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Will this fit an EA82/Loyale?


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#1 bratman18

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Trying to figure out what will fit. Amazon says it will. But I'd like confirmation.

http://www.amazon.co...oyale roof rack



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

I think it will, but don't quote me on that. It looks like that's just the feet, so make sure you get the bars separately too. 



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

Yeah I have the bars picked out as well. Just want to be sure if the feet will fit the car. I wish I had gotten the ones you had.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:30 PM

I know for a fact that the Yakima 1A bars will fit on an EA81. Probably would fit an EA82 as well. But those are round bars, not square (if you have a preference).

 

I wish I knew the model of the bars I had. But I'm sure if you go through Thule's older stuff, you'll find it.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

If you go on Thule's website, and look at their fitment guide, the one they list for the EA82 is discontinued, no longer available.

 

It's the LB50 bars that fit the EA82.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:23 PM

I see. So you're looking for the feet that would fit those bars and on the EA82 body? The bars can be easily bought on other sites, but I'm not sure about the feet. I do believe the feet in the original link you posted will work though. You can get them and see if they work. If not, ship 'em back. Quite expensive for just the feet though.

 

I'm assuming that you've been checking the junkyard(s) for a roof rack, correct?



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

Oh hey, talk to "nick1208." He posted a thread in the "Meet n' Greet" section, and it looks like he has a Thule rack. Maybe PM him and see what feet he's using?

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

I have the Yakima 1A towers on my wagon. If you have the plastic gutter trim you have to place tge tower over the b pillar and rear side windows so the windows don't hit when you close the door.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:14 AM

I see. So you're looking for the feet that would fit those bars and on the EA82 body? The bars can be easily bought on other sites, but I'm not sure about the feet. I do believe the feet in the original link you posted will work though. You can get them and see if they work. If not, ship 'em back. Quite expensive for just the feet though.

 

I'm assuming that you've been checking the junkyard(s) for a roof rack, correct?

Ha. Junk yards aren't common out here, and any older Subaru is not existent out here anyway. 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:15 AM

Oh hey, talk to "nick1208." He posted a thread in the "Meet n' Greet" section, and it looks like he has a Thule rack. Maybe PM him and see what feet he's using?

 

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Ok, I will send him a message.

 

I have the Yakima 1A towers on my wagon. If you have the plastic gutter trim you have to place tge tower over the b pillar and rear side windows so the windows don't hit when you close the door.

Cool. Thanks for the info!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

I've always thought Thule were way too expensive for what you get. I've had these two Paddy Hopkirk roof racks for years and years. They are only rated at about 40kg load each but I've had about 1/4 tonne on them (shared over both racks) and they are still OK though a tad bent.

 

Here on my old green car:

 

 

And here on my current red car:

 

 

 

They were about £30 each.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

I will be mounting my roof basket on these, so the Thule style would work best. But thank you for the suggestion!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:06 AM

So I sent nick1208 a message and he was kind enough to send me pics, but unfortunately, none of the ones I have found for sale, look like the ones he has! So I still don't know for sure what will fit. If anyone else knows for sure, or has pics of your setup, please let me know! Thank you



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

Ok, just found this, and went on their website and it says it WILL fit a Loyale wagon. So I ordered it. Hopefully it works well!

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

Yup, those look like the feet that I had on my Thule. A little different in looks, but very similar in mounting. They should work. Good luck with them!  :headbang:



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

That's what I was thinking. They look similar to what nich1208 had as well. And this is a lot cheaper than Thule. Hopefully they work well.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

Trying to figure out what will fit. Amazon says it will. But I'd like confirmation.

http://www.amazon.co...oyale roof rack

 

Hey, I just saw this the amazon ones will work Good I have those on my EA81-82s!!The Thules Are the best in My Opinion If you seen all the stuff I"ve hauled on them <_< I"m surprised I haven"t been pulled over :ph34r: Nate



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

I know for a fact that the Yakima 1A bars will fit on an EA81. Probably would fit an EA82 as well. But those are round bars, not square (if you have a preference).

I wish I knew the model of the bars I had. But I'm sure if you go through Thule's older stuff, you'll find it.

1a's for sure fit a loyale got em on my rig

Edit: I feel dumb its already been said.

Edited by mudER wagon, 19 March 2013 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

So the Sportrack ones I got from ebay aren't the ones that are in the picture in their auction. They fit, but not that good. They don't seem super sturdy to me. Hopefully they end up working. I have read that some people remove the molding that clips onto the rain gutters, but I did try that too, and I'm nervous about how it will look. Anyone have any tips or input?



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

So the Sportrack ones I got from ebay aren't the ones that are in the picture in their auction. They fit, but not that good. They don't seem super sturdy to me. Hopefully they end up working. I have read that some people remove the molding that clips onto the rain gutters, but I did try that too, and I'm nervous about how it will look. Anyone have any tips or input?

Hey,You should have said something earlier....Pm



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

http://www.nrsweb.co...t.asp?pfid=3200

Get these for half the price of the Yakima ones...



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

The Thule towers shown in the Amazon ad in the first post will fit.  They look like the ones I have.  They are not the best, as they clamp the bars when clamped to the roof, and will slide around when trying to put them on or take them off. PITA!

 

LB50 bars may be recommended, but the wider the better.  Just watch your head when you get out of the car.

 

The best racks I have used were Terzo.  They are available only in Japan now.  They had solid cast aluminum towers, allen key screws to locate them on the bars, stainless steel bolts, solid clamps to hold them to the gutter, and Thule-style square bars.  Too much salt water from wet sailboats and canoes finally killed them.  They lasted through 3- 4 cars.  If you find a set in the junk yard, you have found gold.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

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Here are some pics of my new Quick N Easy rack.  ~$70 for the uprights, ~$3 for the hardware and I had the lumber sitting around the house.  Much cheeper that Yakima or Tule and feels pretty sturdy!  Quick-N-Easy FTW!!

 

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My car before rack

 

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And with the upgrade :)






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