Submitted by: swtsurrender081 on 9/3/2015
The reason I'm giving it 8 stars is because of noise - it's very noisy. I mean LOUD. I'm sure a fairing would remedy this. Even the Honda Dealership asked me why it was so loud when I went in for a tune-up and asked if I wanted to take it off...no, I kayak almost every weekend. I've gotten used to the noise.
Overall it's a great rack system for the price and I would recommend it.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 3/22/2013
Submitted by: yakaddict on 3/22/2013
Submitted by: Anonymous on 9/23/2009
The only downside is that the rubber feet have more of a universal-fit look, rather than 100% custom for the specific car. The rubber pads engage right where the roof has a small ledge and rubber strip (like most new cars). The pads sit snug against the roof, but they don't press right up against the ledge, leaving a visible vertical gap, especially in the front. The instructions clearly show the gap - if you move the towers outward to close up the gap, then the clamps won't engage correctly. I think Thule racks mount similarly on the Honda Fit, but I don't know if the Thule gives a more custom looking fit.
But as written already, the rack is solid and doesn't make any marks on my roof. That's far more important than the slight "universal" look to the way it mounts.
Also, a big 10 rating for ORS Racks. They were great to deal with and seem to have very competitive prices.