Recommended Yakima Roof Rack for a 2016 Honda CR-V LX With No Existing Rails or Crossbars

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Just bought a 2016 CRV LX with flush roof. Loved the Yakima Landing pad setup on 2004 CRV EX. What would be involved in installing landing pads on 2016 roof? Which landing pad and how do I know where its ok to drill etc.? And in general is it a bad idea to drill holes in my new CRV :-/ thx

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You definitely do not have to worry about drilling holes into your 2016 Honda CR-V LX. You will need to get a whole new system though as the same towers and bars are not used on the 2016 CR-V as they were on the 2004 CR-V.

If your roof has the flush mounted rails that run front to back then I recommend going with the JetStream Roof Rack option by Yakima as it will produce less wind noise and drag than a standard roof rack option. For this setup you will need the JetStream Crossbars, part # Y00429 for Silver or part # Y00426 for Black, the BaseLine Towers # Y00146, and both the BaseClip Fit Kit part # Y06148 and part # Y06152. The Fit Kits are used to install the roof rack onto the door frames of your CR-V which means you don't have to do any drilling!

You can deter theft of this roof rack to your CR-V by installing the Same Key System Locks # Y07204 which are sold separately.

You will need to make sure that you remove this roof rack system before going into the car wash. You can do this simply by removing the cover on the towers and removing the clamp. You can see the installation process at the 3:50 mark in the attached video. You will just need to reverse these steps for removal.

I have attached an installation video no a similar 2016 CR-V that you can use as a reference.

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