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Difference Between Yakima CoreBar and JetStream Roof Rack Crossbars

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Hello, Whats the difference between: Yakima JetStream Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 50inch Long - Qty 2 part number: Y00425 VS Yakima CoreBar Crossbars - Steel - Black - 50inch Long - Qty 2 part number: Y00421 Besides the material, what else is the difference? The price is difference, so I wanted to know why is that. The cheaper one weight capacity is more but costs less. Please let me know, Thanks

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There are a couple of differences between the two. The JetStream bars like # Y00425 are made of extruded aluminum while the CoreBars such as the # Y00421 you've looked at are constructed of galvanized steel. As you've mentioned, the CoreBar has a higher capacity. The primary difference is that the JetStream bars feature the T-Slot channel at the top that allows quick and easy accessory installation, while accessories used with the CoreBars would need to clamp around the crossbar.

The JetStream bars are compatible with both accessories that channel mount and clamp mount, so that's what I'd recommend. The price differential comes primarily from the fact that the JetStream bars are more complicated to manufacture.

I've linked to product description videos for both types of crossbars.

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