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I ended up with a Yakima Skybox 16 which fits perfect and the way its tapered in the back, it blends nicely with the D pillar design. Got it at REI when it was on sale and paid $385 for it last year. You can barely tell its on the car and it really doesn't impact your gas milage either with the exception when you are in high winds. We took the car on an 8500 mile cross country trip last fall and really appreciated it. The feet are adjustable and easy to install. I also purchased the Thule cargo box lift which works great Purchased it on Amazon and used one of the reviewer's installation methods since the manufacturer's instructions aren't that good. There are pictures posted on the Amazon sight also if you want to see various ways customers have installed them. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to install it and it was worth it. I only keep the box on the JX when I need it, and it only takes 10 minutes to install it on the car with the lift kit. Sure beats laying the box on the garage floor.
 

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This forum is a pain posting links. It is annoying for a mod to have to approve posts as I've had it take too long or doesn't get approved/seen.

Anyways, just Google this search term and it is the first result: jx35 forum Thule Sonic XL 635B
 

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Since I can't post a link to the thread, here are the pics of the Thule one from that thread for comparison for those who want to see them


 

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For the Yakima and Thule box, does anybody know what is the name of the adapter/connector used to attach the box to the cross rails?

I'm trying to identify that part so I can purchase it for my new 2014 QX60!

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For the Yakima and Thule box, does anybody know what is the name of the adapter/connector used to attach the box to the cross rails?

I'm trying to identify that part so I can purchase it for my new 2014 QX60!

Thanks
I have the Thule and it has built-in claws that connect directly to the QX60 crossbars. To make this work you need:
- QX Rails
- QX Cross bars
- Cargo box (both Yakima and Thule have built in claws to hold the crossbar)

You don't need anything else, or am I missing something?

I went with the Thule (4 years back) because connecting the claws were super easy. The Yakama needed a tool while the Thule were hand-tightened, however this may have changed in the recent years.
 

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I have an eight year old Yakima box that needs no tools. I don't think any current boxes need tools or adapters. They just slide onto the crossbar with a claw as yeller mentioned.
 
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