This is a complete Yakima base roof rack on tracks for a custom installation into a sheet metal roof. Comprised of Yakima rack components, it's just what you need to add cargo capacity to your vehicle. Carry extra gear, add a roof bike carrier, a ski rack or kayak mount for your favorite outdoor adventures. System includes two load bars, four towers, Yakima Tracks with fasteners and Yakima landing pads that connects the rack perfectly to the tracks. Locks are recommended and available separately in match sets.Learn about the Yakima Same Key System (SKS)
Yakima produces uniquely engineered, vehicle specific Landing Pad sets. The Landing Pads are the interface between the Yakima SkyLine Tower and your tracks. The pads attach to the vehicle and SkyLine Towers secure to the pad sets. Includes snap-on covers for protection when tower is removed.
The Yakima SkyLine Towers offers a quick and secure connection to the landing pads for a worry free rack system. The SkyLine Tower connects and removes to the landing pad by simply opening or closing the tower cover. The tower also features BarBed with pitch adjustment that levels the front and rear crossbar to adapt to the curved styling of modern vehicle roof lines.
Yakima JetStream load bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic providing maximum capacity, no whistling or howling and low wind drag. The aluminum BoxBeam construction has a dedicated slot for tower attachment and a separate t-slot track for mounting certain carriers. The patented SmartFill rubber push-down t-slot infill allows for the quick installation/removal of QuickDock equipped carriers.
Product Technical Information
This base roof rack comes with everything you need: (4) SkyLine Towers, (2) Yakima JetStream load bars and (2) 54 inch tracks with fasteners plus (2) Landing Pads sets to connect the SkyLine Towers. Installation of the Tracks requires drilling the roof and permanently installing parts. Some specific tools are required; blind insert Plusnut tool and silicone sealant. Some mechanical skills are required and the following tools are needed but not included; adjustable end wrench, 1/2" wrench, 1/8" Allen wrench, center punch, hammer, electric drill, 1/8" drill bit, 9/32" drill bit, touch-up paint, tape measure, and safety glasses.
The tracks are a permanent install, however, the load bars can be re-positioned on the track or the roof rack is also completely removable from the tracks within about 10 minutes.
The weight capacity for thisbase roof rack is up to 150 pounds evenly distributed (check shell manufacturer for maximum capacities). The load bar length is available in 50 and 60 inch lengths. Full-size pickups generally use a 60 inch load bar and mid-sized trucks use a 50 inch bar. Distance from the front load bar to the rear is variable along the track. Review the sample instruction manuals below for complete technical details.