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.
Revolutionary, vehicle-specific roof-rack system
Mounts to naked roof using custom Traverse fit kit (sold separately)
Works with Thule square load bars (sold separately)
Traverse kit includes load bar end caps
Patented MaxClamp technology
Holds the rack to the vehicle more securely than other systems on the market
Integrated AcuTight tensioning tool
Indicates when the rack is safely and properly attached to the vehicle
Ensures safest and most consistent installation
Stores inside the foot
Exclusive EZAssemble design
Uses 50 percent fewer parts than other leading brands
Installs in half the time required for competing products
Convenient, vehicle-specific fit kit brackets snap into place effortlessly - no tools or fasteners required
Handy OneTouch bar lock
Allows you to set the rack position once and never have to do it again
Lockable outer cover with bold, contemporary styling
Hides and protects foot interior
Blends flawlessly with any roofline to create an integrated appearance
Secures with Thule One Key locking system (sold separately)
Entire system installs and removes in a snap
Made in USA
Quantity: 4 feet
Thule square load bars
Thule vehicle-specific Traverse fit kit
Optional: Thule One Key system locks to secure rack to vehicle
4 Locking cylinders are needed
Limited lifetime warranty
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.
480 Thule Traverse Roof Rack Foot Pack (QTY 4)
Video of Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Video Transcript for Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Acura MDX
Today on this 2009 Acura MDX we will be test fitting a Thule Traverse Roof Rack. We already have the load bars and foot pack assembled per the instructions, so we will go ahead and show you how it looks on the vehicle. First well open the car doors and place the first load bar onto the vehicle facing the front, positioning them close to the windshield. Next we measure from the end of the windshield to the edge of the foot pack, that should be 10 for this particular install. Once thats measured out on both sides you want to check and make sure the load bar is centered on the vehicle. Now we will snug them down and lock them into place using the provided Accue Tight measuring tool.
Next well move onto the back load bar. We will put that on the back edge of the rear window. To get the proper spacing between bars, well measure from the center of the rear bar to the center of the front bar which should be 28-1/2 . Once thats set we can tighten down the second assembly as we did the first. Now we will give you a measurement of how much height has been added to the top of the roof line to the top of the load bar, and that comes out to 4-3/4.
And there you have it for the Thule Traverse Roof Rack on our 2009 Acura MDX.
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Load Bars, one of part # THLB58 which includes two bars
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I have included a link to a video review and typical installation for you.
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