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Yakima Roof Rack Review - 2015 Ford Edge

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Review of the Yakima Roof Rack on a 2015 Ford Edge

Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Core Bar Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers Y00421, this is the Core Bar Crossbar 50 inches long, part number Y00146, these are the Baseline Towers for the Yakima Crossbars, and part number Y06102, this is one set of the Fit Kits for your Ford Edge, and part number Y06139, and this is the final Fit Kit for your Ford Edge. 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 vehicle. The two bars have combined carrying capacity of 220 pounds, although you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure that your roof can withstand that weight. The bars have a nice aerodynamic shape to them and that's going to cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving. Also, all the towers have these knockouts here which you can buy lock core systems which are sold separately, so once you install this onto your roof, it will be secure to your roof as well. Know that we've gone over the features of the Roof Rack System, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We have our rear bar partially assembled on our table here and I will finish assembling it by attaching our Baseline Tower to our Core Bar. We have our tower set up here. Our first step is we're going to insert our adapter piece that comes with our Core Bar. You just push it into place until you hear a loud click like that. Next, we'll take our bracket here, slide that over our bar, then loosely install this portion onto this.

Now, the screw here will connect to this point on the bracket. We'll first slide out this gray piece here so we actually have access to that very screw and then we'll line it up, use our included tightening tool, and loosely install it. Now, you'll see that there are settings here or notches. You'll have to check in your instructions to make sure you don't have to make any adjustments here. We do at this time, so we'll loosen up the screw here and push this dial back to that notch there and then tighten it down. Now, one of the nice features about this tool is once you have it completely tightened, you'll hear a couple of clicks. Again, we want to make sure that our bolt here aligns with this notch, but before we do that, we'll make sure that our crossbar spread measurement is set. We'll measure from end to end and again this measurement is in your instructions. Loosen that up a little bit so we can move it and now we can completely tighten it down. All right.

We push that cover back over it and then we'll move on to our Fit Kit. We'll take our landing pad here and push that into place. Once we have this installed, then we can install our end cap at the end of our bar and now we can set this on the roof of our vehicle. Then we're going to measure from center of the bar to center of the bar and again you'll find this measurement in your instructions as well and we're going to do this for the other side as well. Now, we're ready to put our clips into place. We'll open this gray hatch here and we'll push our clip into place. There we go. Just notice that it's in a raised position here. This screw, once you turn it to the right, it'll lower the hook into place. We'll repeat this process on the passenger side.

Once it's set where it needs to be, we'll start to tighten down that center portion which will bring the hook or the clamp snug up against the door. Our last step is to put our covers in place. Just snap in. Now we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road. There you have it for the Yakima Core Bar Roof Rack System on our 2015 Ford Edge.

Tim C.


The instructions in my kit dont include the measurements for the between the towers on the bar.This is for the glass top 2015 Ford Edge.

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Heather A.


The measurement between the towers should be M1 and M3 on the installation instructions. M1 is the front tower measurements. That measurement is 41 1/8 ". M3 are the rear towers, that measurement is 39 7/8 ". I have attached a link to the yakima website.

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