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Old 07-10-2002, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question Who makes roof racks for RS's?

I saw some silver RS with a bike rack once and wondered where he got it. So I went down to my nearby subaru dealer and they said they don't make any roof racks for my car, and gave me a brochure for overpriced performance parts for the WRX. I already have the mountain bike attachment that I used to put on my dad's volvo, but his car was rear-ended by a econoline van going 50 a 1/2 year ago R.I.P. All I need is the rails basically that the stuff mounts to.
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Old 07-10-2002, 12:34 PM   #2
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Thule and Yakima for sure, probably Saris too. Not cheap, but will
last and can be inexpensively re-fitted to other cars later.

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Old 07-10-2002, 03:25 PM   #3
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there is also a rack system that is sold in europe that fits the impreza. it mounts into holes that are under the black rain gutters along the car. it looked like a neat setup.
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Old 07-10-2002, 03:43 PM   #4
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It looks like this:


and installs on these:


like this:


I got mine from Jim Childs at Cheam Motors in the UK. I think it was about US$275 shipped--I'd have to check on that...
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Old 07-10-2002, 09:46 PM   #5
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Here's a picture of my RS with the Thule kit. This picture is with an old camera so its a tad fuzzy, but you get the idea. Its a little pricey when all is said and done, but it keeps both bikes on top at 100mph. Its very sturdy and I don't know if I'd trust anything else. The factory kit shown above is really sweet too...just not sure if it still fits the RS, especially coupes.

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Old 07-11-2002, 03:11 PM   #6
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I have a Yakima system for my RS. Ran me about $350 including canoe mounts. Sunroof still works when it's installed, too.

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Old 07-11-2002, 03:29 PM   #7
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The mounting hardware and method is supposedly the same for Old School/New Age Imprezas. Just little mounts install under the roof trim.
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