dyhopper
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:58 am

My car is at Yakima right now being measured. He said that there is a good chance that some existing towers and clips will fit, in which case there will be an official fit very soon. If they have to manufacture something new it will obviously take a bit more time. I'll have more info this afternoon.

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TRONZ
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:33 am

NICE! And post a pic or two if you get something mounted up.
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:45 pm

dyhopper wrote:My car is at Yakima right now being measured. He said that there is a good chance that some existing towers and clips will fit, in which case there will be an official fit very soon. If they have to manufacture something new it will obviously take a bit more time. I'll have more info this afternoon.



YAY!! Thanks for being so pro-active and for keeping us all informed!
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dyhopper
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:37 pm

Just got my car back and the racks look good. They said the towers that fit are readily available at any Yakima dealer. Yay! The Yakima website will be updated by tomorrow with the specifics.
Let me know if you want any more information.
I can take a pic in a couple of hours when I get home.

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mwalsh
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:46 pm

LakeLeaf wrote:Folks who put racks on the Prius without properly locating them found the roof dented pretty easily.


The LEAF definitely will.....I just was just able to dimple the roof cleaning bird poop off it (don't worry, it popped right back out)!
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:05 pm

dyhopper wrote:Just got my car back and the racks look good. They said the towers that fit are readily available at any Yakima dealer. Yay! The Yakima website will be updated by tomorrow with the specifics.
Let me know if you want any more information.
I can take a pic in a couple of hours when I get home.


I'd be curious how much range is lost due to roof racks. Let us know once you drive around with them for a few days. If it's less than 5 miles per full charge, I'd be interested.
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dyhopper
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:02 pm

I posted a couple of pics of the LEAF with the Yak Racks.
https://picasaweb.google.com/dyhopper/L ... eojOG4oQE#

I definitely noticed the increased noise on my way home from work, and that was before I had the bike (or even the bike tray) on there.

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mwalsh
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:08 pm

dyhopper wrote:I definitely noticed the increased noise on my way home from work, and that was before I had the bike (or even the bike tray) on there.


Don't they have wind deflectors/spoilers for that?
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 71,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:40 pm

he has one in the pics.....
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:42 pm

hodad66 wrote:he has one in the pics.....


Oh, yeah. I guess looking at the pics first might have been a good idea. Huh? Blame it on the wine (Friday night for me!)
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 71,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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