783
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I thought the OEM setup wasn't lockable so anyone could just unbolt the feet from the car and walk away with the entire rack.
You're correct, they don't lock or can't be lock using such things like SKS Lock w/keys but I took a closer look at the tool they gave me and the screw that is accessable hidden inside the bars, it's a special type of star pattern so it can't really be taken off by the average joe with a regular phillips head. You need that special head that Subaru gave you in the package to unscrew the bars from the landing pads.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:35 AM   #2784
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You're correct, they don't lock or can't be lock using such things like SKS Lock w/keys but I took a closer look at the tool they gave me and the screw that is accessable hidden inside the bars, it's a special type of star pattern so it can't really be taken off by the average joe with a regular phillips head. You need that special head that Subaru gave you in the package to unscrew the bars from the landing pads.
Its just a torx bit. You'd be surprised how many average joes keep a little torx set in their car, let alone theives
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:39 AM   #2785
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I have a sw, and I want to put Roof Racks. what I need to buy?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:52 PM   #2786
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I have a sw, and I want to put Roof Racks. what I need to buy?
Nice...

Try Thule.com or yakima.com to start. Pick your car and have fun choosing.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:53 PM   #2787
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I have a full yakima setup with landing pads/crossbars/fatcat 6 and it's by far the nicest rack setup I've ever used or been around. If you have the factory crossbars the fatcat 6 comes with locks which is nice. if you're like me and went aftermarket all the way you can still get a SKS and install new locks to have one key to rule them all
Any pics of the Yakima setup on your car?

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Its just a torx bit. You'd be surprised how many average joes keep a little torx set in their car, let alone theives
I have a Torx set as well, it's not all that uncommon.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #2788
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I have a Torx set as well, it's not all that uncommon.
Exactly
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #2789
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top shelf you know

Lovin' all the wood grain racks!

I wanna see these racks and Subie's packed full of gear and toys!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #2790
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I was looking for a base system on thule.com.

It says they dont have any for 2011 WRX yet. Is it safe to assume I can just use the 2009 or 2010 parts?

That car looks awesome btw
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:31 PM   #2791
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I was looking for a base system on thule.com.

It says they dont have any for 2011 WRX yet. Is it safe to assume I can just use the 2009 or 2010 parts?

That car looks awesome btw
Yes, same thing. But why Thule? Why not Yakima?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:29 PM   #2792
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Sold the WRX and now selling the roof rack. I'm definitely going to miss it.

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:22 PM   #2793
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I wanna see these racks and Subie's packed full of gear and toys!!
wish I took this picture before I took the other kayak off

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #2794
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still looks sick with the one.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #2795
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:07 PM   #2796
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awesome! now just switch back to skiing...

Don't think I've had both on there at the same time yet.





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Old 03-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #2797
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Hey guys, let me start off by apologizing for not going through the entire thread. I'm kind of in a situation. I need to move cross country in my STi and I have some items to take with me. I need an extremely useful basket-type roof rack for my 2004 STi. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Below is an example of what I am hoping to find. I am extremely appreciative of any help anyone can provide. I am moving in less than 2 weeks, so it's pretty urgent so thanks NASIOC members and hopefully I don't get flamed.

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Old 03-04-2011, 03:58 AM   #2798
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What you have displayed can be had by getting the base kit, wheel fork, load warrior basket, fork mounted bike carrier, and the cargo net. I suggest you get lock cores for the base rack and bike carrier.

Just go to Yakima.com and select your car, then pick the accessories. If you need everything in 2 weeks, j suggest you get a move on it. The basket may not be stocked locally.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:32 AM   #2799
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Yes, same thing. But why Thule? Why not Yakima?

I like the rectangle bars better. They can't move in their base systems under a load like breaking or accelerating.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #2800
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Shawn, the only way I ever made it across the country and back when moved was with a Thule cargo box. I would have never fit all my stuff in a basket. Just a thought...
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