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2016 CX-9 Roof Rack Cross Bars

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Old 11-30-2016, 12:00 PM
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Default 2016 CX-9 Roof Rack Cross Bars

I purchased my CX-9 earlier this year and given our need for a little more space during road trips have purchased a Thule Force XL cargo box. I understand that I need cross bars to attach to the roof rack but it appears that nobody makes ones except Mazda. I would like to hear if anyone has added cross bars and which ones they used. Also, is it worthwhile to get locks on the cross bars if I'm going to attach a very nice cargo box. I would think so, but the Mazda bars aren't lockable.

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Old 12-02-2016, 02:12 PM
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Hi Steven -

I bought the Mazda crossbars for my '16 CX-9. So far so good, though I have only used bike racks, not a roof box. You're right they are not lockable, but having installed them myself, I can't imagine a theif actually getting away with removing them. It took me a solid half hour of blindly fiddling with the allen bolts upside down to install them. If you can get your dealer to put them on for you, I would recommend it!

Hope that helps,

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Old 12-05-2016, 12:27 AM
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Hi Travis,

Would you mind sharing a picture of your car with the cross bars? Looks like they only come in black. Do you notice added wind noise with the Mazda cross bars?

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No wind noise at all - they are silent. There's also no branding or color, they very much look like OEM - like something that should come with the car. But they're all powder coated metal and very sturdy.
 
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Thanks Travis!
 
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:50 AM
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I purchased the Thule Force XL and it is HUGE!!! Not sure how it will fit but I will be getting crossbars tomorrow and will try it out. Might need to downsize to large. The XL is 84 inches long. Wish the Mazda site would be better, they showed the XL and the medium as options.

I will attach and post pics.
 
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Please do! I'd love to see what that looks like. You'll be able to go on some major road trips with one of those.
 
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here is my yakima skybox 22 box. fit a ton of luggage !
 
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Default Thule Force XL Cargo Box

So, I brought the cross bars and the Thule Force XL Cargo box.

Here are some pictures with the cargo box mounted.

It clears the shark fin nicely (the picture looks tighter than it actually is).

At highway speed, I do hear added wind noise, but not too much with the sunroof shade closed. I think because this is the XL and the overhanging do generate wind noise right above the sunroof.

Only had a 5 minutes drive on highway though.
 
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