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Old 10-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Not all cars are rated for boxes so make sure you look into this.
Not only the weight and the box and gear in it, but the force that the drag puts on the roof rack. So make sure your car is rated for a box.
I know mine is NOT, so a 4 board rack system is what I use

aiidoneus nice cars btw !!!!

Deacon you have a 4 board system or "2" 2 board holders. In you pic on FB it looks like the later. If so you might consider hitting up a junk yard or order an extra cross bar and just throw it up there then you can mount the 2nd holder wider to accommodate your board and the shorter one for the kids boards.
Interesting, VW sells the previous year Thule through the dealer. So it would essentially be the same box. What car do you drive?
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Interesting, VW sells the previous year Thule through the dealer. So it would essentially be the same box. What car do you drive?
I have an SRT4 and my son has a heavily modified 06 GTI that car is a blast. He is getting the VW OEM rack system from us for Christmas for his car.
I have a Yakima system on my car and like I stated your ok, but I can not put a box on my roof system
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have an SRT4 and my son has a heavily modified 06 GTI that car is a blast. He is getting the VW OEM rack system from us for Christmas for his car.
I have a Yakima system on my car and like I stated your ok, but I can not put a box on my roof system
Nice, that is a sweet setup. Not to derail, but the GTI's are great for modification. At some point I want to get the R, but first I need a truck for a ski-doo.
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guy I know just posted his dyno graph on his 2013 "R"
404 Tq 379 WHP APR Stg 2+ his is running race gas as well.

My kid is APR Stg2 just dont' have the $700 to go Stg 2+ right now.
Like any car modding is only a factor of how much cash ya got
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:49 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm curious, how far do you guys have your Snowcat spread apart? With my Impreza, there's no way I can have them far enough apart to keep the bindings inside the two holders. I suppose it's not absolutely necessary but it's what's shown in the manual. I'm also trying to accomodate my friends with skis or boarders with a wider stance. Thule does say it needs to be spread at least 700mm.

Also, with this configuration, there's no way I can load up four boards since the rails aren't nor the Snowcat is high enough to clear the bindings. I knew it was going to be a problem but I had my fingers crossed heh.. It would be possible I suppose if I adjusted the bindings every time.

I kinda wish I bought a box instead. I would have if I wasn't planning on moving into an apartment.

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I'm curious, how far do you guys have your Snowcat spread apart? With my Impreza, there's no way I can have them far enough apart to keep the bindings inside the two holders. I suppose it's not absolutely necessary but it's what's shown in the manual. I'm also trying to accomodate my friends with skis or boarders with a wider stance. Thule does say it needs to be spread at least 700mm.

Also, with this configuration, there's no way I can load up four boards since the rails aren't nor the Snowcat is high enough to clear the bindings. I knew it was going to be a problem but I had my fingers crossed heh.. It would be possible I suppose if I adjusted the bindings every time.

I kinda wish I bought a box instead. I would have if I wasn't planning on moving into an apartment.
Mine are probably 80cm apart, I have 110 and 120 boards for the kids. I made it about as far apart as I could and still feel confident it would hold them securely. I have the same problem with the bindings and the height clearance, but I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to handle it. One side will be ok because my wife's skis will be facing down.
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Mine are now closer to 56cms apart which reduces the overhang of the boards in the back by moving the entire setup closer to the front. This also means one binding is going to be inside the carrier and the other will be on the outside. Most passenger cars probably won't have rails that's longer than 75cm I reckon.

Yakima recommends anywhere from 30cm to 91cm. They even include this lifter kit which allows you to angle the carrier on one side to clear any larger bindings.

Perhaps the better buy would have been Thule 7501s and the Fatcat 6. It would have been double almost even triple the cost of the Snowcat though.

If I had access to a metal shop, it wouldn't be difficult to raise the Snowcat by an inch or two.

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