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I recently had given to me a brand new Yakima Raptor bike rack. A family member decided not to use it. I have a pontiac G6 I want to put it on. He even have me the cross bars. I need a way to mount the cross bars on the car. I looked at yakima, and their q towers are $165. Thats pretty steep, wondering if anyone has any less expensive options I can look at? My wife does triathlons so this would work much better than the trunk mount rack we have now, and easier than her taking my 3/4 ton that she doesn't like to drive. Thanks!

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Sounds like $165 will pay for itself after a few weekends not driving the big rig. Yakima racks are expensive but are rated to a greater load than factory racks. I opted to not have factory rack installed on my car and saved a grand then spent the $400+ for the Yakima. I'm still up overall.

I know it's not what you wanted to hear, but you already have a few hundred dollars worth of rack parts. Chek hsolist or hsolist, and you might find what you need.

Ultimately I'd say if your wife is happy, well that's just priceless! Good luck.

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I hear ya! Not arguing that its quality, but $165 for towers, $70 for clips.... The trunk rack we have works fine! the yakima was a gift, and i'd love to set it up, but that $$ is nuts!

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