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Will Older Thule Hullavator Work With Yakima JetStream Roof Rack on 2019 Subaru Outback

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we need to buy a set of crossbars for a 2019 outback premium. I like the greater crossbar spread and weight carrying capacity of the Yakima system, as compared to the Thule approach. but I’m wondering: 1 if an older version of the Thule Hullavator 897XT we own can work with the Yakima jetstream bars - which appear to have the same type of T-slot as on the Thule Aeroblades we use on our Forester and 2 If the jetstream bars will work, then can we get by with the 50 inch bars or would we need the 60 inch on the Forester we use 53 inch Aeroblades

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Your older Thule Hullavator 897XT will work with the Yakima JetStream crossbars for your 2019 Subaru Outback. The T-slot on the JetStream bars are 1" wide x 1/2" tall, which is actually slightly larger than the T-slot on the AeroBlade bars so you won't have any issues fitting the Hullavator into that T-slot.

As for the length of the bars, I do recommend using the 60" Yakima JetStream Crossbars # Y00426 to ensure you have the needed space to use your Hullavator.

The rest of the parts you need for your '19 Outback are the SkyLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars # Y00148 and Landing Pad 15 for Yakima Control Towers # Y00241. I also highly recommend the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores # Y07204 which will lock the rack to your Subaru's roof and help protect your investment.

I have added links to video reviews for you to check out as well.

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