Yakima Timberline Cross Bars

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Just picked up by BS OB. They had some Yakima Timberlines on it and took them as they discounted the price some. As indicated in other threads, wind noise is prevalent. Since I do not need them now but would like to keep them on, would moving them together or more forward or more back help any? Any suggestions would help. These do have the rounded edges facing the front and appear to be on nice and tight.
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I posted on the same issue. I removed mine, but will do some testing to see what helps.

Possibilities: cutting them so that the don't protrude so far. The Yakima fairing.
I understand thay are better when loaded; they aren't something that I want to put on and off.

You might see if dealer can provide the instructions.
 
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Thanks. Looks like all the material was in the glove box. I was looking to put the Yakima pad covers on the cross rails. That might help too.
 

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Added mine last night. I installed the 50" inch and really like the reduced hang. Have not driven much at speed to see what wind noise I have but will report back.
 
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Added mine last night. I installed the 50" inch and really like the reduced hang. Have not driven much at speed to see what wind noise I have but will report back.
50" pad covers? If so, where did you get that size?
 

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Does anyone happen to know the length of the Yakima crossbars offered on the Ford accessories website (link)? I know there are multiple sizes offered on Yakima's website. But, the Ford accessories website doesn't list the link anywhere.
 

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Does anyone happen to know the length of the Yakima crossbars offered on the Ford accessories website (link)? I know there are multiple sizes offered on Yakima's website. But, the Ford accessories website doesn't list the link anywhere.
All crossbars make noise.
Pretty sure the Yakima crossbars from Ford bolt into the top of the rails in two pre determined locations. There are no adjustments for width or towers that can be moved forward or back. The also stick up further. I will be transferring my Yakima Timberline rack and round 66" crossbars from my Escape. The Timberline rack is stronger.
 

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I would guess sliding them aft would help with noise, but there’s a wrinkle. The rails are not parallel, so you would have to adjust the towers on the front crossbar.
 

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I would guess sliding them aft would help with noise, but there’s a wrinkle. The rails are not parallel, so you would have to adjust the towers on the front crossbar.
I am experimenting! I put them in close to where they had been . They whistled on the highway - but it was bearable. I slid them back about 4 inches and now they whistle on local roads. I just found Yakima's Install info:

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I am experimenting! I put them in close to where they had been . They whistled on the highway - but it was bearable. I slid them back about 4 inches and now they whistle on local roads. I just found Yakima's Install info:

Yakima Timberline Install.png
I have thule bars and cannot hear any whistling on the highway even with the window down. Maybe it's just in a tune I cannot hear. I installed on the notches but moved them to fit the yakima loadwarrior w/ extension.
 

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I have thule bars and cannot hear any whistling on the highway even with the window down. Maybe it's just in a tune I cannot hear. I installed on the notches but moved them to fit the yakima loadwarrior w/ extension.
Can you post a pic? thanks!
 

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