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Old 02-26-2012, 01:39 PM
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Yakima roof rack installed

Finally got around to putting my Yakima roof rack on my truck. I think I am going to end up taking it back off though. I had it on my old duramax and I guess I didn't notice the wind noise on that truck because the truck itself wasn't as quiet as the new ford but now that I have gotten use to the quietness its pretty annoying.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:40 AM
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I want to put some Yakima racks in my truck. Are they sturdy enough to bolt on some driving lights? I want to install them in a way to make them removable if I want to get rid of them later on. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:59 PM
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They are def sturdy enough for lights. You can practically shake the whole truck with the bars if you are tall enough. The trick is having them adjusted correctly and following the measurements given.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:37 AM
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Thanks. Thats good to hear. What model and size did you get? Yours look great on your truck. Also, what sort of work in involved in the install? I'm not exactly a novice when it comes to working on cars, but I'm not a certified mechanic either.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:52 PM
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Its just a matter of clamping the feet on to the bars. Its real simple. The biggest thing is following the measurements they give you. If you don't measure correctly or don't do it in the order they tell you its a real PITA (dont ask me how i know).
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:38 AM
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lol. Yeah, I know how it is. I've done stuff that hard way before. And what bars are you referring to? Does it involve any drilling or is it simply opening the doors and installing some sort of clamps or something? My buddy had a Yakima bike rack on his Civic, but I never really checked out how it goes on and I'm not sure if it's the same thing. Thanks again.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:12 PM
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There is no drilling of any sort with the Q towers. The towers have clips that just hook into the door jam then ratchet down.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:14 PM
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I will try to remember to take some pictures of inside the door jam for you tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:26 AM
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Alright thanks. I really appreciate it. Glad to hear no drilling is required. I wanted to make the removable racks and lights removable in case I get sick of them later on, or start having clearance issues in parking garages or something of that sort.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:53 PM
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Sorry this took soo long!



Sorry.. didn't realize they were sideways!
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