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JTK1130 01-18-2010 11:17 PM

Thule V.S, Yakima
 
Hey there everyone, I was just wondering if anyone here has any opinions on roof racks...

I snowboard and im tired of lugging around both mine and my girlfriends snowboards inside my WK... With all the gear its hard to fit more than 3 people in my truck on any trips.... Plus my edges are starting scratch up the inside...

So i'm looking at picking up either a Yakima or Thule rack system that can fit up to 4 boards... anyone have any thoughts they would like to share or some pics :thumbsup:??

toli2step 01-19-2010 04:46 PM

Re: Thule V.S, Yakima
 
sup, i have the thule holds 4 snowboards. very stong and easy to use...

JTK1130 01-19-2010 05:06 PM

Re: Thule V.S, Yakima
 
Thanks Man, Yea i borrowed my friends thule racks...i could only fit 1 board on it though without taking off the bindings.... Does your rack use the big beefy clamps that locks onto the factory crossbars?

I could fit 2 only if i took 1 set of the bindgs off and flipped them wax side to wax side....

GCL06 01-19-2010 05:52 PM

Re: Thule V.S, Yakima
 
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/y...6/DSC00443.jpg

Think it was like $125 from the Thule website. If I fold over my bindings I can 2 up there just fine. Very good quality and great price. Locks and everything. Don't have Yakima racks to compare but I'm happy with the Thule.

EDIT - Mine's 2 board fyi.

Tbone06 01-20-2010 05:19 PM

Re: Thule V.S, Yakima
 
Sup bud,

A buddy of mine used to have the Yakima Rack on his Altima till he wrecked it. Personally I think it seemed alot cheaper/flimsier than the thule that I own today... so much that he offered them to me and i declined and picked up this setup.

I replaced the stock crossbars with the Thule ones ($260 with bars I believe)
And then purchased the sliding 4 board rack ($199) to go ontop of them.

As you can see there is plenty of room for 4 boards(belly to belly) with the new cross bars.

Good luck with your purchase, I highly recommend the thule

With boards on
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0492.jpg
Without boards
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0574.jpg
Top view
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0576.jpg
Slide out for easy access
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0581.jpg

B.P.O.D 01-21-2010 03:14 PM

Re: Thule V.S, Yakima
 
i have the same ones^^^^ but i use my stock cross bars with no problems


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