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    Yakima Q-Tower issues

    I got a new 2015 VW Passat and ended up going with a Yakima Q tower set up. The front went on perfect and lined up. I then measured the 32" from center to center and could not get the clips to get tension. I noticed even when closed the lock cylinders were not matching up with the center. My friend also had a Yakima set up and on his a3 had to mess with the distance on the rears. We did this and got the back to lock down, but again it couldn't close. The measurement ended up being more around 42 4/8's instead of 41 4/8. The gold slider also is sitting way to high. Any suggestions how to get this to work properly or do you think something could be wrong with the tower? I got the tower used. I followed the instructions on Yakima's site :
    M1: 43 5/8"M2: 9"
    M3: 41 4/8"
    M4: 32"
    FRONT TOWER: Q Towers 4 Pack
    FRONT CLIP: Q35 Clips
    REAR CLIP: Q128 Clips
    CROSSBAR: 58" CrossBar Pair (2 CrossBars)

    Pics of rear:
    Yakima Q-Tower issues-rear-clip.jpgYakima Q-Tower issues-rear-tower.jpgPics of front:
    Yakima Q-Tower issues-front-clip.jpgYakima Q-Tower issues-front.jpg
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    Been there, done that. Exact same problem. The used towers have worn out cams. The good news is that cam system is replaceable. It'll cost you another $11 per tower to make the repair.


    btw...don't forget the lock tumblers. It's the only thing keeping those from popping open on their own.

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