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Discussion in 'Clarity' started by jsm, Feb 9, 2018.
Big news: Toyota's bringing back the 5th seat!
Too late for me. I now have a Honda Clarity. Also, it only has CarPlay not Android Auto and my guess is that it will cost more than the Clarity when the smaller tax credit is taken into account.
Toyota, you rested on your laurels just a little too long. I had two Priuses, but you failed to make the hat trick.
The Pilot is too big for me as well. I owned the very first version (AWD only that year) of the CR-V, however, and would seriously consider a 40+ mile range plug-in version of a vehicle that size.
Looks great! I'm looking for ideas on how to install my roof basket that I bought from 4wheelonline|car& 4wd parts. Your setup looks solid.
Yakima does make rack tracks but auto-configures the Clarity for clips. As Yvar suggested you can get also get tracks from Thule and then add Yakima landing pads, towers and bars if you like. I'm exploring the track route because I like the flexibilty of positioning it affords and the fact that you can remove everything but the tracks when not in use. I’m probably going with Yakima as I have a bunch of Yakima parts and I like the fact that you can use iron pipe as crossbars of whatever dimension you like (strength specs notwithstanding). Trust in the installer is my next hurdle. What should my instructions be? I did a search for information on the steel framework such as provided by Insightman and found some on page 7 in this Emergency Response Guide. (Interestingly, it is slightly different.)
It looks like Mpa should be MPa (“The tensile strength of steel may also be shown in MPa, or megapascal.”)
Thule 54" custom install tracks $ 170 or
Yakima 54” Tracks w/ PlusNut Hw $ 179
Yakima landing pad 1, 2 sets of 2 $ 120 (60 X 2)
Yakoma Skyline towers, 1 set of 4 $ 219
hardware total $ 518
install $ 250 estimate per Yvar
It's too bad these tracks look kind of ugly. If they made nice silver ones I would feel much better about drilling into the top of my car. But it would make the car so much better for road trips!
Yvar and others - have you experienced any loss of range or additional cabin noise with the tracks empty?
Even though I have the option of removing the landing pads, I have not done so once since it was all installed. Yes, I have had some cabin noise from the pads, but I rarely notice it, and it is not a bother to me. I have no idea if there has been any range loss, as have not kept any data from before or after the install.
Those landing pads make any wind noise on their own? How noisy are those round bars ??
Please tell the about those wheels and tires.... They look like universal steel rims? Which would be so great!
And what winter tires do you like? thanks
As a long time sailor and boat worker, I would hope that a 3M product like 5200 sealant is used in the install.... even a slight leak down the fastener into your headliner would be a royal pain... boats are always dealing with slow tiny leaks from the "headliners". But yes I am attracted to that clean and strong install...just wary