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Yakima Q-Clip Set
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2010
I have had the Q-tower system for a number of years, through three different vehicles. All in all a great rack system, except for two items: The cost of the little parts that you need to convert from one vehicle to the other are stratospheric! I really don't mind Yakima making their money on the big ticket items such as towers, boxes, etc. but the little adapter items should be priced more fairly. It seems to me that once you are locked into a Yakima system they fully intend to hose you on the little things. Too bad. Further, the Yakima website is a mess to try and find the specific little items and accessories that they intend on hosing you with!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
You need 2 sets of these `Yakima Q Clip Sets' and the corresponding `Yakima Roundbars Roof Rack Cross Bars' (check your vehicle dimensions for the proper lengths), if you are planning to install a ski rack or any type of enclosure unit. I had these installed professionally for a little bit more money, and it was worth avoiding the hassle. They come with an extra set of keys and are very strong. They are simple and sleek. Definitely a `must have' for a truck owner.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: Q99Verified Purchase
This Yakima roof rack system works great and I highly recommend it. I bought one for my Mazda 3 and have used it, along with a Yakima roof rack for 2 cross country ski trips (I live a Florida, skiing is far away). The rack hasn't shifted an inch and was relatively easy to install. Yakima has a product guide on their site to make sure you order the right pieces for your model car.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2014
Size Name: Q128Verified Purchase
These worked great until it started to rain and then became un safe.

I have had my Yakima roof rack on 4 different cars always using the correct clips and I have never had an issue! The rack stays in place great! I noticed something different with these clips. They didnt get as good of a grab on the car but they seemed very solid after some expected adjustments. My fiance and I drove for 16 hours all over with two bikes on top and had no issues until it started to rain. We were driving in the rain for about 2 hours when all of a sudden we herd a loud crash and scrape noise. Immediately pulled to the side of the highway to discover that the front roof rack mounts were no longer attached to the car and our expensive bikes were dangling off the back of the car barely held on by the rear clips. We had to re-mount the rack on the side of the highway in the rain but never got it secured well. The wet roof allowed the pads to slip on the roof. So we drove 45mph all the way home nearly doubling the amount of time that it took us to get home. It was a nightmare!! Ended up getting a trunk mount for the G6. I would still use the roof mount but never on a Pontaic G6 again
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
Size Name: Q31Verified Purchase
I received an old Yakima sytem previously used on a huge car. I drive a little BMW and really needed a carrier for my mountain bikes, kayaks, etc. I was excited to get the whole system but quickly discoved the clips which secure the system to the car were not going to work. After a bit of research I found these clips on Amazon and ordered them right away. The arrived quickly and are the same durable quality you would expect from Yakima. I was able to assemble the carrier system and mount it securely to the roof of my small BMW 323i. Without these clips the system would have been useless to me and still be sitting on the floor or my garage. In the future when I change cars all I'll need to do is change clips and the Yakima system will stay with me forever. Great product!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2012
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First of all, Yakima makes great products, en par (if not better) than Thule. That's why I bought their towers, clips and the corresponding cross bars for my 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST, in conjunction with their FatCat 6 ski/snowboard mount.

The only two issues I had were as follows:

1) Both crossbars, when installed according to the exact specifications, display a slight downward warping/sloping between each two towers. I reached out to Yakima's excellent customer service, and after they checked with their fit team, I was assured that this is quite normal for some car models, depending on a variety of installation variables. This put me at ease, and, functionally, there is nothing wrong with them and the sloping doesn't bother me anymore.

2) The recommended distance between the front towers and the rear towers is only 20 inches for my car model. This is quite a short distance, and it makes putting long skis on the ski mount difficult. No problem for snowboards, but skis have been an issue for me. Yakima customer service insisted that I should not deviate from the recommended 20 inch distance, and recommended that I should be using their stretch kit if I require a wider space between the front and rear. This kit costs upwards of 100 dollars and looks a little bit like a kludge to me.

My recommendation is to download the installation and fitting instructions for your car model first to see what the distance between the front and rear towers (and, consequently, the crossbars) will be, to see if it fits your needs. I would say that 20 inches is the absolute minimum, and doesn't work for all purposes.

Hope this helps someone. Rest assured that whatever issue you might be having with Yakima products, their superb customer service will be getting it right for you. At least that was my experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2014
Size Name: Q99Verified Purchase
Make sure you order two sets of these to complete four Q Towers. They are well made and the included pads keep them from scratching your vehicle's finish. A little pricey but, necessary to complete two cross bars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2013
Size Name: Q49Verified Purchase
Make sure you're getting the right clips at Yakima and buy them cheaper here. It's just one of those 'duh' moves. The vinyl pads that come with them need to be put on a certain way. Make sure you put them on right the first time. It is difficult to restick them once thwy are on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2013
Size Name: Q128Verified Purchase
Fair price, easy installing, take the time to read the directions and you'll quickly be carrying your stuff with no problems! 😊
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2009
Size Name: Q5Verified Purchase
The custom Q clips made for a really good fit on my 05 Toyota Prius.
Only complaint is that these didn't come with the same feet as the Q124's that I have on the Rear. The feet on those are half cut so they fit in the rain gutter and are much easier to setup.
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