I ordered it today from Rack Attack. I plan on installing it on our Jeep Patriot myself. If anyone has any installation tips, I'd love to hear them. I plan on using it for our Specialized Crosstrails which have a pretty big downtube. The Raptor supposedly handles downtubes between 1 and 3 inches in diameter. I don't know how to calculate the diameter of the tube, but I am hoping that it's not more than 3 inches!

Does anyone else use the Raptor? I know that it's not the top of the line, but I am hoping that, installed correctly, it'll serve us well. I ordered the towers, cross bars and locks to go with the trays. I hope that that's all I'll need in order to be able to mount the system onto the factory rails of my Patriot.

Also, how much will a fairing help to reduce wind noise/resistance? Is it worth the investment? Thanks for your help!

CUE