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Fit Kit for Thule Traverse Roof Rack Feet - 1818

Fit Kit for Thule Traverse Roof Rack Feet - 1818

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These custom-fit mounting brackets work with Thule Traverse foot packs to ensure the safest, most secure fit. Brackets simply snap into place on the feet for quick, easy installation. Pads are included to protect your vehicle's surface. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Thule. Fit Kit for Thule Traverse Roof Rack Feet - 1818 part number THKIT1818 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack - THKIT1818

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These custom-fit mounting brackets work with Thule Traverse foot packs to ensure the safest, most secure fit. Brackets simply snap into place on the feet for quick, easy installation. Pads are included to protect your vehicle's surface.


  • Custom-designed mounting brackets fit your specific vehicle
    • Work in conjunction with Thule Traverse foot pack (sold separately)
  • Simple to install - click into place in roof-rack feet
  • Soft foot pads are included to protect vehicle surface


  • Quantity: 4 mounting brackets and 4 foot pads
  • Application: Thule Traverse and Rapid Traverse foot packs (TH480R, TH480 and TH4802)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: When installed on a panoramic sunroof, the roof should not be vented or retracted. Damage to the roof and motor may occur.

141818 Custom Base Clips and Pads for Thule Traverse Foot Pack - Qty 4 - 1818

Replaces Thule KIT1818

Video of Fit Kit for Thule Traverse Roof Rack Feet - 1818

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2017 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2017 Hyundai Sonata we'll be taking a look at the Thule Roof Rack System. This is going to consist of part numbers THARB53, those are going to be our Thule Aero Blade Cross Bars. Part number TH480R, that's our Thule Rapid Traverse Foot Pack, and THKIT1818. That's going to be our Thule Fit Kit, for our Traverse Foot Packs. The Thule Roof Rack Kit is an aerodynamic shaped roof rack system that allows you to carry your vehicle accessories on your vehicle's roof. Whether those are bike racks, cargo baskets, or ski and snowboard carriers. It's going to empty up space inside your vehicle to allow you to carry more gear on the outside. The aerodynamic shape as well as the weather strip on the inside of the top helps to reduce wind noise and drag.

This weather strip can actually be removed and cut down to accommodate channel mounted accessories. You would just move the top of your end cap out of the way and you can easily remove the weather strip. The foot pack of this kit easily slides into the channel of our cross bar, has a cover which has the option to lock it which help to prevent theft and tampering of your entire roof rack system. If you open the cover you'll see our included tool that can easily be stored underneath our cover. Both parts of the fit kit, the clamp and the pad, are going to be custom made to your vehicle, so it's going to give you a perfect fit. The cross bars we're using with this kit today are 53" long, but you can purchase cross bars that are longer. Just make sure they don't extend out past your side view mirrors.

The entire kit total has a 165 pound weight capacity, though you do want to check your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure it can withstand that much weight. Instructions are included on how to install this. We'll show you how to do that next. Now everything that you see on our table is included. The only thing we'll need to provide ourselves is a tape measure of some sort. So we have our Thule foot pack here, we've got our fit kit, the clamp, and then the rubber bottom.

We have our end cap for our cross bar, and our included tool. So we have one of our feet on, we're just going to show you how we assemble the other one. I'm going to open up our door here and take our metal clamp and we're just going to secure it so that it's behind this notch here, and it rests behind our bolt as well. Then we'll flip our foot pack over. We want to take the rubber bottom and attach it to this section here. Want to make sure we attach it so that all over the holes are closed, and it's completely tight.

Now we want to open the back door here, and that's going to loosen up our nut, and we're going to slide this into our channel. We already have our scale out, set to 41 as per our Thule guide. You do want to double check that, and you'll get all the measurements and settings in the guide when you purchase your cross bar kit. We're going to set it right up against this notch here, then we'll close this door. Now we're ready to load up our cross bar onto our vehicle. We do want to make sure we open our vehicle doors to start off. So we have our vehicle doors open, we're just going to take our cross bar and set it onto our roof. Now we can grab our cross bar end cap and secure that on now. We'll take our cross bar spread measurement, again this is going to be included in your instructions. We'll do the same thing to the other side, and we can open up these covers and start to tighten this bolt down. I'm going to start off by tightening the bolt down so that it's just snug up against our door frame. Again we'll do the same thing to the other side. Once we're done with that we want to go back and forth, tightening it down evenly to each side so that the cross bar doesn't pull to one side or the other. Once each side is completely tightened down we can close up our covers. Now the great thing about our tool is that we actually have the option to store it inside our foot pack. This can slide in to our bolt, and we close up our cover. We do have the option to put in a metal lock core. If you're going to keep your tool inside your foot pack I would suggest that you get that metal lock core to prevent any theft or tampering. Now we'll close up our doors and we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road. That's going to be our completed look at the Thule Roof Rack Kit for our 2017 Hyundai Sonata.

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Fit Kit for Thule Traverse Roof Rack Feet - 1818 - THKIT1818

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

These custom-fit mounting brackets work with Thule Traverse foot packs to ensure the safest, most secure fit. Brackets simply snap into place on the feet for quick, easy installation. Pads are included to protect your vehicle's surface.

- THKIT1818

Very good service and follow up. Pleasure to do business with etrailer as always. 566632


Ask the Experts about this Thule Roof Rack

  • Roof Rack Fit Kit and Feet Compatible with Older Thule Square Bars for 2016 Hyundai Sonata
    The Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs # THKIT1818 is compatible with the now discontinued Podium 400 series feet. However, the correct one that Thule recommended for use on your 2016 Hyundai Sonata would have been the # 480 and since that is no longer available, you will not be able to use it. Thule's new Rapid Podium Feet like # TH480R are is not compatible with your first generation Thule square bars as they require the bottom channel to attach. The good news is I do...
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  • How To Use Thule Hullavator On a 2016 Hyundai Sonata
    In order to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist part # TH898 on a 2016 Hyundai Sonata you can use the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbar System part # TH711420, part # TH480R, and part # THKIT1818. This is a great custom fit option with some of the quietest crossbars on the market.
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  • Does Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack Fit 2016 Hyundai Sonata with Panoramic Roof
    For your 2016 Hyundai Sonata with the panoramic sunroof the Thule Aeroblade roof rack part numbers # TH711420, # TH480R, and # THKIT1818 is a confirmed fit and will work well. We confirmed this with Thule. Thule states that you can't open the roof with the rack installed though. Even if you could the crossbars would create enough wind noise that you would want to immediately close the roof. I attached an install video for this rack on a similar 2017 Sonata for you to check out as well.
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  • What Length Thule Crossbars Fit on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata
    Actually the correct Thule SquareBars for your 2015 Hyundai Sonata are the 53 inch bars, part # TH712400. Thule redesigned their roof racks so these are what you need. They still work with the same # TH480R feet and # THKIT1818 fit kit.
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  • Hyundai Sonata 2016 Roof Weight Capacity With Thule Wingbar Evo Roof Rack
    The weight capacity will differ from car to car, but in this case your 2016 Hyundai Sonata is not the limiting factor. Thule has tested this on the 2016 Sonata and has set the limit to 88lbs. The Wingbar Evo Crossbars # TH711420 have a capacity of 220lbs, the Rapid Traverse Feet # TH480R have a capacity of 165lbs with the FitKit # THKIT1818. This is the capacity of the items individually, but when installed Thule recommends keeping your load under 88lbs. This won't be a huge issue for...
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