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Have these improved in 2013 aside from the change for two placements of the rear cross bar? I've seen a lot of people hating on these cross bars in other threads.

I'm looking to get a cargo box and really don't feel like buying another set of feet and cross bars on top of the cost of the box.

Debating between the Thule Atlantis 1600 and Ascent 1600.
 

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The biggest complaint was the short spread between the crossbars. The 2013's have "fixed" that issue with the second rear bar position. For just a cargo box you will be fine.
 

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Anyone know what tool is needed to move the rear crossbar into the secondary position. I assume it tells me in the owner's manual, but I don't happen to have it with me right now.
 

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It's an Allen wrench, but don't know the size offhand. One is provided for you in the spare tire area of your car.
 

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Hmm - I recall seeing a screwdriver in the spare tire area. Is that it?
It is indeed in that area, in the styrofoam but its not the screw driver.

Its a TORX wrench that is shaped like an Allen wrench and it has a Torque "Gauge" on it as well. It should be in the manual on how to properly use it. :29:
 

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It is indeed in that area, in the styrofoam but its not the screw driver.

Its a TORX wrench that is shaped like an Allen wrench and it has a Torque "Gauge" on it as well. It should be in the manual on how to properly use it. :29:
Great! Thanks for the quick replies.

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