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    SALOPENC72

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    Yakima finally worked out the roof rack

    Keith,



    Good news! We just finished this fit two days ago. Fresh of the presses:

    Vehicle:
    MAZDA 5

    Year Range:
    2006-2006
    Factory Rack:
    N/A
    Weight Limit:
    165

    Tower/Attachment:
    Q Towers
    Rqd Accessory:


    Crossbar Length:mazda52.bmp
    58" CrossBars
    Fairing:
    44" Fairing

    Front Clips/Landing Pads:
    Q131-E
    Rear Clips/Landing Pads:
    Q12-A

    Your clips may not come with the correct measurements so Iím going to go ahead and give them to you now:
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    ah hell...can't get th attachments to work out, but pm me and i'll forward the yakima email to you.

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    WaaaHooooo!!!

    Thanks for the update - I've been waiting patiently!!
    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Mike

    From the pic provide it looks like the sliding door seal is pinched under the rack. Will this cause leakage because the sliding door doesn't have its own moulding/seal.

    Secondly how does it look closed? Does the door push out at all?

    Just curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom5Zoom
    Mike

    From the pic provide it looks like the sliding door seal is pinched under the rack. Will this cause leakage because the sliding door doesn't have its own moulding/seal.

    Secondly how does it look closed? Does the door push out at all?

    Just curious
    I thought about that too and the door seal is below this. See attached.

    It should be fine. I would assume and hopefully not assume wrong that a reputable company like Yakima would do adequate testing.
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    Well ur old enough dont ASS_U_ME anything. I dont like the idea of crimping the molding I bet it reduces wind noise I dont know.

    JMO even if they are professionals.... professional approach would be use the anchors on the roof as they where ment to be
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    Well - seeing that I have most of the Yakima system - it won't cost me much to give it a shot - I'll let you know how it all works out.
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    I haven't purchased the rack system yet, I've just been pestering the customer service center at Yakima for quite a while. As soon as my contact got the info, he sent it to me. Anchoring the system in the door is the way many of the roof racks work to avoid removing the headliner and drilling through the roof.

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    Has anyone installed?

    Has anyone purchased and installed the Yakima rack/clips as described above? How did it work out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpp
    Has anyone purchased and installed the Yakima rack/clips as described above? How did it work out?
    I have.

    I haven't done the fine tuning but so far so good. (I ran out of daylight) But from the looks of things it will be a good snug secure fit.

    The rear clips need to be fine tuned so that they don't interfere with the sliding door mechanism.

    I will post some of my own pics once I've got it all fine tuned.
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    am in the market for a mazda5. i ran into this thread on another board.
    http://www.mpvclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13469

    IMO, it looks a lot cleaner than the Yakima offering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP5Alive
    am in the market for a mazda5. i ran into this thread on another board.
    http://www.mpvclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13469

    IMO, it looks a lot cleaner than the Yakima offering.
    True - it has a cleaner look but you are limited to the space between the towers. With the Yakima system you can have longer bars and have more flexibility with what you can put on the roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaFIVEmike
    True - it has a cleaner look but you are limited to the space between the towers. With the Yakima system you can have longer bars and have more flexibility with what you can put on the roof.
    Are there any Euro roof rails available for North American Mazda5's then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP5Alive
    Are there any Euro roof rails available for North American Mazda5's then?
    Not that we know of.

    The N/A attachment points for the Mazda roof rack are not the same as the Euro roof rails.

    I don't know why... I just know they don't match up.
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