roof rack help

Charles Baer charlie at
Fri Dec 12 17:06:07 EST 2003

I have Yakima Q towers and clips for the sedan, the avant uses clamps
that lock solid onto the longitudinal factory racks, and gutter mounts
that turn out to work at the same width for the urQ, 4Kq and SC.

The crosstubes on the avant sit about 2" above the factory rack.  All
of the rigs are using standard 48" tubes and every bike, ski, boat, etc
mount works on any car.

I'm not wrapping my head around Ted's triangular rack description with
wrapped tubes,  vertical triangles where dah boats lean ??


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Priebe [mailto:davidpriebe at]
> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 6:51 AM
> To: Ted Fisher; Chuck Pierce
> Cc: 200 20v List
> Subject: Avant setup, was Re: Re: roof rack help
> I'm really curious how you have your Avant setup. Could you 
> provide the
> details?
> As for racks, I use the Yakima Lowrider. It bolts right onto 
> the existing
> rack and I haven't made any modifications for it. I typically 
> use it with a
> cargo box during the winter for skiing/snowboarding. Its 
> worked out great.


> ------- Original Message --------
> From: "Ted Fisher"
> To: "Chuck Pierce"
> CC: "200 20v List" <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: roof rack help
> Date: 12/12/03
> I have a 91 200 Avant and have used Yakima racks for years. The latest
> mounting system is one of their systems designed for a triangular roof
> rack. To make a secure mount I wrap the roof rack with a piece of
> plastic tubing.

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