Alright, today on this 2012 Jeep Patriot, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Roof Rack System. We'll be using the Thule Rapid Crossroads Foot Pack with the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars. Our Jeep has rails already in place in the factory so all we could do is add our load bars to it. We're going to start off with our load bars already assembled according to instructions and we'll go ahead and place them on the rails. We'll start off with the first crossbar going towards the front. We'll put it into place and then we'll go ahead and make sure it's square, and then we'll loosely install the straps to go around the factory rails and to the clips on the other side.
Alright, our first load bar is in place. Let's go on to the second one. We'll space it out from the center of the first one to the center of the second one at 24 inches. Now, that measurement can vary according to the accessories you're going to use. Alright, we can go ahead and tighten down the straps.
The caps for the foot pack also contain a tool and when you're done, everything stores inside the foot pack. When you tighten these down, you want to make sure it's alternate back and forth to make sure they're even on both sides. And with that, our load bars are already installed. Next thing we'll do, we'll give you a measurement and shows how much the roof rack adds to the height of the Jeep. From the leading edge of the foot pack where it meets the rail to the very top, we're looking at two and a half inches.
And with that, that will finish it for our test fit of the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars and the Rapid Crossroads Foot Pack on our 2012 Jeep Patriot.