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I'm looking at getting a roof rack installed on my 2013 Accord Coupe EXL.

Here is what I was planning to get:

http://www.rackoutfitters.com/new-2...ule-rapid-traverse-black-aeroblade-roof-rack/


http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...d-bike-carriers/thule-sidearm-594xt-_-5546509


My questions :

1) Once installed, will there be any noticeable wind noise or vibration present while driving especially on the highway?

2) Will this leave any dents or buckles on the roof or the sides of the car. Just the way the rack mounts and the fact I'm planning to use it to hold 2 bikes. Im thinking something gotta give.

3) How long should a bike rack last , for example, plastic fading or cracking
 

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I'm looking at getting a roof rack installed on my 2013 Accord Coupe EXL.

Here is what I was planning to get:

http://www.rackoutfitters.com/new-2...ule-rapid-traverse-black-aeroblade-roof-rack/


http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...d-bike-carriers/thule-sidearm-594xt-_-5546509


My questions :

1) Once installed, will there be any noticeable wind noise or vibration present while driving especially on the highway?

2) Will this leave any dents or buckles on the roof or the sides of the car. Just the way the rack mounts and the fact I'm planning to use it to hold 2 bikes. Im thinking something gotta give.

3) How long should a bike rack last , for example, plastic fading or cracking
I have had many roof racks on many cars, I am currently running a THULE with 480's and square bars, fairing and two echelons on a 2012 exl 4c 4d. so here is my .02 - you will hear the noise, fairing, aero bars, square or round (round is noisiest by far). Bikes on top -you will hear and feel the bikes, it really is noticeable. Gas milage -2-5 gpm loss (some cars, even the same make/model have different losses) and 4-8 gpm with two bikes. I always have the fork mounted trays, so if you get a tray that allows the front wheel to remain on, its possible to expect a little more loss. I am thinking about looking into the whispbar with thule trays and adaptors, it looks to be the lowest and least obtrusive, so possibly less noise. As for lifespan of the product -I sold a rack I used for 10 years to a guy who has used it for 5 years. It does fade after several years, more dependent on your location and parking habbits, and I take mine off in the winter, the salt does a number on the THULE hardware (fasteners, nuts screws etc), its prone to some rust. My advice - REI because they have a very liberal return policy and carry everything the rack store has -
 
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