Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack for Square Load Bars part number: TH460
Many cars are fitted with pre-installed attachments for load carriers which are called fixpoints. Thule offers a load carrier solution with a sleek modern design, perfect fit and the flexibility that comes with a kt based system.
Vehicle-specific roof-rack system
Mounts to roof with pre-installed fixpoints
Works with Thule square load bars (sold separately)
Lockable outer cover with sleek, low profile styling
Hides and protects foot interior
Blends flawlessly with any roofline for an integrated appearance
Secures with Thule One Key locking system (sold separately)
Galvanized, stamped steel components in legs are durable and corrosion resistant
Simple installation - no drilling required
Quantity: 4 feet
Thule square load bars
Thule vehicle-specific Podium fit kit
Optional: Thule One Key system locks to secure rack to vehicle
These steel load bars attach to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, convenient roof-mounted rack. Durable plastic coating resists corrosion and provides cushion for your load. Accomodates accessories that clamp around bars.
Load bars work with Thule foot packs to create a roof rack for mounting various accessories
Mount a cargo carrier, bike rack, kayak saddles, ski carrier and more
Racks and accessories must clamp around crossbars
Standard, square load bars are sturdy and offer extreme support
Crossbar length can accommodate the following, depending on the types of carriers and accessories used:
1 - 4 Bikes
1 - 2 Kayaks
1 - 8 Pairs of skis
2 - 4 Surfboards
1 Cargo box (with enough room to fit 1 bike beside it)
Plastic coating helps to prevent rust and corrosion while providing non-scratch cushion for your load
Galvanized steel is strong and durable
Fits the following Thule foot packs:
Tracker II (TH430)
Low gutter feet (TH300)
High gutter feet (TH387)
Super-high gutter feet (TH953)
Weight: 8-1/2 lbs
Weight capacity: 165 lbs per pair
Quantity: 2 crossbars
LB50 Thule Standard Square Steel Cross Bars - 50" Long
Thule Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack, # 3067 part number: THKIT3067
Fit kit reinforces the weight distribution of the Podium foot pack to stabilize your cargo and secures the foot firmly to your vehicle's pre-installed mounting points. Kit requires no tools for installation and has easy-to-follow instructions.
Custom-designed installation kit fits your specific vehicle
Provides universal fit for Thule's 460 and 460R Podium foot packs
Simple to install - no need to drill
Easily removable when not in use
Quantity: 4 complete mounting pads
Works with Thule Podium foot packs TH460 and TH460R
KIT3067 Thule Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack, # 3067
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Video Transcript for Thule Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Jeep Compass
Today on our 2014 Jeep Compass we'll be test fitting the Thule Podium Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50, TH460 and THKIT3097. With everything already assembled according to the included instructions, the first thing we need to do is remove the plastic caps which cover up the threaded holes. Along the flush mounted side rails, there are four sets of two plastic caps which thread in into the threaded holes. We'll need to unscrew them so that we can access the silver threaded holes. With this done, we'll need to place the front load bar onto the front of our roof. The holes in the rubber coated metal plate should line up with the holes in our flush rails. We'll need to take the Allen bolts to go through the holes of our plates and into the holes of our flush rails.
We'll then use the included Allen key to tighten it down. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Once this is tight, we'll also need to make sure that the screws, which secure the rubber coated plate to the actual foot, are tight as well. Once this is done, we'll repeat the same process for the back. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we'll go ahead and install our locking covers. These covers do not have the lock cylinders in them, but you can purchase them on our website. The cores that come with them can be locked by using a flathead screwdriver or a small coin. That should complete today's test fit of the Thule Podium Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50, TH460 and THKIT3097 on our 2014 Jeep Compass.
The plastic covers on your 2012 Mazda 5 will just pop out and you can remove them with your hands. In the event one should be difficult, you can use a narrow tool such as a flat screwdriver to pop it off but you will want to be very careful not to scratch or dent the vehicle if you must use a tool.
The covers will not be put back on as long as the roof rack is installed on the vehicle. Make sure that you save the covers should you want to remove the rack.
The Thule rack is a good view full answer...
The 2011 Honda CR-V is going to require Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack, # TH460, and Thule Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack, # THKIT3042. You can still use the same square, 50 inch cross bars, # THLB50, from the 2006 Honda Element.
The Tracker II feet will not fit the CR-V. The two separate vehicles have unique roofs and roof rack requirements and in this case, the Tracker feet cannot be used on both.
The other option for a 2011 Honda CR-V is a Yakima roof rack. I have included view full answer...
To install the Thule square load bars on your 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe with the flush mounted rails you will need the Thule Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack, part # THKIT3024, and the Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack for Square Load Bars, part # TH460.
On the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe it is recommended to use the Thule 50 Inch Long Load Bars, part # THLB50.
Anytime you are going to haul cargo on the roof of your 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe you will want to check the owners manual or with view full answer...
If you install any roof rack on your 2012 Mazda 3, you can remove it if needed, even if that rack attaches to the fixed points on the vehicle.
The fixed points for the rack are located under small plates that you can just pull up and off of the vehicle like in the video I have linked on a similar vehicle. In some cases a small flat head screwdriver can be used to gently pull the covers up.
For the Thule roof rack you would need the following parts:
Load Bars: # THLB50
Podium Foot view full answer...
I spoke with my contact at Thule and they did not have an answer if the sunroof would open with the Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack, part # TH460, and Thule Fit Kit, part # THKIT3080, installed on a 2012 Mazda 5 Grand Touring.
I went out in the warehouse and pulled both Thule parts and put them together to measure what the height of the cross bar would be once installed on your roof. The measurement from the bottom of the foot pack on the fit kit to the bottom of the crossbar is view full answer...
Yes, the Thule roof rack feet from your 2010 Honda Fit will fit on a 2013 Honda CR-V. The only roof rack that Thule made for the 2010 Honda Fit was the Traverse roof rack which is also compatible with the 2013 CR-V with no existing roof rails.
If your Thule roof rack feet use the square load bars, then the load bars are compatible between the two vehicles as well since they both require 50 inch square bars. If your roof rack feet use the Thule AeroBlade load bars, then you will need view full answer...
The Thule roof rack system is a fit for your 2012 Mazda 5. There are no air deflectors included in the roof rack kit. These can be purchased separately.
The roof rack kit has three components in the system. The 50 inch crossbars, part # THLB50, are made of galvanized steel and have a plastic coating that prevents corrosion and provides a cushion for your cargo.
The Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack, part # TH460, mounts to the roof with pre-installed fixpoints, and required no drilling view full answer...
For the Adventurer folding bikes if you want to go with a roof mount I recommend using roof mount bike racks that hold the bikes at the tires right in front of the front fender. First you will need a roof rack. The most economical is a Rhino-Rack roof rack made up of the following parts:
2500 Series Roof Rack with Euro Square Crossbars, # DS126B
Custom DK Clamps and Pads, # DK319
Then you could use 2 of the Thule Sidearm bike racks, # TH594XT. I have linked a video review of this view full answer...
The Thule Podium Foot Pack, part # TH460, will use square crossbars and the Thule Podium Foot Pack For Aero Bars, part # TH460R, will use aero design crossbars. Both styles of these towers will accept any of the Thule roof cargo carriers on your 2004 Mazda 3 Sedan. Many of the other brands of cargo carriers (Yakima, SportRack) are also designed to fit on square and aero design crossbars.
The Sears X Cargo Carrier is made by Thule so it should also attach to the two different Thule towers view full answer...
I am going to need some more information from you to be able to make a recommendation. Can you tell me the kind of crossbars you have that you want to use and the length. If these were used on another vehicle, the length of the bar is important and you want to make sure they will fit on your BMW. Also, if you can tell me the make and model of the rack the crossbars came from I can probably find the feet that would work for your 2011 BMW 328.
Also, if you tell me what the roof-style view full answer...
It's hard to say for certain, all of the roof racks that have been confirmed to fit the naked roof versions of the 2006 Mazda 3 haven't been tested as well to fit the ones with fixed points. There's a chance they would work but since it hasn't been tested I can't say for certain.
I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said the same thing, she did say that the fixed point roof racks like the Thule Rack that consists of # THLB50, # TH460, and # THKIT3069 is designed so that it can be view full answer...
The Thule Podium Foot Pack and Fit Kit are available separately for your 2011 Audi A4 Avant. For the Foot Pack, you will want to order part # TH460. For the Fit Kit you will want part # THKIT4007. Thule recommends using their 50 inch crossbars, # THLB50, so you will want to measure your crossbars to make sure they are long enough. It is okay if they are longer than 50 inches, they will just hang out farther from the sides of the roof. If they are significantly longer, I recommend purchasing view full answer...
We have a Thule roof rack that will work for you, but the Thule Podium foot pack will not fit your 2008 Honda Fit. If you still have the 50 inch square crossbars, # THLB50, then you can reuse those, but you will also need the Traverse Foot Pack, # TH480, and the vehicle specific fit kit, # THKIT1312. view full answer...
The width of your 2014 Honda CR-V measured from the outside edges of the two side mirrors is 71 inches.
For safety reasons it is not recommended to use crossbars that are substantially wider than the roof line itself. If you were to mount your 72-inch Thule square load bars onto compatible rack feet the crossbars would extend out from each side of the roof enough to pose a potential hazard.
The longest crossbars recommended for your CR-V are 50-inches but since it is possible to cut view full answer...
For your 2001 Ford Focus Wagon with the factory side rails I recommend the Thule Crossroad Roof Rack. This includes 50 inch square steel crossbars and the side rail foot pack to give you a sturdy roof rack system on your Focus.To order this system you will need part # THLB50 and part # TH450.
The Thule Stacker, part # TH830 would work well with this roof rack system. This system attaches to the crossbars, and allows you to be able to carry up to 4 kayaks at one time.
For additional view full answer...
For a Thule roof rack for a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, there are a couple of different options. First, there is a system with the traditional Thule square bars. And there is also a system with new AeroBlade bars.
If cost is an issue, then going with a square bar system will be the way to go. You will need the following parts:
Bars, # THLB50
Foot Pack, # TH480
Fit Kit, # THKIT1618
You can also add a fairing, # TH872XT
For bike racks that will fit this system, I would go with the view full answer...
My wife and I just bought a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe that has the factory rails that run front to back. The limit of those is 75 pounds just like on yours, and I remember thinking, wow, that is not very much.
Adding cross bars will not increase the capacity of the rails even if the cross bars themselves might be able to carry more weight. Even if this is the case, you will still be limited to the 75 pounds.
If you were to add the recommended cross bars, # Y00408, and the Towers, # Y00138, view full answer...
The Thule Traverse Roof Rack with the square crossbars, # THLB50, Traverse Foot Pack, # TH480 and Fit Kit, # THKIT1064, will fit your 2004 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab as long as it has a bare roof. A bare roof will not have a factory roof rack or side rails.
At this time there are no roof rack fits for models with factory side rails. The Thule Traverse roof rack has a maximum weight capacity of 165 lbs. I strongly recommend checking your owners manual or with your local Toyota dealer to view full answer...
I will be happy to help and I think I have just the thing for you. Since you will be using the roof rack to carry ladders you will not need a fancy roof rack. I recommend a Thule square bar roof rack for your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES. You will need load bars # THLB50, and Crossroad foot pack # TH450.
Then you could add load stops, # TH503, to keep the ladders from sliding on the bars. Then just use some ratchet straps such as # 34413 and you'll be set!
Be sure to consult the vehicle view full answer...
The 100 pound capacity on the 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon most likely refers to the system as a whole. In all probability they took the lowest rated component in the system, either the roof, the side rails, or the crossbars, and went by that rating for the whole system. You may be able to find the capacity of each separate component in the owners manual or by contacting a dealership.
But even if you were to add different crossbars like the Thule Load Bars, # THLB50, Thule still states view full answer...
According to our fit guide, the Thule Ascent 1700, # TH605, is not a direct fit to a 2011 Cadillac SRX with a factory roof rack. In order for it to fit, according to Thule, you would need to first install Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack, # TH450, and Thule Load Bars, # THLB50, to provide the proper crossbar spacing to mount the Ascent.
Another option would be to go with a different box. Yakima has several boxes that they have indicated are a direct fit. Take a look view full answer...
In the 2008 model year, there were a few different Scions available. Do you have a tC, xB, or xD? The model you have will determine the crossbars you will need (if you do not already have some crossbars that run side to side) so that you can mount a basket.
If you have an xD and need crossbars, you will need the following parts in order to install a cargo basket:
Load Bars, # THLB50
Traverse Foot Pack, # TH480
Fit Kit, # THKIT1468
For an xB, you would need:
Load Bars, # THLB50
Traverse view full answer...
The Thule load bars can fit your Civic with the correct foot pack and fit kit, but the crossbars on this roof rack do not have the T-slots that accept the T-slot accessories. This roof rack uses square crossbars that will accept most clamp on roof rack accessories.
If you are needing a roof rack that uses crossbars with T-slots I would recommend the Rhino Rack Roof Rack with Aero Crossbars, part # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA, and the Rhino Rack Custom DK Clamps, part # DK009. This roof rack view full answer...
The Thule Crossroads roof rack system you referenced, consisting of parts # THLB50 and # TH450, is a correct fit for the 2014 Jetta Sportwagen with factory installed rails that run front to back. Once installed this system's square steel crossbars will be 34-inches apart.
A 4 x 8-foot sheet of plywood will tend to sag if supported only in its center as on this rack, especially once you add the essential ratchet straps.
Although it is not an ideal setup, if you had a hitch on your view full answer...
The covers for the fixed points on your 2008 Mercedes Benz R320 will just pop off. If you are looking for the best roof rack possible for your vehicle that will be the quietest around and offer the least amount of gas mileage loss you would want the Thule Aeroblade system. This is a better rack that the MB rack and will cost considerably less.
The roof rack consists of the Thule AeroBlade Aluminum Crossbars, # THARB47, the Podium Foot Pack, # TH460R, and the Fit Kit, # THKIT3038.
For view full answer...
We do have some options for you to be able to carry 4 bikes on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, but due to the towing capacity of your vehicle they cannot be carried on a 4-bike hitch mounted carrier. You will want to check the owner's manual or with the dealership to see what the towing and tongue weight capacities are for your SportWagen.
With the hitches that are available for your vehicle all being Class l, the maximum bikes you can carry on a hitch is 2. There are a few options view full answer...
Sounds like you have factory rails that run from front to back on your 2007 Kia Sportage. For a roof rack set up to fit those rails that can be lockable you would want the Thule Roof Rack part numbers # THLB50 and # TH450. For a set of locks to use you would also need the part # TH544.
For a kayak carrier than can carry your two kayaks easily you would want the Thule Stacker part # TH830. You should note that this carrier limits you to only being able to carry a 10 foot kayak. view full answer...
The 2014 Honda CRV comes with factory installed crossbars, flush rails and a naked roof. It sounds like you are purchasing a 2014 Honda CRV EX-L with flush mounted rails that run front to back.
I recommend the Thule roof rack system:
Thule Square Load Bars # THLB50
Podium Foot Pack # TH460
Fit Kit # THKIT3118
The mounting hardware for the Frontier cargo box will work with the square crossbars
As for clearance, at 88 inches long, your cargo box is one of Thule's longer boxes. view full answer...
According to my Thule contact you can use the following roof rack with your 2014 Toyota Camry with a moon roof:
Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53B
Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480R
Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs # THKIT1438
However, the rack will most likely prevent or limit your ability to open the roof. In order to operate the roof, you would first need to remove the rack. At present there is no roof rack that will not interfere with a moon roof. view full answer...
For a 2002 Saab 9-3, 5-Door, I have included a link to the racks that will fit. For a Thule rack, you can use the following parts:
Thule Square Load Bars, # THLB50
Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack, # TH480
Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit, # THKIT1003 view full answer...
The two Thule square bar roof racks that fit your 2010 Nissan Pathfinder with factory installed rails that run front to back both use 50-inch square load bars, part # THLB50. The recommended fairing size for these bars is Thule's 32-inch fairing # TH870XT.
The fairing will help to reduce wind-generated noise at higher speeds. It can be used either with or without the Thule logo facing forward. view full answer...
There are some models of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf that have factory preset mounting points for a roof rack. If you get one of those models, regardless of the roof material, then you can add a roof rack. But any roof rack that would set on a glass roof should not be used because the glass is not meant to support weight.
When shopping around for a Golf you can check for these preset mounting points on the models your interested in. I have included a link to some roof racks that acknowledge view full answer...
Both the Thule Crossroads roof rack that consists of part numbers # THLB50 and # TH450 and the Yakima RailGrab roof rack that consists of part # Y00408 and part # Y00138 are confirmed to fit your 2015 Nissan Xterra with raised side rails.
Personally I like the Thule better because I prefer the square bars that won't let roof accessories like snowboard carriers roll forward or back like the round bars do and because I like that the Thule attaches by wrapping all the way around the side view full answer...
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Many cars are fitted with pre-installed attachments for load carriers which are called fixpoints. Thule offers a load carrier solution with a sleek modern design, perfect fit and the flexibility that comes with a kt based system.
by: Jerry G09/19/2013
I already had an "older" Thule roof/bike rack,
purchased for a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, then used on a 2010 Hyundai
Elantra Touring (this was the roof rack with the "strapped-on to roof rails"
feet, and the bike carriers with the cantilevered, front fork-secured,
mechanism). My new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT does NOT have roof rails, thus
the need for this new Thule package consisting of: 1) TH460 - Thule Podium
Roof Mounted Foot Pack for Square Load Bars, 2) THKIT3068 - Thule Fit Kit
for Podium Syle Foot Pack and 3) THLB50 - Thule Square Load Bars - Steel -
50" - Qty 2. MY plan was to "re-use" the pair of "older" Thule bike
Etrailer's online info was excellent. The installation videos (although not
for this identical package on the same vehicle as mine - but the 2012 Honda
CRV's roof-mounting system is very close to the Hyundai's) were even MORE
excellent! The box arrived on-time. The components were all there, and
undamaged. The installation instructions were clear and concise... even for
these 67 year-old eyes/mind! My "older" Thule bike carriers fit
PERFECTLY... the new load bars are identical to my old ones (the only reason
I needed new ones was I'd "cut down" the old ones when I moved the rack from
the Grand Cherokee to the Elantra Touring, and now they were ~2" too
We tow the car behind our motorhome and we've found the Thule roof-mounted
products to be excellent for our needs... holding up to three bikes on the
top of our "dinghy".
Dealing with the folks at Etrailer.com was a very pleasant experience!
Got our order for this roof rack system and CRV fit kit in a timely manner and even had the etrailer team contact us both when there was a small delay on our fit kit coming in as well as when everything actually shipped out!
Assembly was super easy and straight forward. The husband worked on prepping the car while I assembled the bars to the towers and then we worked together to affix everything to the car. All in all, it took us maybe 30 minutes to complete installation. Doing it alone might take 45 and is very doable. The pieces to the podium are all taped together and some of them can fall out if you're just pulling tape off and not paying attention. Not a big deal, but make sure you pay attention to where they are so you can put them back in correctly if they do.
My only gripe would be the actual footers on the fit kit. The plastic pieces looked like they were supposed to snap in somewhere but just wiggled around in the mounting gaps until we actually tightened them down. They also seemed to be a bit of an awkward fit on the existing plastic rails, but again, once tightened look fine. I was slightly worried they would crack when tightening just because the plastic isn't very thick, but no problems so far!
We're only one week after installation now, but love the look of them on the car, haven't noticed any extra noise while driving, and are excited for the first kayak trip this weekend to actually use them!
You can't beat Thule's fit and finish. I installed this base rack system on my 2011 Mazda 3 five door sport and it took about 25 minuets when it was all said and done (i worked slow). The fit kit mounts the feet nice and flush to the car. Looks great too. There is noticeable wind noise now at highway speeds and normal speeds on a windy day. I may invest in a flaring. That said, anytime you add a rack to your car, there will be noise but it's not that bad. Limited lifetime warrenty, you can't beat that. Etrailer had the best price around and by far the best customer service.
Hyundai Sante Fe models come with both "raised" factory roof rails, and also "flush" factory roof rails. Coupled with the Thule 50" crossbars, this Thule system attaches very soundly to the "flush" roof rails. Expect some added wind noise while traveling at higher speeds. From a mechanical/structural point of view, this system was easier to install than I had anticipated, and very well built. I installed a Yakima "Load Warrior" cargo basket on top of this roof rack. I expect this system to serve us well through many road trips to come.
Sorry for the slow response. We only installed the crossbars this passed weekend. They were very easy to install, as soon as I took the instructions away from my brother. I think they look very nice on the car, but his wife doesn't like them, so we'll be taking them off and putting them on every time we go kayaking. I have my opinions about that situation which I'll keep to myself. I've attached pics of both a front and a back view.