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Old 04-03-2001, 06:39 PM   #1
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Post Roof racks on wagon


I have a WRX Wagon coming in April 15, and I'm trying to figure out the whole Subaru vs Yakima rack thing. I have a lot of Yakima attachments from my old car that I would like to use on my WRX including two different kayak holders. Yakima makes adapters to fit my attachments to the flat Subaru cross bars, but Yakima says the flat Subaru cross bars will not support one or especially two 60 lb. kayaks.

Subaru also offers a round cross bar set that looks a lot like a Yakima, but the pics are two small to tell! I wrote SOA but no reply yet. Dealer is clueless and didn't have any to show me.

Does anyone know if the Subaru round cross bar and towers are Yakima? If not, do you know the diameter of the bars? Yakima is 1 1/8". My old Yakima tower had this expensive (and now useless to me) expensive extending attachment for a two door car and I found someone to buy the whle thing off of me, so it's either buy the rack from Subaru or go back to Yakima.

I probably could have asked this question with far fewer words!
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:04 PM   #2
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I'd wait for Subaru to come out with their accessories. When the OBS came out they didn't have anything for the racks. Now they have all kinds of combos for racks. As far as the weight, the OBS says 100lb max. I've had WAY more than that with out problems. Kayaks(sp?) want to fly once you get speed.
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:15 PM   #3
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I was going to ask if my 16' kayak could handle the WRX's acceleration - if you see a smashed up yellow kayak on the side of the road out here in Michigan this summer, you will know the answer!
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