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#1 jramus

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 01:00 AM

Hi -

New to the site - I searched some the posts (you've put together a really nice site with great info) but didn't find the answer I was looking for...

Was flipping thru my 1992 Legacy owner's manual - looking for any specifications regarding the factory roof rack load. Of course, I didn't find anything...

We have a Turkey-day road-trip coming up - 2 human travelers, 2 large dogs (one in the back seat, one in the cargo area) - not much room for luggage. I am hoping to rig my Thule 'Classic Box' (model 601) to the top of our 1992 Legacy Wagon; I want to make sure it can handle the load.

Any thoughts and experiences would be appreciated!

Jason

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'97 Saab 900S

#2 coloradosubarules

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 01:13 AM

100lbs max. It actually says that on my OEM 90 legacy wagons rack.


Hope this helps.

#3 WoodsWagon

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:10 PM

I've put a good 150-200 up there without anything bending permanantly on my beater.. Just dont hit bumps too hard.

#4 jramus

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 11:47 PM

Thanks all!

Managed to squeeze the Thule box (Adventurer?) around those wide cross-bars. Filled it to the brim with food, beer, wine, and luggage for the 4-day weekend. It worked well...

Going over some larger bumps (frost heaves and railroad tracks) would cause the box to rock enough for something (I suspect the brackets) to hit the roof. The I-25 winds up to Wyoming definitely threatened to push us around a bit. But my worst fears of distributing our 'goods' along the highway weren't realized!

Tough drive on the way home - saw approx. 2 dozen cars off the highway from Sheridan to Boulder - of course, the (FWD - Artic Alpins) Subaru held on tight.

#5 coloradosubarules

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 12:29 AM

I think companies use these rating numbers for a reason. Safety perhaps. Sure you could put a a motorcycle on your roof but I wouldn't reccomend it. Come on people..use your brains! Don't overfill the fluids, over torque bolts, overfill tires...and overload your roof racks or trailer hitches. Do it for safetys sake!

#6 friendly_jacek

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 04:11 PM

You forgot to mention about overblowing you horn...

#7 coloradosubarules

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 11:13 PM

Was that remark aimed towards me or everyone in general? It is true though. Just dissconect your horn.




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