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Old 06-24-2012, 01:01 AM   #12878
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Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: CO
2012 WRX Hatch Black
2012 5door 2.0i red


I've had standard racks without locks on the cross bars on all my cars for the past 26 years, and not once has anything been taken. They will more quickly bust a lock and take a bike or skis than taking the base rack. There is no market out there for car specific cross bars....

I feel all that needed locking, and what not, for the bases is unnecessary. Simply requiring a torx or allen wrench is enough to discourage someone...if they want something, they want it fast.

I doubt the "solder security" is truly necessary...unless we are talking about the Zombie Apocalypse :-)....

But that is just my the end, if they truly want it, they will get it. The solder or a locking torn bolt will only frustrate them, maybe causing them to actually damage the car more out of frustration. Just a thought
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