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theGeneral 11-26-2009 01:41 PM

Roof rack thread for Fourth Generation Legacy Sedan.
Please post up your racks, what company made them, what you paid, where you bought them, what you haul with it and any info you have/photos if you have them.

I have searched for a half an hour and have not found one thread dedicated to this subject for the Fourth Generation Legacy Sedan.

DrCloud 11-26-2009 03:16 PM

I've used Yakima racks for about eight cars now, so I have lots of parts. When I got my 08 LGT.B, I therefore bought a new Yak setup, bars, the towers, and the clips for this car. I ordered them through a local bike shop, but the online approach would have been as fast and the same price. HPH

theGeneral 11-26-2009 05:35 PM

Thanks Doc.! Let me ask, did the rack leave any scratches on the roof of your car?

DrCloud 11-26-2009 06:56 PM

The towers, which hold the crossbars, sit on rubber pads on the edges of the roof, and they're held down by clips that fit under the side window gaskets.

It's always a good idea to wash and wax the roof before installing the rack system, and to put lots of wax where the towers sit. Then, when you put the rack system on, you want to make sure the rubber pads are totally clean.

With this approach, I've not had scratching problems on any of the cars I've used this on, (Audis and Subarus). HPH

theGeneral 11-26-2009 09:00 PM

Thanks again Doc!

slus 11-26-2009 09:45 PM

I just picked up a set of Yakima Q-Towers, clips, bars, powderhound ski racks, and already had a few bike racks. Installing it was more of a pain than I thought, this is my first car without rails for factory racks...the Q Tower clamps have to be installed in exactly the right place or they are NOT sturdy. They seem to be set up pretty good now though, not as secure as the set on my 4runner but I do not think there will be a yard sale of ski and bike equipment on the freeway behind me.

I'll add pictures when I get home. They look GREAT.

theGeneral 11-27-2009 08:59 AM

slus, how much did you pay for them? The ones I have looked at are pretty darn expensive!

Just bought a kayak today (black Friday sale), had to use the wifes Outback to get it home.

derkahn 11-27-2009 09:14 AM

go here and buy cooler stuff for cheaper than yakima..I have bought my bike trays and ski box from them and they are all pretty cool give em a call and tell em what you need.

you can get different colors too.. and they fit yak and thule (bike trays ) that is.

theGeneral 11-27-2009 09:21 AM

Thanks derk!

slus 11-27-2009 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by theGeneral (Post 2721053)
slus, how much did you pay for them? The ones I have looked at are pretty darn expensive!

Just bought a kayak today (black Friday sale), had to use the wifes Outback to get it home.

I just bought a set of Q Towers and load bars, along with a set of powderhounds and one bike tray for 200 on craigslist. Stopped by and picked up the Q-Clips for the legacy for around 70 and it was a done deal.

LieutenantDan 11-27-2009 11:31 AM

I have had a THULE set-up on my car for over three years now. I worked at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports and we sold Yakima products there (a THULE sales rep was dating an employee there and he hooked me up with the tower, x-bars, fairing, and a ski rack for free). I love the Yakima accessories but I like the THULE rack system much more. The tower, bar, and fairing design are all much better looking and easier to use IMHO. I've carried four bikes, four kayaks, a snowboard w/ 2 sets of skis, and some miscellaneous cargo. I'd say Yakima and THULE are equal in quality. I think THULE's roof rack is sleeker and Yakima's more basic accessories are better than THULE's. Don't buy anything else than those two companies though or you will get some cheap crap.

SCSpecB 11-27-2009 12:28 PM

Thule here too

kram 11-27-2009 09:26 PM

Yakima rack, consisting of 2 Sidewinders. Also have a King Cobra attachment...but usually throw that on the wife's SUV stock rack.

Bought used for $100 (somebody really needed money) w/ a fairing that was far too I picked up a used, but in very good condition fairing that was the appropriate width:

iPhone pic:

Fancier DSLR pic:

theGeneral 11-29-2009 02:23 PM

Woohooo! Just got a free Thule rack that my father in law had on a new Beetle. All I need is a Fit Kit 1340 ($55.00) and it will fit right on! :)

Man did I luck out.

kram 11-29-2009 06:21 PM

Ahhh...stinks you got a Thule! I have an extra fit kit for Yakima I couldve sold you cheap. Can't beat that price tho! Congrats!

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