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.