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    Just how different are Yakima Q clips?

    We traded in my wife's Mazda Protoge for a Honda Civic and last night I started putting the old rack on the new car. As I was pulling the clips off, I came to the realization that the old Q39 clip is identical to the new Q131 clip. In fact, you can place the Q39 between two Q131s and the three of them fit together perfectly with the holes in exactly the same place. Of course, there might be some subtle difference in terms of the thickness or something, but the size, angles, hole, and stamping are identical.

    I'm not advocating that someone use a Q39 on a Civic or anything (I don't intend to), but it does kinda make you wonder how different those 113 different clips really are. If there is a difference between the two clips, it's amazing that Yakima would go to that level of detail to differentiate between each of them.

    Regardless of the above, I'm stoked that I can recycle my 5 year old Q towers onto the new car for a relatively low ($29 x 2) cost. Gotta love modular design!
    Last edited by kristian; 12-13-2006 at 09:26 PM.

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