All right, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were going to install the Thule Roof Rack System. Well use the Thule Square Load Bars, 58-inches long and the Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack and Thule Fit Kit, part number THKIT3069. Were going to start off our load bars loosely assembled according to instructions, so we need to do some work yet. Therell be four little caps that we have to remove. Next, well go ahead and install the threaded rod and then the sleeve goes over the threaded rod. We got one down and three more to do.
With the hover installed, we can go ahead and install the load bars. The threaded rod just goes right through the bottom of the foot pack and then we can put our remaining hardware on top of that. Then well take a second to make sure our bar is even from left to right. Once were satisfied with the placement, we can go ahead and install the lock washer and nut. There are two horizontal screws in the foot pack that we need tightened down now.
Thatll clamp the fit kit to the load bar and also to keep the load bar from sliding left to right as well. Now we can go ahead and install the end caps. All right, our first load bar is installed. Well just go ahead and repeat the same process for the second load bar. All right, thats what it takes to attach the roof rack to our Mazda.
Now well go ahead and get a measurement on how much height its added to the vehicle. The measurement is 4- inches. With that, thatll finish it for the test fit of the Thule Roof Rack System on our 2010 Mazda CX9.