BBC - Perhaps you can order thru the dealer you purchased your Acadia from & ask them to do you a "good neighbor" favor by offering them to you at a 35% discount. I'm sure they have some wiggle-room on options like this.big bear craig said:Where is the best place to purchase the cross rails or what is a fair price to pay for them?
:thumb:capecodacadia said:Anyone with an ME out here?
Hi honey,Jeff95TA said::thumb:
I would just do factory rails. They weren't that hard to put on. If you were able to tackle all those bulbs, you shouldn't have a problem with the rails.
If the aftermarkets ones don't fit right, you might end up bending something.
What year is your Acadia?kd said:Recently pulled my factory bars in favor of the Yakima setup. Willing to part with my factory bars. What's your offer?
Gotcha, I misinterpreted what you meant. You don't seem like someone who would shy away from a simple task.capecodacadia said:Hi honey,
the mechanics of the install don't scare me, its the price. Factory is more than 3x the price of after market.
I agree darlin', been giving it some thought, probably best to go with factory. Maybe I can write them off. :hilarious:salguod said:Tower distance for the eBay rails means side to side. In other words, how far apart are the R & L rails on your Acadia? They vary front to back, so measure at each end.
Unless you can get some feedback on how those bars work from users, I'd be wary. If they have solid feedback, I'd say go for it. If not, I'd either get the factory rails or aftermarket from solid rack company like Yakima or Thule. The Yakima/Thule bars will cost more, but be more versatile and well engineered. You should be able to get the factory bars for $150-$175, a Yakima/Thule setup might be more like $200 or so. I bought a no-name (Swagman) set of rooftop bike racks after seeing generally positive reviews at Overstock.com and they've served me well for less than 1/2 the cost of Yakima or Thule.
If you get the factory bars, be aware that the '07-'09 racks are different from the '10 and up.