Acura MDX SUV Forums banner

Alternatives to Yakima Roof Rack Track System

3556 Views 6 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  flashman88
I have decided that the closer I get to windsurfing season, the more I need a real rack system to support all of my equipment.

Has anyone researched the idea of an alternative track for the existing roof channel. Although it is quite narrow (1 inch) it would look very clean to be able to lay a track down the channel rather than to the inside of it(as I have seen done).

The threads I have read describe the use of the Yakima Track and Railrider system. The Yakima Track is about 1.5 inches wide and thus will not fit in the channel. While I like the look of this solution, I feel that there must be a way to use the existing channel. I have begun researching other manufacturers tracks to find out if any are narrow enough to retrofit to the MDX. From there it would only be a matter of buying the right Yakima railrider towers to build my dream rack.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
1 - 2 of 7 Posts
Roof side rails from the Honda Odyssey

mgmdx mentioned in one of his posts that he had researched using the roof side rails from the Honda Odyssey. He said that "Unfortunately the Odyssey rails did not fit, as the mounting points were different from those on the MDX."

I have noticed that the rail on the Odyssey are modular and could probably be cut to length if the mounting brackets were similiar to the MDX. Has anyone looked at the mounts on the two vehicles to see if they are the same?
1 - 2 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.