We are going to install the Thule Podium roof rack. We will show you how to install it and how it looks. The first thing we need to do is remove the cover for the hard point that is already installed on the vehicle. There is a little slot you put your screw driver in and pull it out. There are two studs and we have to clean up the threads to install out adapter parts. It does come with a die that will help you clean up the paint on the threads. You want to run those all of the way down as far as you can and then back it off. You can do that for every stud. We will add two extensions to the studs. Go ahead and install the cover that comes with the fit kit and then put a crossbar on. 0:44
Install the flat washers and nuts to hold everything together. We will snug down the nuts on both sides and then we will go ahead and tighten up the rest of the hardware. And then now we will take the load bar and make sure it is even on both sides. OK, with the load bar in place, we will go ahead and tighten everything down using these two bolts. These bolts will tighten down the fit kit and also the load bar to the foot pack. Now we just have to install our covers. They just slide into place. Just take the latch and twist it and it locks the cover into place. And you can actually replace this with Thules One Key System. We have our front rail done. Let us go ahead and repeat the same process for the back rail. With our second rack installed, now it is ready to add anything you want, like a cargo box. And there you have it for the Thule Podium roof rack on our 2007 Honda CR-V.