Today on this 2004 PT Cruiser, we are going to do a test fit of a Thule Roof Rack System. We will be using the Traverse Foot Pack with the 50 long load bars. Now we have our load bars already assembled according to the instructions, its a matter of just setting them in the right place on our car. Now we already have the doors open so lets get started on the first crossbar. First go ahead and lay it on the roof, and then we will get our measurement to properly position it. Now always go by the instructions.
In this case we will be using a measurement of 11-3/8. Measuring from the windshield to the leading edge of the foot pack. Now take a second and make sure it fits evenly from left to right, and that the fit kit actually grabs over the rubber door seal. We will go ahead and move on to our second crossbar, we will complete the same process, however we will be measuring from the center of the first crossbar to the second crossbar, and that measurement will be 27-1/2. Once we have the crossbars in the correct spot we can go ahead and tighten them down.
Now the foot pack does come with a tool necessary to do this with, and it also stores on the inside of the foot pack when youre done. When you tighten these down, you want to tighten them evenly on both sides, and the tool has an indicator to tell you when you have it tight enough. Alright and with that our roof rack is fully installed. Now we will go ahead and give you a measurement to give you an idea of added height to the vehicle. We will be measuring from the second crossbar, measuring from the roof line to the top of the crossbar, and that measurement comes out to 4-3/4.
And with that it will finish it for our test fit of the Thule Roof Rack System with Traverse Foot Pack and 50 long load bars on our 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser. .