2011 Nissan Juke Custom Yakima Rack

8 02 2011

This 2011 Nissan Juke is outfitted with a custom roof rack using components from Yakima.

  We started by determining placement of the rack on the roof of this vehicle.  This will allow for the maximum usability of the rack, as well as making for the most aesthically pleasing rack.  Once the placement was determined, the owner was looking to carry snowboards, we attached 2 pair of  Yakima Landing Pad 7.

 After the Landing Pads are attached we will proceed to mount the remainder of the rack.  This will consist of Yakima Control Towers, 48″ Yakima Load Bars, a Yakima 38″ Fairing, and finally a 4-Pack of Yakima SKS lock cores

The Control Tower/Landing Pad system has many great features, this rack is quickly removable when not in use and a very sturdy option to add more space and storage to the Nissan Juke.  This Yakima system will allow for any of Yakima’s accesories to attach; from bike carriers and cargo boxes to ski carriers and boat racks.





Ski Rack / Cargo Box

20 10 2009

Cargo boxes are a great way to carry your skis and snowboards to the mountain. You can even throw your wet boots in as well. Cargo boxes are available in different sizes and brands. at Rack Attack we carry Thule, Yakima and Inno cargo boxes. The sizes range from 11 cubic ft to 21 cubic ft. and vary in dimension. visit Rackattack.com for more info.

Subaru Legacy Sedan2

Subaru Outback wagon





Subaru WRX with custom Yakima rack

3 10 2009

Subaru WRX 07 with LP's

On this Subaru we pemanently installed Yakimas Landing Pad 7’s to the roof. We then added the Control Towers with 48″ Crossbars and locks. To top it off we added the Yakima Fat Cat 6 Ski/ Snowboard rack. For more info please visit rackattack.com.

Subaru WRX 07 with LP's 2





Toyota Tundra w/ Thule Pro Rack. Cab and Camper

19 09 2009
Tundra with Pro Rack

Tundra with Pro Rack

We permanently installed the 342 Cap Rack from the Thule Pro line onto the shell of this truck. Then we installed another half set on the cab for those extra long loads. This system comes with bolt through hardware but by switching the hardware we were able to use anchors for the sheet metal on the cab. This rack also includes load stops to keep your load from shifting. Add some straps and you are all set. Please check out Rackattack.com for more info.

Mounting point

View from rear





Custom Rack Install, Thule or Yakima

9 06 2009
Custom Roof Rack

Custom Track Roof Rack, bars can slide

Here are a couple of examples of  custom roof racks with some permanently mounted parts. These racks can be found at rackattack.com by clicking base racks and then permanent base racks after choosing your brand preference (Thule or Yakima).

Custom rack, permanent position

Custom rack, permanent position

These racks are attached by drilling holes in the roof of either your sheet metal roof or fiberglass (topper). A track can be installed by being bolted through the drilled holes(picture 1). Another option (picture 2) is to go without the track and permanently mount small base pieces for the racks cross bars to attach onto.
With the track style rack you can mount the tracks to either surface, sheet metal (requires plusnuts/flarenut hardware) or fiberglass (requires bolt through hardware). The tracks are also available in a variety of lengths so you can choose the best fit after measuring the length of your roof.
With tracks, keeping them parallel when possible will make bar adjustments easier. Keeping permanently mounted parts more near the outsides of the roof would usually be a stronger position. Always make sure you have proper placement from inside the topper as well on fiberglass installs.
With Landing Pads from Yakima or TK’s from Thule (permanent position) always do your best to keep bars as level as possible with around a 30″ barspread if possible. Cross bar position considerations are, keep in mind hatches on vehicles whick open up may be constricted if the bars are too far back on the roof.  Your tower widths matching up will make it possible for either of the bars to trade places when re-attaching them. As opposed to the front bar only fits the front position. When drilling it is recommended that you use a stopper on the drill bit to keep you from drilling deeper than 3/4″. This will keep you from drilling into your headliner. once and a while when drilling a sheet metal roof you will encounter a brace just below the sheet metal after drilling through. You usually need to drill through the brace as well, keeping in mind to still not drill deeper than 3/4″. Sometimes the brace can be pushed aside instead. Flush holes after drilling will always make for a cleaner looking install.




2009 Ford FLex Custom Thule Rack

9 05 2009

FordFlex-2

With this applicaion we used TP54 Thule Track with 430R Rapid Aero Towers and RB53 Rapid Aero bar. The tracks are mounted by first drilling some holes to drop in some flare nuts/bolt anchors and then the tracks are bolted down and silicone is used to seal the holes. The track is permanent but the rest of the setup (crossbars) can be removed. The track allows for the crossbars to be repositioned depending on what is being carried. It also adds to the strength of the rack. See rackattack.com for more info.

FordFLex-1





Volkswagen Phaeton custom Thule Rack

29 04 2009

Volkswagen Phaeton RackFor this application we start with permanently installing Thules TK14 . Then 430R Rapid Tracker feet are added as well as a pair of RB47 crossbars. A 872xt fairing was then added on the front bar to reduce wind noise. Finally a 91725 Flat Top ski/ snowboard rack was added. With this type of setup you also have the ability to add bike racks, cargo carriers, watersports accessories, etc.. OPnly the TK14 parts are permanently installed so the rest of the rack can be removed and reinstalled very quickly. See Rackattack.com for more info.





2008 Toyota Tacoma custom roof rack with ski carrier

7 03 2009

This custom rack can be applied to almost any vehicle, not only the 2008 Toyota Tacoma. It starts with a track system that is permanently installed on the roof. The advantages of the track are that it increases weight capacity and allows the bars to slide forward and back so that they can be positioned with a variety of bar spreads. Then comes a crossbar setup which attaches into the track. This particular one uses Yakima Landing Pad 1’s attaching to the 54″ track. Yakima Control Towers on top of the Landing Pads and 58″ crossbars. The Yakima Fat Cat 6 ski and snowboard rack is then attached to the crossbars. This ski and snowboard rack can carry 4 snowboards or six pairs of skis, even wide boards or skis.

Custom tracks with ski/ snowboard rack.

2008 Toyota Tacoma - Yakima Roof Rack

Yakima 54″ tracks
Yakima Landing Pad 1’s
Yakima Control towers
Yakima 58″ bars
Yakima Fat Cat 6
Yakima Lock Cores

Toyota Tacoma w/ tracks and Fat Cat 6

2008 Toyota Tacoma - Yakima FatCat 6

This rack requires some drilling to attach the track to the roof of the vehicle and then the rest of the components are attached on and are removable. This type of install takes about 1-2 hours to install.








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