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99 Outback Roof Rack Crossbars - Which way?


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#1 Suzam

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:24 AM

After several years off the car, my daughter put her cross bars back on the roof of her 99 OB to move. When I looked at them, they looked like they were on backwards.

 

They are wing shaped with a thick rounded side and a sharper opposite edge. What is the correct direction for these.

 

I'm not posting what I think is correct because I have a little side be with her! :D


Edited by Suzam, 08 August 2014 - 08:24 AM.


#2 jp98

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

On my 98 Outback the tapered edge goes towards the rear. 



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:52 AM

Narrow edge to the back.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:04 AM

It's an aerofoil shape, just like the wings on an aircraft.

As others have said, 'rounded-end' to the front, and sharp 'trailing-edge' to the rear.

 

Drive fast enough, and you'll have LIFT-OFF (just kidding).



#5 jp98

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:23 AM

So fess up, who was right?  You or your daughter? 



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

I was correct. I just needed the opinion of a total stranger because she always believes them over her own father!

Go figure. :)

Also the bet was a prepared meal be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Winners choice. I haven't decided yet.

Oh yeah, I did have to help her move too!

Edited by Suzam, 10 August 2014 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:30 AM

I was correct. I just needed the opinion of a total stranger because she always believes them over her own father!

Go figure. :)

Also the bet was a prepared meal be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Winners choice. I haven't decided yet.

Oh yeah, I did have to help her move too!

 

The obvious choice is breakfast food for dinner!






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