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Replacement Bottom Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 14-1/4" Long - Qty 1

Replacement Bottom Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 14-1/4" Long - Qty 1

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Replace a lost or damaged lower cover strip on your Thule AeroBlade load bar to ensure it remains ultra quiet on your roof. This rubber strip seals the bottom of the bar to eliminate noise caused by an open channel. 1-833-496-1390 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 852-4498-001 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Bottom Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 14-1/4" Long - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 852-4498-001

  • Roof Rack
  • Crossbars
  • Channel Cover
  • Thule

Replace a lost or damaged lower cover strip on your Thule AeroBlade load bar to ensure it remains ultra quiet on your roof. This rubber strip seals the bottom of the bar to eliminate noise caused by an open channel.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 rubber cover strip on the bottom of your Thule AeroBlade load bar
  • Fits THARB43, THARB47, THARB53 and THARB60
  • Helps to reduce road noise generated by an open channel in the bottom of the load bar
  • Measures 14-1/4" long


8524498001B Replacement Under-Bar Cover Strip for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 14-1/4" Long - Qty 1

Replaces Thule 8524498001





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Video Transcript for Thule Roof Rack 852-4498-001 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the replacement bottom channel cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars. This unit replaces a lost or damaged lower cover strip on your Thule AeroBlade load bar to ensure it remains ultra quiet on your roof. The rubber strip seals the bottom of the bar to eliminate noise caused by an open channel. It fits THARB43, THARB47, THARB53, and THARB60 load bars. It's going to measure, overall length, about 14-1/4" long, and when you install this it can be cut and trimmed to best fit your bar. So this is the channel that we'd want to fill. Of course you're going to have your measuring device there.

Then you're going to have your foot pack, so, you will need to cut and trim this. I just wanted to go ahead and install as much of it as I could, or as much of it as I can. That way I can give you a good understand of what type of seal it creates. A couple different ways you can get this in there. You can place it through the end, and just feed it in. It's also an option just to line up the strip with the slot in the bar, and then just kind of press fit it into place.

Just like that. Of course you can trim, cut as needed. I just wanted you to see that it does create a nice tight seal. This is an exact replacement with the original ones that came with your load bars. That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement bottom channel cover for the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars..

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Replacement Bottom Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 14-1/4" Long - Qty 1 - 852-4498-001

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)

Replace a lost or damaged lower cover strip on your Thule AeroBlade load bar to ensure it remains ultra quiet on your roof. This rubber strip seals the bottom of the bar to eliminate noise caused by an open channel.

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This replacement channel solved the whistling problem that I was having with my son's Thule AeroBlade Load Bars. Thanks




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I originally got some aero bars second hand but needed to close the gap of the bottom channel. Best price on the internet.




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Removed the noise coming from the chann el.




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This was exactly what I needed!




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I love the idea of this item but, it doesn’t stay in place. The wind blows it out.


Comments
While this item should be fitting snuggly into place, small amounts of super glue can help to ensure it is secure.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 04/27/2022


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Product was clearly described and fit exactly. Very personal, prompt service.




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This product fits in the underslot of Thule Rapid Aero bars, where the feet slide into the slot on the underside. I bought it to reduce noise while driving, but it didn't really help much. The noise isn't bad but didn't change. Still has a small whistle that I can only hear with the windows down. ETrailer sent them promptly and no complaints there.


Comments
Oh hey, thanks for writing, theyre pieces of rubber and havent failed me yet, so theyre doing their job just fine so far :
Billy - 09/15/2015


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I have a roof rack purchased from Mitsubishi and installed myself on a 2017 Outlander. Recently 3 of the 4 rubber strips fell out of the bottom grooves. The dealership did not sell parts for the roof rack. I previously purchased a tow hitch and hitch cargo carrier so I decided to see what etrailer could do. This part fit perfectly.


Comments
1 year later - the covers are still holding strong. I saved the extra material for future use but have not needed it so far.
Abe C - 05/07/2019


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Wuality, even for such a small item, is something I really appreciate.




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Covers the bottom track of Thule crossbars. Easy to install. Cuts down on the whistling wind noise at highway speeds. Reasonable price. Quick and accurate delivery.




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I'd transferred my old Thule rack over to my new vehicle. Found that I needed to replace the rubber strips on the bottom since the dimensions were different. Happy to be able to find the necessary parts here instead of relying on amazon all the time. Easy to order, arrived quickly. Just what I needed. No worries. Thanks :)




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Retrofitted this into the older style aerobars, and it cut down the road noise from the roof bars substantially vs the original smooth rubber (this has the raised grooves on it).




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Ordered some replacement parts for my Thule roof rack system. Ordering was easy, the parts shipped immediately and were exactly as ordered.




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They are the bottom channel cover for the aeroblades. Perfect fit. Shipping was much faster than expected. etrailer communication was over the top for a small purchase. Very pleased, will buy from them again.




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The original rubber strips in my 2017 Mitsubisi Outlander's roof rack came out , making a terrible whistling noise. I was excited to find the replacements that fit perfectly & arrived quickly & at a bargain price. Thank you!




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Filler strip works. I have trouble getting it in the under channel tight. I lost the original ones when they fell out.




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Great product, got this to stop the whistling from my Thule rack, and it worked perfect. Still working after a year. Thanks




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needed to replace original bottom channel cover on AeroBlade after purchasing new car. Product arrived promptly and works as good as original.




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Simple to cut & install, and fit perfectly on my Jeeps roof rack. Exactly what I was looking for




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Covered all four open channels with one strip and tiny gap. Fits just like original. Installation was simple. Fast shipping and excellent communication.




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Was just i needed to replace a missing section on my aeroblades. Just like all other orders from etrailer the item arrived quickly and fit perfectly.




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They were fine. Didn’t stop the whistling like I thought on my aero bars, but they filled the gaps as expected.




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Everything I ordered was processed and delivered extremely fast. Great communication every step of the way. I will definitely use them again, and highly recommend them to all. Big thanks!!




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These fit the bottom openings of my older Aero Bars perfectly, helping to cut down on wind noise.




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Products fit perfectly and the service was great when I had to adjust the order.
Bill Scott



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