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Yakima Roof Rack Installation - 2020 Hyundai Palisade

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How to Install the Yakima Roof Rack on a 2020 Hyundai Palisade


Evangeline: Hi, it's Evangeline from etrailer.com, and today we are looking at this Yakima Roof-Rack with JetStream Crossbars and RidgeLine Towers on our 2020 Hyundai Palisade.So, this is a nice roof-rack because our Palisade has these flush mounted side rails, so our RidgeLine Towers really clamp onto there and create this nice roof rack.We have 50-inch bars on our Palisade and the overhang between the end of the towers and the end of the bars is 3 inches, something you might want to keep in mind if you need larger space, you'd get larger bars, and let's inaudible 00:00:39 see exactly how we installed it.What might help while you're installing this is I use the Moki Door Step, which since the Palisade is a little bit tall, it helps reach up there, so you can work around here. This JetStream bars come in black as well as this aluminum silver color, so you can choose which best fits your vehicle. And, these lock cores can be used with your Same Key System Yakima Lock Core, so these can switch out so you can match them with all your other Yakima accessories.I already installed one bar on there, so we get to install this other bar together. The first thing I do is to loosen all the bolts around the tower. Of course, make sure to take the cap off first. And with those bolts loosened on the inside as well, you can then put these parts in.

So these fit our arrow bars, and first you need to snap this part into place. So put that in there, and remember, you have to hear that click to know that it's in there. With that in place, we can then put this plate in and tighten it down underneath. With this tightened down, you can see how it's firmly attached to our tower, and we're then ready to put it onto our bar.On your bar, you're going to need to take out the rubber strip underneath. Make sure it's underneath where you see the measurements, and this will have to be cut to size later.

Then you can put your tower in. So if it's too. there we go. If it's too tight, you may need to loosen it. Now put your tower through the slot in the bar.With both towers in place, these have to be equidistant from each other, and you might need to put it on your roof first to figure out the best spot.

For our 2020 Hyundai Palisade, we found that putting them at 38 was the sweet spot.When the towers are right at the length you need them to be, you can then tighten them down here at the top. There we go. Pretty good. Do the same for the other side.Now put the pads on the towers. Make sure the arrow is pointing out and the flat side is facing the inside.

So these just snap on like that. With the pads on the towers, you can then put your fit clips on, and we have two sizes, R15 and R7. R7 goes on the outside. See how there's only one bracket there. So make sure this is loosened enough so you can fit it through the bar and over the bracket. Just hold that in place before you tighten it down. Do the same on the other side, where it's through the bar, then down, and hooks around the two hooks underneath.If this is a struggle for you, you can also put the fit clips on while they're up on the vehicle so that gravity is holding them down. What I like to do is put them on right here and just tighten them down a little bit so that they're gripped in place before I pop them on the vehicle.With your towers installed, I recommend getting a set of hands to help you out with the bar. So, I'll hand it up over here and just put it into place.When you're confident and you've tested that the towers are at the right distance away from each other, you can then cut the rubber strip underneath and make sure it fits right inside. And we'll just cut the ends as well to size and make sure it fits around the end caps of your arrow bar.So you have to make sure that your bars are at the right position on your car. So the front one is measured at 19 inches away from the front. And the second bar needs to be at least 27 inches away. So I've already got this measured, but as you can see, it's from the middle to the middle 27 inches exactly. Make sure it's the same length on the other side, then you're ready to tighten it down.Here, I like to double-check that this part is tightened down because that's what holds the top bar into place, so make sure that it's tight. And, now you have to tighten in your fit clips. So get that in there, and you may need to position the clips a little bit in place, especially behind your tower as you tighten it in.When you're tightening them down, make sure you hear a click, one and there you go. So if you don't hear that click, keep tightening down. With this tightened down, you can then pop the lids or the cap right into place. So, just get that in position, and it snaps into place.Final thoughts about this roof-rack is I like how easy it was to install. The instructions were. they're okay if you follow along with the video, you will see how exactly all the pieces work together. Just put this part, put that part, tighten them down, and you're good to go. It looks really good on our Palisade. I like how sleek it looks and how low-profile it is as well. So that's really nice, especially with the JetStream Bars. I'm a fan of how aerodynamic they are, reduce wind noise and drag, so that's awesome.So that was a look at the Yakima Roof-Rack with JetStream Bars and RidgeLine Towers here on our 2020 Hyundai Palisade.


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