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Bicycle Racks


TinyVR4
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109873 posted 12/25/03 09:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Does anyone here have a bike rack on their GVR4? If yes then which one and how do you like it? I am hoping to get back into mountain biking this spring and was wondering if anyone here did so and what they do about transporting their bike in their GVR4.


Edited by jepherz (07/07/08 01:38 PM)

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Pivvay
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109875 posted 12/25/03 03:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Yes I have one. It's a yakima rack and it's NLA. It works great and i even race at the track with it on. Makes great 12 second balast [Smile] You can usually find the Thule ones still both used and new. Do a search for the part number of the new Thule one. It' changed but it's in the archives and still available.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109876 posted 12/25/03 05:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I ride a 20 inch mtb and a 60cm road bike- both are a good fit in the trunk without the wheels on.. You might not even need a rack.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109879 posted 12/25/03 09:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah unfortunately they dont make clips for the Galant anymore for Yakima racks. I have one with all kinds off attachments just collecting dust. Oh well maybe one day I will by a set of clips and put it on the wifes Mustang, might as well use it for something...

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Pivvay
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109880 posted 12/25/03 09:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The yakima clips should still be available. Mine were new in the package when i got them. You have to know what to ask for and call the main yakima place directly. I'll look up the number and post it when i return on Jan 4.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109882 posted 12/26/03 11:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have the factory Thule rack, and I bought 2 Thule bike rack kits. They work great! I've had the car >100 mph with both bikes on top. [Big Grin]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109884 posted 12/26/03 12:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had a friend that did that, loaded his sisters's bikes on the roof, ready to drive to the beach. Pulls through the bank drive-thru, to use the ATM, destroys both bikes! [Eek!]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109885 posted 12/26/03 02:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pivvay if you could post the clip numbers that would be great. Last time I tried calling them they told me they didnt make clips for our cars anymore and refused to transfer me to someone so I could find out the clip numbers. I have two sets of clips already but they are for a Prelude and an Eclipse. Neither set hold the rack enough for me to trust them.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109886 posted 12/26/03 03:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
awesome prices on racks from this site, it's where I got my Thule racks from.

http://www.rackattack.com/

~matt

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109887 posted 12/27/03 06:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
a friend of mine just sold her honda and gave me her yakima racks, I just cut the bottome off the clips and welded on new tabs that fit the contour of the galant door jamb, put some paint and thin rubber padding on them and I was good to go.

ford.

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Pivvay
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109888 posted 12/27/03 08:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i will post the numbers as soon as i'm home but i don't return until the 4th. The clips were still available recently but you have to know the number. They don't think anything exists for this car but they really do if you know what to ask for.

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TinyVR4
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109889 posted 12/28/03 06:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was on rackattack today, and it seems like i will be buying from them. They have excellent prices. Thanks for the link!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109890 posted 12/28/03 12:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by TinyVR4:
I was on rackattack today, and it seems like i will be buying from them. They have excellent prices. Thanks for the link!

no problem. that's where I got my rack from and the prices are awesome. Something like 30% less than my local ski/bike place could order the racks for.

~matt

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109891 posted 12/28/03 10:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by Pivvay:
i will post the numbers as soon as i'm home but i don't return until the 4th. The clips were still available recently but you have to know the number. They don't think anything exists for this car but they really do if you know what to ask for.

Sorry,

I think that the Galant uses Y-21 clips. I went through this about 9 months ago. I was able to find 2 clips after calling Yakima and pulling a list of about 15 resellers. One guy found a clip in a junk box and the other had one waiting to be returned to Yakima. Everyone involved was super helpful, but noone had what I needed. I gave up after 4 days of searching. Best of luck.

EH

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Pivvay
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109892 posted 01/08/04 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yakima Roof rack information:
Y37 clips front and rear for sst towers. 89-93 galants

also used on:
94-96 Integra 3 door
89-93 2000GTX
96-97 Civic 2dr Hatch
92-95 Civic 2dr Hatch
88-91 Civic 2dr Hatch
93-95 Civic Coupe
93-97 626 4dr (front clips only)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109893 posted 01/08/04 10:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Pivvay I think my problem is that my Yakima rack was originally bought for an Eclipse so it is a short roof line rack. I dont think I have the SST towers. I am goin to look at the rack in a minute. Thanks for the info.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 138192 posted 09/30/04 08:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yakima no longer makes a fit for the Galants. They discontinued the tower design, and the new doesnt have a fit. Thule makes a fit, but you have to either cut small sections out of the trim piece on the roof or get a roof rail kit from Mitsu (they are actually out, they can refer you to who purchased all of the inventory of these) that allows the roof rack to attach to a body lip. Its a clean install.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 140449 posted 10/07/04 12:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Or you could just buy a Saris rack...fits great on my car. I personally wouldn't buy anything else.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 144591 posted 10/19/04 04:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have just contacted Yakima Customer Support and here's their reply:
My question was whether they had a fit for the Q Towers which I currently own including clips for the TEL.

Quote:


Yes, the older SST towers (pre-’97) had a fit for the Galant ‘89-’93. Yes, it was the Y37 Clips as well.


Some of our dealers still have older stock if you’d like this system. Here is some info on dealers who may still have this equipment:



For SST Towers:


Sundance Sports
#4540
3201 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. #121
Stockton, CA. 95219
209-477-3754



GENE TAYLOR'S SPORTS
#18093
Grand Junction, CO
970-242-8165



CARTWRIGHT AND DANEWELL
#16676
Grayling, MI
517-348-7903




For Y37 Clips:


EARTH'S EDGE
#00053680
Grand Haven, MI
616-844-1724



The Touring Cyclist
#3309
11816 St. Charles Rock Rd.
Bridgeton, MO. 63044
314-739-4648



G.S. Outfitters
#16782
401 E. Third St.
Dayton, OH. 45402
937-228-2579



Thank you,

Yakima Support***





Looks like I'll be making my own for the Galant. They're not too far off the Talon clips. I'm going to check again - I figure some slight bending and they'll work mint.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 326762 posted 04/10/06 10:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The Thule foot part number is 4304. Then you need to buy the load bars. This is the rack that attaches to the gutters under the roof strips.

The Thule website has a nice "what fits my car" at http://www.thuleracks.com

Rob



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 381227 posted 09/12/06 09:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The Mitsu aftermarket roof rail kit with removable plates for the roof rack towers is MZ540008. Its discontinued but your local Mitsu dealer can get it thru "Vintage", which appears to be where discontinued inventory ends up.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 382223 posted 09/14/06 03:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When I got my rack this past spring they couldnt pull up any reference or numbers for my Thule. I don't know the part numbers but my footpack is off a 4 door e36 mid 90's BMW and the faring is the newer small style off of a Land Rover.
Here is the picture of the faring in case you can't picture it.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 434585 posted 01/25/07 01:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
http://www.mitsubishicyberstore.com/?gclid=CMKu__KP-4kCFShCYwodj3HwVQ



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 439458 posted 02/04/07 07:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mitsubishi actually sold Mitsubishi branded roof racks to go on to the VR4. I have one at home (its not mine though)



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 440360 posted 02/06/07 05:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quote:

The Mitsu aftermarket roof rail kit with removable plates for the roof rack towers is MZ540008. Its discontinued but your local Mitsu dealer can get it thru "Vintage", which appears to be where discontinued inventory ends up.




the link I posted above is an online mitsu parts store that does carry the roof moldings w/ the removable plates for the roof rack. Just type in the part number you guys listed(thanks for the part number!). I ordered mine last week and I'll post pics when I get them in.



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