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Yakima Roof Rack Installation - 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

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How to Install the Yakima Roof Rack on a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Colin: Hey, what's going on guys It's Colin here at etrailer, and today we have a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. We're going to do a test fit of the Yakima JetStream roof rack system. Now, this is a roof rack that Yakima has designed to mount to the naked roof of your Hyundai Santa Fe. So meaning you don't have any type of raised side rails are flush-mounted side rails. It's just completely naked. You're just going to have a fit kit from Yakima that you can see right here, where we have a hook in the door jam, and then a pad sitting on top of our roof clamping it down.

The hook does have rubber padding as well underneath it to make sure it doesn't harm or scratch the finish of your Hyundai Santa Fe. When you get this entire roof rack system mounted, it's going to be a great accessory to be able to get your rooftop accessories loaded up, whether it's a cargo box, a kayak carrier, maybe even just a bike rack.It'd be nice to be able to get those items on your roof so you don't have to try to store them in your vehicle, create more space on the inside. Or frankly, for something like a kayak where you can't fit it inside your vehicle, you're still going to be able to haul it to and from your destination without needing a truck or a trailer. Now, this roof rack system consists of three different parts. You're going to have the Jetstream crossbars up top.

These are going to be 50 inches long. You can see they have a nice aerodynamic shape to them. It's going to help cut down on wind noise and drag, especially if you compare it to the Yakima's Roundbar system or another square bar system. So, you won't have as much of that noise and drag that you would have with those crossbars systems.We're also going to have this nice black color to it. These are also available in silver, so if you think that color would match your Santa Fe more, just check out our website.

We have them in both colors. Now, on top of our Jetstream bars, you can see we have this nice rubber strip, and what we can do with that is remove the end cap from our crossbar, and we can insert T-slot accessories onto our crossbar. We just push down on that rubber strip and then slide it along to the location that we desire on our Jetstream bar. Then we can tighten it down, so there's no pulling the rubber strip out or cutting it to length. We just push down, slide it across and tighten it down, and then we're done.

Now, the middleman between our crossbars and our fit kit is going to be the baseline towers, so you can see when I take this end cap off, what's going on in the inside.We have our fit kit hook coming up in there, and we pull up this little gray tab. You can see that's where we tighten it down. That's where it clamps down onto our roof. Then we have our rubber pad which is underneath our baseline tower, sitting below it. Again, the rubber pad and the rubber coating on that fit kit hook is not going to harm or scratch the finish of your vehicle, so it's going to be around for a long time. If you ever do want to take it off, you can just undo the two bolts right here and here, for all four of the baseline towers. Then you can just remove it from your roof. When you're all done, you've got to close up that tab. We have a nice end cap right here to cover everything up. Now the baseline towers do have an option.You can add on some Yakima lock cores or same key system. That will be able to provide more security for your roof racks and no one can just come up and just pull the end cap off like you saw I did like that. That way there'll be a lock cylinder on there that you can lock it up so they can't pull it off and remove your roof rack. From the top of our roof to the bottom of our Jetstream bar, it's going to be three inches. That should be plenty of space to get your clamp-on accessories underneath your gesturing bar without risking damaging the top of your roof. If we go from the top of our roof to the top of our gesturing bar, it's going to be four and one quarter of an inch. You just want to keep that in mind that we have that added height to our roof.So for any low clearance situations, you just want to make sure you're going to Fit still. Although with the Santa Fe, it doesn't sit as high as a lot of other vehicles do, so you shouldn't really run into any issues. We're all going to have a weight capacity of 165 pounds for the entire system, so that should be more than enough to get your accessories loaded up. But be sure you double-check with your Santa Fe's owner's manual. Make sure your roof can handle that weight before you load it up to that. Now that we've gone over some of those features, let's show you guys had to get this assembled and installed on your roof. Now, we've got the front crossbar installed. We'll show you how to assemble and get the rear one installed. It's going to be the same process for both. Just make sure you follow the instructions or this video.I'm just going to flip the crossbar over first. What we need to do is assemble our baseline tower kit. What we're first going to do is take our black plastic piece, and it's going to go into this slot right here. We'll just push down on it till it clicks into place. Our silver piece right here, you can see there's threads on the inside. It's going to thread onto that screw that's on the inside, so just kind of get that lined up properly, get the hole lined up, and then the bolt where we're going to tighten it down is actually going to be in there. We need to pull that little tab up, and then we can have access to the screw. We'll just begin threading it on, and I'll show you a side angle right there. You can see that silver piece getting farther down.You want to make sure you go until the top of that silver piece in line with the black tabs on that plastic piece. inaudible 00:05:16 Just like that. Now, we've got the pad that we're going to put onto this bracket right here. You can see the plastic piece, and how it's going to fit on. You want to make sure that the arrow right here is facing towards the outside, so up, right there to the outside of the legs. We'll just push until it clicks on and again, make sure that arrow is facing the outside. You see it's pointing up. So we're all good right there. Now when you get your Jetstream crossbar, you're going to see that there's a rubber strip covering the entire channel. I went ahead and cut this section off down to the measurement that it specifies in our instructions down to, which is going to be 36 1/4.I have a cut down to there so I can insert my tower. What's going to happen is, this silver piece with the two black tabs on each side is going to go into the channel on our gesturing crossbar. Once we go like that, we'll just raise it up, get that in there. If you feel that it's too tight right here, what you need to do is either loosen or tighten up that bolt. We'll just loosen it up. He saw a move right when I took a little bit of that pressure off, and then we can get it all the way into the channel, and then move it into place. What we want to do is get the edge of our tower right at 36 1/4, right there.Now we'll begin tightening it down. Now, we have two different bolts we'll need to tighten down. Right up here, the one where we tightened up that silver piece into the channel, we need to make sure we adjust it to the correct pitch. This one's going to be controlling your pitch. This one's going to control your toe, and basically what your pitch is, is the angle that we tighten it down. When you see closer, you might not be able to see it on camera, but there is three lines right there. We need to make sure we line it up with the correct one. From the front of the crossbar, which is on this side, to the back of the crossbar, it's labeled A, B, and C. We need to make sure that we're on the correct letter, which in this case is B, which is the center. So we'll go ahead and tighten that down. If you we're on A or C, all you would do is just tilt the entire tower over into where that bolt was lined up with the correct line, and then you would tighten it down from there.With that tightening tool, when you hear those couple of clips, you're going to be good. Now over on our toe, this one needs to be two, which from the front to the back, it's one, two, three. You can see we're already at two, so we'll just insert our tool. Just make sure that it's tight. We can feel it is. Now we're ready to throw it on the roof, so we'll just get it in place. Does it have to be in the correct spot right away we'll get our measuring tape and make sure we get it in the correct spot. Now, for our crossbar spread, we have this included tape in our kit, and we're going to measure from center to center of each crossbar. In the instructions it specifies 32 inches. You want to make sure you get it as close to that as possible. You just skid it back a little. There we go. Make sure you get the other side as well, and be sure to double-check both sides before you tighten anything down, just so your roof rack is properly sitting on your roof.Now, you can see that our pads are sitting right on this channel right here, and that is where they're supposed to go. Don't worry, it is still a security platform for the pads to be sitting. We're also going to have pressure going around from the hook right here, all the way up into here, so there's not going to be too much weight on top of this actual channel. Now we'll get our hooks in place into our baseline towers. First, I want to point out, you can really see this nice rubber padding that the hooks have, so you're not going to have to worry about it harming or scratching the finish of your vehicle like we talked about earlier. Another thing I want to point out, is that the two hooks for your rear crossbar, they're going to be a different size and shape than the ones out front. How you can tell the difference, is that there's a number engraved on the bottom right here.This one is B74, and the front ones are going to be be B41. So. Just make sure you get the appropriate hooks for the appropriate crossbar. With our side doors open, we just flip up that gray tab, and then the hook will slide up. This little hole right there is going to hook onto that bracket. Now we've got to pull down enough, we can get it under our door jam like that. Now, first what we need to do is tighten up this bolt on top left, right here. That's going to adjust the angle of our bracket right here. So right now our hook is sitting like that, but it's just sitting in the channel like so. What we need to do is, tighten this down until that bracket angles itself all the way down. The hook is now going down, as you can see. You want to go down until it makes contact with the vehicle. Then just go a little bit more. You don't want to go too tight, so a couple of rotations.Then, from there we already have the other side installed as well. We'll begin tidying it up. There's a little bit of tension on the hook now. We're just going to give it a couple of turns. Then we're going to go to the other side, and give it a couple of turns as well. The reason you want to do that, you want to make your way back and forth doing a couple rotations on each side, so that you get the roof rack pulling evenly on both sides and not more towards the passenger side or more towards the driver's side. Now, we've gone back and forth a couple of times. We'll finish up this side. We already have our driver's side fully tightened down. The tool is going to let you know when it's fully torqued. When you hear those clicks right there, you know it's fully torqued, so we'll just put that little tab back down, and then we can close our door. From there we'll just get both of our end caps on for our crossbar, and then far baseline tower like you saw earlier.From there, when you got everything installed and tightened down, go ahead and give you a roof rack a good shake back and forth, front to back, make sure everything is secure. From there, you're going to be ready to load up your favorite rooftop accessories, and then hit the road. Well thank you all for watching. That'll do it for our test fit of the Yakima JetStream roof rack system on our 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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