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Yakima Q Towers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by justinitsuj, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 10, 2012 at 2:20 AM
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    justinitsuj

    justinitsuj [OP] Well-Known Member

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    has anyone had problems or know of anyone that did have problems regarding the yakima Q tower roof racks flying off their car or truck? any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. May 10, 2012 at 2:38 AM
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    I've never heard of that happening. Just make sure you install things correctly.
     
  3. May 10, 2012 at 2:41 AM
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    Never heard anything like this and I have been using Thule and Yakima racks for 20 years. I would imagine if there is failure it is operator error. Don't see how all four mounting points would have catastrophic failure.

    Unless you are being literal... In that case, YES, I have seen one rack actually grow wings, but it took the car with it when it flew away!! :)
     
  4. May 10, 2012 at 2:50 AM
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    justinitsuj

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    hahahah! Thanks! Just trying to do research and been reading about peoples racks flying off with whatever they are carrying. Currently runnng yakima Q Towers and I've been seeing pics of peoples racks being mounted further back then the installation requires.
     
  5. May 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    MothAndRust

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    Mine slides all over. I had a yakima on my civic for years. The yakima seemed to work for 2 or three years and suddenly it slid around. Bought new pads, measured and reinstalled, and can't get it to work. Now I think, if I get it to work, will it start sliding when I've got a canoe on the highway going 70? I'm looking for something that locks down with screws or bolts. (Thule had a lousy rack for my civic years ago too.)
     
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