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I’ve only used the knockoff crossbars once so far but it was a 1k Mile round-trip with nearly 100lbs of gear in a Yakima SkyBox 18. I was really nervous setting out but they held true and had no issues.
 

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Random comment about roof racks that may be useful to some...I work in the aerospace industry and asked the guys who run our wind tunnel testing about how leaving my roof racks on effects my fuel economy. Considering our labs did some research for Thule in the past I figured they know best.

We did not put the disco in the tunnel but similar models have noted a loss of 5-10% fuel when using a roof rack and driving over 100km/h (Highway speeds in Ontario where I am from). After learning this, I sadly removed my racks. I love the look of them on the vehicle and I do use them but I am now in the habit of removing them when I do not need them on.
 

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Hi there,
The Land Rover installation manual indicates that the installation time (I guess as a reference for dealerships to estimate labor) indicates 0,5 hrs on its front page, see Pdf attached.
I got mines installed Friday (the same set from ebay mentioned above) and it took me about an hour, working outside in the dark, and without proper setup. I find that they’re really abusing charging 3 hours.

Hello - how long does it take to install the permanent rails? My dealer (in Switzerland) is telling me almost two hours at a cost of the equivalent of USD 300. Labor is expensive here, but two hours seems like a lot of time, no? Thanks.
 

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