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Roof Cargo Carrier

I know there is a risk the carrier may be too long and interfere with the opening of the hatchback with the spoiler extension.

Which cargo carrier fits the 05 OB the best without bumping into the hatchback.
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Check out Yakima (http://www.yakima.com/home.html). The site allows you to build your system by putting in your car info and then recommends the appropiate components that are right for your vehicle. The site also takes in account for the hatch opening.

The roof carriers have a nice mounting system that's pretty adjustable. The brackets slide back and forth on the carrier so you can move the carrier forward or backward on the rack quite a bit. Very nice system.

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I'm also looking for a cargo box for my OB XT and am curious what others have purchased.

Right, now I'm leaning towards the Thule Cascade XT 1500.

I can't seem to get a weight description on the yakima racks.
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Re: Roof Cargo Carrier

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I know there is a risk the carrier may be too long and interfere with the opening of the hatchback with the spoiler extension.

Which cargo carrier fits the 05 OB the best without bumping into the hatchback.
I have a Harpro "Probox" manufactured in teh netherlands, and it is simply one of the BEST things I have ever bought for my car. I had it on my Jeep and my Forester too - it is GREAT.

http://www.hapro.com/html/en/overview_roofboxes.html

I used to laugh at people with these - but no longer!

My boss calls it my "mother In Law's Chair" - I take it on/off as needed. It can be dome with one person and it fits the OEM Subaru roof bars.
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Re: Roof Cargo Carrier

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I know there is a risk the carrier may be too long and interfere with the opening of the hatchback with the spoiler extension.

Which cargo carrier fits the 05 OB the best without bumping into the hatchback.
The YAKIMA Platinum Pro 16S fits perfectly and clears the rear hatch just fine.

I'm working on a review of the 16S here:
http://www.feedthehabit.com/gear_rev...6s_review.html

It's close, but missing some style edits and additional photos. That's the only box that will fit 186cm skis and still clear the rear hatch! It's sweet, but spendy at $449!

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thanks for the info on the Yakima platinum pro 16S. Good to hear that someone at Yakima also has a Subaru that fits it perfectly. I think I'll look into the Yakima 16S (not platinum pro) which reduces the price by $$ but also maintains the same length.

thanks again!
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