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11-21-2012 11:51 AM
grafta
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Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
Racks and Bars are interchangeable, so don't be afraid to mix and match. I believe both of the above racks come with locks and will serve you well. Decide what will work best for you and find it at the best price as recommended above.
Yakima bars are round, thule are square. The fittings are shaped to fit each brand so you kinda do need to choose a brand and stick to it unless you wanna pay extra for adapters n shit
11-21-2012 09:09 AM
Oldman You first need to decide whose "bars" you like better, or can get cheaper. Both Yakima and Thule make a quality set up.

You will then need to choose whose "rack" you like better. I have & like the Yakima Big Powderhound for times when we load up the wagon and have 4 boards on top. Only drawback here is that it is tough to get 2 decks with Flow bindings upside down on the rack. Limited clearance to the vehicle roof.

I also have and like the Thule 575 Snowboard Carrier. It is restricted in that it will only carry 2 boards, but it is a much smaller setup, very quick to use. Nice if it is just you or you and a friend. No clearance issues here.

Racks and Bars are interchangeable, so don't be afraid to mix and match. I believe both of the above racks come with locks and will serve you well. Decide what will work best for you and find it at the best price as recommended above.
11-20-2012 11:22 PM
grafta Not my images but this is exactly what I did:





Like this without bike rack >

You can do this with the Thule kits as well...
11-20-2012 11:11 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by NewbALewb View Post
uh ya holy shit, its like 500 bux new.. Im thinking we are leaving someone behind lol


Comeon dude, you drive a 2010! What's another $600 to someone rollin in that?



But seriously, the clamp on rack systems cost the same if you want a nice one... otherwise look on craigslist for good used. I payed nearly exactly half new price for ours all said and done
11-20-2012 11:09 PM
Tech420 Here is something interesting I found doing a quick google search. Never heard of it, just found it on google.
WinterRacks.com - your source for winter window racks....
11-20-2012 11:06 PM
Tech420 They also make racks for a tow hitch which leads me to believe you may have some luck finding a trunk mount one(similar to a mountain bike trunk mount).
11-20-2012 09:46 PM
NewbALewb uh ya holy shit, its like 500 bux new.. Im thinking we are leaving someone behind lol
11-20-2012 09:42 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by NewbALewb View Post
If i order that exact one, will i have to buy anything else? Or does it come with everything?
You need control towers, landing pads, load bars and snowboard/ski clamps.

You'll have to do some research into what will fit your year of subie... or go to the shop and make them do it for you

I got some of my gear 2nd hand off craigslist, and the landing pads from rackattack. It took a while rounding it all up, but I saved a bunch of cash.
11-20-2012 09:32 PM
Clayton Bigsby You cant go wrong with Yakima or Thule, my friends and I all bought Yakima so that everything was interchangeable. Before you buy go to the Yakima website and write down all of the part numbers for the set up you're looking, then enter it on Craigslist, you will save 100's
11-20-2012 08:54 PM
NewbALewb
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Originally Posted by suekie View Post
I like my Yakima rack. It holds on solid; I was on the highway, 4 boards on it, with a 15 mph head wind with an 80mph speed limit. The thing never even budged.
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Originally Posted by jfergus7 View Post
I bought a Thule rack last fall from ORS and love it. Price and shipping was awesome and rack works great!
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Originally Posted by JBthe3rd View Post
The new all black aerodynamic looking Yakima that holds the 4 snowboards looks better than the boxy grey Thule ... I just purchased Yakima 3 weeks ago and all it came down to was looks...
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Originally Posted by ashleyalcan View Post
I have a yakima rack for my car (it's the only popular brand that fit it). It fits and holds well, but I take it off my car during the summer (unless I need it for my bike rack) because I noticed it started to wear the gloss on my paint job. Two thumbs up for the rack's functionality, but don't make it a permanent feature on your car...
Sweet Yakima it is, thanks everyone =D <3
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