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    Thread: Roof rack question

    1. 05-07-2012 10:05 PM #1
      I have an 02 camry

      probably going to keep it for another two years..then probably get an '11 camry or pirus

      can a roof rack that fits an 02 camry also fit newer camrys and priuses?

      i want a yakima

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      05-08-2012 12:50 AM #2
      Yes. You'll be able to purchase different clips for the Yakima Q Towers that will be the base of your rack system. Check out the Yakima website for all of the different parts that you need for your '02 and then go to eBay/Craigslist to buy. You can piece together a rack on the cheap of you look around enough. You'll need 4 Q Towers and the clips for your '02 Camry, crossbars and locks to get started. I would add a fairing to that too... it cuts down on the noise a ton.

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      05-08-2012 08:36 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
      i want a yakima
      Any particular reason why you want a Yakima? I've been using a Thule for years and I LOVE their product.

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      05-08-2012 01:37 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Quattro Krant View Post
      Any particular reason why you want a Yakima? I've been using a Thule for years and I LOVE their product.
      'Cause you are a Tool (y)?
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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      05-08-2012 10:30 PM #5
      Six of one, half a dozen of the other?

      The only reason that I went with Yakima is that Thule didnt make a fit kit for the 'naked' roof on my current company car, an '11 Escape. I've been happy with it.

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      05-09-2012 08:37 PM #6
      If you want the ultimate in roof rack portability check out SeaSucker (http://www.seasucker.com/). By no means am I affiliated with these guys but I've met the owner a few times and have seen plenty of their product in long term action. Great stuff.

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      05-10-2012 12:25 AM #7
      if you're thinking Prius...

      spend the money now for a hitch and hitch rack.

      Roof racks will eat into the fuel economy.
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      05-10-2012 09:09 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      if you're thinking Prius...

      spend the money now for a hitch and hitch rack.

      Roof racks will eat into the fuel economy.

      This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Hell, I have a Yukon XL and the Thule T1 hitch rack yields better fuel economy than on the roof. In my old Blazer, I'd get 16-17 Hwy with 2 bikes on the roof rack. With the Thule hitch rack, I got right at 20.
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      05-10-2012 08:15 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      if you're thinking Prius...

      castrate yourself immediately.
      Made a slight correction.

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      05-10-2012 10:34 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Made a slight correction.

      who cares if greyhare is considering a Prius?

      people have different needs for a car
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      05-11-2012 09:24 AM #11
      Sarcasm. Did you know they make wipes to remove sand from vaginas?

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