Last post on Mar 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM
You are in the Toyota Highlander
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5 of 14 Re: 2008 highlander crossbars [jersey208]
May 18, 2008 (6:41 pm)
The fellow who had cross bars for sale is "vinnyd13"; see item #2 in this thread. Yes, Toyota apparently is increasing profits by making all accessories optional and very expensive. If interested, I can e-mail you where I got Toyota factory cross bars for $162 plus shipping from the West coast.
#6 of 14 Re: 2008 Highlander roof crossbar installation [vinnyd13]
May 19, 2008 (10:28 am)
If your crossbars are still for sale, could you drop me a note
#7 of 14 Re: 2008 Highlander roof crossbar installation [jersey208]
May 20, 2008 (7:07 pm)
Hi jersey208, yes the crossbars are still for sale.
Send me an email : vgdistef at hotmail dot com
I couldn't figure out how to send a note in these forums.
#8 of 14 Re: 2008 Highlander roof crossbar installation [vinnyd13]
by steve_ HOST
May 20, 2008 (8:20 pm)
You can use your CarSpace email and that'll keep the ads off the forums and the spam spiders won't be able to grab your email address as easily. You can also mark your email public in your profile and other members can see it when they click on your name.
#9 of 14 Weak crossbars
Oct 07, 2008 (12:29 pm)
I don't know if it's okay to continue a thread this old but I also just replaced by Toyota crossbars with Thule. Sadly, I sold my previous car with the Thule cross bars still on it! My Thule topper works on the Toyota crossbars, but they are so flimsy that the topper spent the entire trip bobbing up and down on top of the car. I replaced them with the Thule bars and the topper is completely stable. I paid $236 for them and used them once. Not the smartest choice I've ever made.
#10 of 14 Re: Weak crossbars [cgantz]
Oct 07, 2008 (3:05 pm)
I don't know if it's okay to continue a thread this old ...
It's perfectly okay! Sometimes a discussion can use a little revitalization.
Can anyone help out here? Thanks.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#11 of 14 Re: Weak crossbars [tidester]
Dec 30, 2008 (7:15 pm)
I have a 2008 Highlander Limited and would like to get a topper gear carrier. I have the side bars but no cross bars. What would the forum recommend I get - the Toyota crossbar or some other (e.g. Thule, Yakima)? If something other than the Toyota part, please make a specific recommendation. Thanks for your advice!
#12 of 14 Re: Weak crossbars [ChrisSteinke]
Jan 01, 2009 (8:09 pm)
I would recommend Thule or Yakima cross bars as opposed to the Toyota ones.
52" length minimum. My personal opinion is that they do not flex as much.
I purchased the Yakima Skybox 16 and it fits great. If you have a spoiler, make sure not to buy one that is too large. See this link
#13 of 14 Re: 2008 Highlander roof crossbar installation [vinnyd13]
Jun 09, 2009 (5:37 pm)
Great advice with the paint can opener. It took 10 seconds to get the cover off. I actually pulled down toward the outside of the cover while prying with the paint can opener. The outside popped right off and then the inside released easily.
#14 of 14 Re: 2008 Highlander roof crossbar installation [vinnyd13]
Mar 25, 2012 (12:31 pm)
I just bought Toyota crossbars for a 2012 Highlander - trying to install. The link to the manual above is no longer functional. Do you have any other instructions? Thanks.