Speaker: Today we have a 2007 Honda Pilot and were going to be test fitting a Yakima Roof Rack system. Well be using the rail grid towers for raised side rails part number y00138 as well as Yakimas 58 inch round cross bars part number y00409. We already have our cross bar assemblies put together according to the instructions and now were ready to fit them up on top of our vehicle. The first thing that were going to do is take the front bar and set it up on top of our side rails. Before we can tighten the bar down we need to make sure that the bar is overhanging evenly from left to right. We want to make sure that its running perpendicular to our factory raised side rails and to do this well measure from a fixed point on our side rail to the leading edge of the rail grab towers on either side of the vehicle.
Once weve done that we can go ahead and tighten down our roof rack. First well snug up the black bolts on the end of our rail grab towers. This will take out the slack between our towers and our factory raised side rails. Next well move to the silver screw and tighten our cross bar to the towers. With that done we can go back to the black screw and finish tightening the roof rack to our side rails.
Next well move onto the rear cross bar. Again well place the cross bar assembly up on top of our side rail. Again we want to make sure that we are overhanging evenly from left to right but this time we want to make sure that the rear bar is running parallel with the front bar. To do this well measure from the center of the front bar to the center of the rear bar and make sure its the same on both sides. This measurement is known as the cross bar spread.
You may want to check with the owner manual of any accessories you may be using with this roof rack to see if it requires a specific crossbar spread before you tighten down your bars. With our bars in position well repeat the same tightening position that we used in the front. With that our roof rack is installed and were ready to load up and hit the road. That does it for our test fit of the Yakima Roof Rack system on our 2007 Honda Pilot. .