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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 10:07 PM
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i knew the mileage would be a hit.

i suppose your right about the sacrifice...

noise vs bicycling

are the racks easily removable?

or it like a futon...once set in one position stays in one position.

mahalo for the wisdom

Yakima Q clips are very easily removed. Once they are set the position will be locked in with just an Allen bolt. Just unlock and pull the clamp and position will stay in place for easy re installation.


The JDM rack does look super sick. But for 770 that is ridiculous, I'd rather buy rims, suspension, half of mortgage (lol) or something else.

The JDM rack is nice but I believe the rack by itself will not have wind noise, but once the racks i.e. (snowboard, cargo box, bike mounts) are in place I'm sure there will still be noticeable wind noise and lose of gas mileage.

If I were you just go on craigslist find a well maintained used rack either thule or yakima (I think another member said yakima is the only company that made clips). And just take it off when not in use.
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Qclips should be Q111 right?

I have had a rack on my previous wagon...noise and gas mileage def takes a hit.

Oops missed the previous question yes they are q111s
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In any case, a general question....these JDM oem products do you think its cheaper in Japan? I am planning on going to Nagoya, Japan (Toyota headquaters) in the coming year or so.

Does anyone know?

Thanks
I would assume that it will be cheaper but the biggest thing would be the shipping cost. Man, I would love to visit Japan sometime soon.

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If I were you just go on craigslist find a well maintained used rack either thule or yakima (I think another member said yakima is the only company that made clips). And just take it off when not in use.
Yup, there are a lot of good deals on craiglist in my area. I am probably going to go this route and buy the parts I need on craigs. Q clips for our cars are hard to find on craiglist though, you can buy those on REI.com.

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Got myself a +07 yakima rack, viper bike mount, with the fairing kit as well. I also have a fatcat board rack for winter stuff too..

last week of my car looking like a POS with my unpainted spare on.
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The JDM rack is nice but I believe the rack by itself will not have wind noise, but once the racks i.e. (snowboard, cargo box, bike mounts) are in place I'm sure there will still be noticeable wind noise and lose of gas mileage.

If I were you just go on craigslist find a well maintained used rack either thule or yakima (I think another member said yakima is the only company that made clips). And just take it off when not in use.
Thule has also a rack (crossbars) for the SX. I have got the OEM, they are great! We are just back from a family vacation and have driven aprox. 1300km with them and cargo box on top.

Yes there is an increase in wind noise but not to bad and yes the fuel consumption increases but also not to bad. Normaly my SX has a fuel consumption of 10,5 km on a 1 litre but with cargo box it became 9 km on 1 litre. I must say I have limited my top speed to max 120km/h with the box on top.

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https://my.is/forums/f102/picking-up-...25/index2.html

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Almost forgot, Lexus has OEM for bikes on a roofrack three types of bikeholders with the part numbers: PZ4AP-FR530-00 (standard), PZ4AP-PR591-00 (luxury) and PZ403-99647-00(barracuda).

Is it not heavy to lift your bike on the roof? In Europe a lot of people use a bikerack on the towinghitch or atached to the "fifth" door on the back.

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so that pic above was a test fit....

Yakima owners : did you put the footings in the rain gutters or further out past them where it slopes into the doors?
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I was pretty hesitant to get a roof rack for a couple of reasons. One of them was definitely the mpg issue, IS's aren't know for their fuel economy as it is! Plus I don't like to have stuff touching my paint, and having mud from my bike dripping all over my beautiful Sportcross... So I put a hitch on and did the hitch mount rack. I looked at the Thule's and Yakima's, but I ended up going with the Kuat NV. I'm glad I did, this thing is freakin' sweet! It even has a built in work stand for your bikes...


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Nice Russell!^ We gotta get that Sportcross photoshoot planned for the 3 of us. =)

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I'd say get a hitch receiver installed and go with a hitch rack. The best is made by 1upUSA.com and will hold 3 bikes on the SportX. Look on ebay or etrailers.com for the receiver.(~$200) You can either install it yourself or have uhaul do it for ~$60.

I've got my receiver installed and just waiting on 1upUSA to crank out the racks in anodized black color to match my car (should be any day now). The racks are made of alumnium so they are stong and light. Very easy to put on and take off. Check out mtbr.com.. here's the link 1up Quick Rack Quick Review. - Mountain Bike Forums for reviews.
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Ive got a reciver for a sportcross if anyone wants to buy it, came on my car and I took it off.
Ill trade it for a roof rack :D

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+1 on the hitch... although, I'm about to get the saw and welder out to make it a 'hidden' hitch. I should be able to do a receiver straight down with an adapter receiver to make it all work. The dual exhaust looks a bit weird with a hitch between the tips.
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