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What Kayak Rack will Hold Two 10-12 Foot Kayaks on My 2-Door 2015 Mini Cooper?

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Hello can you recommend a kayak rack to hold two 10-12 ft kayaks on my 2015 mini cooper.

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The kayak carrier I recommend that can hold 2 10-15 foot kayaks is the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style # Y04073. The JayLow will allow you to transport your 2 kayaks vertically on your 2015 Mini Cooper. For the second kayak, you will need to purchase the Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops # Y04031.

In order to secure the Yakima JayLow to the roof of your vehicle, you will need a roof rack system. The roof rack system you need depends on if you have factory flush rails or a bare roof.

If you have factory flush rails on your 2015 Mini Cooper, I recommend the following parts:
- Yakima CoreBar Crossbars - Steel - Black - 50" Long - Qty 2 # Y00421
- RidgeLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Flush Side Rails - Qty 4 # Y00145
- RidgeClip Fit Kit for Yakima RidgeLine Roof Rack Towers # Y06009
- (Optional for extra security. Lockcores for JayLow Included) Yakima Same-Key System Lock Cores # Y07206


If you have a bare roof on your 2015 Mini Cooper, the only rack we offer is the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack - Vacuum Cup Mount # 298-SX6000B. The Monkey Bars include the easiest installation of any roof rack we carry.

Both of these crossbar systems will allow you to mount the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier on your 2015 Mini Cooper.

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