On this 2012 Hyundai Tuscon were going to be test fitting a Yakima roof rack. Well be using the 58 inch round cross bars, the Yakima q towers and the appropriate q clips for our vehicle. We already have our crossbar assemblies put together, now were ready to go ahead and fit the roof rack. The first thing we need to do is open the driver and passenger side front doors. Now were ready to set the crossbar assembly up on top of our vehicle. To position the front bar assembly properly, well need to measure 8 inches from the windshield seam to the leading edges of the q tower on both the passenger and driver side.
With the crossbar assembly in place we can go ahead and begin tightening the system down. Well adjust the thumb screws on both the passenger side and driver side and then well close the clamping doors. You want to make sure that theres firm resistance but you dont want to have to force the doors down. With the front bar assembly set were ready to move onto the rear. Well place our rear bar up on top of the roof.
Well need to set our crossbar spread, thats from the center of the front bar to the center of the rear bar at 32 inches. This will not only ensure that the rear bar runs parallel with the front but that the bar is also positioned properly on top of our vehicles roof. With the rear bar properly positioned well go ahead and tighten down the set screws again and then close the doors. With the rear crossbar locked down, our roof rack is installed and ready to use. Next were going to take a measurement to see how much height weve added to the roof of our vehicle.
Weve added about 3 and inches of height from the top of our roof to the top of our new crossbar assemblies. And that does it for our test fit of the Yakima roof rack on our 2012 Hyundai Tuscon.