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Roof Rack Includes:
Part Numbers: THLB50,TH480,THKIT1515
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.
If your roof is naked, dress it up with the Thule Traverse. This revolutionary, vehicle-specific system is the ultimate base rack, boasting the strongest hold, the most accurate fit and the easiest installation of any rack on the market, bar none.
The Thule Traverse foot pack is the ultimate vehicle-specific base rack, providing the strongest hold, the most accurate fit and the easiest installation of any rack on the market.
The Traverse towers - or feet - hold the bars to the vehicle more securely than other racks by implementing Thule's patented MaxClamp technology. The towers are tightened to the vehicle using the integrated AcuTight tensioning tool. These devices indicate when the feet are safely and properly attached to the vehicle, and they store conveniently inside the towers when not in use.
The towers mount to your vehicle using vehicle-specific clips (sold separately) that snap into place on the towers in seconds with Thule's EasyClick bracket-attachment system.
The Traverse offers a handy OneTouch bar lock lever, allowing you to set the rack position once during the initial installation. The bar lock then holds your load bars in place so that you never have to position them again - even when removing and reinstalling the rack.
These custom-fit mounting brackets work with Thule Traverse foot packs to ensure the safest, most secure fit. Brackets simply snap into place on the feet for quick, easy installation. Pads are included to protect your vehicle's surface.
Video of Thule Square Load Bars - Steel - 50" - Qty 2
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Today on our 2014 Toyota Corolla, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System. We're going to be using part numbers THLB50, that's going to be for the 50-inch bars. TH480, that's going to be for the traverse foot packs and part number THKIT1746, that's going to be for Toyota Corolla custom foot pack that Thule puts together for us. Again, just a custom fit. It's got the custom fit pad and the clamps designed to fit the roof line of our vehicle. Now we already have our rear bar installed onto our vehicle and we have part of our front bar assembled and put together. Real quick, we just want to go and show you how to assemble the last foot pack and how to assemble it onto the bar. We're going to rotate this around you so you can get a better look at it. We got our foot pack here, again, this is going to be part number TH480, you're going to get four feet included in that.
We need to install the custom padding on it. You can see there how that kind of fits the footprint so once we get that on there, all we have to do is press that into place. This pad is going to be making contact with the roof of our vehicle so we want to make sure that we get that on there nice and secure. Next thing that we need to do is install the clamp, it goes right on there and it goes over that little nib portion there, that's going to hold it in place. Then once we have it installed, all we have to do is tighten that Allen bolt with the included tool. It's going to be in this portion around the roof line of our vehicle securing the foot pack, nice, in place on the roof line. Now that we can see how it installs or fully assembles, we can go and install it onto our bar. Lift up on that back lever, it's going to allow it to slide onto the square bar.
Now make sure we have this on the right location. We do need to take a measurement and we can find that right here on the fit guide that Thule includes with the fit kit. It's showing us that the distance that we need from one foot pack to the other is going to be 35 and five eights of an inch. We already have this one set over here so we're just going to take that measurement, measure 35 and five eights of an inch. We'll make sure that we have this in the correct location, measuring to the closest point. Once we have that measurement done, we can simply close this back lever, that's going to secure it in place.
We install our end cap and now we're ready to put it up onto our vehicle. We'll go ahead and open up our doors and do this on both sides and then we can grab our front bar and simply just place it on to the front part of our roof. Once we have that on there, we do need to take another measurement. We're going to go around to the other side and just make sure that clamp is fitting nicely around the roof line. Keep in mind that in some situations, you may need to loosen up those Allen bolts on the inside of the foot pack, that's just going to give you more room to work with, allowing the installation to go a little bit easier. The distance that we need between our bars is going to be 25 and one quarter of an inch. We'll do that measurement from the center of one bar to the center of the other, so 25 and one quarter. Just keep adjusting that until we get it right on the correct measurement.
It looks pretty good right there. We do need to do this measurement on both sides, that way we can ensure that our bars are parallel with one another and that our feet are straight across from each other. That's going to be set right there, 25 and one quarter on each side. Then what we can do is we can go ahead and tighten down the clamps and you're going to see how they fit really nicely around the roof line of the vehicle. We do want to tighten down a little bit at a time, goes from side to side of the vehicle. You see here how the pad is a nice custom fit, really contours nicely around the roof line, also fits in that channel there so it's still going to allow water to exit off the roof. Tighten on this side and and we'll move to the other side and repeat that same process. We just want to keep doing this until we get a nice secure fit. Going from side to side is really going to ensure that our fit are fitting nicely around the roof line and that we're taking full advantage of that custom fit that Thule offers. Knit 05:14 this side nice and tight. The other neat features that once you have it tight, you can just slide that tool back into that Allen bolt and close the lid. Okay We'll move to the other side and we'll finish the securing process. It's pretty tight right there. With everything tight and secure, that's going to complete out test-fit of the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System. Again, we're using part numbers THLB50 for the 50 inch bars, TH480 for the Traverse Foot Pack, and part number THKIT1746 for the custom fit kit. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (44 Customer Reviews)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.
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 carriers. 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 short!!!). 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! 100578
by: Amy S.05/29/2014
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. 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! 133284
by: Mark J.07/14/2011
The Thule system was installed on my 2005 Dodge Dakota extended cab by myself, in a very short time. It works awesome. Thanks for a great product! 19397
These roof rack bars are easy to use and put on/take off the car - I got them for a Subaru Outback. My wife can easily install them, too. (We like to take them off when we don't need them b/c they cause a low whistling sort of sound when you drive.) The delivery was really quick. I am totally satisfield with etrailer and the product I ordered. 52204
by: Stefanie B07/09/2014
Product arrived very quickly and was in excellent condition. I was easily able to follow the instructions and put it on my Subaru Crosstrek. One thing I would recommend is to purchase the locks along with the bars and footpads. I thought the footpads would come with locks, but they do not, so I will have to make another purchase. 140330
These cross bars fit my 2012 GMC Terrain like a glove. Thanks so much for your prompted service.I couldn't ask for better. Great job!!!!! 227257
by: Joel N.05/31/2012
Easy to install on a Mazda 5. I liked the kit that eTrailer sells. Don't bother with the overpriced locks from Thule, in my opinion. 42176
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. 139637
Great service provided here are etrailer.com. I am very happy with my order. I ordered the product on Monday at like 11:00AM and chose the free 5-7 day shipping. They gave me 3-5 day shipping for free and had the product shipped out that day!!! I got it on Thursday with everything I order. There were no issues with anything. They emailed me like 1 hour after the product arrived to make sure everything was good. I would definitely buy here again, and refer my friends to etrailer.com. 25272
by: Bob S.01/14/2012
ETrailer web site made product selection simple, delivery was even faster than expected, and they kept me informed of order progress via e-mail from start to finish. Thule roof rack system fit perfectly and was easy to assemble and install. Haven't used Rightline cargo bag yet, but construction and materials appear to be robust and well-designed. Overall an outstanding experience. 29727
by: Bob S.01/14/2012
ETrailer web site made product selection simple, delivery was even faster than expected, and they kept me informed of order progress via e-mail from start to finish. Thule roof rack system fit perfectly and was easy to assemble and install. Haven't used Rightline cargo bag yet, but construction and materials appear to be robust and well-designed. Overall an outstanding experience. 29728
by: Mike J.04/03/2015
I have a set of the 58" bars for a second car also. Not much to say except they're perfect for carrying my kayaks and canoe, especially with the Thule canoe mounts and the Yakima Even Keel kayak saddles. Excellent quality and service from etrailer. 182636
My load bars came with a crack in the one of the bars. I called customer service and they indicated they would send me a new set. The customer was very prompt with my request. I hope to receive the new set so I can install and use. 61423
by: Dennis S06/19/2013
Instructions were easy to follow and mounting them was easily done in a few minutes. sturdy and secure-does cause slight wind resistance but that would be any product of this nature. Very pleased and would recommend to others 85238
Very quick installation and perfect fit. etrailer's shipping was spectacular. I ordered on Tuesday at 11AM and everything arrived on Thursday before 9AM! This was only with the first level shipping upgrade. Great success. 83707
The product was delivered as shown on the website. Parts arrived 1 day earlier than expected. Installation instructions were clear and easy to understand. Installation was quick and simple. Overall an excellent experience 28386
Easy to install and great price over the standard VW one for sale. Saved about $100. Recommend it to anyone who has rails that come stock on the vehicle and just need bars. 25174
by: Jordan C.12/19/2011
Thanks to the great website design I was confident these would work on my Kia Sorrento, and they installed quickly and easily with no problems. 28270
by: Frank J01/09/2012
Best buy. The little extra these cost is well worht it for load carrying and the ease of attaching with the square cross section. 29358
by: edgar m09/03/2014
was contemplating the aero or square bars but im glag i went with these. match my car color and are really sturdy 149993
by: Seth M01/25/2015
A little noisy on the highway but I think that would be expected. Nothing you can't play your music over 171171
by: Skye Barcus05/04/2012
Always a great place to purchase hitches and racks! Good prices and great customer service. 39407
Received quickly. Got the items out of the box, and had it together in ten minutes. 41800
by: Ron S.06/13/2011
I really like the square bars instead of the round one provided by other makers. 16831
Love it. Came on time (early actually) and fit and finish was top notch. 26172
Easy to build and attach, all parts present, and very fast delivery! 41126
by: John F07/20/2012
Durable product with gripped surface to cutdown on box shifting. 48647
by: Larry Wallace04/09/2011
I unpacked , , , assembled . . . and hit the road Jack! Thanks 11381
Great so far will be trying out this weekend with 9.5 kayak. 121847
Very prompt and in perfect condition. Thank you very much! 55509
Got them a little dinged up but hey, it's a roof rack. 112493
by: Fred B.08/19/2011
As advertised & delivery as scheduled. Happy Camper !! 22123
by: Bill A.01/16/2012
Excellent product! Put together and installed easily. 29761
Very substantial product Exactly as de scribed 253886
by: Mazda5 owner06/25/2013
Fits fine. Will have to see its durabil ity. 85907
Thanks again for the great service. 8159
by: Rich E01/24/2015
Simple ,good looking and strong 171135
by: curtis smith03/14/2012
The racks are working well. 33909
by: Chuck H06/23/2011
Sturdy and easy to assemble. 17784
by: Emily s12/27/2012
It's great. Perfect size 62024
by: Sean C.05/11/2011
Solid and well made. 13458
Strong bars. 184946
by: Mark Pierson01/27/2011
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