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Replacement Rubber Strip for Thule Aero Load Bars 53"

Replacement Rubber Strip for Thule Aero Load Bars 53"

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853354407 Replacement Rubber Strip for Thule Aero Load Bars 53"



853-3544-07B Replacement Rubber Strip for Thule Aero Load Bars 53"

Replaces 853354407

Item # TH853354407





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Video Transcript for Review of Thule Replacement Aero Bar Rubber Strip - TH853354407

Michael: Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a quick look at the replacement rubber strip for your Thule Aero load bars. This strip is going to fit your 53 inch Thule Aero load bars. It is going to replace that rubber strip that slides into your T slot there, just like the original. And it's going to help cut down on that wind noise whistling at high speeds.

And it's also going to give you a nice grip for tying down any of your cargo. And it is, of course, going to help prevent any dirt and grime from getting into that T slot, making it difficult for you to slide your accessories in place. This is going to replace the original. So if yours has been lost or just has degraded over time and it's allowing that whistling noise to happen, you can replace the original with this.It is going to work with your Thule Aero, but it is not an exact replacement. You can see, it is nice and smooth rather than having the notches in the rubber like the original did.

So it's a little bit different, but it is still going to work with your Thule Aero bars. And it's going to do a good job of providing the same benefits as the original. So if you're needing a new rubber strip for your Thule Aero 53 inch load bars, this is going to be the piece that you need. A lot of our customers have been very pleased with this. They have noted that it is just slightly different, being smooth.

It might be just a little bit thicker and softer rubber, but almost everybody agrees that this is going to do a great job for you. So that's going to complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..


Customer Reviews

Replacement Rubber Strip for Thule Aero Load Bars 53" - TH853354407

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (103 Customer Reviews)


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A+ product and lightning fast shipping! I have knock off load bars that are actually a descent alternative to BMW's $240 version, but my rubber strips were shot. The upper T-slot on the bars are 7/16 which I found confirmation from the Q/A that confirmed these would fit! Good stuff and I highly recommended etrailer.com!


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Still working great! Wow has it been a year!!!
Michael F - 02/17/2017



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I bought a used Thule aeroblade roof rack for my Toyota Venza. But whenever I drove 50mph and up it would make a loud whistling noise. After reading other people’s reviews I found out the old top rubber strips were really worn out and flimsy and were moving when I was driving, causing the whistle. After installing the new ones the whistle has almost completely stopped, next I have to replace some of the underside rubber strips that are missing. Great product, fit almost perfect, I had to trim about 1” off the ends which isn’t a big deal. And like other users have said, it doesnt have the notches on the rubber as the original one does, but it still gets the job done.



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Fast shipping, came as expected. Fit my 2010 Ford Flex well. Someone stole the original rubber while it was parked outside without the thule covering it... The replacement was easy enough to install and stopped the whistling sound THANK GOODNESS.



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Exact replacement for the original rubber strip for the Thule Rapid Aero RB53. Now that I have an extra, I can cut one for use when I have components in the T track.



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I ordered this item to replace the rubber strip on my Saab Sportcombi's roof rack. It didn't fit exactly in the rack rail groove but still close enough to the originals that it should work. Thank you for being a dependable resource for hard to find parts. The package arrived in an expedient amount of time.



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Excellent replacement for a part that is very hard to find! I used it on my OE VW Aero rack. This rack uses a T-Channel attachment system (Thule Aero system). Replacement rubber strips are nowhere to be found but this one fits perfectly.


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1. These rubber strips worked just fine on my VW-branded racks for my Golf. I had to use these because I bought the car used with the racks but without the rubber strips. The VW dealer couldnt find a part for them.
-- comment by: RM - 06/22/2013


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I bought this as a replacement for the top slot of the Thule Rapid Aero bars. I have not used it, since I still have the existing strips in, but it looks like the perfect shape to snap in if needed.


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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've been waiting for this product to get re-stocked and I have finally received it! So happy to have this replacement for my Audi crossbars. Without the stripping the wind would whistle like a railroad hobo......now it's smooth and quiet. An affordable fix that was incredibly easy to install. Took me all of five minutes.


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Still love the product and its performance has been top notch!
Adora F - 08/04/2015



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eTrailer shipped my order SAME DAY! I’m not suggesting this is always the case, but I’ve always found their selection, prices and service to be great.



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Great product. The thule aero load replacement rubber strip fits my Volkswagen roof bars perfectly. Price was right as well. Erika (from Etrailer) was very helpful in helping me determine if this would fit properly.



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Good stuff... this replacement rubber strip installs easily and fits the Thule Aero bar's perfectly. It is a bit different than the original product in that it has a smooth surface, is softer than the original, is symmetrical (the original is directional), and a slight bit thicker. I'm hoping it is a non-marking black rubber, (asked but did not get a clear answer), the Thule priginal is not and leaves ugly black marks on my kayak, canoe, and paddleboard. If it is I would say its a definite advantage.



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Fit the bar great. The client service team was also extremely helpful



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Worked perfectly for replacing the rubber on my 2009 Mercedes ml350 roof rack. Shipping was fast.



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I can't speak for the supplier but the product displayed was exactly what was ordered. It was a tricky one and it fits and will be of good use. My product was out of stock and took 3 weeks to deliver from order date, but not a big deal. I had regular email updates from the crowds at etrailer and the product delivered as prescribed. Will come back!!!!



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I recently acquired a factory roof rack for my 201 Audi A3 and they were missing the rubber strip. These fit perfect and look great.


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No complaints great product
Joe S - 05/25/2016



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Bought a pair of used OEM VW base bars for my mk4 Jetta. The bars had previously had snowboard racks on them and all the rubber was gone. I took a shot with these strips as VW wants $35.00 US for one set of rubber. Package came in 3 days I believe. Put the strips on yesterday and they are exactly the same. the stock base bars are only 3-4' long so you still have about 18-20" left over to use as filler pieces with accessories.



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Excatly what we needed



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Fit perfectly in my Thule Rapid Aero crossbar and eliminated annoying whistling noise at high speeds. Great price and cheap, fast shipping.



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Excellent customer service! While my order only consisted of $$, the interaction w/etrailer is beyond reproach. I would have no problem ordering from them again. Thanks for everything!



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This product fit Thule Aeroblade rack perfectly and stopped the whistling. It was easy to install.



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Not an OEM product (top is not ribbed as on the Thule original) but it's functional.


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Product is great. No issues. High quality. Thanks.
Jeff S - 07/10/2014

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