Review by Binkie Posted on July 14, 2017Had the full swing on 4Runner for a couple weeks now. Overall I love it, but I feel there is room for improvement. My review:
Install went smooth, very simple.
Personally, I think I would prefer a locking pin vs. The "tool free" locking knob install. The wedge syst...read moreem isn't fully tight and that small pin tit is not very reassuring.
Really don't like that the knuckle does not have a lock, swings around when opening.
Two exposed nuts at the joints. This should either be factory assembled or tamper proof fastener design to prevent someone unbolting it.
Love the plastic strap system to hold bikes down but is more "stuff" to keep track of.
Three of four of our bikes are two small to fit without adapter bars...you can blame this on the bikes, but two of them are SO close. I think trianular bar cross section or tighter bar spacing with more inginuitive strap points could tackle this with the same stability and strength.
Lastly, the YAKIMA decal was poorly installed, looked like crap-I removed it. If you want me to advertise , send me a hat, haha.