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What type of roof does your 1997 Ford Explorer have?
Factory installed tracks that run front to back
No existing rails or crossbars
Factory side raised rails that run front to back
Select Vehicle Style:
Roof Rack Specs:
50 Inch Long
Locks Not Included
Capacity 110 lbs
Crossbar Spread 52 inch
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
Crossbar Spread 44 inch
49 Inch Long
Capacity 220 lbs
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.
48 Inch Long
Capacity 165 lbs
Crossbar Spread 48 inch
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.
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
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.
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.
Complete Roof Systems
46-3/4 Inch Long
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.
Any load/mount extending beyond the rear hatch seam may cause interference
Attaches to factory-fitted roof rail track.
Crossbar Spread 56 inch
43 Inch Long
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.
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.
45 Inch Long
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.
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 black, 45" long Sportz crossbars; and 4 locking endcaps.
37-1/2 Inch Long
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.
58-3/4 Inch Long
Crossbar Spread 27.5 inch
Due to crossbar spread limitation, Kayak Stacker is not recommended on this application
Canoes must be 14 feet or less on this application
41-1/4 Inch Long
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1997 Ford Explorer Front Mount Hitch
1997 Ford Explorer Towing Mirrors
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1997 Ford Explorer Air Filter
1997 Ford Explorer Suspension Enhancement
1997 Ford Explorer Transmission Cooler
1997 Ford Explorer Performance Chip Tuners
1997 Ford Explorer Exterior Lights
1997 Ford Explorer Tire Chains
1997 Ford Explorer Throttle Body Spacer
1997 Ford Explorer Fluid Filters
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1997 Ford Explorer Catalytic Converters
1997 Ford Explorer Vehicle Snow Plows
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