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enjoi23 08-21-2012 03:59 AM

Try planking on it.

Jimbo 08-21-2012 04:09 AM

I think for purposes of attaching a bike (or 2), I'd probably go with those small lightweight trailer hitch attachments. I've done that before on other sports/sporty cars and it worked out well. Of course, with the roof rack you can put storage pods, etc.

whateatsrabbits 08-21-2012 04:21 AM

:thumbdown:Not the FR-S, roof racks are for Subaru's.:bonk:

Turbowned 08-21-2012 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whateatsrabbits (Post 392521)
:thumbdown:Not the FR-S, roof racks are for Subaru's.:bonk:

Roof racks are for people who need to transport gear on their car. Since when does that depend on the type of car?? :slap:

Neziah 08-21-2012 12:03 PM

It will do fine in the snow with proper tires and intelligent driving. I drove my72 Camaro SS for years in the snow to go skiing and that car had the exact opposite of traction control. LOL

FreedE 08-21-2012 12:46 PM

Nice job!

empower-auto 08-21-2012 01:25 PM

I just threw up in my mouth. Yuppie-spec

Foobar 08-21-2012 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimbo (Post 392509)
I think for purposes of attaching a bike (or 2), I'd probably go with those small lightweight trailer hitch attachments. I've done that before on other sports/sporty cars and it worked out well. Of course, with the roof rack you can put storage pods, etc.

I would also prefer to go with a trailer hitch bike rack, but does anyone even make a trailer hitch for our cars?

kidgogeta 08-21-2012 03:12 PM

i like it, would love to see this kind on the frs

http://matthewvroom.com/images/5_1_3boofsquiref.jpg

7thgear 08-21-2012 03:42 PM

^^

+1

i really think the FRS could utilize a trunk to roof design more than a roof only.

i was looking at the "SEASUCKER" units, you put the wheel bar on the trunk and the fork attachment on the back of the roof. But 600 bucks is a lot of coin to spend on a hunch.

7thgear 08-21-2012 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinoyplaya (Post 389174)
Now, the car just looks ugly.

Also, theres a video of Subaru testing their BRZs on the snow and how it handles. Im sure youll be fine driving it on the snow. I personally wouldnt.

go away

Surfingking 08-24-2012 01:03 AM

Thanks Nubbsy.
Any info on installation time/uninstall time?
I would only use it for 2 or 3 yearly road trips.

Deslock 08-25-2012 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nubbs (Post 389095)
58" crossbars

From the photos, I'm guessing that the 48" bars are just a little too short. Did the end caps come installed on the bars, or are they hard to remove? If not, I might shorten the 58" bars to be flush with the towers (using a pipe cutter or hacksaw).

Having written that, it looks fine as is. I plan to add a rack in the Spring.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foobar (Post 393169)
I would also prefer to go with a trailer hitch bike rack, but does anyone even make a trailer hitch for our cars?

I'd also rather have a class 1 trailer hitch, but I don't think one will fit. Even a smaller muffler is in the way:

http://www.advancespeedshop.com/images/T70166-BRZ.jpg

With something like this, maybe it could be done, but you'd still need to cut into the plastic and eliminate or relocate the fog reflector:

http://scionpro.com/images/F48559794.jpg

wheelhaus 08-25-2012 01:00 PM

So, it IS still a Subaru after all... I need to find a Thule solution, I've got a whole roof rack system from a previous car, hopefully I only need a set of clips. I'll probably put pieces of clear protective film under the feet if I use it on this car.

another thread was discussing a temporary rear bike rack that would screw into the two tow hook locations...


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