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What type of roof does your 1997 Ford Explorer have?
No existing rails or crossbars
Factory installed tracks that run front to back
Factory side raised rails that run front to back
Select Vehicle Style:
Complete Kit Includes:
Roof Rack Specs:
These heavy-duty, aluminum crossbars work with Rhino-Rack legs to create a sturdy roof rack or ladder rack for your vehicle. The square bars have built-in C-channels for mounting Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty, contractor-grade accessories.
These multipurpose, galvanized steel crossbars supply the backbone for your aftermarket roof-rack system. Bars provide stability to your rack system and carry the accessories that secure your gear. Round design fits all Yakima towers.
HighRoller requires one set of MightyMount 39H (Y03539) to be compatible with Yakima CoreBar and JetStream bars
HullRaiser, HullyRollers and Mako Saddles require two sets of MightyMount 39H (Y03539) to be compatible with Yakima CoreBar and JetStream bars
Any load extending over the windshield (except luggage boxes) must be secured to both the front and rear of the vehicle, in addition to the rack. The total weight of the racks and loads must not exceed Yakima's weight limit for that vehicle's factory rack
Canoes must be 14 feet or less on this application
Always be sure to tie down your SUP as per instructions. SupPup and SupDawg require using nose tie down strap
Any load/mount extending beyond the rear hatch seam may cause interference
Limited to 2 surf/sail/paddleboards. Boards must be stacked - do not carry side-by-side
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 you plan to use TH518, TH598 or TH599XTR bike carriers, an Xadapter is required for mounting. For more info on the adapter, see bike carrier product page.
The Hullaport TH834, TH835, TH835XT, TH835XTR, and TH835PRO will require the use of THXADAPT11 when mounting to AeroBlade or AeroBlade Edge bars
Due to the position of the rack, some boxes or accessories may interfere with full opening of the rear hatch or tailgate
Equip your vehicle with the quietest crossbar style on the market and carry a ton of cargo with the Whispbar Through Bar extended-length roof rack. The locking, aluminum bars mount with a custom fit kit, and they have built-in slots for accessories.
Attaches to factory-fitted roof rail track.
Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included.
Combining the strength of steel with an aerodynamic shape, these innovative crossbars attach to Yakima towers to create a heavy-duty, quiet roof rack. Full-length bars maximize cargo carrying capacity and work with most clamp-on accessories.
Extremely quiet, aerodynamic crossbars attach to Yakima towers to create a strong, stylish roof rack. SmartFill rubber strips in T-slots push down to accommodate carriers and accessories - no need to trim. Full-length bars maximize cargo capacity.
These steel, square crossbars attach to Inno feet to create a sturdy roof rack for your vehicle. Elastomer coating resists corrosion and helps cushion your load. Bars accommodate carriers and accessories that clamp around bars.
Low-profile, aerodynamic crossbars create an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Aluminum bars have T-slots that let you mount channel-mounted carriers and accessories. Flexible rubber strips in T-slots keep out dirt and won't need trimming.
Due to crossbar spread limitation, Kayak Stacker is not recommended on this application
Attach these premium, black, 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.
Quick and easy to install, this kit is great for adding an aftermarket roof-rack system to your vehicle with raised, factory side rails. Includes 4 rail-grabbing legs; 2 silver, 45" long Sportz crossbars; and 4 locking endcaps.
The aerodynamic Whispbar Flush Bar pairs a factory look with the quietest crossbar style on the market to form the ultimate roof rack for your vehicle. These locking, aluminum bars mount with a custom fit kit and have built-in slots for accessories.
These heavy-duty, aluminum crossbars work with Rhino-Rack legs to create a sturdy roof rack or ladder rack. The square bars include built-in C-channels for mounting Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty, contractor-grade accessories.
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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