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Old 01-02-2011, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this was the right place to ask, but I'm looking to buy a ski rack that will fit 4 snowboards. I have a 2002 Hyundai Sonata and I don't really know what to look for. Would something like this be good to buy--http://www.prolineracks.com/sportrack-ski-roof-rack-package.html? Do you guys recommend anything else? Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Could you give me a link to where I can buy that specific ski rack? I'll probably buy it based on your recommendation.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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REI, any snowbaord/ski shop, tons of online places just google Yakima racks.

The towers, bars and snowboard rack are universal. The " Q-clips " are made for each individual car.

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There are several different kinds, depending on how much you want to spend. I would recommend looking at THULE or Yakima as they have the best track-record from what I've researched. I purchased a THULE cargo a few months back and love it.

THULE Snow Racks

There's some from their website, you could probably find them cheaper somewhere else.
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Yeah Thule or Yakima if you want something thats good quality, the others will be cheaper but you get what you pay for.
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I choose Yakima soley as I liked the look of the tower better on my car.
FYI my set-up new was $600ish so you know the ballpark of price.

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Thule or Yakima as said. Go to their site and they have features that let you see what you need for your car. As Slyder said, it will be in the range of $400 to $700. The good news is that once you have the towers and bars you can get other attachments for carrying stuff likes bikes or kayaks.
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As others have said, Thule and Yakima are the industry standards.

My advice would be to check out eBay and Craigslist to find what you need. New set-ups are pretty damn expensive and used ones can be found pretty cheap. If you go with the Yakima, as stated above, the only thing specific you need is the Q-clips.

If you choose to piece together your own kit from used parts (as I am in the process of doing), you'll need 4 Q-towers, 2 cross-bars (probably 48'' but your Sonata could be a little larger than I'm thinking), 4 Q-clips (think you need the Q39s), and one large ski rack or two small ones, which can usually be bought cheaper than a single large one. Hope that helps!
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Don't forget locks!! and damn they are expensive. You need 6 one for each tower and 2 for the snowboard rack itself. One for each bar.
They are like $75 for a set of 6 new. Just my advice get all the same locks so you only need one key. Don't buy 4 locks then 2 locks with 2 different keys.

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