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Non OEM Roof Rack

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Just wanted to check if people here have non OEM roof racks and how they like them. I don't particularly like the look of the OEM ones (~$300), even though they do seem to be much cheaper than non OEM options (~$500). I think roof racks with the crossbar going past the towers just look much better.

The one I'm considering is the Yakima skyline with the aero bars, which also has a higher load capacity of 165 lbs.. OEM is 100 lb I believe
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I've been thinking Yakima as well since I already have a bunch of Yak stuff for the Honda Pilot. Has anyone tried doing the less aero round bars? How bad is the noise? All my accessories are round so it would be cool to reuse it, but not at the cost of massive noise.

Also, I watched an install video on these landing pads, the guy just drilled a hole (after figuring out where it would line up) in the existing trim strip instead of using the factory cut ones. Seemed to work just fine. Was a professional rack place.
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