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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Roof Rack by Thule

Roof Rack Includes:

Thule SquareBar Crossbars - Steel - 53" Long - Qty 2
Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack
Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs - 1540

Part Numbers: TH712400,TH480R,THKIT1540

Our Price: $459.85

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Roof Rack TH712400 - Square Bars - Thule
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Thule SquareBar Crossbars - Steel - 53" Long - Qty 2
part number: TH712400

SquareBar crossbars attach to Thule feet to create a durable, reliable roof rack for your vehicle. Bars are constructed of galvanized steel with a polymer coating that provides grip for your cargo. Accommodate accessories that clamp around bars.


  • Square crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle
    • Pair with a Thule foot pack and a fit kit (sold separately) to create a complete roof rack to create a complete roof rack
  • Full-length design - bars extend past feet to maximize space for clamp-on bike, water, snow, and cargo carriers and accessories
  • Slots on bottoms of bars allow quick and easy installation on Thule feet
    • Etched measurements eliminate guesswork when positioning bars on roof
  • Heavy-duty, galvanized steel bars are durable and rustproof
  • Polymer coating provides grip for your cargo and helps prevent corrosion
  • Plastic endcaps give bars a finished look


  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Crossbar weight capacity: 220 lbs
  • Dimensions: 53" long x 1-1/4" wide x 7/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Thule SquareBar on Vehicle

These classic Thule SquareBar crossbars let you create a sturdy, reliable roof rack for your vehicle. Each bar extends past the roof rack feet to maximize carrying capacity. The bars are constructed of galvanized steel so they're durable and rust resistant, and they have a polymer coating that helps prevent your cargo from sliding on the rack. The SquareBars require a Thule foot pack (sold separately) to mount the rack to your roof. If you have a vehicle with a naked roof you will also require a vehicle-specific fit kit (sold separately).

Strong, Durable Construction

Thule SquareBar Construction

The SquareBars are made of heavy-duty, rust-resistant galvanized steel. They have a black polymer coating that provides extra grip to help prevent your cargo from sliding around while you're driving. The polymer coating also helps protect the bars against corrosion so you can leave the SquareBars on your roof year-round.

Thule SquareBar Construction

The bars have plastic endcaps that help keep out water and road debris, and they give your roof rack a finished look.

Hassle-Free Installation

Thule SquareBar Etched Measurements

Installation of the SquareBars is quick and easy, and you don't have to do any drilling or vehicle modification. The bars have bottom channels that that accommodate your Thule feet. Etched scales adjacent to the bottom channels let you place the feet in the proper location using the vehicle-specific measurements provided in your fit kit manual. Simply slide each foot to the measurement indicated in the fit kit manual, and place the rack on your vehicle.

For applications that don't require specific measurements provided in a fit kit manual - such as a raised rail - you can center the rack after you place it on your vehicle using a tape measure.

Thule SquareBar Torque Tool

To complete installation on your roof simply tighten a single screw inside each foot using the torque tool included with the foot pack. This single attachment point enables you to secure the crossbar to the foot and the foot to your roof simultaneously.

Maximum Cargo Carrying Capacity

Thule WingBar Evo SwingBlade

SquareBars are compatible with most accessories that clamp around roof rack bars, including bike, water, snow, and cargo carriers. The bars extend past the roof rack feet to maximize space for mounting accessories and carriers to your roof rack.

712400 Thule Standard Square Cross Bars - 53" Long - Steel

Replaces Thule THLB50

Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack
part number: TH480R

If your roof is naked, dress it up with the Thule Rapid Traverse. This revolutionary, vehicle-specific system is the ultimate base rack, boasting the strongest hold, the best fit and the easiest installation of any rack on the market, bar none.


  • Revolutionary, vehicle-specific roof-rack system
    • Mounts to naked roof using custom Traverse fit kit
    • Works with Thule Rapid Aero and AeroBlade load bars
      • Traverse kit includes load bar end caps
  • Patented MaxClamp technology
    • Holds the rack to the vehicle more securely than other systems on the market
  • Integrated AcuTight tensioning tool
    • Indicates when the rack is safely and properly attached to the vehicle
    • Ensures safest and most consistent installation
    • Stores inside the foot
  • Exclusive EZAssemble design
    • Uses 50 percent fewer parts than other leading brands
    • Installs in half the time required for competing products
  • Convenient, vehicle-specific fit kit brackets snap into place effortlessly - no tools or fasteners required
  • Handy OneTouch bar lock
    • Allows you to set the rack position once and never have to do it again
  • Lockable outer cover with bold, contemporary styling
    • Hides and protects foot interior
    • Blends flawlessly with any roofline to create an integrated appearance
    • Secures with Thule One Key locking system (sold separately)
  • Entire system installs and removes in a snap
  • Made in USA


  • Quantity: 4 feet
  • Required:
    • Thule Rapid Aero or AeroBlade load bars
    • Thule vehicle-specific Traverse fit kit
  • Optional: Thule One Key system locks to secure rack to vehicle
    • 4 Locking cylinders are needed
  • Limited lifetime warranty

The Thule Rapid Traverse foot pack is the ultimate vehicle-specific base rack, providing the strongest hold, the most accurate fit and the easiest installation of any rack on the market.

AcuTight Tensioning Tool for Thule Traverse Foot Packs

The Traverse towers - or feet - hold the bars to the vehicle more securely than other towers by implementing Thule's patented MaxClamp technology. The towers are tightened to the vehicle using the integrated AcuTight tensioning tool. These devices indicate when the feet are safely and properly attached to the vehicle, and they store conveniently inside the towers when not in use.

EasyClick Bracket Attachment snaps brackets into place with a click

The towers mount to your vehicle using vehicle-specific clips (sold separately) that snap into place on the towers in seconds with Thule's EasyClick bracket-attachment system.

OneTouch Bar Lock provides easy rack system setup

The Traverse offers a handy OneTouch bar lock lever, allowing you to set the rack position once during the initial installation. The bar lock then holds your load bars in place so that you never have to position them again - even when removing and reinstalling the rack.

480R Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack Foot Pack (QTY 4)

Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs - 1540
part number: THKIT1540

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

1540 Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs - 1540

Video of Thule SquareBar Crossbars - Steel - 53" Long - Qty 2

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

Video Transcript for Review of Thule Roof Rack - Crossbars - TH712400

Today we're taking a look at the Thule square bar cross bars. Now these are a traditional cross bar, tried and true. They let you build an after market roof rack for your vehicle. You can pair these with Thule foot packs and a fit kit to create a complete roof rack system for your vehicle.Now these are full length cross bars, meaning they will extend past the feet that you have installed on them. That's really going to help maximize space for your carriers and for your roof mounted accessories.The square design, like I said, they've been around for a long time. They work well.

It's a very versatile design, that accommodates accessories, that simply clamp around the crossbars. They work with most bike, water, snow, and cargo carriers.Now one of the new things I want to point out, here on the bottom, it features the etched measurements. These help center the rack on your roof when installing them.Also, the end caps on these bars, they actually snap and secure to the ends of the bar, so you don't have to worry about misplacing or losing those. You don't have to worry about those coming off as you're heading down the road. The end caps are included, and securely attached to the end of each bar.We're looking at a heavy duty galvanized steel construction of each bar, and then we have a really nice polymer coating that provides grip for your cargo, and protects your roof rack system.Now when it comes to the crossbar weight capacity, we're looking at 220 pounds.

Again, steel construction. They're very strong and durable. They measure an inch and a quarter wide, that's front to back, by seven eights of an inch tall, that's top to bottom. The bars are available in a variety of lengths. You can view all of the lengths available at, and Thule covers them with a limited lifetime warranty.That's going to do it for today's look at the Thule square bar crossbars..

Customer Reviews

Thule SquareBar Crossbars - Steel - 53" Long - Qty 2 - TH712400

Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack - TH480R

Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs - 1540 - THKIT1540

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (269 Customer Reviews)

SquareBar crossbars attach to Thule feet to create a durable, reliable roof rack for your vehicle. Bars are constructed of galvanized steel with a polymer coating that provides grip for your cargo. Accommodate accessories that clamp around bars. If your roof is naked, dress it up with the Thule Rapid Traverse. This revolutionary, vehicle-specific system is the ultimate base rack, boasting the strongest hold, the best fit and the easiest installation of any rack on the market, bar none. 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.

- TH480R
by: Scott W.05/28/2017

The Thule Aeroblade roof rack arrived in just a few days. It was relatively easy to install and does everything I had hoped for it. Excellent! 386825

- TH480R
by: Charlie08/21/2013
Ford Flex

I purchased these with the aeroblade bars for my ford flex. Installation was pretty straight forward and everything was pretty snug when I was done. The built in torque wrench is pretty handy and a nice touch from thule. Thule products are pricey but built pretty well and I think are worth the money. 96155

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by: Hollie03/02/2018

Very surprised and pleased with the order process and speedy delivery without paying anything extra! I chose the payment option and although my payment wasn’t due yet, paying it was easy (received the text from etrailer with link that led me to my account) For time user for and I will be back and highly recommend.... especially for those who aren’t very car savvy, selecting the correct part was very easy and clear. 480400

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by: Paul T03/25/2017
2015 Mini Cooper

First of all, awesome customer service by etrailer! My THULE roof rack is definitely a welcome addition to my 2015 F55 MCS. Next item of purchase, cargo roof box, THULE Wind Fairing and a Bike rack ... 361966

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by: Brian07/23/2018

Well packaged and shipped as forecast. Assembly/ Installation instructions were easy to follow. The Thule roof rack quality is well worth the cost. Removal is very easy once assembled. Removal is easy once assembled. I'd buy from here again. 545393

- TH480R
by: Aileen01/08/2017
2005 Ford Focus

I ordered a Thule roof rack fit kit, Aeroblade along w/ a Curt roof rack for my 2005 Ford Focus. We were a family of 5; and now we are 4, we had always traveled in our larger Toyota 4-Runner, which had enough room for everyone and their luggage. Now that we sold the 4-Runner and have only the smaller gas saver, it presented a problem for travel. I ordered the roof rack for our trip to Gatlinburg, TN. It worked fantastic. The shipping was fast and made it to us in time for us to install it. We were able to install it in about 20 minutes after watching the installation videos on It was able to accommodate all 4 of our large suitcases and freed up leg room to provide a more comfortable trip. The Aeroblades were very quite. We are very pleased with our purchase and would recommend this to anyone who asks. 333722

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by: David06/18/2018
2014 Hyundai Elantra

I have had this Thule set up on my 14 Elantra GT with a panoramic roof for one year and all I can say is bravo! It stays on during the carwash and I have zero wear and tear on it. I have a 2 year old and a newborn, It makes road trips possible with luggage. I have a feeling I will still have these when I need to move my kids to college. has been great! I will definitely make this my go to site for this category of purchase. 523343

- TH480R
by: Daniel B.04/29/2014

These are top notch just like the rest of the roof rack assembly. 127886


The racks are quite,were easy to install with good instructions. It is obvious that this is a high quality product. The self torquing fastening system is amazing. I highly recommend the entire package.

Daniel B - 04/30/2015


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by: Jeff H.05/20/2015

Well made product. Will work great with the other components to make one terrific rook rack! 194742


Thank you for following up Rachael. We love these products. We are using them this Memorial Weekend. Makes it so easy to carry both my kayak and my wifes SUP. There is room for both and they are easy to secure. When we go camping with our travel trailer it leaves room for other things to be stored in the bed of my pickup. Thanks again and God bless!

Jeff H - 06/17/2016


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by: Mark C.02/13/2015

Thule is the best! Top quality and built to last. The people at did a great job of getting me set up with all the right components. They are friendly, provide expert advice, and care about their customers. 173586


Thanks for checking. We are still very happy with the roof racks and basket

Mark C - 02/24/2016


- TH480R
by: Erin04/15/2018
2014 Volvo S60

We ordered the entire Thule AeroBlade system a year ago for our 2014 Volvo S60. We ordered the system to use with the Yakima FrontLoader Upright Bike Mount, knowing we wanted a rack that didn't require removing a wheel every time we used it. At the time of ordering, Yakima didn't offer an adequate bar system for our vehicle, so we went with the Thule AeroBlades after doing some research on compatibility. After a year, we are very happy with our Thule system. Set-up was fairly easy for two people (I wouldn't recommend doing it alone) and all directions were clear. We chose the AeroBlades over cheaper systems because of the potential for noise reduction, as well as durability. We're very happy with our purchase and have had no issues so far. It has remained securely fastened to the Yakima rack. Two negatives, which others may have mentioned: the rack interferes with our satellite radio system at times and the rack does create some wind noise when we open our sun roof. Otherwise, the noise is not an issue when it is closed. Overall, we would completely purchase it again, particularly for use with the Yakima FrontLoader. 497353

- TH480R
by: Jack V.07/16/2016
2013 Ford Edge

The transverse foot is the most complicated, and most important, part of the rack system, but was simple to assemble and install. I spent about an hour with assembly and installation of the complete system, and I wasn't in any hurry. The feet provide a solid interface between my car and the rack, and the rubber pads protect the car finish. The AccuTight tool is especially helpful because it provides a torque indicator to ensure proper tightening of the foot bracket. The tool remains inserted in the foot after installation, with a tool for each side of the vehicle. The feet contribute to the overall beauty of the rack system by their smooth contour. 272652

- TH480R
by: Aileen B.07/25/2017

Thule aeroblade w/ Curt rack. Used this Christmas for a family trip to Gatlinburg, TN and through the Smokey Mountains. It worked great to get all our gear there and back! Thanks for getting it to us on time. 410430

- TH480R
by: Sy12/05/2016
2014 Toyota Tundra

Still new condition after 1 year, no fading or dulling of finish. Quality product!!! 322261

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by: Dennis04/01/2019

Fast shipping and Installation was easy to do with the instructions provided. Am happy with my bike roof rack. 5 stars 616084

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by: James S03/30/2019

These are the easiest to use mounts I have ever used. They worked great on our 600 mile Canada vacation. We had some high winds to deal with and they worked perfectly. 615432

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by: Daniel03/28/2019

Great product and on-time delivery! Very satisfied! 614800

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by: John F02/25/2019
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Exactly as shown. They are somewhat different than the other bars I have in that there is a 4 inch slot on the underside of the bar. Unfortunately, this causes a loud wind noise when on the roof of the SUV. 608226

- TH480R
by: Terry02/21/2019
2012 Mini Cooper

Absolute Nightmare installing Thule instructions incomprehensible and at times contradictory 1 part from the carrier broken Getting replacement and support from Thule in all 6 months from purchase before sucessful mounting. But now that its on it is a great rack This was not really your fault but Thule's they need to provide clear instructions and fast on line support. 607006

- TH480R
by: Tracy02/19/2019
2015 Mini Cooper

the thule racks are perfect and look great the kayak carrier that wasnt thule brand was alright not a perfect fit but will work when needed...thanks 606170

- TH480R
by: James r01/27/2019
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Use it for 17’ canoe on my ‘16 F250 towing 5th whl trlr Rack is rock solid, easy on easy off when not using it. Top quality, no pun intended. Would buy again but probably won’t have to...worth every penny 600672

- TH480R
by: Marketa01/20/2019

Great product,our roof racks holds up second second season now, without taking it down for storms or New England snow. Outstanding customer service - we had some hand me down parts, etrialer helped us to figure out what we need to buy and how put the entire set together and insatall. This was done over the phone, with US based customer service. 598987

- TH480R
by: Robert01/18/2019
2016 Toyota Prius v

Awesome product. Easy to install. The video was very good just need to explain the measurement vs slider for placing the towers a bit clearer. Great customer service. 598655

- TH480R
by: Anthony01/18/2019
2018 Honda Civic

Looks great, fits great. Only complaint is Thule's instructions. Took some time to figure it out, but once you figure it out it starts to make sense. Also watching a YouTube video of the product helped tremendously. 598575

- TH480R
by: JeepLover12/12/2018

It’s OK, The product is well designed and does the job, but looks a bit clunky on our all-black Jeep Grand Cherokee. This retro-fit option does not have a sleek, streamlined appearance like a factory install. If you’re going for a sporty look, then you will probably like this product. 590120

- TH480R
by: Pieter10/27/2018
2017 Dodge Durango

It fits and it works. It looks good. It is solid. Good product. 577928

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by: Moshe10/26/2018
2015 Honda CR-V

Everything arrived on time, and was easy to install. Looks great on the car. 577785

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by: Leroy08/28/2018

Great customer service kayak rack easy to install and looks great 559165

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by: John07/13/2018

Great rake - fit perfectly. Still going strong. 541372

- TH480R
by: Ron06/27/2018
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Very easy to use! 527405

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by: Richard B06/04/2018
2012 Toyota Prius

Easy to install and looks great! 517459

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by: Jarrad05/18/2018

My order arrived in a timely manner and installation was a breeze with the instructions provided 510034

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by: martha05/13/2018

The whole process of ordering a roof rack for my new car was simple. Just needed to decide which bars I wanted to buy, all the fitting and sizing was taken care of by the website. The package arrived on time. I spent maybe 2 hours puzzling through the directions, assembling the roof rack and attaching it to my car. By going slowly and rereading the directions numerous times, I think it got it right the first time. It was used to carry a canoe yesterday and did everything it was supposed to do. Completely adequate! 508212

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by: Tom04/27/2018

Sturdy, nice looking, easy to install and remove, has not marked or damaged the car in any way so far. I use the rack for carrying a large, heavy, aluminum canoe which it holds securely. My only concern is that the rubber wear strips got a bit torn up from moving the canoe around on them as I was centering it. Also the assembly instructions could be much clearer, I ended up doing quite a bit of trial and error. 501444

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by: Michael03/04/2018

Highly recommend 480959

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by: Ken01/25/2018

shipping was very fast, cheap and well packaged. Emails with valid tracking info were sent on time. Solid on line transaction. Would totally buy from again. 469996

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by: Katharine12/28/2017
2016 Honda HR-V

Excellent price, customer service and shipping. I would recommend etrailer without hesitation. 463182

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by: Phillip12/07/2017

Excellent product. Great instructions. Highly recommended. 457960

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by: Sher08/30/2017

Excellent product and customer service. 427001


Thanks for asking. The roof rack is excellent, well made and works great.

Sher - 09/01/2018


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by: Andrew08/25/2017

Excellent fit. 2 hours to install first time. Brilliant product. 425155

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by: Lindsey G.05/26/2017

Excellent products and customer assistance. I needed help determining what items would fit my car, and changed my mind a few times. The customer service staff was really very helpful in all aspects. Thanks so much etrailer! 386559

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by: Tom M.05/13/2017

Easy installation, works great, and looks great. Zero wind noise. 380832

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by: Mike05/05/2017

Very easy to put on and take off my tru ck. 377247

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by: Rick F.03/29/2017

5 star rating, excellent product. 362708

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by: Vane03/13/2017

Good quality overall, easy installation. 352197

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by: Dave B03/06/2017

Great service and pricing 349041

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by: Audrey03/03/2017

We have had a great year using our ski rack. It was easy to install -- directions made sense and we were able to follow them (which is not always the case) AND able to do it again the following year. Product holding up ... would buy it again! Etrailer easy to use and very accommodating. 351204

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by: Amy W02/08/2017

I would order from E-Trailer again since, even though they called to tell me my products would be delayed since they weren't in stock, they came in in a reasonable amount of time and the prices are reasonable when compared to other retailers. 341661

- TH480R
by: Gearhead01/19/2017
Dodge Ram Pickup

This review really applies to the whole package not just this component. Well made excellent quality product. Racks are very solid and fit my application perfectly (2016 Ram 1500). Installation wasn't hard and the directions reasonably easy to follow. However some of the installation dimensions appear to be off. Price seems competitive with other brands, however it seems like a lot of money for what you get. 333678

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by: Arden12/08/2016

Shipping is perfect, package was very secure, all items were boxed. I haven't installed the carrier as yet 325168

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  • Adding Crossbars to a 2007 Ford Freestyle to Mount SportRack Explorer Cargo Box
  • Yes, you can add crossbars to the existing side rails on your 2007 Ford Freestyle. You will need Thule Evo raised rail feet, # TH710401, which will attach to the rails. Then, you can install Thule SquareBars, # TH712400. With this system installed, you will be able to mount the SportRack Explorer Cargo Box to the roof.
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  • Thule Square or Aero Roof Rack Compatible with 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • You should be able to simply remove the old rails from your 2008 Nissan Rogue and install them on the raised factory side rails of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The length will absolutely be a fit because both require the 50 inch load bar, so there is not even cutting required. I've attached the Complete Crossroads Kit # TH45050 in case that is the system you have. It will be an easy swap for you with these attached videos. That system is being discontinued, so you may also want to
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  • Recommended Roof Rack For 2012 Toyota Prius V With Panoramic Sunroof
  • You are correct. The Rhino-Rack roof rack is not designed to be able to fit your Prius with the panoramic sunroof but we do have other options that will. I recommend the Thule SquareBar Roof Rack. This comes with 53 inch square load bars, the foot packs, and the custom kit that fits the roof of your Prius. To order this roof rack you will need part # TH712400, part # TH710501, and part # TH145129. You want to make sure you do not exceed the roof carrying capacity for your vehicle.
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  • Rack to Carry Kayaks with a 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel with RamBox
  • We may have a solution to help you carry your kayaks but none of the truck bed racks we carry work with RamBox. Instead I recommend adding a roof rack to your 2018 Ram Rebel. The Thule square bar system consisting of parts # TH712400, TH710501, and # TH145106 is a fit for your truck regardless of which cab size you you have. It mounts to the roof using clamps. If you prefer another option let me know which cab your truck has so I can make a specific recommendation. To carry the
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  • Options for Carrying Three Bikes with 2010 Toyota RAV 4
  • I may have a solution for you to carry your bikes but the SportRack 3 Bike Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack you mentioned, part # SR2813 is unfortunately not compatible with the 2006-2014 Toyota Rav 4. We actually don't carry any 3-bike trunk mount racks that fit your vehicle. This leaves you with a few other options. You can go with the Yakima spare tire mounted rack, and carry the remaining bike on the roof. If your Rav 4 has rails that run front-to-back along each side of the roof, you
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  • Roof Mounted Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2011 Cadillac SRX with Factory Roof Rack
  • According to our fit guide, the Thule Ascent 1700, # TH605, is not a direct fit to a 2011 Cadillac SRX with a factory roof rack. In order for it to fit, according to Thule, you would need to first install Thule Evo raised rail feet, # TH710401, and Thule SquareBars, # TH712400, to provide the proper crossbar spacing to mount the Ascent. Another option would be to go with a different box. Yakima has several boxes that they have indicated are a direct fit. Take a look at the Yakima SkyBox
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2014 Mazda 3
  • Since you already have the Thule SquareBars # TH712400, you'll just need the Evo Clamp Feet # TH710501 and the vehicle specific fit kit for your Mazda 3, part # TH145002. To cut down on the wind noise, you might be interested in a fairing, part # TH8702. I'll also link you to some FAQ articles about other roof mounted accessories you might be interested in.
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  • Which Size Thule SquareBar Roof Rack Fits a 2013 Toyota RAV4
  • I confirmed with Thule that you can use 53 inch SquareBars on a 2013 Toyota RAV4. To complete your kit, you'll need to purchase: Thule SquareBars, part # TH712400 Thule Evo Raised Rail Feet, part # TH710401
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  • Thule Roof Rack for 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT With Panoramic Glass Roof
  • The Thule roof rack I recommend is their tried-and-true square bar rack made of parts # TH712400, # TH710501 and # TH145112. These components are detailed in the two linked videos. The rack will install with a 27-1/2-inch bar spacing and will give you a 110-lb capacity on your Elantra.
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  • Recommended Square Bar Roof Rack for a 2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab
  • I do have an option for you but the Rhino-Rack 2500 Roof Rack System will not fit your 2016 Nissan Frontier with the king cab. Instead, I recommend using the Thule Square Load Bar System which is composed of the crossbars part # TH712400, part # TH710501, and part # TH145160. Though the Thule system will be less cost effective, the quality in design will be superior. This is actually the only square bar roof rack system we have for your vehicle with a bare roof. If you can tell me what
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2 Bikes and a Cargo Bag on a 2006 Honda Pilot
  • I recommend using the Thule SquareBar roof rack which consists of the following parts: 53 inch SquareBars, # TH712400 Evo Raised Rail Feet, # TH710401 If you are in the market for new bike racks and cargo bag, I have a few recommendations for you there as well. Thule is a great brand and their Interstate Cargo Bag, # TH869, is hard to beat when it comes to size and quality. I've attached a review video of this bag for you to check out. For bike racks, if you prefer a fork mount,
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  • Suitcase Mounting Options on a 2009 Ford Taurus X sel with Roof Rack
  • There are many different ways to attach your suitcase to the roof rack on your 2009 Ford Taurus X sel, but you will have to have crossbars that run perpendicular to the side rails. If you do not have crossbars, then I recommend getting the Thule SquareBars, part # TH712400, with the feet, part # TH710401. The next decision to make is how you want to mount your suitcase to your roof rack. You could mount the suitcase directly to the crossbars and use ratchet straps, like part # 1157300,
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Lock For Ladder On 2016 Ford Escape
  • If you have the factory side rails on your 2016 Escape I recommend a roof rack like the Thule SquareBars. This roof rack features 53-inch square load bars, and has locks to secure the roof rack to the top of your vehicle. It has a 150-lb weight capacity. To order this roof rack you will need part # TH712400 and part # TH710401. If you have no side rails on your roof, I recommend the Rhino Rack Square Bar Roof Rack. This roof rack installs in the fixed mounting points on the roof of your
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  • Why are So Many Roof Racks Rated Only for 165 lbs
  • The reason the majority of roof racks out there right now (December 2018) are rated for 165 lbs is because for the longest time there was no reason to test them past that point. It is very rare to find a vehicle with a roof weight rating that is over 165 lbs so the max weight rating for entire roof rack systems just kind of stopped right there. With that being said, roof rack manufacturers have recently been looking into testing their systems at higher weights to see what they can hold.
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  • Recommended Length of Thule Square Crossbars for 2016 Subaru WRX
  • The recommended length of Thule square crossbar for a 2016 Subaru WRX sedan is the 53 inch Thule SquareBar Crossbars # TH712400. For your Subaru's naked roof the rest of the rack is made up of Evo Clamp Feet for Thule Crossbars # TH710501 and Fit Kit # TH145178. This will give your '16 WRX a highly functional and durable roof rack which gives you the ability to carry all types of different cargo. The crossbars are made of galvanized steel to ensure they are free from rust and and
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  • Roof Rack and Boat Carrier Recommendation for Mercedes Benz 2008 R320
  • The covers for the fixed points on your 2008 Mercedes Benz R320 will just pop off. If you are looking for the best roof rack possible for your vehicle that will be the quietest around and offer the least amount of gas mileage loss you would want the Thule Aeroblade system. This is a better rack that the MB rack and will cost considerably less. The roof rack consists of the Thule AeroBlade Aluminum Crossbars, # TH711200, the Podium Foot Pack, # TH460R, and the Fit Kit, # THKIT3038. For
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  • Best Way to Carry Ladders on a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
  • For your 2003 Chevrolet Suburban Z71, I recommend using the Thule Square Load Bars System which is composed of the crossbars part # TH712400 and the mounting feet part # TH710401. This system contains square load bars that are 58" long and have a 165 lbs capacity. However, you will want to rummage through your owner's manual to see if the vehicle's roof capacity is lower. If it is lower than the above crossbars then this is the rating you will need to abide by. In order to secure the ladders
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  • Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit for 2012 Kia Optima and 2010 VW GTI
  • The VW and Kia actually do share a lot of the same parts. For the 2012 Kia Optima use these parts: 53 inch SquareBars, part # TH712400 or 53 WingBars, part # TH711400 for silver or # TH711420 for black Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack foot pack, part # TH480R Fit kit, part # THKIT1629 For the 2010 VW GTI you can use the same bars of either style, the same foot pack, with a different fit kit, part # THKIT1323.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Thule Roof Rack on a 2015 Honda Civic
  • I can help you find a roof rack for your 2015 Honda Civic, but the # TH712400 Thule SquareBars are only a portion of the complete rack you will need. If you have a 4 door Honda Civic you will need # TH712400 SquareBars, # TH710501 Evo clamp feet, and # TH145180 fit kit to complete your roof rack installation. If you instead have a 2 door Honda Civic you will need # TH712400 SquareBars, # TH480R foot pack, and # THKIT1557 fit kit to complete your roof rack installation. Both systems
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  • Can Roof Rack On 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport Accommodate 2 Kayak Carriers
  • The Thule Roof Rack system for your 2006 Liberty will work great on the side rails you have. For this system you need part # TH712400, and part # TH710401.Thule also lists a 150 pound weight capacity with this system on your Jeep. To be able to carry 2 kayaks on the roof may pose a problem due to the room. Using the Thule Hull-A-Port J-Style Rooftop Kayak Carrier, part # TH834, it is recommended you do not attach the carrier to the portion of the crossbar that sticks outward from
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  • Aftermarket Roof Rack for 2017 Subaru Outback Touring Wagon for Transporting 16-ft Kayak
  • We do offer some aftermarket roof rack fits for your 2017 Subaru Outback Touring Wagon that has raised roof side rails. The current options are from Rhino-Rack and can be seen on the linked page. You can choose either silver or black bars; many customers prefer the black bar set-up, part # JA7975, for its OEM-like appearance. For silver bars order kit # JA7956. Both racks provide a maximum load capacity of 165-lbs and I suggest a review of your owner's manual to confirm that the car's roof
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  • Antenna Clearance When Transporting Stand-Up Paddleboards on 2013 Ford Escape or 2013 Toyota RAV4
  • When it comes to a stand-up paddle board carrier that will clear the antenna on a 2013 Ford Escape or a 2013 Toyota RAV4, I recommend taking a look at the Thule SUPDawg, part # Y04075. We installed this carrier on a Toyota 4Runner and as you can see in the attached picture, there is quite a bit of room between the roof and the paddle board so you shouldn't have any problem with antenna clearance.
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  • Removing the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack Mounting Feet
  • On the Thule Rapid Traverse feet, # TH480R, you will need to open the cover and use the tool stored inside to loosen the lower most bolt. Once you start to do that the foot will start to come off and you can also pull the clip out from where it hooks onto the vehicle. I have included a picture showing the tool and bolt in the foot.
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  • Replacement AcuTight Tool for Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack Feet
  • It sounds like you are missing or otherwise in need of the Thule AcuTight tool, # 752-2352-002. You might be able to use an Allen wrench in a pinch but I recommend replacing the tool. I do not recommend using any other tool for installation though because you could easily over-tighten the screws. The AcuTight tool has a little built-in torque indicator to let you know you have it at the right tightness.
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  • Thule Square Crossbar is Stuck on Rapid Traverse Foot
  • Using the integrated tool inside one of the feet you will loosen the nut and that should loosen the grip on the bars. If it is seized on there then there is likely some corrosion inside. You will need to take the end caps off of the bars and spray some WD40 inside. Let it soak for about 15 minutes and then try again. Repeat as needed!
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  • Will Thule WingBar Roof Rack Fit a 2015 Volkswagen GTI with Sunroof
  • A sunroof would not be a problem for Thule Rapid Traverse foot pack # TH480R because the feet rest at the outer edges of the roof. You will also need WingBars # TH711400 and fit kit # THKIT1710. If you prefer the WingBars in black use # TH711420 instead. It is not recommended to open the sunroof with a roof rack installed. The bars could be in the way and, even though the AeroBlade bars are quiet it would probably be louder than you'd like if you were able to open the sunroof.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2018 Jeep Compass and 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Both with Flush Rails
  • For your 2018 Jeep Compass, you will use the crossbars # TH711220, legs # TH480R , and fit kit # THKIT3164. You will also need locks # TH450400. For your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you will use crossbars # TH711520, the same legs # TH480R and locks # TH450400, but different fit kit # THKIT1656. You can use the same crossbars if you don't mind the longer crossbars on your Compass, but the fit kit will not be compatible between vehicles. You will need the custom fit for each one.
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  • Replacement Foot for Thule Rapid Traverse Foot Pack 480R
  • You are going to need a new foot. There isn't a repair kit available. For a single Thule Rapid Traverse foot use # 7522249001. I recommend inspecting all of the other feet and fit kit parts to see if anything else is in need of replacing.
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  • Recommended Thule Traverse Roof Rack Fit Kit on 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • For your 2018 Honda Civic, the Thule Traverse # TH480R for Aero bars will be compatible. You will need the fit kit # THKIT1852 for the proper fit on your 2018 hatchback. To complete the roof rack, you will also need the 47 inch Aero bars # TH711220 or SquareBar # TH712200. Either roof rack combination will be rated for 110 lbs max capacity on your vehicle. The fit kit # THKIT1797 you also asked about is only a fit for the Sedan.
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  • Can Crossbars for a Thule Roof Rack be Spaced Further Apart on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The crossbar spread is 27-1/2 inches for the Thule AeroBlade system on a 2012 Honda CR-V. This is set by where the feet need to install on the roof. The specific locations are chosen because they are the most structurally sound. The fit kit is then made to fit the specific contours of the roof in those locations. Moving the crossbars further apart will lead to damage to the roof and a lower capacity. For a wider bar spread the Yakima system has a spread of 32 inches. It is made up of
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  • Parts Needed to Install Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack on 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Thule does offer an Aeroblade roof rack that fits your 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the all black flush roof rails, but they recommend using 60 inch bars like the part # THARB60 so your 53 inch bars may not be long enough. All of the components needed to install a Thule rack on your vehicle are # TH711520, # TH480R, and # THKIT1656. If you were inclined you could go with just the feet and fit kit for now to see if the bars you have will work, and if not then order the 60 inch bars.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • First lets start with a roof rack for your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Thule Aeroblade roof rack that you referenced would be an excellent choice. To complete the rack you will need the part numbers # TH711520, # TH480R, and # THKIT1656. This rack will fit the models of your vehicle that have a naked roof as well as the vehicles with flush rails. For the larger ocean kayaks you would want a kayak carrier that can accommodate them. For that the Thule Hull-a-Port part # TH834 would
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  • Thule AeroBlade Load Bar Recommendation for a 2008 Honda Civic 4 Door
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she informed me that 47 inch cross bars would be too short on a roof rack on your 2008 Honda Civic. With the Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack # TH480R that you would want to use Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # TH711420. These are 53 inch load bars and would be the size you would want to use. To complete the roof rack for your 2008 Honda Civic you would also need a Thule Traverse Fit Kit # THKIT1425. I attached an installation video that shows this rack being
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  • Whispbar Roof Rack Fit for 2014 Porsche Cayenne with Panoramic Roof
  • For the 2014 Porsche Cayenne with panoramic roof and no existing rails or crossbars on the roof we do indeed offer aero-style roof racks. All can be seen on the linked page. The Rhino-Rack systems offers a high-value aero bar option consisting of parts # RRVA126S-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK304.
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  • Best Value Roof Rack for 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • For your 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude there typically are not factory raised rails. Those models come either without rails or with flush mounted rails. If those rails have a chrome finish and a slot in the top then you have the e-group package and I recommend the Rola Sport GTX Series Roof Rack - Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Black # 59967 for an economical option that will work very well. If those rails do not have the slot in the top, then you will use the Thule SquareBar
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  • How Tight do the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Feet Need to be
  • There is not a torque spec for the mounting clamps on the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack part # TH480R. The foot pack comes with an AcuTight tensioning tool which will be used to secure the feet onto the roof. The feet will need to be tight so they don't move but not much more than this. I have attached a review video which shows the feet being tighten for you as well.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee that Attaches to Fixed Points on Roof
  • There is a Rhino Rack roof rack that will install to the factory fixed points you have on the flush rails of your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, but nothing from Thule. You would want the Rhino Rack Roof Rack that consists of the following: # RRVA126B-2, # RRRCL4, and # RRRCP27-BK
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  • Thule Roof Rack for a 2009 Prius w/Sunroof AND 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • If your 2009 Toyota Prius has the type of sunroof that does NOT extend all the way to the sides of the roof then you can install a roof rack. Otherwise if the glass goes all the way to the sides you will not be able to mount a roof rack because the glass is not rated for the weight. For the traditional type of sunroof it is very possible that it will interfere with the rack when opened unless the bars were removed. Removing the bars would be a good idea anyway when not in use to cut
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  • Recommended Solution for Carrying 2 Kayaks on Roof of 2013 Ford F150 Super Cab
  • Let's begin with the roof rack. Rhino rack offers a strong and good looking yet economical roof rack in black as part # RRRS445B or silver as part # RRRS445. To carry the kayaks, I recommend the Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073. It's a J-style carrier but can also be used to carry 2 kayaks. You'll need another set of tie-down for the second boat. Use part # Y04031. You can see some product demonstration videos for the products I've recommended by clicking the provided links.
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  • How Tight Should Thule Rapid Traverse Feet Get to Roof of Vehicle
  • The Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480R comes with a tool that's basically a torque wrench which lets you know exactly how tight to get the hardware. Basically you tighten the tool till the line on the green portion of the tool lines up with the line on the gray portion. See picture.
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