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I installed same Yakima on my touring (archive)

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Posted by Chris Rose on October 17, 2001 at 06:36:21:

In Reply to: Question for MicahO-Touring Roof Rack posted by michi on October 17, 2001 at 06:21:28:

The square sliding nuts are NOT part of the touring rail rack. The first pack of rail-riders I bought did not have all the hardware (no nuts). I took them back and got another set which did have the nuts. Both packages were sealed so I don't know if there's a different part-number for with/without hardware, or if Yakima is having a little quality control problems.
You'll have to use a bench grinder or dremel to grind the width of the nuts down just a little. Took be 1 to 1-1/2 hour to install since I had to grind down the nuts.

I want to buy the Yakima rail rider #1 like you have. However, according to the directions with the product, there should be the slider/washer type things in the rail on the car for proper installation. I popped out the rubber pieces on my rails and I don't have these square/rectangular pieces to screw the rack in place. I am trying to figure out if this is something I need, or don't need to properly install the rack before buying it. Did you have these already? Or did you have to buy them? Do I need them? Hopefully you know what I am talking about.

Any help you can offer on this one is greatly appreciated.

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