Don’t neglect your factory tracks or rails any longer. Control Towers are quick and easy to install and remove. Paired with Landing Pads, these instantly make your vehicle ready to carry any gear your heart desires.
- Quickest on/off for a hassle-free installation and removal
- Design creates solid engagement for vehicles with factory tracks, mounting points or Permanent Installation
- Vehicle specific Landing Pads required to ensure a custom fit to your vehicle (sold separately)
- Sold in sets of 4. Also sold in pairs.
- Require Yakima crossbars (sold separately)
- Lockable with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)
Attaches load bars to vehicles using interchangeable Landing Pads.
Produced: 2002 to present
History: Changed to textured paint in early 2010.
Weight: 3 ½ lbs. per set of 4
Height: 3-½ in. from top of crossbar to top of Landing Pad. (Overall height will vary, see Landing Pad pages for total height.)
Capacity: Varies by application, check Fit List.
MSRP $175.00 USD
FAQ:Q: What else is needed to complete a basic rack setup?
A: You will need two pairs of Landing Pads and one pair of crossbars. Check the Fit List to see which Landing Pads and crossbar length is correct for your vehicle.
Q: Is there a way I can make it taller?
A: There is no way to make the towers taller.
Q: How much can I carry?
A:This varies by vehicle, load type and crossbar length. Check the fit list to find out what load types (bikes, skis, boats, etc.) and weight capacity applies to your car. The fit list will also tell you the best crossbar length (48”, 58”, 66”, or 78”) to use. You can go up one size if necessary, but duck your head.
Q: What sort of maintenance should I perform?
A: Performing maintenance is always a good idea to protect your car and make your rack system last longer. Lubricate nuts, screws, or bolts with grease. Lubricate locks with graphite. Remove the rack when not in use, or at least periodically to clean the pads and the vehicle's roof. Clean the rack periodically, especially in marine environments and where road salt is used.
Q: Will the rack make a lot of noise?
A: Maybe. Wind noise is hard to predict, but it is more often an issue when the rack has little or no load. We make two products, the Fairing and Windjammer, to help control this situation. Large loads tend to dampen noise also. If you have a sunroof the fairing is a good way to help control air flow.
Q: How do I know if the towers are installed correctly?
A: Check the safety steps in the Control Tower instructions. These guidelines will show you if the fit is correct.
Q: Will it damage my car?
A: We take fitting cars very seriously, and do everything we can to minimize any effect our rack may have on your cars. However, anything coming into contact with a car’s finish, our racks included, will have some effect over time, and some cars are more prone to these issues than others. So where the possibility of such issues is predictable, we make note of that in the Fit List. When the rack will not be in use for an extended period, it is a good idea to take the rack off of the car. You can also do a lot for yourself by: (1) Making sure the car is clean and well waxed prior to installing the rack, (2) Following all instructions for installation and usage, and (3) avoiding situations, like car washes, where the rack may be impacted.
You can order replacement parts from your local Yakima dealer, or directly from us by calling our Consumer Sales Representatives at 888.925.4621.