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Item # YAK0048

The all important rack building ingredient

Yakima 48 inch Crossbar 1 pair. End caps sold separately.

  • Galvanized steel

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Yakima Control Towers
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Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

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Round is better than square

    Like it for what it does. Be sure to silicone glue down the end caps... they come out otherwise. Also, don't over clamp your devices... the rubber does strip.

    Works great!

      The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star rating is because I specifically used the chat function on Back Country to ask if the end caps were included with these bars. I was told that they were included and they're shown in the picture, so even though I know Yakima doesn't generally include the end caps, I though maybe I got luck with Back Country. Nope. It's not a huge deal, but I did have to track down the caps after the rail grabs and bars arrived.

      The actual bars work great though!

      Solid roof system

        I really like the round bar of the Yakima racks because there are a lot of after-market companies that make compatible accessories and it allows certain accessories like the kayak and front bike wheel holders to be pushed down when not in use. We do not have the faring so it is a little loud but not loud enough to get the faring.

        Avg. ride time: 1h 35m per week
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        Solid Bars

          These look great, feel solid, and I know they hold up to time and the elements, as this is my second pair. The first pair is still on my other car, looking great and doing the job worry-free. Synthetic coating is easy to scratch if you're an idiot, and I definitely scratched part of it off during installation. What does that make me?

          5 STARS :)


            These are the right fit for the 1998 Subaru Forester; any other size and I'd risk knocking myself or my passengers out!

            These appear to be very well made. The heavy and stout feel should equal longevity and security. The bars are also coated to keep weather from wearing away at the metal.

            Since the end caps aren't included with the bars (God knows why not) you also need to purchase those. They're surprisingly important to keep moisture out to keep your wonderful bars from rusting over time. I've considered putting pvc tape or Loctite on the cap inserts to assure no elements infiltrate the bars.

            If you're not sure if this is the size you need visit the website, choose the "fit my car" feature and search for your vehicle make and model. It will suggest exactly what's right for you. Likewise, it is also important to consider what you are planning to transport (especially if it is a boat) and make sure the width of the item will fit on these bars securely.

            Just right

              Bought a set of 48's for the roof rack on my 2010 Hoda Civic that we're using down here in South America. The 48's fit perfect using q-towers with zero overhang. I'd hate to have anything longer sticking outboard of such a small car, lest I should have to wear a helmit all the time getting in and out.

              Yakima 48 Inch RoundBar - 1 Pair

                These are the foundation to your Yakima accessories. Fits great on top of my Subaru Outback. I guess I must have bought my rack system before locks were invented as there is no way for me to secure the rack(without spending $150+ on what looks to be a newer mounting system). That is my disappointment with the rack system. In the future I will be purchasing a Thule.

                Write your question here...2008 Saturn...

                Write your question here...2008 Saturn Outlook AWD. In-Line roof racks on vihecle. Need cross members and proper tiedowns and caps as well.

                Your best bet is to click on the Car Configurator at the top and enter your car info. It will tell you everything you need.

                Good cross-bars

                  Very sturdy and durable. The paint and plastic end-caps will come off before these die. I simply sand and re-paint them before each snowboarding season. I super-glued the end-caps on and no longer have issues with them :) Yakima rates them for around 170#, but I am confident they could hold more; I'm sure that's just a precaution to cover their butt.

                  I have just purchased an automobile with...

                  I have just purchased an automobile with Yakama roof bars and would like to know how to remove the bars and reinstall. Is there a special key or tool needed?

                  Best Answer

                  It really depends if the towers have locks or not. If there is a lock, you'll need the key to unlock the tower before you can release it from the roof. Once the tower is released the round metal part on top of the tower be free from the bars. Just remove the caps on the end of the bars and slide the towers off the end. Before you start look closely at the ends of the bars. If they appear fatter than the rest of the bar they have rusted (this is only a problem on older bars, new bars are now galvanized) and will present a real problem to get off. I had to basically destroy the end of the bar in order to get the towers off, not fun.

                  Will it work on a 2004 Camry LE

                  Will it work on a 2004 Camry LE

                  Yes, but check the yakima rack fit guide: will need Q-Towers and Q-Clips that are vehicle specific. You don't need a fairing, but it will be quieter with one.-BW