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Yakima Roof Rack Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

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Review of the Yakima Roof Rack on a 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima CoreBar Roof Rack System, and this consists of part numbers Y00421. These are the Yakima CoreBar Crossbars. These are 50" long. We'll also be using part number Y00147, and these are the Timberline Towers for the Yakima Crossbars, particularly for factory raised side rails.The Yakima CoreBar Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while freeing up space inside your vehicle. This combines the sturdiness of the round bars with the aerodynamic qualities of the aero bars, as you're going to cut down wind noise and drag while you drive with the shape of's very easy to install. It simply wraps around your factory raised side rail, with this strap here and it's tightened down.

With the end cap here, it has this plastic core that can be removed and replaced with the Yakima same key system, which enables to not only secure it to your factory raised side rail, but also to make it key to like with the accessories that you're hauling.I'd like to give you a couple quick measurements. From the center of the roof to bottom of the bar is going to be 4". From the center to the top is going to be 5", so that's more than enough space to attach your roof accessories without making contact with your roof. I would like to point out that while this one does have a sunroof, you may not be able to use this when you have your accessories attached.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 front bar installed, already on our factory raised side rails, and we have our rear bar partially assembled on our table here.Our next step is, we're going to attach our tower to our bar by using the adaptor kit that comes with the bar.

We'll start by taking our plastic bracket here. We just push that at the top of our tower, like so. Then we'll take our metal bracket, slide that on to the end, along with our end cap, so that doesn't come back off. Now we'll flip the bar upside down, and we'll attach the screw at the top here to this portion on our bar, using our included tightening tool.Once you tighten this down, you want to hear for the audible clicks from our tool here, to know that it's tightened enough. Now we can set this on our factory raised rails and start installing it there.We'll set our bar onto our side rail here, making sure that the line here is on the top part of our factory raised side rail.

Next we'll measure from center to center on both sides to make sure it's even. You want to make sure you don't go under 24" when you do this. Finally, we'll measure our crossbar overhang on both sides. This looks good. Then we can tighten down the screw on the inside to attach our tower to the bar.

Then we'll wrap our strap underneath and tighten it down with this as well on both sides. Then we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road.You want to tighten it until you hear the clicks. Then the last step is to put on our end cap, which just pushes into place.And you have it for the Yakima CoreBar Roof Rack System on our 2018 Subaru Forester.

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