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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon Roof Rack by Thule

Roof Rack Includes:

Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47" - Qty 2
Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack


Thule

Part Numbers: THARB47, TH450R

Price:$364.90

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Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47" - Qty 2
part number: THARB47

Attach these premium, aluminum bars to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, stylish, roof-mounted rack that is supremely quiet and aerodynamic. Pivoting endcaps let you easily slide on T-slot-mounted accessories.

Features:

  • AeroBlade design produces one of the quietest roof racks on the market
  • Load bars work with Thule Rapid foot packs to create a roof rack for mounting various accessories
    • Mount a cargo carrier, bike rack, kayak saddles, ski carrier and more
  • Unique, Kammback-like shape creates a supremely aerodynamic system with minimal drag
  • Integrated T-slots make it easy to slide T-track-mounted accessories onto the bars
    • SwingBlade endcaps pivot open to allow full access to T-slots for quick, simple mounting
    • Clamp-on accessories conveniently wrap around bars
  • Rubber stripping inside T-slots keeps out dirt and grime while also providing cushion for cargo
    • Textured surface disturbs airflow to dramatically reduce wind noise
  • 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)
  • Lightweight aluminum construction is durable and rust resistant and takes up only a fraction of your weight limit
    • BoxBeam extrusion process provides exceptional strength
  • Slight bow in center of each bar helps to ensure a sturdy, custom-fit rack
  • SmartSlide molded measuring strip eases installation and lines slots beneath each bar to further improve aerodynamics


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 47" long x 3-1/8" wide
  • Fits the following Thule foot packs:
    • Rapid Aero Crossroad (TH450R)
    • Rapid Aero (TH400XTR)
    • Rapid Tracker (TH430R)
    • Rapid Traverse (TH480R)
    • Rapid Podium (TH460R)
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs per pair
  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Lifetime warranty


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Thule's AeroBlade bars are designed to be among the quietest, strongest, most aerodynamic load bars on the road. The low-profile, arced shape of the bars couples with the unique WindDiffuser stripping to produce a bar that is so quiet you'll forget you even have a rack on your car. Many factory and aftermarket roof racks produce an annoying whistle that can only be quelled by adding a fairing to your system. Not only is a fairing unnecessary with the AeroBlade, but adding one would actually make it louder and less aerodynamic.


Wind diffusing top strip

WindDiffuser Technology

A built-in T-track sits along the top of each bar, near the front. When no accessories are mounted, the included WindDiffuser rubber stripping covers the slot. (You can also cut the stripping so that it can be placed in the slot around any carriers or accessories that are mounted.) The rubber strip serves to keep dirt and grime out of the T-slot and provides a little scratch-resistant cushion for any mounted items.


The unique aspect of the WindDiffuser, which comes standard with the AeroBlade, is the ribbing. This textured surface disturbs the air flowing over the bar, tripping it to create turbulence. The result is less wind noise, little or no annoying whistle, and a more aerodynamic rack. In fact, the AeroBlade has been shown to produce 90 percent less sound energy than the elliptical Thule Aero bars, making them the quietest load bars in the industry.


Aerodynamic Design

Thule took a note from the manufacturers of high-performance cars, such as Ferrari and Maserati, and designed the AeroBlade with a Kammback (or Kamm-tail) style. This crossbar does not have a full-length teardrop-type tail; rather, it is cut off, leaving a square end at the rear of the bar. The aerodynamic effect is essentially the same as it would be if the bar continued into a full teardrop shape. Air continues to move over it in a streamlined fashion, flowing along the bar as it would if the tail were complete. Because there is no tail, though, the bar is smaller and weighs less.


Strong, Durable Construction

Extruded aluminum construction

The Thule AeroBlade load bars are constructed of extruded aluminum to ensure an extra-sturdy roof-rack system. During the extrusion process, metal is shaped to form a complex design on the interior of each bar, as seen in the cross section of the AeroBlade. Each fold adds to the overall strength and rigidity of the bar. This process creates crossbars that are primarily hollow but still reinforced for added strength. The result is a bar that can withstand more than 800 pounds of force, yet weighs so little that it takes up only a slight portion of your load capacity.


Installation of Thule AeroBlade Crossbars

To install your crossbars, use the included SmartSlide measurement system. This molded material lines the bottom slots of each bar and is scored and numbered to directly correspond with the instructions included in your custom mounting kit. By covering the bottom slots, around the feet, the SmartSlide manages to further reduce noise and eliminate whistlingas well.


SwingBlade Endcaps


Mounting accessories on your roof-rack crossbars has never been easier. With the AeroBlade you can slide accessories into the T-slots without having to wrestle off an endcap. Just pop the SwingBlade up and swing it out for instant access to the top slot.



ARB47 Thule Aero Blade Aluminum Cross Bars - 47" Long



Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack
part number: TH450R

Transform your vehicle's factory installed rails into flexible, multipurpose rack system with these adapters. Rubber coated steel clamping straps provide maximum security and unmatched strength while protecting existing rails from surface damage.

Features:

  • Maximum rack strength and custom fit provided by rubber coated steel strap of foot
  • Integrated rubber lining keeps existing rails fully protected from surface damage
  • Fits more vehicles than any other railing carrier
    • Mounting system adjusts to clamp securely to existing raised rails on vehicle roof
    • Design and style of foot complement your vehicle
  • Easily mount and remove feet with integrated tool that also acts as a cover
  • Optional one-key system locks available to secure the foot pack to the factory rails
    • Requires 4 lock cylinders (sold separately)

Specs:

  • Application: Thule Rapid Aero or AeroBlade aluminum load bars


Thule Crossroad adapters strap on to the factory roof rack.
The strap is tightened by turning a screw hidden behind a lockable door.


Turn the factory installed raised rails on your vehicle into a versatile, multipurpose rack system. The iron grip of the Rapid Crossroad, provided by the flexible steel clamping strap, allows for unmatched strength and security when mounting carriers to the roof of your vehicle. Whether you are biking, boating, skiing, or packing up for a well-deserved weekend away, this mounting system is the perfect base for safely transporting whatever you need to your next destination.



450R Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack





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Video Transcript for Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today, on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, we'll be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Crossroad Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB47 and TH450R. With our vehicle already equipped with the factory roof rails and our load bars already pre-assembled, we're going to go ahead and fit them to the vehicle. We'll begin by setting the front load bar on top of the vehicle. We need to go ahead and center it from left to right to ensure that the triangles on each foot are over the side rails. You do need to make sure that your load bar is square. To do this, find a fixed point on the side rails and measure to the foot with a tape measure.

Now that you've ensured the roof rack is centered from left to right and that it's the same distance on the side rails, we can go ahead and tighten it down using the included Allen key. With our front bar secure in place, we're now ready to move on to the rear bar. Again, we'll set it on top of the side rails, ensuring that the triangles line up over the top of the rails themselves. Now we're going to go ahead and measure from the center of the front load bar to the center of the rear load bar. Thule recommends a maximum load bar spread of 34 inches.

We're going to go ahead and set ours at 32 inches. Now we can go ahead and tighten down the rear load bar and with that, our roof rack is complete and we're ready to load it up with our accessories. That does is for our test fit of the Thule Aeroblade Crossroad Roof Rack, part number THARB47 and TH450R, on our 2011 Jetta SportWagen.




Ask the Experts about this Roof Rack


  • Will Yakima Skyboxes and the ForkLift Bike Rack Fit on Thule AeroBlade Load Bars
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Yakima ForkLift Bike Rack, # Y02098, and the mounting hardware used by a SkyBox, # Y90135. I did a test fit on a Thule AeroBlade Load Bar. I am happy to report that everything fit. The ForkLift and SkyBox both have mounting hardware that has enough adjustability to fit on the new AeroBlade Bars. I made a short video demonstrating the fit.
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  • Will the Thule Echelon Roof Mount Bike Rack Fit the New Thule AeroBlade Load Bars
  • In order for the Thule Echelon Roof Mount Bike Rack, # TH518, to fit the new Thule AeroBlade bars, you will need the Thule Xadapt9 Aero and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter, # THXADAPT9. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Cargo Carrier For 2014 Santa Fe With Panoramic Roof
  • For your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe with the panoramic sunroof, you will want to consult your owners manual or with the dealership to find what the roof weight capacity is for your vehicle. Please keep in mind the weight of any racks, and cargo carriers as well as the cargo would need to be considered when dealing with the roof weight capacity. I recommend the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Roof Rack by Thule. There are three numbers that make up the roof rack system for your vehicle. The Thule AeroBlade
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2010 Ford Transit Connect
  • We have many roof rack options for your 2010 Ford Transit Connect, but the roof rack that I would recommend is the Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack. This roof rack includes the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB47, which are one of the quietest crossbars on the market that do not sacrifice strength. The Podium Foot Pack, # TH460R, and the Fit Kit, # THKIT3021, were specifically designed to mount on the roof of your vehicle. I have attached an installation video of this roof rack
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  • Can the Thule Roof Tracks and Tracker Roof Rack Be Used on a New Toyota Prius C
  • The Thule Roof Tracks, # THTP42, can be installed on any vehicle as long as there is enough room on the roof to install the tracks and they will work with the foot base, # 753-2149, that you currently have. As long as you have the tracker feet and the appropriate crossbars, you can use this set up on your new Toyota Prius C. At this time there are no roof racks that were specifically designed for the new Prius C, so adding the roof tracks is going to be the only option, unless your
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendations for 2014 Lexus RX450H Hybrid SUV Without Crossbars
  • A good first step is a check of your owners manual to confirm the vehicle's roof weight bearing capacity. You will want to be certain that the total combined weight of the roof rack, the kayak carriers, and the two kayaks remains within the vehicle weight capacity. If your RX450H has raised factory side rails that run front-to-back on the vehicle's roof, then I recommend the very quiet Thule AeroBlade system consisting of parts # THARB47 and # TH450R. AeroBlade load bars offer the lowest
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  • Will Thule AeroBlade Crossbars Fit a 1999 Volkswagen Passat
  • Yes, you can add Thule AeroBlade crossbars to your 1999 Volkswagen Passat. There are different options depending on the roof configuration of your car. If you have factory installed rails that run front to back then you will need the following parts: Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB47 Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, # TH450R If the vehicle has no existing rails or bars then you can use the following: Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB47 Thule Rapid Aero
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  • 2008 Lexus IS 250 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack/Aero Blade Measurements
  • The instructions I found for the Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Pack # THKIT1426 said to use the sliding dial number 30 on the front bar and that there should be 37-1/2 inches between the Traverse foot pads when installed correctly. Try that and let me know how it fits.
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  • Difference Between the Roof Rack Spread on the Thule AeroBlades and Yakima Roof Rack System
  • The different manufacturers do specify different crossbar spreads. A wider crossbar spread is preferred, since it distributes the weight of the cargo more evenly, and supplies a wider base for roof rack cargo accessories to attach to. You are correct, in that you will have to check the fit of the specific accessories that will be used on the roof rack. Many roof mounted cargo accessories (like bike racks and cargo boxes) require a specific crossbar spread to mount and support the weight
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  • Distance Between Thule Roof Rack Crossbars And Roof On 2014 Audi Q7
  • The distance between the crossbars on your 2014 Audi Q7 may vary depending on the type roof rack you install and the height of the side rails on your vehicle. I spoke with my contact at Thule and they told me that the height of the # TH460R that is included in the system you referenced is 1-1/2 to 2 inches. This would not include the height of the crossbars that fit the feet. We have another roof rack option for you. It is the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack. The height of this foot
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Recommendations for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra
  • We do have roof racks for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. There are different options depending on how your Elantra is equipped, see link. If you have a 4-door, you can use a Yakima roof rack system using the following parts: Crossbars, # Y00409 Q Clips (2 sets required), # Y00683 Q Towers, # Y00124 You could then use the HullyRoller, # Y04035, which will allow you to place one end of the kayak on the rollers then push it from the other end into position. You would then need some
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  • What Size Thule AeroBlade Load Bars Fit a 2011 BMW X5
  • The Thule AeroBlade bars, # THARB53, need to be able to reach from one side of the vehicle to the other and have enough space to safely attach to the Rapid Aero Crossroad feet, # TH450R. Bars that are less than 53 inches will not fit. The 53 inch bars have been determined to be the best, safest fit for a 2011 BMW X5. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of the AeroBlade bars for you.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan with Panoramic Sun Roof
  • If you have side rails that run from front to back on your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan then the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack # TH450R would be the correct foot pack for installing a Thule Roof Rack with Aeroblade cross bars. The correct cross bars for this setup would be the Aeroblade bars part # THARB47. If you have a naked roof without any side rails you would want Thule Rapid Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R with the fit kit # THKIT1621. The correct cross bars for this
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  • What Length of Load Bars Do I Need for a Roof Rack on my 2009 Outback Wagon
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she informed me that you would need to use the 47 inch Thule AeroBlade Aluminum Bars, part # THARB47, on your 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon with either a naked roof or a roof with side rails. She said that shorter length bars would not be long enough for your roof. I attached installation instructions for the Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part # TH450R, below for you to check out also.
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  • Adding Crossbars and Locks to Secure Thule Atlantis 1600 Cargo Box to 2012 Toyota Highlander
  • To attach your Thule Atlantis 1600 to the roof of your 2012 Highlander, you would use the # TH450R and the # THARB53 AeroBlade crossbars as you mentioned. The crossbar system is confirmed as being a fit for your Highlander. The crossbar system is compatible with the Atlantis 1600 cargo box. The foot pack system, TH450 is lockable with the addition of the optional locking cores. The foot pack would require 4 cores, but if you would like the locks on the foot pack and the Atlantis cargo
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  • How Many Feet Included with Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack Part TH450R
  • The Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part # TH450R includes 4 feet.
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  • Will the Thule Rapid Aero Crossroads Foot Pack Fit a 2010 Chevy Suburban
  • As long as your 2010 Chevy Suburban has factory side rails that run front to back, you can use the Thule Rapid Aero Crossroads, # TH450R. You will also need load bars, # THARB53. I have included a link to a video showing installation of this kit for you to view. If your Suburban has factory tracks that run front to back, you will need a different roof rack system using the following parts: Crossbars, # Y00409 Two sets of Landing Pads, # Y00221 Control Towers, # Y00214
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Nissan X-Trail With Factory Side Rails
  • The roof rack system you mentioned, # TH45050, will not work on your 2006 Nissan Xtrail with factory roof rails that run front-to-back with no gaps between the rails and the roof. We do have a system that will work and allow you to leave the factory rails on the top though. The Yakima Q tower system, # Y00409, # Y00634, # Y00731, and Y00124 would allow you to put the towers outside of the existing rails and position the cross bars over them. If you wanted to remove the factory rails
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  • Recommend Crossbar Size For My 2011 Ford Explorer Limited
  • The crossbar width that you choose really depends on your preference and how much you want to carry. The largest crossbar we have available that is a confirmed fit for your vehicle measures 60 inches in width, the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, part # THARB60. The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars will mount using the Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Foot Pack # TH450R. The smallest crossbar we have available that will fit your 2011 Explorer measure 48 inches in width, Yakima Round Crossbars, part # Y00408.
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Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47" - Qty 2 - THARB47

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (58 Customer Reviews)

Attach these premium, aluminum bars to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, stylish, roof-mounted rack that is supremely quiet and aerodynamic. Pivoting endcaps let you easily slide on T-slot-mounted accessories.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger M.07/09/2013

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great quality and very stylish! really easy to install and love how Thule built in a measurement guide for the mounting feet. Thanks etrailer for great site and making it easy to find the right product for my car. love all the extras too, like videos, pictures, and documents to help with install! 88528





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a year later and no complaints, great product!

Roger M. - 07/09/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim C.01/08/2012

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Roof rack and bike fork mount carrier for BMW x3. Etrailer was exceptionally quick and accurate processing the order and keeping me informed of status. Web site was helpful ensuring I had the right parts for this car. Delivery better than expected--UPS also delivered to ensure product was not tampered with and so informed eTrailer who informed me. Very good keeping the customer informed. I've installed Thule and Yakima racks before on other vehicles. The secret is be patient and follow the instructions the best you can. The aero bars are superb. Definitely reduce wind noise. Otherwise, the installation was pretty straightforward. Looks good on the vehicle too. Quite plaseased so far with this purchase. Excellent price, customer service etc. Well done eTrailer. 29312






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jake A.06/19/2012

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AeroBlade Crossbars and Rapid Aero feet were exactly as advertised and arrived in great condition. Install on my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with factory roof rails was no problem at all... only took about 15 min. Service and email notifications from etrailer.com were excellent and have me convinced I'll purchase from here again. 44786






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan N11/17/2011

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Sleek! I love the rubber inserts, as they provide enough anti-slip to let me secure my belongings without the need of a cradle-like add-on. The bars, empty, are noisier at 50mph than I had expected, though it's easy to get used to. I will make sure all seals are properly covered with the provided materials. 27088






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mummummer12/11/2012

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Great product. Quick shipping. Thanks, etrailer! 61215





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Im a 60 yr old woman that just bought a 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman S. Will thiss: Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47 fit into the rails that came with the vehicle? Do you think the instructions are easy enough for me to attach the crossbars by myself?

comment by: Cindy in Northlake - 05/27/2014


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There are a couple Thule AeroBlade kits that will work for your Mini Countryman S. I have linked to all the options that we have below. If you're comfortable with hand tools, particularly Allen wrenches, you should be good to go on the install. Of course if you run into trouble, we'll be more than happy to help.

Patrick B - 5/30/2014




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave W07/09/2014

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Excellent product best customer service I have ever dealt with. 140291






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Edgar F.11/21/2011

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2003 Honda Accord Thule Rack with Snowboard Attachment. 27241






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tiffany L.02/10/2012

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This product was exactly as describe with free shipping, and it works great, very quiet. You just have to make sure the accessories you buy with it are compatible. It was also very easy to put together and install after watching an online video about it. 31409






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob08/09/2012

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Thule makes good racks that is a known fact. This one is no different . What makes the difference is the great customer service,good price and lightning fast delivery from etrailer. The rack and bars install in 30 minutes and perform great. 51083






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry11/29/2012

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Very, very, very easy to assemble. It took me only 37 minutes (I timed it) to assemble everthing and attach it to the roof of my car. Fits like a glove and look fantastic. etrailer shipped everything very well with no damage. 60246






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harlan D.05/07/2014

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The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47", were an excellent fit for my 2013 JSW. They don't stay on all of the time, just when I need to move items that don't fit into the car. Service with e-trailer was fantastic. 129472






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan E.05/14/2014

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Very quiet. I lose less than 0.5mpg at 60mph with just the load bars and Thule Traverse feet. The silver color does make all of the bugs that you slaughter visible. 130561






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TS06/17/2014

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nice design...too bad it wouldn't work with my existing parts, but a return and replacement for the correct parts was very easy and painless. Thanks 136158






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve B06/12/2012

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Looks very good, will be used on my 2012 Juke , mainly for carrying Kayaks. 43844






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike L.09/17/2013

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The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars are lightweight but strong and look great! 100343






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Curt B.12/05/2011

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The right parts arrived super promptly. Great service, great parts. 27760






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thule Aero bars08/16/2012

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Super delivery. Super price. As usual, zero complaints. 51947






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom04/23/2013

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Very streamlined Aeroblades. No obvious wind noise. 77414






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thule AeroBlade load bars05/15/2012

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Timely delivery & excellent product... 40622




Reviews for other AeroBlade Load Bars :

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason S.12/18/2012

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Follow correct assembly and you will have no issues! Unfortunately, that was not me and I learned by trial. Was it all my fault? Well some of it was, but the instructions at times were not as clear. For example, it was unclear where to measure 10 inches back (side or center) from my windshield as to how far the bars should sit. At first I measure from the center, but that was clearly incorrect as I reviewed videos on line of the bars being measured from the side. Then I heard howling and whistling and thought, hmmm, maybe I should install the rubber into the top and underside, even in the sliders -that did the trick! The instructions were not clear that I had to do that either. So, live and learn. Bottom line: if I went on-line and viewed videos of the installation first, I would have gotten it right the first time. I suggest you do! As per the quality of the item. It is truly top notch, light and sturdy and I am extremely pleased with my purchase! 61755






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin B - etrailer.com employee08/23/2013

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The 60 inch Thule AeroBlades, or as I like to call them - The Adventure Makers - have been a great addition to my 2012 4Runner. My family enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking and skiing. The longer bars let us take all the gear for our adventures. It also gets everything out of the car so we are not constantly climbing over and digging through stuff. Makes for a much easier drive. When the rack is not in use it is quiet, which is awesome, because car noise drives me crazy. I have tried round and square bars and could not handle the highway noise on long drives. Some people think the 60 inch bars are too much, but if we have to choose between biking and paddling, we choose both! The long bars makes it so I can take everything needed for proper adventure making fun. Happy family, happy me. 96583






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charlie08/21/2013

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These aeroblade load bars are the first set of roof racks I've owned. I was worried about noise and gas mileage after reading other reviews but was surprised that they don't seem to make any noise at all and have not really affected my gas mileage. The silver and black of the bars and feet look good because my flex is black with a silver roof. The only thing to keep in mind when buying these, and I knew this ahead of time, is that the bars have an odd "tear drop" shape to make them aerodynamic which makes attaching other accessories difficult. My thule sidearm bike carrier fit on the bars but the clamps aren't able to "hug" the bars snuggly like you would like them to...but the carrier never moved once all the screws were tightened so its not a big deal. All-in-all I'm happy with the bars. 96148






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alfredo C.07/27/2012

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High quality of material and workmanship. Installed in less than 1 hr on my 2010 Volvo V70 XC with factory side rails. eTrailer proved to be a vendor I would not hesitate to recommend. I opted for free 5-7 day ground delivery ; however thew order was upgraded to 3-5 at no additional cost. 49562






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve D05/22/2012

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This is my first Thule roof rack. Very happy with the product, including ease of installation. The aeroblade bars are very quiet. I haven't noticed them yet. Also very happy with the overall shopping experience with etrailer.com. In addition to their prices being some of the lowest I could find for this product, the delivery of the product was very timely, and their communication via emails was outstanding. I will definitely be purchasing more products from etrailer.com 41363






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marco Delano12/22/2011

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I Installed this on my 2009 GMC Sierra within 20-30 min tops. Lot's of you tube video's to walk you through it. The product can support my two 14' kayaks now on top of my truck. My bed is a 6'-1/2" bed, so they would have stuck out more then 7' out the back. Which these roof racks, it holds them secure in place. I ordered them from etrailer on the Tuesday before Christmas, and 2 days later they arrived in the mail UPS ! Great service, highly recommend them ! 28597






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Curtis W.08/19/2013

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Good product. It is functional, fairly easy to assemble (although the directions are crap. Pictures, no description), and it looks good. It came at a good price also. But what I really liked was the person I spoke to. I needed it quickly and was quite doubtful about their ability to deliver on time. Three days and it was on the porch. I appreciate a company that follows through on their committment. I'd buy from them again. 95770






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob W.03/27/2012

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Product arrived as specified. Manufacturer assembly instructions are not the easiest to follow. Used the rack this past weekend and everything worked excellent. These bars barely make any additional wind noise even at 70 mph. 35252






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: anthony c.09/24/2012

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you guys shipped my order for the volvo crossbars in record time. I thank you for the quick turn around time. The rack is as great as your promo described it. I was able to install on my car in less than 30 mins without any tools except my hands. It is the first silent set of bars I have ever owned, and I have had many of them for different vehicles over the years. Thank you again for the quick TAT. A. 55640






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: H. Kim03/29/2012

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Recently I bought Thule roofrack system through etrailer. Not only they have the best price on the market but also provide fast/free shipping. They also notified me the status of order.. Not just under the name of "customer service", I did get emails from each person handling the stuff at their specific process points - receiving order, shipping etc. Nice addition to good product. Very satisfied 35489






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew12/27/2011

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Best bars on the market!! Easy to attached to the towers due to the engineered slot on the bottom of the bars. I did not see a drop in my MPG after installing the bars, city or highway. There is no wind noise up to 55-65mph and the some wind noise after that range, nothing major though. The only time that wind noise is really noticable is when it is really windy before driving. 28742






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Toby G.11/01/2013

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I did receive the racks last night and installed them this morning. They're great, can't hear them while on the highway. Thanks for sending all the right parts and quickly! 105964






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Luis09/30/2013

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I was a little skeptical of how quiet the other reviews were. But after installing these (which were very easy) I took a test ride at 65mph. and couldn't tell they were even up there. Great product. 101985





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For the Ram 1500 aero bar roof rack installation, are instructions, dimensions the same for a 2014 Ram 1500 crew cab........ as the 2009?

comment by: Rb - 12/21/2013


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Yes, the span (distance between feet) and the spread (distance from center of bar to center of bar) measurements are the same for 2014 and 2009 Ram 1500 Quad and Crew cabs. They both use the same fit kit from Thule, part THKIT1520.

Patrick B - 12/26/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob T08/24/2012

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This product seems to be a great improvement over the standard Thule load bars. They are much quieter and the aluminum won't rust over time. The only reason that they don't get five stars is that aligning them is a little difficult due to the feet hanging up in the tracks when positioning them. 52795






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian03/05/2013

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great quality. works and looks incredible. very little noise if any noticeable. instructions need to have some actual directions. not just pictures. measurements specific to my truck (2013 F-250) were (in my opinion) not correct in instructions for best fit and finish. 68858






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill W08/03/2012

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I bought a set of Thule Aero Blade cross bars and bases for my 2002 Toyota Avalon. All parts arrived in only 3 days! The installation was very detailed and the Fit-Kit for my car was perfect. No issues with the installation following the instructions with the Fit-Kit! 50462






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Edwin M03/11/2014

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I use this blade for my honda accord 2008 I must say it is a fantastic blade I have no Trouble the rubber part will be hard to put In I recommend spraying windex on the blade Then slide the rubber in the blade it be Easier to do that 120241






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: no name01/24/2013

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Nice bars, strong and I like the rubber inserts on the top which will do well to keep things such as plywood or other such items from slipping. Currently have a Yakima ski rack attached and everything seems to work well. 64081






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MikeL09/15/2012

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Excellent engineering, installation was very straight-forward. Once installed, the aero design had very little wind noise. I used it to carry our camping gear as it allowed us to use our new car to go camping. 54814






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve F06/19/2014

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The Racks and accessories were delivered on time and everything was as expected. The compnay also followed up to ensure delivery and satisfaction. I would do business with them again and reccomend 136554






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott P05/31/2013

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Perfect fit on my '08 Prius. Easy to attach to feet and look great on the car. Only have one bike mount so far but will see what else I can attach. Thank etrailer! 82685






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rachel06/24/2014

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Love the new rack! Was delivered quickly, was in perfect condition and easy to install. Can't wait to go on our first trip. 137393






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Daniel B.04/29/2014

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Very impressive, strong but lightweight. The bars will be able to carry our kayaks with no problem. 127887






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff W.01/03/2014

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These are very sturdy cross bars. Nearly twice the diameter of my seven year old Thule aerobars. 111842






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kara smith12/27/2012

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Customer service is on point. And product is pretty good too!;) so glad I order from etrailer.com 62019






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric B.06/03/2012

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Excellent service and product from first order to final assembly. Class act all around. 42554






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert C12/11/2012

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Arrived at my door in three days.Esy to put together. I recommend you order the locks. 61198






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeremy12/18/2013

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Look great and are super steady. Is not noisy. Easy to put new attachments onto. 110328






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed Schulz05/24/2013

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The product was delivered on time and is of the highest quality. 81887






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matthew K04/16/2012

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Easy install, great product! 1-10 We rate it a 9.5! 37332






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lou K05/19/2012

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Easy fit for my FJ Cruiser and they look great. 41018




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