Today on this 2009 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule roof rack system using a Thule aeroblade and a rapid traverse wood pack part number THARB53, TH480R, THKIT1388. We'll start off our test with the roof rack already reassembled according to instructions so all we got to do is place it on the roof. Let's start with the front loadbar and we'll go ahead and point the roof towards the front wind shield. Now we can go ahead and put the loadbar in a correct spot. We're going measure from the windshield to the leading edge of the foot pack. Already go by the instructions, however in this case the distance is going to be 9 inches.
Okay, now we'll check to make sure it's even from left to right. Okay, now we can go on to the second crossbar and basically we'll repeat the same process however we'll measure from the center of first loadbar to the center of the second loadbar and that dimension will be 26 and 3/8 of an inch. Okay, then we'll make sure that the picket reaches over the edge of the roofline and then we can go ahead and start tightening everything down. The foot pack contains the tool that you use to tighten it down and also it has a special torque cage on it to make sure you have it tightened up. And when you tightened it down, you want to go alternate back and forth till it's even on both sides.
And when you finish the tool stores inside the foot pack. Okay with that the roof rack is installed. Now we'll go ahead and get one more measurement of the height that is added and it looks like about 5 inches and with that, that will finish it for our test fit of a Thule roof rack system with the aeroblades on our 2009 Hyundai Sonata.