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geebes
03-24-2009, 03:01 AM
So, after much research and deliberation I have finally installed a yakima rack on my car with bike mounts. They are really easy to put on and really nice quality and I think they look sweet. I recommend them for any kind of biking you are into, however I think there is a rear mount available that would be less (in cost and difficulty) to put together. I HIGHLY recommend looking on eBay or craigslist because it will save you a PANTLOAD over going to REI or Joe's or (insert your favorite sports/outdoors store here).

I spent about $200 finding deals between craigslist and ebay...msrp for all this stuff below is $612...which all the items rarely go on sale.

Here is the stuff you will need:
* Actual prices may vary

Explaination of my list:


PART NAME

Part# Quantity :thumbsdow Fuckin expensive price.

Q Towers (set of 4)
Part # 8000124 1 $159.00

48" crossbars (sold in pairs)
Part # 8000408 1 $70.00

Q46 Clips
Part # 8000646 2 $35.00

38" Fairing (optional, but recommended for wind noise)
Part # 8007047 1 $69.00

SKS Lock Core Pack of 6 (if you are getting 2 for each bike mount)
Part # 8007204 1 $75.00

Raptor bike mounts
Part # 8002085 2 $238.00

Total price adds up to $612. Again, excellent quality but I don't know where they got their prices. (two 48" metal tubes...ummmm...$70 sounds about right!...give me a break Yakima.)

Actual instructions can be found in the box or at the Yakima website, but I think you will find that these pictures are pretty self explanatory for how they go on the car.

***warning, you must take off JDM rain guards for this. I was super pissed when I found out that I would have to. I don't think they will fit over the clips, but I might try it...because I love me some rain guards.***

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0341.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0342.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0343.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0344.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0345.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0347.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0348.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0351.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0352.JPG

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/2/7/3/7/DSC_0353.JPG

Enjoy, I hope this thread has eased your fears about getting a bike rack for your car.

-Matt (geebes) :bigthumbu

Shadowlife25
03-24-2009, 03:20 AM
Nice work Geebes. :)

Grot
03-24-2009, 03:28 AM
i love your fog lights, why the "x" tape over your headlights?

geebes
03-24-2009, 04:05 AM
Me and my cousin were wiring some lights for his car using electrical tape and I decided to throw that on. Older race cars would do that so if they hit something the light wont shatter...in other words "its for funzies."

And thanks about the fog lights, I get so many different reactions about those things that I don't know what people think.

Ryan
03-24-2009, 06:17 AM
Looks good man. I am glad the "other" geebes didnt kill you before you got them.. lol

KoreanJoey
03-24-2009, 06:30 AM
To hell, with you Geebes, you don't need rain guards in eastern washington. Come over here if you want to see some rain.

geebes
03-24-2009, 01:18 PM
To hell, with you Geebes, you don't need rain guards in eastern washington. Come over here if you want to see some rain.


Haha...its not that I need them...we know I don't...I just really like how they look. I would rather have rain than be as arid as it gets over here btw.

geebes
03-24-2009, 01:18 PM
Looks good man. I am glad the "other" geebes didnt kill you before you got them.. lol

I reported him to domestic abuse...we are safe...for now. :lolhittin

Ryan
03-24-2009, 03:54 PM
Lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

extremeskillz
03-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Looking good man. Glad you finally got them on! BTW, nail polish remover will remove that rain guards two side tape scum lol. Good job overall!

geebes
03-24-2009, 04:57 PM
I was just trying to find something to remove that! Thanks Carlos.

toyotaguy90
03-24-2009, 06:56 PM
You are my hero!!! :) does it scratch the roof, the trim or tear the weather strip at all? i also kinda though that it might push the window outward making the ride louder than it is....

grayscale
03-24-2009, 10:42 PM
Nice geebes! Does Yakima make some sort of interchangeable parts where the rack could be used for skis in the winter?

geebes
03-24-2009, 11:51 PM
You are my hero!!! :) does it scratch the roof, the trim or tear the weather strip at all? i also kinda though that it might push the window outward making the ride louder than it is....

Nope, everything is padded, it all looks really gentle on the weatherstrip, and it doesn't affect the window. However, you should get the fairing (plastic part/wind reducer) because the bars howl a bit at higher speeds.

geebes
03-24-2009, 11:54 PM
Nice geebes! Does Yakima make some sort of interchangeable parts where the rack could be used for skis in the winter?

The bike mounts come off really easy and you can get a bunch of different accessories including ski/snobrd stuff. :bigthumbu

grayscale
03-25-2009, 12:22 AM
Oo nifty. I've actually always thought that the racks on some cars just make a cool looking addition to the exterior.

toyotaguy90
03-25-2009, 03:52 AM
do you have to get the raptor bike mounts for this set up? i wanted to get a fork mount for more stability

geebes
03-25-2009, 05:08 AM
do you have to get the raptor bike mounts for this set up? i wanted to get a fork mount for more stability

Yeah dude, those are the ones you see in the pics.

AlltracAllday
03-27-2009, 05:33 AM
I have pretty much the same setup on my AT only with the deflector as well. I think in total I spent about $300 but I also got snowboard trays.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q13/ronnoc23/IMG_9609.jpg

I have raptor bike trays but use to have some fork mount trays on with no problem. I just like not having to take the wheel off if I don't have to so I grabbed the raptor trays. They are very good and sturdy enough, I have taken them on a 300mile highway/back road trip (avg speed of about 70) with no problem at all.

geebes
03-28-2009, 03:40 AM
I need to get the fairing. I really like those raptor mounts, not taking wheels off after a ride is a big plus. I'm glad to see someone else who has done it already.

geebes
04-05-2009, 06:35 AM
FYI, I got a chance to actually use them today...they are rad.