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Yakima JetStream Crossbars Review

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Review of the Yakima JetStream Crossbars

Today we will be taking a look and showing you how to install the Yakima JetStream Crossbars in black, part number Y00425. These are also available in silver, part number Y00428. These versatile crossbars allow you to accommodate accessories that not clamp around your bars, but also secure into your T-track. These bars work with many universal carriers, whether it is your bike, water, snow, or cargo carriers. The Yakima Jetstream Crossbars are quiet, low-profile, and aerodynamic option for all your roof rack accessory need. This is made out of a lightweight aluminum with a powder coat finish, so they're terrible and corrosion resistant. The rubber smart filled strips allow you to mount your T-track accessories without having to move that weatherstripping.

The crossbars measure 50 inches long by 3 1/8 inches wide by 1 inch tall. The weight capacity for our crossbars is 165 pounds. Although, you want to check your owner's manual to make sure your vehicle can withstand that weight. The Yakima Jetstream Crossbars come in a quantity of 2 with limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over some features, we're going to show you how to get this installed. We already have our back bar on and in place.

We're going to show how to assembly our front bar next. Everything that you see here on our table is included when you purchase this as a kit, except for the flat tape measure, that you will to provide yourself. Now, to start off we're going to flip our bar over and just remove this weatherstrip here in the bottom. We'll set that off to the side. Next, we'll move onto our foot packs here. We'll grab one of them.

We want to start by loosening our bolt here. With that loosened, we will take our clip. We're just going to insert it down until it snaps into place. We'll take our nut here and we're going to set it right on top of that bolt and we'll flip that over. We want to loosen up this bolt until we can get to the bolt that is in that hole there, just like so.

With that bolt showing under there, we'll take our tool and we'll tighten that down. That will tighten down the nut at the top, so now we can do the same thing on our other foot pack. All right now that we've got both of our foot packs ready, we're going to start to tighten down this bolt, just so it's not sticking out so far. If you take the bolt and just push it, it's going to lengthen that strap, so we can fit it around raised rails. Once we have that strap loosened, we'll take it and we're going to line up this piece here, so that it fits into our bar. It maybe a little hard to load it up to your crossbar, but once you get it going it is pretty easy from there. We can do the same with our other foot. All right now, let's load it up on our vehicle. It maybe a good idea to get an extra set of hands to grab the bar from the other side. At this point, we can adjust our foot packs, so that they fit on our raised rails. At this point, once you get your foot packs in the right place, you want to measure your crossbar overhang here to make sure that it is even on both sides. Measure from the end of the foot pack here to the end of our crossbar. There is no specific measurement for this, just as along as it is the same on each side. Once you have that all measured out, now would be the time to remove your crossbar from your vehicle. Take your weatherstrip and measure it out, so that you can fit it underneath where those gaps are. For demonstration purposes, we won't be putting that weather strip back in there. Once you've gone ahead and replaced your weatherstrip and set your crossbar back on your vehicle, you want to measure your crossbar spread. That's going to be the distance between your front and back crossbar. Yakima suggests about 24 inches, no less than that. We have about 24 today. We want to make sure we measure this other side as well, so that it is even. Next, we'll take our strap and measure it out to see if it will fit in its spot there. Since this remote 00:05:01, we will take our tool and we'll up loosen up our bolt. With that strap in place, we can start to tighten it down. We'll do the same to the other side. We will continue to go back and forth between the 2 sides until it is completely tighten down. We'll do the same to the other side and wait until we hear that click. With both sides completely tighten down, we'll place in our end caps. Starting with our crossbar and then our foot pack. We can load up our gear. That's going to complete our look at the Yakima Jetstream Crossbars.

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