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    Subaru STI and roof rack question

    Does anybody own an STi with the Subaru stock roof rack? I'm wondering if its any quieter than the Yakima. I used to own a WRX with the Yakima and whilst it was fine anything over 75mph and things got a little noisy. Probably the same situation but just curious for others opinions before I dish out the cash.

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    Unless you're talking about the flexy aero bars (which suck, btw), the Subaru roof rack is Yakima equipment with a 'Subaru' sticker in place of the Yakima sticker. I have the set up on my WRX wagon. Did you ever try a fairing with your rack? I had the 'wind jammers' at first, which look like little wings and generally suck. The full fairing is nice and quiet.

    I don't think Subaru sells the q-clips that you would need for the sedan either, btw.
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    Interesting about the Subaru being relabeled as the Yakima. I had the full fairing on my old Yakima and it made a big difference than without one.

    Now to find a good price on one!

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    If you're looking for the fairing, www.racknroad.com has pretty kick ass prices on them. That's where I got mine
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    Great link!

    Do you have any preference over Thule versus Yakima?

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    I've never used Thule so I've got nothing to compare to the Yakima stuff, but I've always been really happy with Yakima.
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    Get a hitch rack!

    I have a WRX wagon and just installed a Sportworks hitch rack. Ditched the noisy Yakima top rack set-up. Putting a rook rack on a car that doesn't have rails of some sort from the factory would make me nervous.

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