2012 Scion xB Roof Racks & Cargo Carriers

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    • (0 reviews)
      # 96999872
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Flow Cargo Box by Thule®. Low-profile roof box with aerodynamic design, perfect for the winter sport enthusiast. Optimized airflow around the box thanks to aerodynamically streamlined design. Plus...
      Diamond-Textured AeroSkin LidTool-Free Quick-Grip Mounting System
      $799.95
    • (5 reviews)
      # 62623629
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Force Cargo Box by Thule®. The Force series of cargo boxes is packed with features usually only found on premium priced carriers. The Quick-Grip™ mounting system provides fast, easy tool-free...
      Diamond-Textured AeroSkin LidTool-Free Quick-Grip Mounting System
      $449.95 - $599.95
    • (5 reviews)
      # 62623502
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Pulse Cargo Box by Thule®. Pulse Cargo Boxes give you the extra space you need at a great value. The Easy-Grip mounting system enables you to attach the carrier to Thule Rack Systems, round bars,...
      Durable and Rugged MaterialEasy-Grip Mounting System
      $399.95 - $469.95
    • (2 reviews)
      # 62623868
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Sidekick Cargo Box by Thule®. If you don't have a lot to carry, or you want to have room on your roof rack for other equipment like a bicycle, then the Sidekick Cargo Box is for you. The attractive...
      Heavy-duty designPassenger-Side Opening
      $299.95
    • (3 reviews)
      # 62623745
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Sonic Cargo Box by Thule®. The Sonic is Thule's versatile series of aerodynamic cargo boxes, with a size and color to suit every need and taste. The Sonic boxes are finished in your choice of...
      AeroNose™ DesignPatented rear-angled base
      $569.95 - $729.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 100537179
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, Aero Roof Cargo Box by Yakima®. Carrying unwieldy gear has never looked so elegant. No other box matches its aerodynamic performance. In black or silver high-gloss finish.
      Aerodynamic DesignAccuCore™ Dual Layer Lid Structure
      $708.75 - $830.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # 15846571
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, ProRack™ Cargo Box by Yakima®. Taking a trip and can't fit all your gear inside your vehicle? The roomy ProRack Cargo Box allows you to carry 10 cu. ft. of cargo on your roof rack. Made of rugged ABS...
      Sleek Aerodynamic DesignPassenger-Side Opening
      $244.82
    • (2 reviews)
      # 13280919
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, RocketBox Pro Roof Cargo Box by Yakima®. Get your gear out of the inside of your vehicle and up on the roof rack, so you can carry more passengers (or more gear). The RocketBox Pro Cargo Box delivers...
      Aerodynamic DesignDual-Sided Opening
      $322.65 - $357.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # 137838532
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, ShowCase Roof Cargo Box by Yakima®. Aerodynamic design with clean, high-gloss modern styling – the ShowCase 15 elevates the cargo box. Sized just right for weekends with friends, everyday urban...
      Aerodynamic DesignDual-Sided Opening
      $594.00 - $675.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 100537217
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, SkyBox Carbonite Roof Cargo Box by Yakima®. New textured lid – the next evolution of the SkyBox series. Get your friends in the car and your gear into a SkyBox. Versatile, yet sleek and aerodynamically...
      Sleek Aerodynamic DesignDual-Sided Opening
      $383.40 - $513.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 13294972
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, SkyBox LoPro Roof Cargo Box by Yakima®. 92"L x 36"W x 11.5"H, 15 cu. ft. capacity. Get your gear out of the inside of your vehicle and up on the roof rack, so you can carry more passengers (or more gear)....
      Aerodynamic DesignDual-Sided Opening
      $538.65
    • (1 review)
      # 100537222
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, SkyBox Pro Roof Cargo Box by Yakima®. Get your gear out of the inside of your vehicle and up on the roof rack, so you can carry more passengers (or more gear). This premium carrier, delivering security and...
      Aerodynamic DesignDual-Sided Opening
      $446.85 - $587.25
    • (2 reviews)
      # 72291636
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Master-Fit Cargo Box by Rhino-Rack®. New range of Master-Fit Cargo Boxes have been designed to be safe, solid and also combine styling and aerodynamics for a superior function and fit.
      Aerodynamically DesignedDual-Side Opening
      $399.00 - $589.10
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn1788059
      Universal Bullet Box™ Roof Top Luggage Carrier by Pro Series®, 72" L x 24" W x 17" H. The Weight Carrying Capacity is 110 lbs. These cargo bags are meant to withstand the elements – wind, snow, and rain – so nothing gets in...
      $278.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # 14731979
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, ProRack™ Square Bars by Yakima®. This affordable, easy to install roof rack system is a great way to increase your vehicle's cargo carrying capacity, or to get the gear out of your car, van or SUV so you...
      Increases the amount of gear you can carry with your vehicleFrees up room inside the vehicle for people or more gear
      $200.95
    • (1 review)
      # 14732386
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, Whispbar™ Flush Bars by Yakima®. This is the most aesthetically pleasing, most aerodynamic roof rack system you can buy for your car. Designed to seamlessly integrate with your vehicle’s design, the...
      Combines style and technology with the utility of a roof rackMaximum load capacity: 165 lbs. per pair
      $372.60
    • (1 review)
      # 14732851
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, Whispbar™ HD Bars by Yakima®. If you're looking for the ultimate in cargo carrying capacity, but still want the benefits of an aerodynamically shaped bar, there's really only one choice: Whispbar HD...
      Combines heavy-duty cargo carrying capacity with aerodynamic featuresMaximum load capacity: 220 lbs. per pair
      $405.00
    • (1 review)
      # 14733348
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, Whispbar™ Through Bars by Yakima®. If you're looking for more cargo carrying capacity than the Whispbar Flush Bars can provide, these Through bars are what you need. Unlike the Flush bars, these cross...
      Combines style and technology with the utility of a roof rackMaximum load capacity: 165 lbs. per pair
      $372.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72246571
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Euro 2500 Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. 4 Legs with 2 Silver Cross Bars. With special moulded pads and custom-fit clamps tailored to fit your vehicle's door jamb curves, the Euro 2500 roof rack...
      $296.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72291627
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Heavy Duty 2500 Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. If you’re a contractor or inveterate DIYer you need a roof rack system with the versatility to handle cargo like ladders and building materials, as...
      Quick and easy to installCompatible with all Rhino-Rack roof mount accessories, including ladder carrying accessories
      $386.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72291761
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Vortex 2500 Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. Stylish, aerodynamic, fuel saving, extruded aluminum black cross bars mount to UV stabilized glass reinforced nylon legs. Designed for vehicles with a...
      Quick and easy to installCompatible with all Rhino-Rack roof mount accessories
      $386.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72291770
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Vortex RS 2500 Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Rhino-Rack Vortex RS 2500 roof rack is super quiet and has no bar over hang, offering a slim, flush look that will compliment any vehicle. It...
      DIY fitmentGutter less mounting
      $386.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 12742424
      Universal Roof Rack by Spec-D®. Spec-D figuratively has their finger on the pulse of the automotive aftermarket, so they can bring you the latest style and best performing parts and accessories.
      Custom style lighting parts for a unique appearance and better visibilityHigh-tech engine parts for the most power and best performance
      $103.24 - $115.70
    • (2 reviews)
      # 62620364
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, SquareBar™ Load Bars by Thule®. Thule load bars are strong enough to bear the load, easy to install, and durable to last the miles. The SquareBar™ Load Bar is made of heavy-duty galvanized steel...
      High Weight CapacitySquare Load Bar Construction
      $99.95
    • (1 review)
      # 14821964
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, Round Crossbars by Yakima®. These towers were designed to support Yakima round cross bars on vehicles with a smooth, “naked” roof. They rest on the surface of the roof and are secured to the vehicle at...
      Maximum carrying capacity: 165 lbs.Versatile design accommodates virtually all vehicles with a smooth, “naked” roof
      $71.55
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72291630
      Scion xB 2012, Heavy Duty Load Bars by Rhino-Rack®. Heavy Duty range was specifically designed with the professional tradesman and avid 4 wheel driver in mind. The cross bars are extruded structural aluminium, so all heavy duty...
      Tested to AS1235-2000Supplied with security hardware
      $76.50 - $144.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72291764
      Scion xB 2012, Vortex Load Bars by Rhino-Rack®. The Rhino-Rack Vortex bars can be purchased in black or silver and is cut to 7 different predefined lengths to suit different vehicles. All bars include the VGS rubber strip which has...
      Vortex Bars available to replace your current bars (sold individually)Bars come in black and silver color options
      $76.50 - $144.00
    • (3 reviews)
      # 62619802
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, AeroBlade™ Load Bars by Thule®. Thule load bars are strong enough to bear the load, easy to install, and durable to last the miles. The SquareBar™ Load Bar is made of heavy-duty galvanized steel...
      SwingBlade™BoxBeam™
      $199.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 62620905
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Foot Pack by Thule®. Driving can be stressful enough without worrying about whether your roof-mounted cargo will still be there when you reach your destination. For peace of mind you need Thule rack...
      The strongest, safest, and most secure foundation for transporting gear on your roofDesigned and tested for specific roof lines
      $199.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 14730812
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, Q Tower Foot Pack by Yakima®. These towers were designed to support Yakima round cross bars on vehicles with a smooth, “naked” roof. They rest on the surface of the roof and are secured to the vehicle...
      Maximum carrying capacity: 165 lbs.Versatile design accommodates virtually all vehicles with a smooth, “naked” roof
      $157.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 83098743
      Universal Fixed Mount Leg Kit by Rhino-Rack®. Legs mount a Cross Bar on a pick-up's Cap Topper or hard top tonneau with bolts, and they include security bolts.
      Leg height 2" or 3"Quantity: 2 legs
      $99.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 83098750
      Universal Gutter Mount Leg Kit by Rhino-Rack®. These roof rack legs are specially designed to clamp to the rain gutters (raised sections that run longitudinally along the roof of the vehicle) on vehicles so equipped. They come in a...
      Designed to fit vehicles with rain guttersLegs clamp to rain gutters with included hardware
      $62.10 - $107.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 83098903
      Universal Track Mount Leg Kit by Rhino-Rack®. Legs are perfect for adding a Rhino-Rack Bars to your vehicle's roof-rack Tracks. Legs mount to tracks with barrel nuts, and they include security bolts. Cross Bars and Tracks not...
      For use with RT TracksLeg height 2" or 3"
      $98.10 - $179.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 64073693
      End Caps by Yakima®. Crossbar end caps cover and seal the ends of Yakima round crossbars to prevent exposure to the elements and prevent rust. These are the same end caps that are included with Yakima crossbar towers, and can be...
      Press-fit onto the ends of Yakima round crossbarsProtects crossbar from exposure to dirt and debris
      $6.75 - $13.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # 62625507
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Canyon Roof Cargo Basket by Thule®. The Thule Canyon roof basket gives you additional storage space while still allowing gear to be easily accessible. With its robust, tubular steel design, it is...
      Wedge-shaped, low-profile design combines style and function with tapered side walls making it easier to load and unloadWind fairing is included to help air flow over your cargo
      Call for Pricing
    • (0 reviews)
      # 62625954
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Trail Roof Cargo Basket by Thule®. Delivering a perfect blend of unique design and top-notch materials, this superior carrier basket is jam-packed with integrated and advanced features that are...
      Provides enough room for your extra load while on the goFits a broad range of vehicles with versatile mounting hardware
      $499.95 - $599.95
    • (2 reviews)
      # 12792393
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket by Yakima®. This may be the most sensible accessory you can buy for your roof rack. The spacious 44"L x 39"W x 6.5"H cargo basket is sized for small and mid-sized vehicles,...
      Ideal CarrierSteel Construction
      $244.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 12801396
      Scion xB Naked Roof 2012, MegaWarrior Roof Cargo Basket by Yakima®. This may be the most sensible accessory you can buy for your roof rack. The spacious 52"L x 48"W x 6.5"H cargo basket is sized for larger vehicles like trucks and...
      Ideal CarrierUniversal Mounting System
      $326.70
    • (1 review)
      # 72291573
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Alloy Tray Cargo Basket by Rhino-Rack®. This versatile Alloy Tray Cargo Basket is the perfect addition to a roof rack system. It enables you to carry and easily secure a variety of cargo including...
      Structural Grade Aluminium ExtrusionsStrong and Robust
      $359.10 - $602.10
    • (3 reviews)
      # 72291699
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Roof Mount Cargo Basket by Rhino-Rack®. Designed to transport your cargo, this spacious steel Roof Mounted Cargo Basket is well sized to fit that excess load. Consisting of a 2 piece steel...
      Steel СonstructionPowder-Coated
      $23.40 - $359.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72291725
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Steel Mesh Basket by Rhino-Rack®. If you're going on a trip or just getting away for the long weekend, a Steel Mesh Basket is a great solution for saving valuable vehicle space while safely and...
      Tough SteelCorrosion Resistant
      $171.00 - $270.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 72291734
      Scion xB 5 Door Naked Roof 2012, Steel Mesh Platform Rack by Rhino-Rack®. Designed to transport luggage, equipment, camping gear and luggage bags, the Platform Basket provides an ideal solution for transporting excess gear and...
      Tough SteelCorrosion Resistant
      $188.10 - $305.10
    • (16 reviews)
      # 3147307
      Universal Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier with Brackets by CURT®. Save storage space in your vehicle by transporting your gear in a CURT cargo basket. Secure your load with cargo nets and ratchet straps, and bring it along!
      Capacity up to 500 lbsBasket-style cargo carriers easy to load
      $106.29
    • (17 reviews)
      # 37917530
      Universal Vortex Roof Top Cargo Basket by Rola®. Five-Year warranty. The cargo management solution for convenient vehicle rooftop storage.
      Provides extra cargo capacity on vehicle rooftopIdeal for all roadtrips
      $172.57
    • (0 reviews)
      # 153522041
      Universal SRM100 Roof Rack by Go Rhino®. Function and style come together in the SRM Racks from Go Rhino. The SRM100 Rack features multiple light plates to allow a custom-built rack to meet everyone's lighting needs. Go Rhino's new...
      48" wide rackStandard U-bolt mounting hardware included
      $447.90 - $529.34
    • (0 reviews)
      # 153522064
      Universal SRM200 Roof Rack by Go Rhino®. Textured black. The angular SRM200 Rack is the king of the Go Rhino roof racks. It is fully customizable with optional light plate accessories that tailor the rack to your lighting needs....
      48" wide rackStandard U-bolt mounting hardware included
      $488.62 - $529.34
    • (0 reviews)
      # 81127770
      Universal Outback Roof Rack by Warrior®. The original Safari Roof Rack is the perfect year-round roof top carrier for all of your gear, with a weight capacity of 400 lbs highway and 150 lbs off-road. Though a permanent mount...
      Perfect Year Around Roof Top CarrierWeight Capacity Of 400 lbs. Highway
      $99.12 - $498.31
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1018560758
      Universal 44" x 35" x 4-1/4" Roof Top Cargo Carrier by Reese®. 3-Piece. With Custom Air Deflector. Rooftop cargo basket attaches to most vehicles with cross bars and instantly allows for transport of extra cargo and gear. This...
      $104.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn641267984
      SoftTop Camo Roof Cargo Bag by Yakima®. An affordable and convenient solution for adding 13 cubic feet of extra space to a variety of vehicles, with or without roof racks.
      Weather resistant construction for 2 season travelAdjustable mounting straps secure the bag to nearly all roof types—including naked roofs
      $85.05
    • (0 reviews)
      # 183351335
      Universal Luggage Bags by Rhino-Rack®. The Rhino Luggage Bag is the perfect accessory to complement your luggage tray or steel mesh basket. Designed for harsh conditions, this bag will get your gear to your destination hassle free.
      Heavy Duty ZipperProtective Velcro Flap
      $215.10 - $269.10
    • (1 review)
      # 15770849
      Universal Vista Rood Cargo Bag by SportRack®. Cargo Roof Bag gives you additional cargo carrying capacity at a great value. It mounts quickly and conveniently on the roof, even if you only have side rails, and collapses and...
      Durable ConstructionEasy to Attach
      $39.95 - $66.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # 42482036
      Universal Waterproof Rooftop Carrier Cargo Bag by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $55.68 - $67.25
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn1851186
      Universal Platypus™ Expandable Roof Top Bag by Rola®, 10 to 15 cu. ft. Five-Year warranty. The cargo management solution for convenient vehicle cargo storage.
      Protects cargo during transportMultiple zippers allow bag to expand from 10 to 15 cu ft
      $98.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 38834513
      Universal Roof Storage Bag by Lund®. Secure your cargo on the roof top cargo rack with this black netting, made of tough nylon to hold the heaviest loads. Being adjustable, the cargo net is designed to fit your load and keep it...
      Secures cargo to Lund Roof Cargo RackStrong, stretch cord construction
      $35.51 - $106.52
    • (0 reviews)
      # 53057142
      Universal 4x4 Duffle Bag by Rightline Gear®. 36” L x 16” W x 13” H; 4.3 cu ft Capacity. This weatherproof Duffle Bag with welded seams, a urethane coated zipper, and a Velcro-close zipper cover is what you need for a day of...
      Increases your Jeep's cargo space to carry an extra gearDesigned for 2-door and 4-door Jeep Wrangler hard tops, JK, TJ, YJ, CJ
      $69.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 53057146
      Universal Ace Car Top Carrier Bag by Rightline Gear®. 44” L x 34” W x 17” H; 15 cu ft Capacity. This roof bag for SUVs, crossovers, and minivans comes in handy to help you create more room for carrying your luggage. It...
      Provides enough room for your extra gearDesigned for SUVs, crossovers, and minivans with a roof rack
      $53.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 61253572
      Universal Auto Duffle Bag by Rightline Gear®. 25” L x 11.8” W x 13” H; 63 L Capacity The weatherproof Auto Duffle Bag is designed to carry your gear on or in your vehicle. The bag’s unmatched flexibility makes it useful in...
      Weatherproof with welded seams, urethane coated zipper, and hook-&-loop-close zipper coverStraps to the horizontal roll bars in the open doors of the Wrangler
      $64.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 53057150
      Universal Car Top Duffle Bag by Rightline Gear®. 36” L x 16” W x 13” H; 4.3 cu ft Capacity. Take this Car Top Duffle Bag on a weekend getaway or to the gym for convenient storage of your belongings. It is designed to fit any...
      Increases vehicle cargo space to carry an extra gearDesigned for any size vehicle, with or without a roof rack
      $69.95
    • (1 review)
      # 53057158
      Universal Cargo Saddlebag by Rightline Gear®. 40” L x 20” W x 28” H; 13 cu ft Capacity. Let your cargo rest behind your vehicle with the functional Saddlebag. This unique car back carrier features a urethane coated zipper,...
      Increases vehicle cargo space to carry an extra gearDesigned for SUVs, minivans, and crossovers with or without a roof rack
      $139.95
    • (1 review)
      # 53057160
      Universal Edge Car Top Carrier Bag by Rightline Gear®. 40” L x 36” W x 18” H; 15 cu ft Capacity. This carrier bag is designed to fit SUVs, crossovers, and minivans with or without a roof rack. Featuring 15 cu.ft. of load...
      Provides an easy storage and access to your extra gear while on the goDesigned for SUVs, crossovers, and minivans with or without a roof rack
      $69.95




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    2012 Scion xB Roof Racks & Cargo Carriers Reviews

    Average rating:  5  5 - 1 review
    4.8 of 5
    Competitive Edge Whispbar
    I was originally looking for a Thule roof rack, like drivers often seek a Mercedes: Name recognition of status. I ran a basic search for "automotive roof racks" and ran into Yakima offerings, along the way. What initially impressed me was the aerodynamic shape of the bars which reduce drag while driving. The second advantage the Yakima provided was the primarily aluminum construction wherever possible to avoid a rust and corrosion problem as the rack grew older. Another plus was very smooth and stylish end-pieces that fully covered the bar terminal ends of the Whispbar. That overall polished look was so neat, so tidy, and full of quality that I quickly became impressed. Further, the mechanism on my roof would be lockable, safeguarding the bars. My wife wanted me to get a low-end product at a local big box store instead. Their bars were made of iron, painted black, and square in design of the bars...just an easy target for rust. Her rationale was that I really didn't know if my son's surfing interest was a passing fade or a key part of his personal identity and pride. The son is 14. If it's a faddish thing, it would last until he was 18 and off to college, presumingly a short-term interest and not worth buying a top-shelf system. I took a chance that it would be the former. (Still think I'm right.) Lockable rack tie-down straps are available for the Yakima, completing the package. Yakima aerobar pad covers I chose to insure a soft surface for his surfboard to rest upon, but I do wish the pad covers had covered the entire exposed section of the bars. The whole package was $540 and it looks so close to quality OEM products that the casual observer might mistake it for one of the the dealer options for the car. The warranty was five years, though I expect it would last much longer as long as you don't move the bars multiple times or deliberately over-tighten the seating mechanism. There was ample room for moving the bars both farther and closer together and diagrams were provided with guidelines for proper positioning. The device fitting the bar end-pieces to your specific car had a generous thick coat of paint in close to flat black and the kit provided thick, self-adhesive vinyl (?) strips to additionally protect the indented sections of the door wells. (Don't know what that part of the car body is called) The bars might enable one to more easily sell the vehicle, should I later choose. The instruction booklet was ample and helped me not to have a lot of anxiety about properly attaching the Whispbars. Two keys were provided to safeguard the bars, as well as two more for the lockable straps. Ease of installation was very good, but not perfectly executed. In a couple of step details, Yakima could've been a little clearer, but it never got to the point that it caused me to mis-install the bars. After strapping down my son's surfboard to the Yakima roof rack system, there were no flapping shoe-strings or strap ends to ever touch your paint surface or cause abrasions. So, would I buy the product again, having the knowledge gained through a complete installation on my car? Oh, yeah!
    RPosted by Robert R (Fernandina Beach, FL) /
    2008 Scion xB
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