Yakima Roof Rack Installation - 2017 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Install the Yakima Roof Rack on a 2017 Toyota 4Runner


Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Toyota 4Runner we're going to be test fitting the Yakima RoundBar Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers Y00408, these are the round 48 crossbars, part number Y03536, this is the RoundBar SL adapter kit and part number Y00147 and these are the Timberline towers for the Yakima crossbars, particularly for factory raised side rails. The Yakima RoundBar Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while freeing up space inside your vehicle. This can carry anything from bike racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes. The RoundBars are strong and durable, however, you may experience some sound and noise while you're driving around with these. Yakima does have fairings that they offer to cut down the wind noise and drag, which you can find on etrailer.com or you can upgrade these bars to either the CoreBars or the JetStream bars as well.Our end caps are lockable by knocking out these plastic portions here. Not only can you secure it to your factory raised side rails but you can also make it keyed alike with your accessories.

They're very easy to install. They simply wrap around with these straps your factory raised side rails and they tighten down into place. And the tool to do this is included as well. To give you a couple quick measurements here. Measuring from the center of the roof to the top of the bar, it's going to be about 4-1/4".

From the center of the roof to the bottom bar is going to be about 3-1/4". You're not going to have a lot of issues of clearance with your accessories at all from the bar to the top of your roof. Also, these two bars have a combined carrying capacity of 165 pounds. But you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand those weights.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the RoundBar Roof Rack System, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We have our front one already installed onto our factory raised side rails and then we have our rear bar partially assembled on our table here.

In front, we have our Timberline tower, our adapter kit, the tightening tool, which is included, the end cap for our RoundBar and the two end caps for our Timberline towers. Our first step is we're going to take our tower and install our adapter kit first by placing the plastic piece on top here. It just snaps in like so. Then we'll take our RoundBar adapter, put that in the center. Then take our tightening tool going underneath and tightening it until you hear three audible clicks.

And that's a pretty neat feature about this tool is that is does have those audible clicks. And this is to ensure that you don't over tighten it inside the actual tower itself.Next we'll place this onto our RoundBar and slide it in. And now we can set this onto our factory raised side line. And there's no particular place that I'm setting this down because later we're going to measure from center of the bar to center of the bar to get our crossbar spread down. And we're going to do this on both sides to keep it even and also make sure that the crossbar overhang is even on both sides as well. Now you don't want to go below 24" but what I would recommend is go by whatever accessory you're putting on your roof and go by its recommendations, as far as crossbar spread. Okay, with that done, now we can go to the inside screw and tighten that down so the bar will no longer shift back and forth. Again, we're going to tighten this down until you hear those audible clicks. Then we'll bring our strap and wrap it around. You may have to loosen up the screw at the end here. And we'll do this on the driver's side as well.Now we can tighten down our straps again until you hear the clicks. We're going to place our end cap in place and put our end cap for our crossbar in place as well. Now we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road. And there you have it for the Yakima RoundBar Roof Rack System on our 2017 Toyota 4Runner.


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