Replacement Top Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 59" Long - Qty 1

Replacement Top Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 59" Long - Qty 1

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  • Roof Rack
  • Crossbars
  • Channel Cover
  • Thule
Keep your Thule AeroBlade load bar quiet and fully functional by replacing a lost or damaged channel cover on top of the bar. This rubber strip has a textured WindDiffuser surface that helps to reduce wind noise. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 852-5402-005 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Top Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 59" Long - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - 852-5402-005

Keep your Thule AeroBlade load bar quiet and fully functional by replacing a lost or damaged channel cover on top of the bar. This rubber strip has a textured WindDiffuser surface that helps to reduce wind noise.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 rubber channel cover for your Thule AeroBlade load bar
  • Fits THARB43, THARB47, THARB53 and THARB60
    • Requires trimming to fit some load bars
  • Reduces wind noise with WindDiffuser textured surface
  • Cushions your load and offers slip resistance
  • Provides a finished look for the load bar
  • Measures 59" long


852-5402-005 Replacement Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 59" Long - Qty 1





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Video Transcript for Thule Roof Rack 852-5402-005 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the replacement top channel cover for the Thule AeroBlade load bars. This replaces one rubber channel cover for your Thule AeroBlade load bar. It's going to fit THARB43, THARB47, THARB53 and THARB60. It will require trimming in order to fit most of those load bars. What this strip does is once it's installed, it reduces wind noise. It's got the textured surface, that's a wind-diffuser, so it actually cuts through the wind and spreads it out, or disrupts it, which is going to result in a quieter ride. It also cushions your load.

It offers slip resistance. It keeps dirt and grime out of the T-slot or T-track, and it provides a finished look for the load bar. This particular strip is going to measure 59 inches long. Again, trimming or cutting is going to be required. When you're ready to place it into your load bar, there's a few different ways you can do it. Some people like to start feeding it through the end here, and then pull it in.

I find it easier for me just to place it on, and then just press it into place, and just work your way down the bar. It usually goes in there pretty easily. That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement top channel cover for the Thule AeroBlade load bars.


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Replacement Top Channel Cover for Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 59" Long - Qty 1 - 852-5402-005

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (207 Customer Reviews)

Keep your Thule AeroBlade load bar quiet and fully functional by replacing a lost or damaged channel cover on top of the bar. This rubber strip has a textured WindDiffuser surface that helps to reduce wind noise.

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I have two Volvo XC70 wagons and both have the wing-profile (Thule AeroBlade) load bars. When mounting bike racks onto the crossbars you must remove the channel cover. This results in a loud whistle while driving. I bought these and cut them to size and placed them back into the channel covers between my bike racks and on each side of the bike racks. I now have closed channels with the bike racks mounted! And I have the original channel covers which I can use when I am not using the bike racks. And most important of all, no annoying wind whistle while driving! Great product, great price - exactly what I needed! 224133



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Used these on a non-Thule rack. It did the trick to quiet the wind noise. Very happy with my purchase and customer service from etrailer.com. Thanks! 316453



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Worked perfect as the replacement rubber for Mercedes branded cross bars on our 2016 GL 575984



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The crossbars of the roof rack on our Jeep Liberty are a Jeep/Mopar item, not Thule. However, the accessory attachment grooves on top of the bars take Thule accessories. I went to a Thule dealer who looked at them and said that Thule filler strips would work, that he couldn't cost effectively order the strips for me, then directed me to etrailer. I ordered these, they came promptly, and fit perfectly. Thanks!! 408546


Comments

The strips have stayed in place on the bars. No problems.

WaltHP - 07/20/2018

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Works as replacement for missing top channel strip on Q5. Easy trim to length. Slightly narrower than original strip, but secure and does the job. Easy ordering and more appropriately priced than Audi accessory. 317265



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We lost the original rubber strips for our Aeroblade bars, and the whistling sound they made while we were driving was pretty darn intense. I suspected that getting these strips would solve the problem, but I had no idea that they would completely remove that whistling noise—like, totally. So if you have this problem, here's your answer. Of course, I'd love them to have been cheaper, but hey, it's Thule. 391580



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Great replacement insert for my Audi Q7, OEM roof cross bars. My original inserts were smooth, too short and made a whistling noise. These are longer so I had to cut to fit. They also have raised ridges that I guess help with the aerodynamics because the whistling is gone! 336188



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Thule makes the OEM roof rack for the Audi Q5. Great rack, but the rubber rail inserts produce a lot of wind noise under speed. Audi’s Service Technician said the noise was normal. So I did some online research and I replaced them with this product, which slide through the rails perfectly. The wind noise has diminished significantly. 480108


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Still works as new.

Robert - 03/01/2019

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These fit perfectly in my 2010 Audi Q5 stock racks. Took care of the wind noise problem, which is why i bought them. Excellent customer service and super fast delivery. Very happy I found this website. 311646



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Perfect fit for My Volvo low profile aero blade load bars, very pleased with them and the etrailer selection of products/accessories. 386280



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This is exactly what I wanted. More importantly - when it was not in stock eTrailer, kept me informed of the situation with updates (no one else had it in stock either). Once they had it again, they priority-shipped the product to me. 698640



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Fit perfectly on the OEM crossbars for my 2008 Mercedes ML350. 668101



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Exactly what I needed for for my roof rack. Great service 664591



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easy transaction , quick delivery thanks 662971



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Ordered and received a replacement part for roof rack very quickly. Fits perfectly. Thx 662113



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This was the perfect part to replace our damaged roof rack. And it was delivered exactly as promised. I will be certain to return to this site often and to recommend it to anyone. Thank you! 656797



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I am SO glad I ordered this! What a 100% complete difference. I like having my luggage rack on, but couldn't stand the whistling sound it always made. These new rubber strips completely took the sound away. Anybody that has the same issue I had with the noise should really order these new 'ribbed' strips. You'll be amazed! 652349



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Everyone at E-Trailer is quite helpful, which is why I prefer to buy their excellent products! Thule makes wonderful roof racks and I needed a replacement channel cover. Works wonderfully! 651349



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Exactly what I needed! Fast shipping to o. 650775



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Just what I was looking for, and for a great price. 650392



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Just what I needed at a great price. Shipping was quick! 649688



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Exactly what I needed to replace the rubber strip for the crossbars on my Q5. Looks identical to the OEM strip. 649316



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product worked as advertised, got rid of the wind noise/whistling 644996



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great for the Thule rack. keeps the whistling noise eliminated, and keeps your goods in place really really well. But if you want to use this for another brand of rack with a T-track (as I did) it may not stay in place. mine blew off on the road. bummer. 642743



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Product is excellent. However I have a 110 lb kayak and it was simply to heave to pick up and onto my car. Dead weight is diffucult to handle alone. Now there is a heavier version out that sounds great. I went with a loaded Malone trailer and am much happier. Espicially with an electric lift in the garage, I can simply press a button to move my boat. This company is excellent to work with. They actually care and listen to your concerns. 635994



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It was exactly what I was looking for! Great service, fast shipping, awesome quality. 612957



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This replacement channel cover is fantastic. Works well for attenuating noise from the wind. Wish we had replaced the originals years ago. 612398



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I have an older Audi Q5 that didn't come with aerodynamic strips in the racks so driving at high speeds caused a whistling noise. These Thule strips were so easy to install and now there's no whistling. It's exactly what I was hoping for. Highly recommend for anyone with similar issue. 609654



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Great 605820



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The rubber channel cover on my OEM 2014 Q5 crossbars flew off on the highway. Very happy with the product. Easy to install, perfect fit, and great price. 604071



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Easy peasy 603562



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Did a 15K mile cross-country road trip with the product and held just fine. 600534



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They fit and they worked. Couldn't of asked for anything else. Lastly I would like to say I have not got anything so fast in the mail. Thanks for the speedy shipping. 600508



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Works great. Fits in the t-slot and reduces the whistling noise. 597724



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We recently purchased a 2018 Audi Q3 that came with Audi crossbars. The crossbars had so much wind noise that we removed the bars. I learned of this product as an option to minimize wind noise. After installing the Thule Top Channel Cover, and reinstalling the factory bars, there is zero wind noise. 596055



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Just what I needed and arrived promptly. 594378



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Purchased to use on an OEM Volkswagen roof rack on my 2016 Golf R. Fits perfectly. Volkswagen offers a similar product for sale on its website for $40! Definitely glad I went this route. 592154



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Fits will on my Audi A6 factory roof rack. Helps minimize wind noise. 591714



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These are exact replacements for factory aerobars on 2015 Audi Q5. Just have to trim with scissors. I now have two sets. I had to cut gaps in the first set for my bike rack, which attaches into the channel. I use the full set for my ski racks in the winter. 589869



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great product. 588463



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Delivery was very quick. I needed it quickly and thought about expediting shipping but instead went with regular shipping and got it within three days. Great experience. 585029



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Product fits perfect with no wind noise. 584907



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Just what I needed at a great price thank you. No surprises here really, just as described :) 584148



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This worked perfectly in my 2011 Audi Q5 OEM cross bars. These are much quieter than the smooth OEM channel covers/inserts. 575422



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Excellent product, service, and support. 568033



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Product is great and these guys offered the best price around by far! Quick shipping. You won’t regret using these peeps for all you trailer & hauling needs! 566664



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Simple to use site and delivered what was requested in a timely manner. Thank you 563651



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Part is working great a year after buying, definitely recommend this if you need a replacement channel for your Thule AeroBlade. It's exactly the same as my original I got with the bars when I originally bought them. Easy to cut to length as needed, just measure before you buy to make sure it will fit on yours! 563605



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I ordered Replacement Top Channel Covers for my Thule AeroBlade Load Bars. They were perfect OEM replacements; fit perfectly and cut wind noise. Good price and shipped quickly. No complaints at all!! 563409



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Fast turn around and the right product as advertised. Thanks a lot. 561460


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