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Need Advice, Yakima fairing on 2001 Subaru Outback

Old 10-03-08, 07:17 PM
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Need Advice, Yakima fairing on 2001 Subaru Outback

(A forum search didn't turn up any info on this...)

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback wagon with a Yakima rack system that is attached to the factory roof rack (Lowriders?). I want to put a fairing on it because I get wind howl noise from the rack when driving.

I just got a Yakima fairing at my local REI store. Yakima recommended a 44" fairing, so that's what I got.

I took it out of the box and held it up to my rack to see what it looked like. It extends past the factory rack on both sides, leaving a gap between the fairing and the roof. I was wondering if a shorter fairing that fits between the factory rack rails would make more sense.

Any advice or experience out there?
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Originally Posted by eofelis View Post
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Um, yeah, because this is a bike forum
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Originally Posted by Cave View Post
Um, yeah, because this is a bike forum
Maybe he is carrying bikes on his rack!

The fairings are available in a variety of widths (32", 38", 44", 50" ). I definitely think you should go to a smaller size. I read on another forum where the 32" is the recommended size for an outback.

https://www.mtbr.com/cat/accessories/...339_98crx.aspx
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