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Old 01-05-2008, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Palionu, welcome.

I'm going to guess that carrying the board(s) inside the car isn't workable, or you'd be doing it already.

Next, since you've decided to spend time on the problem, what I'd suggest is working out some kind of quick-release system for the crossbars, rather than leaving everything on the car & spending time trying to clean it all up.

If you could come up with a way to remove the crossbars, for example, it would be easier to fabricate some aero "caps" to streamline the remaining pylons.

Any chance of posting some pics of the situation?

Nice work on getting above the EPA numbers, btw.
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