I got a great deal on a Yakima King Cobra bike mount and am looking to get a roof rack system. I would normally just get the QTower set up from Yakima but for my car (2006 VW JEtta) the kit from Yakima comes with a 58 inch cross bar when the roof is only 48 inches wide. I do not want 5 inch overhang on each side.
Enter the Thule system where the fit kit (Aero 400 XT, LB50 bars) from them comes with 50 inch crossbars. The Thule system also has a peg on the front attachment that fits into the JEtta frame, where as I am told that the Yakima system does not.
So my questions are:
1) Will the King Cobra fit on the Thule square bar attachment?
2) Does the Yakima QTower attachemnt for the 2006 Jetta have the peg/spike to attach into the doorframe like the Thule system does?
3) If I go with the Yakima system can I get away with the 48 inch crossbars as opposed to the 58 inch bars? And if not can I cut the bars down?
I have posed these questions to Yakima and Thule, but need an answer asap - since I have races coming up with no way to transport
THanks in advance for your help
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