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Old 03-21-2010, 07:21 AM   #19
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how much did you guys spend for your racks? w/o the attachments.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #20
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around 260$

I went with this company they were really good for me, had free shipping, and sent out a pair of replacement bars when the one bar has a scuff on it that went down to the metal.



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http://www.cargogear.com/OneItemInfo...tnum=THTYAR307
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #21
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btw to those who want to carry ski's, canoes, kayaks, or surfboards you might have to get the 477 short roof adaptor to carry stuff safely.


http://www.amazon.com/Thule-477-Shor.../dp/B000OWS3OE
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:39 AM   #22
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around 260$

I went with this company they were really good for me, had free shipping, and sent out a pair of replacement bars when the one bar has a scuff on it that went down to the metal.



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http://www.cargogear.com/OneItemInfo...tnum=THTYAR307
THANKS! =) i was really looking into that, but im just not feeling how close the bars have to be cause its only a 2 door. i think i like the way that Petersredyaris did it with the rails and the bars are more spaced out. BUT i dont like the fact that its permanent. =( decisions decisions. (keep in mind, im really only using the racks for looks. but i'll use them every once and a while for bikes)
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:02 PM   #23
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YARIS - Thanks!!! I've been pouring over what method/brand/etc to go with for the last few weeks. I've talked to a few people that I've seen with the short roof adapter, and so far they all seem very satisfied. Although it does look a little busy and clustered, the system has grown on me. I'm going for strictly function, but not sure if I want to go with the permanence as Peter has shown.

If you don't mind sharing, what are all the pieces that you've purchased altogether?
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:30 PM   #24
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Does anybody know if there are roof racks for 4 door Hatchbacks, or will the 4 door sedan ones fit??
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:13 PM   #25
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My Roof Rack Install...

After much research and consideration I ended up installing the Thule track system on my Yaris. All in all, I'm happy with the outcome and the versatility it gives me. I still have nightmares about drilling holes in the roof....
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:12 AM   #26
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Looks good, what tracks did you use ?

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After much research and consideration I ended up installing the Thule track system on my Yaris. All in all, I'm happy with the outcome and the versatility it gives me. I still have nightmares about drilling holes in the roof....
If yours are Yakima tracks do you know if 54" tracks would fit ? I'm thinking 54" would do better with longer objects.

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Old 06-14-2010, 01:43 PM   #27
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I used the shortest Thule top-tracks available. I also cut the 50" load bars down to 40". The fairing is 38" (medium).
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:16 PM   #28
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I used the shortest Thule top-tracks available. I also cut the 50" load bars down to 40". The fairing is 38" (medium).
Oh ok, I just couldn't find thule tracks on thule.com.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:32 PM   #29
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well thats differnt! :)
I like that my system isnt permanent... but yours is nice in that its small and tidy.

I dont mind mine being a foot apart.... its enough to get a bike on top and also a basket at the same time.... as I have it now.

All the parts I bought FYI are in that cargogear link... the extra stuff I bought was the fairing, a bike tray, and a yakima basketcase.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:05 AM   #30
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That track system looks great. The extender one is cool too. I wonder which cost more?
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #31
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Hey YAR1S, where did you get the chrome lip and center cap for your steel wheels?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:44 PM   #32
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Roof-Rack option.

I'm looking to get a rack for my 3 dr next year and am currently researching my options. I will be using it for a kayak at least 13 feet long so I'm nervous about using the short roof adapter system for a load longer than the car for possible torsional load difficulties I may face at highway speed. I have no issue drilling the roof as I'll never be trading it in as the mileage is too high and payments too many. My only concern is that my roof is dented on the drivers side right where the permanent rails will need to go. My question is will it be fine and the roof only dips maybe 1/4 of an inch. Or should I try popping it up, something I've considered since the damage occurred . Only possible problem with that would be metal fatigue. So if anyone could offer advice it would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


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Old 10-14-2014, 04:51 PM   #33
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Yeah, I would pull the headliner and pop up the dents n dings....I gotta do the same as I have hail damage...(or paint it white and put a red "Titleist" on the car)
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:14 PM   #34
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Mounting the tracks might actually help with straightening it out. Be careful popping the dents, as it is very easy to pop the roof sheet metal loose from its spot welds and seam sealer.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:42 PM   #35
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Sorry to bring this one back from the dead, but here's another option for cheap/inexpenssive roof racks for light-duty applications. (less than 150lb weight)

http://m.ebay.com/itm/381450555641

These bad boys arrived pretty quick and installation was also pretty fast. Here's their official website:

https://www.ltsport.com/products/rac...-4d-205-f.html

Make sure to follow the instructions in the video, so you don't get stuck!
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:58 PM   #36
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I have a Thule system specific for my 2009 3Dr yaris made for short roof. Yes it was expensive but you get what you pay for and paying cheap you get cheap with eventual damage to your seals and paint.
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