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Yakima Roof Rack Review - 2016 Honda CR-V

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Review of the Yakima Roof Rack on a 2016 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2016 Honda CR-V, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima JetStream Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers Y00426. These are the Yakima JetStream Crossbars 60" long. Part number Y00146. These are the BaseLine Towers for the Yakima Crossbars. Part number Y06148 and Y06152, which are the BaseClip Fit Kits for the Honda CR-V. The Yakima JetStream Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while freeing up space inside your vehicle for you and your family. The two bars have a combined carrying capacity of 165 pounds, although you always to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand that weight. It has a rubber strip on the top of it, which means you can use T-Track accessories with it, and that coupled with the shape of the bar, will reduce wind noise and drag while you're driving.

Also, instead of having to actually fully remove the strip, all you do is push it down and push your T-track to the side inside instead of having to cut the actual strip itself. The end caps of our BaseLine towers do have these knockouts, which you can replace with Yakima Same Key Systems, which are sold separately. You can utilize these with your Yakima accessories as well, so everything could be keyed alike when it's on your roof. Now that we've gone over some of the features of the roof rack system, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We have our rear bar system partially assembled on our table here, and our next step is going to be take our BaseLine tower and attach it to the other side of our bar. We'll first take our bar and flip it upside down. Then, we'll take our BaseLine tower, take this plastic piece here, which just pushes in to the top.

You'll hear it click like so. Then, we'll take our metal piece and line it up with our screw. We'll pull this portion out so when we flip this upside down, you can see the screw that we need to tighten down with our included tightening tool. Now, as we tighten this down, we're just going to get it loosely installed because we have to slide this onto our bar, and we don't want it to get caught up. Now, we'll slide this into the T-slot of our JetStream. You want to line this edge here with the inner edge till it slides in.

There we go. All right. As far as measurements are concerned, you're going to see some lines here with numbers, and you just push it to the corresponding spread that it states in your instructions and then you tighten it down the rest of the way. We'll push this in to where it needs to be. Pull that tab out and tighten it down the rest of the way. Now, the nice part about this included tightening tool is the fact that you'll hear audible clicks once it's tightened down to its actual capacity.

This is so you don't over tighten it as you're installing it. Like you hear there. Next, you'll see these three notches next to the screw we just tightened down, and this is to determine the angle of how this is going to sit on your roof. Right now, we have it set in the proper position all the way toward the back, but if we we're to move this, as you can see, it moved the foot as well. Now, we're going to keep it there as per the instructions, and you'll find this as either a plus or minus 6 with a picture of it. Pretty easy to find. There we go. Then, we'll go to our fit kit. Take our rubber pad and push that into place making sure that the arrow faces away. Our final step is we're going to put our end caps into place. Now, we can set this on our roof. Now, at this point you can also put your clamps from the fit kit in place as well, but I'm going to wait till we have it on the roof. We'll set it down on our roof on no particular place for now. We'll make sure it's even on both sides, and then we'll measure our crossbar spread from center of the bar to center of the bar. Again, you'll find this measurement in your instructions. Repeat this on the other side and then we'll take our clamps and install those as well. Open up the top of our tower there. Then, we'll insert our clamp like so. You can see how it sits just above the door frame here. Lower it. Go to this screw here. Turn it to the right. Then, I'll have it set or rest on the door frame itself. Then, we'll go to the center here and just snug it up against the door frame. Then, we'll repeat this for the driver side and then we'll tighten them down completely. There we go. Close up the door there. Our final step is to install our end caps. These pieces here will fit right in here. Now, we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road. There you have it for the Yakima JetStream Roof Rack System on our 2016 Honda CR-V.

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