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Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbar - Fixed Points or Flush Rails - Aluminum - Silver - 32" Long

Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbar - Fixed Points or Flush Rails - Aluminum - Silver - 32" Long

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Replace a damaged crossbar or add another bar to your existing roof rack to help distribute a load on your roof with this half kit. It includes 2 legs and 1 silver, lightweight aluminum AeroBlade Edge roof rack crossbar. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Thule. Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbar - Fixed Points or Flush Rails - Aluminum - Silver - 32" Long part number TH7601 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack - TH7601

  • Crossbars
  • Aero Bars
  • 1 Bar
  • 32 In Bar Space
  • Thule
  • Silver
  • Locks Not Included
  • Aluminum

Replace a damaged crossbar or add another bar to your existing roof rack to help distribute a load on your roof with this half kit. It includes 2 legs and 1 silver, lightweight aluminum AeroBlade Edge roof rack crossbar.


Features:

  • Half kit lets you replace a damaged crossbar or add another bar to an existing rack to help distribute a load on your roof
  • Unique, Kammback-like shape creates a supremely aerodynamic crossbar
    • Helps to maintain your fuel economy
  • WindDiffuser strip inside T-slot disrupts airflow to dramatically reduce wind noise and drag
    • Keeps dirt and grime out of crossbars
    • Provides cushioning and slip resistance for cargo
  • Versatile crossbar works with T-track-mounted and clamp-on carriers and accessories
    • Leg covers are easily removable for fast mounting of T-track-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories conveniently wrap around bar
  • Arched design complements the curves and lines of your roof
  • Lightweight, silver anodized aluminum is durable and rust resistant
    • Internal BoxBeam extrusions provide additional strength
  • One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) are available to lock the crossbar to your side rails
    • Also secure T-slot-mounted carriers and accessories to the crossbar
  • Load bar works with Thule Podium foot pack (sold separately) to create a complete roof-rack system


Specs:

  • Crossbar quantity: 1
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Recommended crossbar spread: 24" - 32"
  • Fixed mounting point/flush side rail spread: 37" - 40-3/4"
  • Crossbar dimensions: 32" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/8" tall
  • Usable crossbar space: 26" - 30"
  • Crossbar weight: 5.1 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty




The AeroBlade Edge

This single Thule AeroBlade Edge crossbar lets you replace a damaged crossbar or add another crossbar to your existing roof rack to help distribute the weight of a load on your roof. The crossbar mounts to your vehicle's factory fixed mounting points or flush side rails to create a roof rack that is quieter, stronger, and more aerodynamic than almost anything on the road. The low-profile, arced shape of the crossbar couples with the unique WindDiffuser stripping to produce a bar that is so quiet you'll forget you even have it on your car. Many factory and aftermarket bars produce an annoying whistle that can only be quelled by adding a fairing to the system. Not only is a fairing unnecessary with the AeroBlade Edge, but adding one would actually make it louder and less aerodynamic.


WindDiffuser Technology

A built-in T-track sits along the top of the bar, near the front. When no accessories are mounted, the included WindDiffuser rubber stripping covers the T-slot. (You can also cut the stripping so that it can be placed in the slot around any carriers or accessories that are mounted.) The rubber stripping serves to keep dirt and grime out of the T-slot and provides a little scratch-resistant cushion for any mounted items.


The unique aspect of the WindDiffuser, which comes standard with the AeroBlade Edge, is the raised, angled vectors (or ribbing). This textured surface disrupts and redirects the air flowing over the bar, tripping it to create turbulence and clean air release. The result is less wind noise and drag, little to no annoying whistle, and a more aerodynamic crossbar. In fact, the AeroBlade Edge crossbar has been shown to produce 90 percent less sound energy than an elliptical Thule Aero bar, making it the quietest style of load bar in the industry.


Aerodynamic Design

Thule took a note from the manufacturers of high-performance cars, such as Ferrari and Maserati, and designed the AeroBlade Edge with a Kammback (or Kamm-tail) style. This crossbar does not have a full-length teardrop-type tail; rather, it is cut off, leaving a square end at the rear of the bar. The aerodynamic effect is essentially the same as it would be if the bar continued into a full teardrop shape. Air continues to move over it in a streamlined fashion, flowing along the bar as it would if the tail were complete. Because there is no tail, though, the bar is smaller and weighs less.


Strong, Durable Construction

The Thule AeroBlade Edge load bar is constructed of extruded aluminum to ensure an extra-sturdy roof rack system. During the extrusion process, metal is shaped to form a complex BoxBeam design on the interior of each bar, as seen in the cross section of the AeroBlade Edge. Each fold adds to the overall strength and rigidity of the bar. This process creates a crossbar that is primarily hollow but still reinforced for added strength. The result is a bar that can withstand more than 800 lbs of force, yet weighs so little that it takes up only a slight portion of your load capacity.


AeroBlade Edge Installation

The AeroBlade Edge mounts to your vehicle's roof with a Thule Podium foot pack (sold separately). Once you've installed the foot pack onto the crossbar legs, you must position the bar correctly on your roof. To center the bar, remove the covers from the legs and slide the crossbar in and out of the legs as needed until the bar is centerd on your roof. You will be able to determine if the bar is centered by matching up the numbers displayed on the integrated ruler at the top of each leg. When the numbers match - indicating correct positioning - simply tighten the adjustment screw inside each leg with the included tool and replace the leg covers.


Mounting Roof Rack Accessories in T-Slots

Mounting roof rack accessories is quick and easy with the AeroBlade Edge. Simply remove the crossbar cover, slide in your accessory, and replace the cover. Some accessories may require Xadapt hardware (sold separately), and trimming of the WindDiffuser strip may be required to accommodate accessory mounting hardware. To deter theft of your carriers - and the crossbar - add Thule One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) to the covers.



7601 Thule Aero Blade Edge Roof Rack Cross Bar for Factory Fixed Mounting Points or Flush Side Rails - Aluminum - Silver - 32" Long

Installation Details TH7601 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions TH7601 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbar - Fixed Points or Flush Rails - Aluminum - Silver - 32" Long - TH7601

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (227 Customer Reviews)

Replace a damaged crossbar or add another bar to your existing roof rack to help distribute a load on your roof with this half kit. It includes 2 legs and 1 silver, lightweight aluminum AeroBlade Edge roof rack crossbar.

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- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Had to have them installed professionally for my type of car. Just what i needed. Ford transit connect. Long wheel base.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


etrailer provided great shipment/notification support. Little more than trivial to install Thule AeroBlade onto 2021 Mazda CX-9, but etrailer was great resource for how-to videos that were key to successful install. Quality materials and convenient design. No significant noise noticeable from wind resistance when driving.



- TH7603B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I was looking for a low profile roof rack for my new Kia Telluride. These fit the bill perfectly. Look great, and are just high enough for the sunroof to still open. Easy install! Once out the door from eTrailer shipping was fast.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


It's OK, just OK. Two reasons I say that: 1. The endcaps, that cover where the bolts screw in, just kind of clip on, in a not-very-secure way. You're not quite sure if you did it right, and apparently I mostly did it right, but not 100%, because one of them flew off the first time I drove, didn't notice till I got home. They wanted $xx bucks for a replacement, but I managed to pick one up for half that (which still seems like a lot for a piece of plastic). 2. With the ski rack mounted, when empty, it generates a lot of noise at highway speeds (70-75mph). It's a low-pitched "juddering" noise, and it's bad enough that I take it off when not using it. (And yes, I make sure that it's snapped tight.) Maybe you could say that's the fault of the ski attachment (also Thule) not the rack itself, but when you buy something like this, you're kinda buying into the whole system.



- TH7503B-TH7503B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Looks great! Shipping was really speedy even around the holiday season! Even more importantly the customer service was excellent and very helpful in picking out the appropriate items for the car. Will definitely be back as we add to our setup.



- TH7604B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Delivery was fast and efficient. The tracking updates were really helpful. The etrailer instalment and review videos and were amazing and helped with the purchase and attachment.



- TH7602B-TH7602B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


2019 Grand Cherokee Limited X: The fit could be a little cleaner when attaching the feet to the factory rails, but overall very happy with the purchase. Installation was not difficult at all when following etrailer.com's online video. Just ensure you use correct rack feet in the Fit Kit. Some people may not notice they are slightly different.



- TH7502-TH7503
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


The Cross bars are great and far superior to the factory cross bars because they aren't fixed. The factory cross bars only have one mounting location and it's too close together to clear most snowboard bindings. The aluminum Thule rack looks great on my wife's Silver 2014 Ford Escape Titanium with silver roof rails. No noticeable wind noise and the couldn't be easier to mount. The rubber mounting points appear like they won't damage or wear any paint off of the roof rails either. I have a very low clearance in my garage and was hopping that the AeroBlade Edge bars would mount low enough to clear and they do. The top of the bar is about 3.25 inches above the roof at the sides. It appeared like the AeroBlade Crossroads bars would sit a bit higher that's why I went with the AeroBlade edge. I ended up modifying the mounts of the Thule Pull Top Slide-Out Ski and Snowboard Carrier (also purchased from etrailer) to sit flush with the cross bars to gain a few inches of clearance. Basically I took the universal mounting feet off and use standard Thule t-bolts to mount the rack flush. Much cleaner looking in addition to the additional clearance too. Etrailer was great, upgraded my shipping and the information online here was really helpful. Would definitely buy from them again. Now we pray for snow!



- TH7602B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Great product. Fairly easy install with great video instruction from etrailer.com.



- TH7603-TH7604
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Don't buy these for Audi 2017+ Q7. Easy to install and no extra tools needed. Bars whistle at some speeds above 40mph -> specific to 2017+ Audi Q7 with fixed point mounting. This is a design drawback on Thule part and a huge one for a premium product. Based on some research whistling is coming from underside grooves.



- TH7604-TH7604
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Unfortunately I didn’t have a great experience with etrailer. The customer service rep I spoke with chose the wrong rack for my car. It’s turned into a big inconvenience for us since we had to move our sail boat by the end of the week and now we won’t be able to do that. When I figured out the the rack doesn’t fit my car, I spoke with another rep and he set me up with a paid return and full refund. So assuming I get the refund, I give your customer service high marks. Unfortunately the rack I need is out of stock, so I’ll have to find this somewhere else.



- TH7504-TH7504
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Purchased for an 8000 mile roadtrip last summer. A perfect fit for our Ford Flex. Easy to locate correct model on etrailer.com website and best price we could find. Install was a snap with good instructions. Great customer support at Thule - totally class company. We used it to mount our Thule luggage carrier as well as fishing poles on the sides. Had minimal effect on MPG. Couldn't be happier with Thule AND etrailer.com.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Seems to be a solid kit. Hardware arrived rusted in the bag though for some reason so I had to replace them with stainless pieces.



- TH7602-TH7602
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Wow !!!! Excellent service and very fast shipping. I bought the Yakima Megawarrior cargo basket with the Thule Aeroblade roof rack and the Carpod walled folding cargo basket. I love the way these parts fit as well as the cargo carrying capacity. I really can’t say enough about trailer customer service and shipping they really do place value in their customers. Would highly recommend using this company for your part needs !!!



- TH7503-TH7503
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


A little harder to install than I thought they would be. Didn’t compress as much as I thought they would, so a little harder to adjust back and forth. Installed them by myself, with help from the videos that etrailer has in their site. Sturdy. Quiet. Worth the money. And the customer service at strainers is awesome.



- TH7501B-TH7501B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Excellent roof rack!! Very easy to ins tall


Comments
Awesome. No problems at all.
Marlon G - 08/04/2021


- TH7602B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I was concerned about the fit given that the dealership said this unit would not fit this car with a sun roof. I discovered etrailer during my search for more fit up information. etrailer had better information than even Thule. As a bonus, the cost was lower than other sites I visited. The materials were as advertised, well packaged and shipped on time. The fit and quality of the Thule racks was great. Very sturdy build and easy to install. Very happy.



- TH7603B-TH7604B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Installed on 2018 Q7. Rack rails and separate required footing for a Q7 (also from etrailer). Quality parts (precise).Great communication from etrailer as well as fast shipping. Installed yesterday, no issues



- TH7503-TH7503
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


First of, etrailer.com did an awesome job in shipping these out fast. Very pleased & impressed. About the roof racks, these things are awsome. They look great (best I've seen from any manufacturer), installs easily and appear well built & very sturdy. Already went on a road trip carrying a loaded XXL cargo box. No issues at all. Again, very happy with the purchase.



- TH7502-TH7502
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Attached are some photos of the product crossbars mounted on my 2014 Cherokee. I love the product but have not figured out how to remove without damaging the plastic screw where a lock would be. Probably need to purchase the locks to replace the plastic screws. Product worked beautifully and I am very satisfied with my experience with etrailer.com



- TH7602-TH7602
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Easy to install and have held up great with lots of use a weight. Would Definitely purchase again. Thanks for having something available for those that purchased a vehicle that never started with rails in the first place.



- TH7602B-TH7602B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I was skeptical about ordering from etrailer.com as I had never heard of them. However, I poked around online, saw their tutorials and a multitude of positive reviews and took a leap of faith. Really glad I did so! Their website is user friendly and all their online tips gave me the useful information and reassurance I needed to order the correct roof rack for my Subaru. The customer service was great and my order arrived in a timely manner. I usually don't write reviews but I am doing so for etrailer.com as they went over the top and exceeded my expectations in all ways.



- TH7502-TH7502
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Excellent product. 10 min install. I just bought the 16 cu ft cartop luggage carrier and it was a perfect fit another 10 min job. Im an old lady in my 70s so anybody can handle it.



- TH7602B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Easy to install on my 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, even for a non-mechanically oriented person like myself. Very solid. Does NOT interfere with panoramic sunroof as some warnings had mentioned. Haven’t taken it on the road yet, but expect it to be quiet based on other reviews. etrailer.com shipping was fast - received in just one and and a half days. The installation video on the site was very helpful...better than the included written instructions. Highly recommend this rack and etrailer.com.


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    When buying the Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbar # TH7601 you can install them on your fixed points or they will clamp on to your flush rails of your 2017 Toyota Highlander. The tools will be included with the kit so no need to use any tools you have at home! Here is the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders # TH450200 if you are wanting to have the same key for all of the locking cores on this system. I've included a video of these products if you would like to learn more!
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    The Rola product page you referenced is NOT a confirmed fit for your 911, but the Thule Aeroblade # TH7601 crossbars are a confirmed fit. You will also need to order # TH7602 feet and # THKIT3100 fit kit. The aeroblades are aerodynamic and quiet on the road, but still strong enough to support your factory roof load limits. Some customers like the Thule # TH450400 One-Key locking system to secure your crossbars to your vehicle. Once you have your cross rails on your 911 you will be...
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  • Thule Roof Rack for 2019 Subaru Outback Touring Model
    Thule does offer a roof rack for your 2019 Subaru Outback. You can assemble the rack using the following parts: • Thule 47 inch WingBar Evo crossbars, part # TH711220 for black or # TH711200 for silver • Thule Flush Rail Feet, part # TH710601 • Fit kit, part # TH186047 Because the Touring model roof is a little different than the other Outback models, the # TH7601 AeroBlade Edge crossbars wouldn't be a fit.
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  • Will the Black Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbars Fit My 2017 Jeep Cherokee?
    I have a solution for you. Unfortunately, the Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbar # TH7601 will not fit your 2017 Jeep Cherokee. If you are looking for bars that are black, made by Thule, and the most economic choice, I recommend the following setup for your raised factory rails on your 2017 Jeep Cherokee: - Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 47" Long - Qty 2 # TH711220 - Evo Raised Rail Feet for Thule Crossbars - Factory Raised Rails - Qty 4 # TH710401 - (Optional to prevent...
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