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  • Universal mounting hardware fits round and square cross bars and many factory racks
  • Yakima accessories can be mounted directly to the basket
  • Wind-deflecting and noise-reducing custom fairing included
  • Weather-resistant, heavy-duty steel construction
  • MegaWarrior 22" Extension (sold separately) creates even more carrying capacity
  • Yakima's Fit List provides complete rack fitting guidelines based on your vehicle's year, make and model


Yakima Racks

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Dimensions 52 x 48 x 6.5 inches
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Careful if crossbars aren't adjustable! The rack didn't fit my car because the crossbars are fixed, and the mounting hardware will only attach to the spaces BETWEEN the horizontal bars on the basket. The way my crossbars are spaced, if I mount the front basket attachments correctly, the rear crossbar ends up right below one of the horizontal bars on the rack, and there's no way to mount it. It seemed like a great, sturdy product and I even mocked my Yakima FrontLoader bike rack on top of it - if I were able to mount the basket, the Frontloader would work perfectly with it. I docked 1 star because I'm sure Yakima could have come up with a more flexible mounting solution. As it is, I'm forced to return it and try the Thule MOAB instead. I admit, my car was not listed as compatible with this rack - I thought it was because of the size of the rack, but now I realize it's because of the crossbar spread.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 15,000 Miles, No Rust This rack is a beast. I have it mounted on 54 Yakima round crossbars on top of my 2008 Subaru Outback. I have driven approximately 15,000 miles varying for highway speeds for hours, through potholed dirt mountain roads, in down pours and thunderstorms over the past 4 months with it loaded down without a problem. I currently have a Elie Kayak mounted on Yakima Evenkeel mounts attached directly to the rack as well as a large all-weather storage case and cooler. The only issue is the non-security minded mounting. There are threaded knobs with L-shaped thin bolts which attach to thick plastic u-brackets for quick mounting and dismounting. I have addressed this with a kryptonite chain lock wrapped through the two sections of rack and my roof rails to dissuade someone from removing it.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Looks like it will work but doesn't fit I have CX9. Naked roof with fixed points. Have the whole Yakima set up. Towers and crossbars. Had to buy the extension. My fixed spacing is 44 inches. Basket is 50 inches. brackets have to be put at the end of the basket which cover the holes to lock down..... if I would have know this I would have bought the load warrior with the extension and saved $100. Basically the fit my car application is wrong on Yakima's website. would recommend if it fits the friends car.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Rack This Rack is amazing!!! I bought this rack along with the extension section and it fits the top of my Hummer H3 like a glove and looks great up there too. This thing can handle all the gear you need to carry. From camping, to off-roading, to loading 10 8 foot 4x4 posts on it it just plain handles it ALL. I am very please with this rack and the extension. REI was great with helping me order it and having it shipped fast.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It will get the job done I installed this on my Jeep Liberty in an 1/2 hour. Easy to install, minimal tools required. It's nice and stable and comes with an air deflecter. I use it for camping and its nice to have all that free space in the cab for passengers.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Large Cost Low Load Capacity I needed a rack with good weight capacity and volume. I thought Yakima was the one. I spoke with REI staff at two stores about weight capacity and they said "It depends on your car rack capacity". I said my car rack capacity is 185 pounds based on the manual. I checked on line and looked for specific specifications as to the RACK weight capacity. I could find nothing. I bought the rack based on the discussions with REI staff (They did look in the manuals to obtain any information available from the manufacturer). Upon receiving the rack and opening the box I started reading the directions. The first page in large letters said MAXIMUM CAPACITY 135 POUNDS. WHAT?? I am not going to pay that much money for a low weight capacity rack!! I went on line and checked other sources and brand names. Found a rack with 165 pound capacity for less (rack + extension + wind fairing + shipping.) Weight capacity was confirmed with a telephone call to the product distributer. Less cost and greater weight capacity and better product specifications!
Date published: 2011-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soooo Useful! For the price I was a bit disappointed that it did not have the net included and it was another [$]. But it is rugged. I already had forgotten it was there and tried to get into a underground parking lot. It took a hit but not even the fiber glass front panel was scratched. No paint came off. Thats all right. Plus easy to take off and on.
Date published: 2007-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice basket! Very well built. Fit the top of my Ford Flex perfect.
Date published: 2012-05-10
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Does the 6.5" height include the mounting brackets?  Or do the brackets add additional height?

Asked by: TonyGT
According to Yakima, the 6.5-inch height only refers to the inside, usable space of the MegaWarrior.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-27

How many canoes can you fit on this beast basket rack? Thanks!

Asked by: Young Cutler
​The basket is 48" wide and may only fit one canoe depending on its width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-10
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