Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit for Podium-Style Foot Packs - 3151

Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit for Podium-Style Foot Packs - 3151

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This fit kit reinforces the weight-distributing effect of the podium-style foot pack to stabilize your cargo and secure the foot firmly to your vehicle's pre-installed mounting points. Easy-to-follow instructions make installation painless. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Thule. Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit for Podium-Style Foot Packs - 3151 part number THKIT3151 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack - THKIT3151

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This fit kit reinforces the weight-distributing effect of the podium-style foot pack to stabilize your cargo and secure the foot firmly to your vehicle's pre-installed mounting points. Easy-to-follow instructions make installation painless.


Features:

  • Custom-designed mounting brackets fit your specific vehicle
    • Work in conjunction with Thule Podium foot packs TH460 and TH460R (sold separately)
  • Uncomplicated installation - does not require drilling
  • Simple to remove when not in use
  • Soft foot pads are included to protect the surface of your vehicle from scratches


Specs:

  • Quantity: 4 mounting brackets and 4 foot pads
  • Limited lifetime warranty


KIT3151 Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack - 3151



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Video Transcript for Thule AeroBlade Edge Crossbar Installation - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer, we'll be doing a test fit on the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system, using part numbers T-H-7-6-0-3 for the rear crossbar and T-H-7-6-0-4 for the front crossbar and part number K-H-T-I-3-3-1-5-1 for the fit kid. These low profile, aerodynamic, ultra quiet crossbars allow you to carry accessories on the roof or your vehicle. You do have the option to change these plastic locks out with the Thule locking cores. You can pick four up with part number T-H-5-4-4. Their arch design is going to compliment the curves and lines of your roof. They're made out of a light weight anodized aluminum so they're going to be durable and rust-resistant. Let's go ahead and who you how to get them installed.

We've already got the front cross bar installed on our Explorer's flush-mounted rails. We've got it lined up with our factory mounts. Let's go ahead and do the rear one together. For our rear crossbar, we've already got one fit kid installed on the side. The other side installs the exact same way.

Let's go ahead and do that now. The first thing we can start out with, we'll grab our metal plate here and our pad. This is going to be part of our kit. We're going to slide it in to where it lines up with the two holes here. It's going to look like this. Then we're going to take our two Alan bolts, go ahead and put them through the holes.

Then we can move over to our Aeroblade crossbar and we need to make sure that the two holes are lined up here. If they're not, if they just have one hole, you need to make sure that they have two so you can simply come to the side here and then turn it until they show up. Then we'll take our fit kit that we put together and then get those started. Got it lined up. We can just grab our included tool.

Once we've got it started, we can kind of slide up and get our other one started. Then we can just tighten it down all the way. We want to be sure not to over-tighten because then you will damage the rubber portion here. Once we've got these secured down, we can set the whole thing aside for now. Then we'll grab our other included tool and head up to the roof for our Explorer. We'll need to remove the plastic fasteners on our flush-mounted rails on both sides. We'll take our included tool. It doesn't take much to get them loose. Give it a good turn and then you can just finish it out with your hands. Now we're ready to grab our crossbar and head up to the roof our Explorer. You'll need to be sure that it's loosened up. You can do that by loosening up this bolt right here with your tool. We'll gently set the other side in place right around the general area and do the same thing for this side. Then we'll grab our other included bolts, the ones with the larger head, and then we're going to get them started right here. If you have any trouble installing them, it can help if you put pressure on the top of the crossbar just so the holes line up better. Once we've got them hand-tightened, we'll take our included tool and tighten them the rest of the way down. Then we can just repeat the same process for the other side. With our rear crossbar in place and tightened down, our next step is we need to make sure we have an even amount of space on our crossbar here on both sides. There's actually a little scale here you can follow so you can just look at one side and go over to the other side and make sure it's the same. That looks pretty good. Then we can take our Alan tool and tighten up the top here. Now let's put on our covers. When we put our covers on, we need to make sure that the locking mechanism is going to line up with this open space right here. If you have it reversed, it won't fit properly. You want to make sure to slide it into the channel on each side on top here. Slide it forward until it goes into place. If it doesn't go into place right away, it's okay. Just try it again. Needs to look something like that and then we can just take a flat-head screwdriver and then it turn it to lock it. All right. With our roof rack system installed, we're ready to load up our favorite Thule roof accessory and hit the road. That's going to complete our test fit on the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system on our 2016 Ford Explorer.


Customer Reviews

Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit for Podium-Style Foot Packs - 3151 - THKIT3151

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

This fit kit reinforces the weight-distributing effect of the podium-style foot pack to stabilize your cargo and secure the foot firmly to your vehicle's pre-installed mounting points. Easy-to-follow instructions make installation painless.

- THKIT3151
by:
Ford Explorer

Very satisfied with this entire purchase. The Thule rack parts I ordered were received as expected. More importantly, the video that etrailer made for how to install the parts on my Explorer made this a very enjoyable experience. It allowed me to quickly assemble the rack without the usual frustration. Thank you for doing the video! 450378



- THKIT3151
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Great product!! 605458



- THKIT3151
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Great products. Easy installation. The videos etrailer.com on how to install were very helpful. Great company. Ordered 1 day and had it delivered in a few days. Great communication. Prompt and accurate replies to email. 512115



- THKIT3151
by:
2016 Ford Explorer

Delivered on time! 386933



- THKIT3151
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Thule does it again, superior build fitment and quality. The only company I've ever used for roof equipment. 333768


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  • Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack Recommendation and Install for 2018 Ford Explorer
  • For your 2018 Ford Explorer Thule has confirmed the fit of their Aeroblade roof rack part numbers # TH711420, # TH460R, and # THKIT3151. This rack actually attaches to factory fixed mounting points that are present on the roof of your vehicle. On the insides of the roof rails there are two screws that you'll remove and install the feet of this rack to. Check out the picture I took from the install instructions attached as well as the install video below for more info.
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  • Black Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for 2019 Ford Explorer
  • For your 2019 Ford Explorer we have Thule roof racks with black crossbars. If you wanted the OEM look where the bars do not stick out past the feet of the rack we have the Aeroblade Edge roof rack part numbers # TH7603B-TH7604B and # THKIT3151. If you'd rather have the bars that sit on top of the feet and are a bit longer you'd want the Aeroblade roof rack part numbers # TH711520, # TH460R, and # THKIT3151.
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  • Recommended Thule Black Roof Rack for 2018 Ford Explorer XLT
  • There are two options for your desired black Thule Crossbars on your 2018 Ford Explorer. Option one is to use the Thule WingBar Evo- 53" # TH711420, Podium Foot Pack # TH460R, Fit Kit # THKIT3151, and locks # TH450400. Option two is to use the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack # TH7603B-TH7604B along with Fit Kit # THKIT3151, and locks # TH450400. This is a lower profile option with more of a factory look but you won't have as much usable bar space.
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  • 2018 Explorer Roof Rack Recommendation to Fit Factory Flush Rails
  • We have a similar Thule roof rack setup that does fit the flush rails you have on the roof of your 2018 Ford Explorer but the # 753-2149 is not what you need. Instead the kit you'd need is the part # THKIT3151 which fits the flush rails and allows you to install an Aeroblade Edge roof rack like the part # TH7603-TH7604 which will give you an OEM appearing Thule rack that will minimize wind noise and fuel mileage lost. I attached an install video on a similar 2016 Explorer for you to...
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  • Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack with Longer Bars for 2017 Ford Explorer
  • It is possible in some cases to substitute longer-than-recommended roof rack crossbars in a roof rack setup. But do note that bars that extend out past the roofline can pose a safety issue - head bumps happen. That said, the various roof racks made for your 2017 Ford Explorer that has flush mounted rails that run front to back DO come in different crossbar lengths ranging from 48-inches with the Yakima round bar system (parts # Y00408, # Y00148, # Y03536 and # Y00245) up to 54-inches...
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  • Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack in Silver for a 2017 Ford Explorer
  • Yes, you can get the Thule AeroBlade edge roof rack in silver for your 2017 Ford Explorer. It is # TH7603-TH7604. You will just need 1 other part to install the roof rack; fit kit # THKIT3151. This allows you to mount the crossbars to the roof using the vehicle's fixed mounting points.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2016 Ford Explorer and Weight Capacity with Moonroof
  • You are correct in your assumption. Since Ford limited your 2016 Ford Explorer's roof weight capacity to 45 lbs that means that regardless of what roof rack you install you still can only have 45 lbs of weight on it. So if you went with the Thule roof rack that consists of part numbers # TH711420, # TH460R, and # THKIT3151 you would only be able to carry 34 lbs of roof accessories since this roof rack will weigh 13 lbs.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for a Thule Cargo Box on a 2018 Ford Explorer
  • You do need a fit kit to install a roof rack on your 2018 Ford Explorer. For your application I recommend going with a Thule WingBar Evo roof rack system. The WingBar Evo crossbars are the new Thule aero-style bar and they feature a slightly different design with the biggest being a 220 lb weight capacity and a dual rubber strip on top so that you don't have to cut it for various accessory applications. Even though the crossbars have a 220 lb weight capacity please note that the roof rack...
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  • Will the Atlantis 1800 Cargo Box Fit on a 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum
  • The Thule Fit Kit # THKIT3151 that you referred to is the correct fit kit to install Thule crossbars on your 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum with flush mount rails. There are a couple of different roof rack options for you. You can use the Thule Rapid Podium # TH460R with either the Black # TH711420 or Silver # TH711400 53 inch WingBar Evo Bars. The Fit Kit # THKIT3151 will install by taking out the plastic screws in your OEM flush mount rails and installing the fit kit in that same space....
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  • Roof Rarck Recommendation for 2019 Ford Explorer with Raised Roof Rails
  • For your 2019 Ford Explorer with raised roof rails the roof rack I recommend that fits your needs perfectly is the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack part numbers # TH7603-TH7604 and # THKIT3151. This rack is a confirmed as a fit for your 2019 Explorer and has crossbars that do not extend past the feet which gives them an OEM look and the bar shape is very aerodynamic which will minimize wind noise. If instead you wanted black bars you'd want part numbers # TH7603B-TH7604B and # THKIT3151. I...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2016 Ford Explorer
  • To see all of the roof rack fits for your 2016 Ford Explorer see the attached link below. I really like the Thule Aeroblade Edge rack part numbers # TH7603B-TH7604B, # THKIT3151 as it gives you an OEM looking rack that will give you minimal wind noise.
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  • Mounting Position of Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack on 2017 Ford Explorer OEM Flush Rails
  • The Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system for your 2017 Ford Explorer, consisting of parts # TH7603-TH7604 and # THKIT3151, is a fixed-points type roof rack whose placement is dictated by the OEM mounting points on the flush rails. Most roof racks, even those that may have some flexibility in exactly where they mount, will have one spot that takes best advantage of the roof sub-structure. In other words, there is almost always one single spot where the rack will be most secure. I...
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Basket Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • First let's start with a roof rack for your 2016 Ford Explorer. For that the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof rack part # TH7603-TH7604 and # THKIT3151 is a confirmed fit. This will give you an OEM looking roof rack that will minimize wind noise and resistance. This also fits all models that have flush mounted rails on the roof of the vehicle including ones with moon roof. Then for a cargo basket the Thule Canyon XT part # TH859XT would be a fit or for the 20 inch longer version you would want...
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  • Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • For your 2016 Ford Explorer the correct roof rack components you would need the part # TH7603B-TH7604B and # THKIT3151. This gives you black Thule Aeroblade Edge Bars and the correct fit kit for the rack to install. This will fit perfectly.
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