Hey everyone, I just got a roof rack and kayak holder for my ID4. The rack is great, and I’ve put the kayak up for a test once already, but haven’t gone out driving with it yet, maybe next weekend.
One thing I still want to figure out is the front and rear tie down points. In the instructions for the kayak holder it shows the front and back tie downs attached to the front and rear bumpers. However, I don’t see a place to hook anything on the front bumper, it’s completely smooth underneath. I think I figured out a good solution, running the strap under the hood on the right side, and tying off to a metal bar. Does anyone else have experience tying down to the front of the ID4, and have a better suggestion on where to tie down? Or is this the right way of doing things?
On the back, there’s a more obvious tie down point, there’s a cut out in the plastic to reach the metal of the rear bumper, a hook fits in nicely there. However, when the tie down strap runs up to the kayak it rubs against the bumper and rear hatch in 3 places. If I had a longer boat, the angle of the line would be better and would only rub the bumper in one place, but for my 12’ kayak it looks like a problem. Any ideas on how to avoid rubbing, or protect the back of the car?