The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 10:54 AM
thonyb's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: McMinnville, OR
Posts: 114
thonyb will become famous soon enough
Default roof rack questions

Hi all. I just recently purchased a corolla 97. Can i put a roof rack and a box on it? I know very little about it all so any advice would help. I was also hoping i would not have to do any drilling, because i dont really trust my self. And do you guys find that a box lowers gas mileage? and brand recommendations? I went to the thule site also and they dont have anything compatible. Mr.T
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 11:28 AM
MoscaPescador's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3,727
Blog Entries: 4
MoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: roof rack questions

If you have a 4 door Corolla, you can build a systems rack with Yakima. You will need to get the appropriate towers, quick clips (adaptors for your roofline), locks, and whatever attachment you want to put on it.

Yakima does not have an application for the 2 door model.

MP
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 01:58 PM
HuronRiverDan's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 2,584
HuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant future
Send a message via Yahoo to HuronRiverDan
Default Re: roof rack questions

Tony, in answer to your question about gas mileage; Yes, if it offers any kind of wind resistance it will affect your gas mileage.

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 35
turner66 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: roof rack questions

I've used Yakima rooftop racks on various vehicles since 2002 and have been very satisfied. I know you said you don't want to drill, but if you can't find a made to fit solution (as mentioned above for the 2dr) and you have to customize it, Yakima has a pretty good selection of landing pad bases, one of which should work. I have a flat roof on my pop-up camper so I used landing pad 6. The landing pads have 2 holes each, and as long as you measure twice, mark everything right,and center punch before drilling, it's not too scary I've never had any leaks with the silicone sealer that is provided with the landing pad kits.

The real question would be, what's the roof structure like on the Corolla? if it's just flat sheet metal with little reinforcement, it may not be a good idea to use the landing pad option, or at least you'll want to put them as close to the edge as possible. Many of the made to fit solution mount out on the edge at the rain gutters where there is good structural support.

As also mentioned, gas mileage is affected to varying degrees. If I have something high or boxy on the racks on my toyota FJ, I've had as much as 3-4mpg drop. On the other hand I can put a roofbag with a more aerodynamic leading edge (angled/slanted) and not measure any difference at all. The rack on the camper, I don't notice aerodynamics at all cuz it's already a giant 4000+ lbs brick
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2010, 12:09 PM
hunter1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: maryland
Posts: 113
hunter1 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: roof rack questions

I don't know what you will be carrying on the roof. I have a 2010 honda insight. I deer hunt and fly fish with it, I had a trailer hitch class 1 added to her, and bought a flat rack that goes in the trailer hitch, i can put the deer on it, coolers xtra gear i dont want in the car. I really like it.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2010, 08:39 PM
thonyb's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: McMinnville, OR
Posts: 114
thonyb will become famous soon enough
Default Re: roof rack questions

thanks for all the help guys. i found the towers i need online and the bars. looks like 50 bucks. now..... got to find a box....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mountain Bike Rod Rack?? MikeLove Other Gear 25 07-02-2009 10:02 PM
Hello/Questions Woodrow General Discussion 2 01-24-2009 12:58 PM
new here! got questions!!!!!! fish poop General Discussion 5 06-24-2008 03:23 PM
It ain't off the rack for sure. mojo Fly Rod Building 6 04-25-2008 05:48 PM
got questions... Noworries Fly Rods 4 08-04-2007 05:18 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.