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Old 10-04-2014, 07:21 PM   #76
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If you want a roof rack this is the only way to go. The clamp on systems are notorious for destroying cars.
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:00 PM   #77
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Meh, if I miss drill the car will just be lighter with the extra holes

I also confirmed that the 47" bars will fit on the 460r feet.

Also, I think the black bars come from rackattack, though I could be wrong. I know one site has them listed and mentions they have them PC'd. I am staying with silver to start, since my car is silver
Ordered mine through an ebay retailer. Dont think it was rack attach though.
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Do you guys think drilling is worth it if ill only be using this for winter snowboarding?
As mentioned above, ive had clip on racks. They always damage in one way or another. Itll cost me a lot of money to fix my fit because of the damage. Damage received on 4 corners. So yes, it is worth it.
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:16 AM   #78
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Question guys, should i be running a 52" or 44" thule fairing with 47" crossbars?
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:39 AM   #79
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I am going wait on a fairing for now. Hopefully the aero bars are quiet (is there another purpose for the fairing?). Gotta be careful with the fairing, as they often rub on the roof and scratch the paint when there is dirt between them.
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:05 AM   #80
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Great write up and pics! Thanks
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:31 AM   #81
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BMXRick I'm really diggin those black aerobars, I don't think those were an option when I ordered mine back in June, at least I didn't see the option. Wonder if I could plastidip them black.......
My rack isn't drilled though
...yet
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #82
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I'm looking into getting a cordless drill. I have a cheap one I use for doing stuff around the house but doubt it'll be strong enough to drill through steal. It was having a hard time drilling through my bumper when I was stalling my lip. Lol!

I see that OP used a heavy duty hammer drill. Is it necessary to use one of those to get through steal? Or can I buy a quality cordless Dewalt from lowes? Was thinking of picking up a 20v combo for $300.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:19 PM   #83
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Use your ****ty drill and a good, brand new drill bit. Drill slow, use lube and you can drill through anything.

DO NOT use a hammer drill with the hammering action on to drill your roof.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:27 PM   #84
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Gracias amigo! I'll post when complete guys. Appreciate all the suggestions and shared experiences.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:49 PM   #85
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Bunz, the only reason for a fairing would be to sticker bomb it. These aeroblades are silent. I only notice any noise with two bikes on the roof going over 60 there is some wind noise. I used a cordless dewalt with 2 batteries. I always had one on charge while using the other. The drilling took me a long time. Also both batteries were shot so they didn't last long. Slow and cutting fluid help. I found if I went too fast it would smooth the cutting surface of the hole and give the drill little to bite into.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:45 PM   #86
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No sticker bombing for me. Not my kindof style. Lol! But that's good to know. I do like to look of the fairing and I'm sure it'll serve some functionality but I've decided to hold off until I test out the rack without first.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:15 PM   #87
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I wonder if the OEM roof rack for the previous generations would be a perfect fit. They don't look adjustable...

I tried. The OEM does not fit

I am also about to tackle this tomorrow. I have all the stuff including Krazy's mounts. Wish me luck!
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #88
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I tried. The OEM does not fit

I am also about to tackle this tomorrow. I have all the stuff including Krazy's mounts. Wish me luck!
Thanks.

Good luck to ur install. I am installing mine as well. Will post pictures when complete.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:21 PM   #89
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Guys, remember to center punch your drilling location before you start drilling. This will prevent the bit from "walking."
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:25 PM   #90
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Thanks krazy. I've been working an hours now and still only measuring lol!
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:47 PM   #91
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Thanks krazy. I've been working an hours now and still only measuring lol!
Lol slow and steady never hurt anyone.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:51 PM   #92
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Would this weaken the frame if the car was in an accident?

It looks so clean compared to the window gripper style mounts.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:54 PM   #93
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Would this weaken the frame if the car was in an accident?

It looks so clean compared to the window gripper style mounts.
Not a structural engineer, but my guess is no. The overall structure of the roof is still intact and it can't be worse than installing a sun/moonroof on the car.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:23 AM   #94
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I messed up. Atleast this part is easily replaceable. Any suggestions on how to measure and drill this part? It's pretty bent out of shape from probably not drilling it accordingly. I also broke the front clip. Going to check to see how much it is to order 2 new ones. Dang!

Got some silicone on my hands that's why it's so dirty... lol! Besides the broken clip and bent gutter pieces, everything lines up and fits like a glove! Very happy besides the unfortunate clip. Now it bugs the hell out of me!


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Old 10-12-2014, 07:19 PM   #95
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Never mind, I managed to get everything to sit flush, even with the broken tabs.

Another note since the majority here are using the newer Thule bars or tear drop shaped bars, anyone have suggestions on how to mount up Yakima High Rollers to my Thule aeroblades? I love these bike carriers. I was thinking of using the older style Yakima Mighty Mounts.

http://www.yakima.com/shop/factorycr...ightymount-23h

I don't really like the Yakima Universal Mighty mounts because they prop up the attachment too high.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:19 PM   #96
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If you have not bought the highroller yet, give the Thule 594XT a look
I`ve seen the High Rollers in person and they dont secure a bike nearly as solid as the 594XT.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:46 PM   #97
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If you have not bought the highroller yet, give the Thule 594XT a look
I`ve seen the High Rollers in person and they dont secure a bike nearly as solid as the 594XT.
I already have the high rollers from my previous yakima rack on my honda fit. No experience with the 594XT, but I'm pretty happy with the high rollers. I wouldn't mind testing the 594XT but I figured since I already have the high rollers, it would be worth trying to get them to work with the thule aeroblade bars.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:56 PM   #98
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I'd like to thank the guys who pioneered this install and came up with this product for people like me to make this happen! krazy, Advan-Emotion, and BMXRickMR2. Happy as can be. Finished yesterday, although i'm feeling like I want to put more silicone. LOL! I'll test wash the car first to see if any leaks... But here it is:


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Old 10-13-2014, 07:09 PM   #99
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^that looks great!
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:14 PM   #100
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Looks awesome bunz! The way that pad was squishing your gutter strip it almost looks like you forgot to put in the standoff. I tightened mine down all the way and they didn't put nearly that kind of pressure on the strips. Those 47" Aeroblades look really good BTW. I'll be putting my boat on my racks very soon for the frostbiting season, so I will see if my 53's paid off. Also be testing the weight limit as the boat is around 165lbs. Luckily only have to drive it about 5 miles at slow speeds.
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