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Yakima CoreBar Steel Crossbars Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

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How to Install the Yakima CoreBar Steel Crossbars on a 2017 Ford F-150

Today on our 2017 Ford F150 we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Core Bar Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers Y00422, these are the Yakima Core Bar Cross Bars, 60" long. Part number Y00146, these are the Base Line Towers for the Yakima Cross Bars, and part number Y006122. This is the Base Clip Fit Kit for you Ford F150. The Yakima Core Bar Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, while freeing up space inside your truck and your truck bed. It can also be used in conjunction with your ladder rack, to act as an extension for your longer ladder racks, or lumber, or whatever it is you're hauling. The two bars have a combined carrying capacity of 220 pounds, although you want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand that weight. It also has these end caps that do come with knock outs that you can replace with Yakima Same Key Systems, so once you install this on your roof it will stay on your roof.

The bars here have a nice aerodynamic shape to them which will cut down wind noise and drag while you're traveling as well. Now that we've gone over some of the features of the roof rack system let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We already have it partially installed on our table here. This is going to be the rear bar, and our next step is to take our baseline tower, hook it up to our adaptor piece, and put it on to this end here. We'll first take our plastic adaptor piece here, and push it in. You're going to wait for two clicks to push that in, then this adaptor piece will fit on top like so.

So get it on top of that, and flip it upside down. You'll see that it's blocked off right now. We'll just open this piece here on the outside, and then we should be able to get to our screw and take our included tightening tool, and just loosely tighten that up. Then we'll slide this on. Once this is measured out as per the instructions we'll tighten it down the rest of the way. Now the nice part about this tightening tool is once it's completely tightened down we hear audible clicks so you know you're not over-tightening it. There we go.

Now while we use this area to tighten it down to the bar, this area here you'll see has these notches and this little slot here. You can loosen this up and adjust it accordingly, and your instructions will tell you if it has to go back or forward so many degrees. You'll adjust it accordingly, tighten it down, and then you're good to go. Before we put it on to our roof I'll take the rubber pad from our fit kit, and I'll push that into place. I'll push this end cap in as well. Now we can set it on our roof, in no particular place.

Next we'll measure between center of the bar to center of the bar for our cross bar spread. Again you'll find this measurement in your instructions. We'll take the clamp end, and that just pushes into place like so, and you can see how it sets about the doorframe. To lower that down we'll go to this screw, turn it to the right like so, and then we'll go to the center screw and we'll just snug it up against the doorframe. We'll repeat this for the driver's side, and then we'll completely tighten them down. Once you hear those clicks we'll close the door there, and then our final step is going to be taking our end caps, and pushing them into place. Then we can load up our gear and hit the road. There you have it for the Yakima Core Bar Roof Rack System, on our 2017 Ford F150.

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