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post #1 of 401 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yakima & Thule Roof Cargo Box Thread

Here are pics of my 2010 Outback with Yakima SkyBox Pro 16s Titanium. Fits perfect.

Titanium color doesnt quite match my Steel Silver but looks better than the lighter silver imo. Dimensions: 16 cubic feet (81” x 36” x 15”) Link to specs on Yakima.com











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No. It looks good. Two tone impression. Yakima is famous stuff. Bet you'll get a lot of use out of that.

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Hmmm.... That photo makes me wonder how our Rocket Box (long) will fit, but that makes this all the more valuable while we shop for cars.

I have to admit that the rack on this car is a concern where I don't see how I can get utility and value of all of our rack items (bars, attachments). Yakima customer service said their current products limit the bar spread to 21 inches.

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I'm in the market for one of these puppies. Thankyou creso, the 16 fits beautifully. Yakima now has the 2010 OB in their 'fit my car' feature and by the looks of it any of the boxes will technically fit with the disclaimer about interference with the rear hatch. Interference would not please me at all.

From the pics it looks like the 18 would just about work -- an inch or two on the back end should clear the spoiler but not foul the glass.

But, is there any need to go bigger than the 16? The rack is only rated at 100 lbs, and the box alone will consume almost half that capacity. I'm looking to carry camping gear rather than skis, etc. to keep the back free for his lordship the dog. Gear for 2-3 adults and 1 kid.

What would other people do? Go to REI and have them bring out a couple? I'm a member and there is a store within 30 mins of here. Everyone seems to have the same price on there.

Also, is the nicer lid finish worth the extra money? I guess that one's quite subjective...
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The rocket box will not fit unless you drill new holes and do not want to lift the hatch up very high. I had to bite the bullett and buy the 16. But for those of us that ski, the 16 can only carry skis up to 180cm.
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The rocket box will not fit unless you drill new holes and do not want to lift the hatch up very high. I had to bite the bullett and buy the 16. But for those of us that ski, the 16 can only carry skis up to 180cm.
Hmm.....

That's important news for me the Rocket Box owner, and making me think less of the already poor design. By poor design I mean a rack where it has been optimized for non-use.

The rack may not be a deal breaker, but it's more reason to remain a tire kicker at least until the next generation 4Runner is released later in the month.

I would not want to buy a new roof box and I really like my older one because the white top doesn't roast the contents.
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Thule Atlantis 1800 687BXT

Anyone mount a Thule Atlantis 1800 687BXT on a2010 Outback? I need the longer box for my XC skis (210 cm). I specifically want to know if the box can be mounted all the way back (to minimize drag) and still not interfere with the rear hatch.

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Re: Thule Atlantis 1800 687BXT

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Anyone mount a Thule Atlantis 1800 687BXT on a2010 Outback? I need the longer box for my XC skis (210 cm). I specifically want to know if the box can be mounted all the way back (to minimize drag) and still not interfere with the rear hatch.

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No dice.... I have one and I have it pushed as far forward as the OEM cross bars will allow and my hatch hits. Debating on wether or not looking for a smaller box or getting shorter struts on the hatch to stop it just short of the box... I love the size of the 1800 so I am bummed. It fit the A4 wagon no prob.



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No dice.... I have one and I have it pushed as far forward as the OEM cross bars will allow and my hatch hits. Debating on wether or not looking for a smaller box or getting shorter struts on the hatch to stop it just short of the box... I love the size of the 1800 so I am bummed. It fit the A4 wagon no prob.
Hmmm...too bad I already bought one based on the Thule fit guide info online.

It looks good (thanks for the pics!), too bad the hatch doesn't open all the way. Even though it hits, does it open enough to load and unload stuff in the back?
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^ Yes, you still have plenty of space. I would say it hits on the last 1.5"-2" of opening all the way. I havent let it go all the way since I didnt want to either crack the third brake light or scratch it up.

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