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Old 01-30-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default Recommend a snowboard/ski Rack for my STi?

Well I am tired of putting my snowboard in my car along with other friends boards so I was woundering if anyone could direct me to some snowboard racks...Want a good one too. BTW do they scratch the roof at all...my friend had one on his outback and he said his scratched it alittle ...don't want that now
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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I know the feeling with a board through the pass-thru, PITA. My solution was to buy a Thule roof mount rack setup with a top-hat clamp, good enough for 2 boards or a combo of skis and boards. I recommend the wind deflector to get better gas mileage.

It does have the sponge bottom cushions but I had minor scratches putting them on and taking them off.

I know Yakima also makes one, which I'll try next.

Oh and watch out for white minivans on Rt 95.. HI Dave C.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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one word,YAKIMA!!!!!
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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Oh and watch out for white minivans on Rt 95.. HI Dave C.
Damn whippersnappers with their turbocars in such a hurry to get to/from the slopes ........

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BTW is sucks trying to jam 170's in a 1G Eclipse.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:43 AM   #5
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BTW is sucks trying to jam 170's in a 1G Eclipse.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:15 AM   #7
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What about on the back instead of the roof?

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Old 01-31-2006, 11:36 AM   #8
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when i absolutely feel the need for one, i'm going to get an EDM rack, doesn't touch the roof:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ferrerid=36583
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:04 PM   #9
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when i absolutely feel the need for one, i'm going to get an EDM rack, doesn't touch the roof:
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Wow, that is pretty kewl.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:11 PM   #10
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Now what about mounts and stuff...I went to rackattack.com and found:
http://www.rackattack.com/shopdispla...+%26+Ski+Racks

Will this even fit the STi...I would like to carry like 4 boards if possible 2 would be fine though...Do I just buy this or do I have to like buy mounts as well...which also buy the way they list like 8 different kinds
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:18 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure I have the powderhound se. I can fit up to 3 or 4 boards, IIRC (never had more than two up there, but there's still room for at least one more). Keep in mind that EVERYTHING in "rack-world" is a la carte. You'll need to buy the separate locks for the two racks, you'll need two rails to mount them to, you'll need four clamps to mount the rails to your car, you'll need the windscreen mount, you'll need the windscreen, you'll.... well you get my point. Lemme know if you have any questions. And for God's sake - look in the private for sale classifieds. You can find one already assembled and it's much cheaper usually.

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Old 01-31-2006, 07:04 PM   #12
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Thule or Yak will get REALLY expesive, REALLY fast. Like blu said above, everything is a la carte. The clips, the towers, the bars, lock cores and the rack are all sold separately. To get a full setup for either one will run you several hundred dollars.

If you are going to use it very freqently both in the winter and summer (bike rack, etc.) then by all means go for the Thule or Yak. If you are just looking for a winter rack for ski's or boards then look for an el-cheapo that just uses a strap through the interior of the car.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:07 PM   #13
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STi wing + bungee cords = snowboard rack

I have been thinking about taking out the rear strut brace so that I can use the passthrough again, but the likelihood of me driving more than one other person to a mountain is pretty low.

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Old 01-31-2006, 07:35 PM   #14
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I have a rear pass through in my STi and a strut bar...146's with a little wiggling goes in fine..can fit two side by side actually
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:25 PM   #15
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I have a rear pass through in my STi and a strut bar...146's with a little wiggling goes in fine..can fit two side by side actually
160 + strap bindings =

I could see it if you had step-ins, tho.
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:35 PM   #16
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take the front binding off and problem solved...can fit about 6 boards through the passthrough.

any board smaller than a 144 can fit across the trunk in the very front.
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:11 PM   #17
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Before I got teh Yak, I realized I could stand a 160 when one would sit in the rear seat with the bottom facing the rear seat. Not cool for the ride home unless your board is clean, but it fits.
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