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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon Roof Rack by Thule

Roof Rack Includes:

Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47" - Qty 2
Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack

Part Numbers: THARB47,TH450R

Our Price: $399.90

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Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47" - Qty 2
part number: THARB47

Attach these premium, aluminum bars to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, stylish, roof-mounted rack that is supremely quiet and aerodynamic. Pivoting endcaps let you easily slide on T-slot-mounted accessories.

Features:

  • AeroBlade design produces one of the quietest roof racks on the market
  • Load bars work with Thule Rapid foot packs to create a roof rack for mounting various accessories
    • Mount a cargo carrier, bike rack, kayak saddles, ski carrier and more
  • Unique, Kammback-like shape creates a supremely aerodynamic system with minimal drag
  • Integrated T-slots make it easy to slide T-track-mounted accessories onto the bars
    • SwingBlade endcaps pivot open to allow full access to T-slots for quick, simple mounting
    • Clamp-on accessories conveniently wrap around bars
  • Rubber stripping inside T-slots keeps out dirt and grime while also providing cushion for cargo
    • Textured surface disturbs airflow to dramatically reduce wind noise
  • Crossbar length can accommodate the following, depending on the types of carriers and accessories used:
    • 1 - 4 Bikes
    • 1 - 2 Kayaks
    • 1 - 8 Pairs of skis
    • 2 - 4 Surfboards
    • 1 Cargo box (with enough room to fit 1 bike beside it)
  • Lightweight aluminum construction is durable and rust resistant and takes up only a fraction of your weight limit
    • BoxBeam extrusion process provides exceptional strength
  • Slight bow in center of each bar helps to ensure a sturdy, custom-fit rack
  • SmartSlide molded measuring strip eases installation and lines slots beneath each bar to further improve aerodynamics


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 47" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/8" tall
  • Fits the following Thule foot packs:
    • Rapid Aero Crossroad (TH450R)
    • Rapid Aero (TH400XTR)
    • Rapid Tracker (TH430R)
    • Rapid Traverse (TH480R)
    • Rapid Podium (TH460R)
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs per pair
  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Lifetime warranty


Shhhhhhhhhhh.

Thule's AeroBlade bars are designed to be among the quietest, strongest, most aerodynamic load bars on the road. The low-profile, arced shape of the bars couples with the unique WindDiffuser stripping to produce a bar that is so quiet you'll forget you even have a rack on your car. Many factory and aftermarket roof racks produce an annoying whistle that can only be quelled by adding a fairing to your system. Not only is a fairing unnecessary with the AeroBlade, but adding one would actually make it louder and less aerodynamic.


Wind diffusing top strip

WindDiffuser Technology

A built-in T-track sits along the top of each bar, near the front. When no accessories are mounted, the included WindDiffuser rubber stripping covers the 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 strip 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, is the ribbing. This textured surface disturbs the air flowing over the bar, tripping it to create turbulence. The result is less wind noise, little or no annoying whistle, and a more aerodynamic rack. In fact, the AeroBlade has been shown to produce 90 percent less sound energy than the elliptical Thule Aero bars, making them the quietest load bars 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 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

Extruded aluminum construction

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


Installation of Thule AeroBlade Crossbars

To install your crossbars, use the included SmartSlide measurement system. This molded material lines the bottom slots of each bar and is scored and numbered to directly correspond with the instructions included in your custom mounting kit. By covering the bottom slots, around the feet, the SmartSlide manages to further reduce noise and eliminate whistlingas well.


SwingBlade Endcaps

Swing Blade end cap animation

Mounting accessories on your roof-rack crossbars has never been easier. With the AeroBlade you can slide accessories into the T-slots without having to wrestle off an endcap. Just pop the SwingBlade up and swing it out for instant access to the top slot.



ARB47 Thule Aero Blade Aluminum Cross Bars - 47" Long





Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack
part number: TH450R

Transform your vehicle's factory installed rails into flexible, multipurpose rack system with these adapters. Rubber coated steel clamping straps provide maximum security and unmatched strength while protecting existing rails from surface damage.

Features:

  • Maximum rack strength and custom fit provided by rubber coated steel strap of foot
  • Integrated rubber lining keeps existing rails fully protected from surface damage
  • Fits more vehicles than any other railing carrier
    • Mounting system adjusts to clamp securely to existing raised rails on vehicle roof
    • Design and style of foot complement your vehicle
  • Easily mount and remove feet with integrated tool that also acts as a cover
  • Optional one-key system locks available to secure the foot pack to the factory rails
    • Requires 4 lock cylinders (sold separately)
  • Application: Thule Rapid Aero or AeroBlade aluminum load bars


Thule Crossroad adapters strap on to the factory roof rack

Thule Crossroad adapters strap on to the factory roof rack.

The strap is tightened by turning a screw hidden behind a lockable door

The strap is tightened by turning a screw hidden behind a lockable door.

Turn the factory installed raised rails on your vehicle into a versatile, multipurpose rack system. The iron grip of the Rapid Crossroad, provided by the flexible steel clamping strap, allows for unmatched strength and security when mounting carriers to the roof of your vehicle. Whether you are biking, boating, skiing, or packing up for a well-deserved weekend away, this mounting system is the perfect base for safely transporting whatever you need to your next destination.



450R Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack





Video of Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47" - Qty 2


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




Video Transcript for Thule AeroBlade Crossbar Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Thule AeroBlade crossbar. The AeroBlade is available in 4 lengths, 43 inches, 47 inches, 53 inches and 60 inches. The AeroBlade is Thules quietest, strongest loadbar. On a vertical load test it can sustain over 800 pounds of force. It also managed to decrease the drag force by 55 when compared to the Thule Rapid Aero cross bar. On the top is a rubber wind diffuser that sits inside the T-slot. The wind diffuser helps control the air flow to keep noise down. It produces 13 decibels less noise than the previous Thule Rapid Aero bar. The slight bow in the center of each bar helps to ensure a sturdy, custom fit roof rack. Like the Rapid Aero bar the AeroBlade has a T-slot for attaching accessories. What is different about this system is the end cap. The end cap does not need to be removed in order to mount or remove accessories. It will swing up and out of the way to allow access to the T-Slot. Once you have installed or removed whatever accessories you need in the T-slot, close the end cap and your ready to go.

The underside of the bar is a measurement slide. You dont have to measure anymore, just follow the slide and the instruction. Adjust the slide to whatever measurement you need for your particular setup. Thule also includes rubber stripping to fill in the gap and help keep noise down on the underside of the cross bar. The AeroBlade bars are also designed to fit all of the current Rapid Foot Packs. It will fit the Rapid Crossroads feet part number TH450R, Rapid Aero Feet TH400XTR, Rapid Tracker feet part number TH430R, the Rapid Traverse part number TH480R and the Rapid Podium part number TH460R.

Next we will show you how to set up the Thule AeroBlade bar to install on your vehicle. We will flip the bar over and remove the end caps from each side. We will take our foot and slide it into the track on the underside. You can check the fit instructions to figure out where you need to get the measurement slider to get the foot in the correct position. Once we have our foot in place we can go ahead and reinstall our end cap. We will repeat the same proceedure on the other 3 feet and then we will be ready to install it on our vehicle. Now we are ready to go ahead and mount them on our vehicle.

We will position our crossbars on top of our vehicle. First we want to make sure the overhang of the crossbars is even from side to side. Then we will make sure we have them set at the same spot on either side of the vehicle so that the bars are running perpendicular to our factory raised side rails. Once we have our crossbars into place we can go ahead and begin tightening it down. The Rapid Crossroad feet use a rubber coated steel band that wraps around our factory side rails. As we tighten the foot down the foot locks onto our side rails and it also secures the AeroBlade bar into place. We will move back and forth from the drivers side to the passenger side as we tighten down to make sure the crossbar tighten downs evenly. Once we have the front crossbar in position we can go ahead and install our rear crossbar. We will place the rear bar into position and then like the front we will check to make sure the overhang on either side is even and we will also measure from the center of our front bar to the center of the rear bar to make sure the bar runs perpendicular to the side rails and it runs parallel with the front bar. Once we have the crossbar into position we will go ahead and use the same tightening procedure we used with the front bar.

For this application Thule recommends the 43 inch long AeroBlade bars you can use bars that are longer if you need to carry more, but keep in mind the general rule of thumb is not to exceed the width of your side view mirrors. Now that we have our AeroBlade roof rack installed we are ready to take it out for a test drive. And that does it for the Thule AeroBlades.



Customer Reviews

Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47" - Qty 2 - THARB47

Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack - TH450R

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (193 Customer Reviews)

Attach these premium, aluminum bars to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, stylish, roof-mounted rack that is supremely quiet and aerodynamic. Pivoting endcaps let you easily slide on T-slot-mounted accessories. Transform your vehicle's factory installed rails into flexible, multipurpose rack system with these adapters. Rubber coated steel clamping straps provide maximum security and unmatched strength while protecting existing rails from surface damage.

- TH450R

by: George M06/09/2015


These feet connect well to the roof rails, but I didn't find them as easy to use as the older style I have on my other car. It took a lot of fiddling to get the rails and feet into the right position so the bars were centered and the end caps would snap on to the feet properly. I prefer the older ones where the base of the feet stay on the rail, and the top part of the feet stay attached to the crossbar, then you can pop the crossbars on and off very quickly. With these it will take monkeying around every time you want to take the rails off and put them back on. 201870


Comments

Still three stars. Very fiddle-y to get right. The older clip in footer type is much easier to use.

George M - 06/08/2016

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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. 410429



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by: Doug G11/01/2013


Very easy to assemble and install. Seems very solid and quiet on my 14 Forester. Will be using Rhino-Rack Discovery bike carries in the rail and a yakima cargo box for ski's and misc gear. Shipped by e-trailer within a couple of hours of my order being placed....hard to beat that. 106030



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by: Roger M.07/09/2013


great quality and very stylish! really easy to install and love how Thule built in a measurement guide for the mounting feet. Thanks etrailer for great site and making it easy to find the right product for my car. love all the extras too, like videos, pictures, and documents to help with install! 88528


Comments

a year later and no complaints, great product!

Roger M - 07/09/2014

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by: Kyle H.12/09/2016


Thule is the only premier cargo accessory manufacture in the industry. The design, manufacturing and quality of their products is world class. We currently own two German SUVs that are used regularly for a wide array of outdoor sports and refuse to outfit our vehicles with any other brand of equipment. This particular system was very easy to install when following manufacturers installation instructions and recommendations. 323667



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by: Aileen01/08/2017


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 etrailer.com. 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. 333721



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by: Jim C.01/08/2012


Roof rack and bike fork mount carrier for BMW x3. Etrailer was exceptionally quick and accurate processing the order and keeping me informed of status. Web site was helpful ensuring I had the right parts for this car. Delivery better than expected--UPS also delivered to ensure product was not tampered with and so informed eTrailer who informed me. Very good keeping the customer informed. I've installed Thule and Yakima racks before on other vehicles. The secret is be patient and follow the instructions the best you can. The aero bars are superb. Definitely reduce wind noise. Otherwise, the installation was pretty straightforward. Looks good on the vehicle too. Quite plaseased so far with this purchase. Excellent price, customer service etc. Well done eTrailer. 29312



- TH450R

by: Jim S.09/02/2016


I have made several purchases from eTrailer over the past 10 years or so. We have never been disappointed! Every product has been high quality and eTrailer customer service has been exemplary. Our most recent purchase was a Thule crossbar system that allows us to put our Thule carrier on our new 2015 Ford Flex. I was a little concerned about the weight on the car but Thule came through with a product that outperforms with 5 stars. I did have to tighten the connectors slightly during our trip to Gatlinburg, but the trip was worry-free. The most stressful thing about the trip was being a passenger while my 16-yr-old son drove part of the way. No napping for me! 290551



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by: Magda S06/09/2017


Impeccable customer service! First off, the etrailer.com site was super easy to use to find exactly which rack we needed for our make/model. Shipping was super quick. As soon as our Thule rack arrived, we put it on the car and zipped away on our first mountain bike ride. Rack is awesome -- exactly what we wanted and needed. It fits the car perfectly. We weren't sure if the Thule rack would accommodate two 29ers, but it does (with room to spare). 391229



- TH450R

by: Dave W07/09/2014


Excellent product, even better customer service. Will definitely do business with etrailer again 140289



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by: Desmond R09/04/2017


Product is made and fit perfectly. Easy installation. 428729



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by: Joe M12/15/2014


I recently bought a 2015 Subaru Forester and wanted to add a trailer hitch for my bike carrier and cross bars for the roof. I chose the Thule foot pack with Aero cross bars. The kit was easy to install and looks good on the car. 165516



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by: Joe M12/15/2014


I recently bought a 2015 Subaru Forester and wanted to add a trailer hitch for my bike carrier and cross bars for the roof. I chose the Thule foot pack with Aero cross bars. The kit was easy to install and looks good on the car. 165515



- TH450R

by: Tom04/23/2013


The AeroBlades and the mounting feet fit perfectly on my 2013 VW Jetta SportWagon. It took a quick 10 minutes to install and worked great. 77413


Comments

Tom:I too have a 2013 VW Jetta SportWagon, but with a retractable sunroof. Can you advise me what the clearance dimension is in inches from the top of the roof to the bottom of the cross bars? Thank you for your time on this request.Al in NC

-- comment by: Al S - 07/17/2014

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by: Jon R.10/12/2017


Installed on a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Premiere. Installed yesterday when received, took me about 3 hours and it looks great. Can't wait to put it to the test. 441962



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by: Jake A.06/19/2012


AeroBlade Crossbars and Rapid Aero feet were exactly as advertised and arrived in great condition. Install on my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with factory roof rails was no problem at all... only took about 15 min. Service and email notifications from etrailer.com were excellent and have me convinced I'll purchase from here again. 44787



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by: Jake A.06/19/2012


AeroBlade Crossbars and Rapid Aero feet were exactly as advertised and arrived in great condition. Install on my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with factory roof rails was no problem at all... only took about 15 min. Service and email notifications from etrailer.com were excellent and have me convinced I'll purchase from here again. 44786



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by: Alfredo C.07/27/2012


Bought in conjunction with Thule 53" Aero Load bars. Very high quality and extremely easy to install on my 2010 Volvo V70 XC 49565



- TH450R

by: Tony12/10/2017


10/10 customer service from etrailer. They called personally to let me know of possible delay expressing the understanding that I might need part by the weekend. In the end the part made it prior to the weekend even though I had given myself a week of margin. The personal service and thoughtfulness are truly appreciated. 458980



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by: Ryan N11/17/2011


Sleek! I love the rubber inserts, as they provide enough anti-slip to let me secure my belongings without the need of a cradle-like add-on. The bars, empty, are noisier at 50mph than I had expected, though it's easy to get used to. I will make sure all seals are properly covered with the provided materials. 27088



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by: mummummer12/11/2012


Great product. Quick shipping. Thanks, etrailer! 61215


Comments

Im a 60 yr old woman that just bought a 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman S. Will thiss: Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47 fit into the rails that came with the vehicle? Do you think the instructions are easy enough for me to attach the crossbars by myself?

-- comment by: Cindy i - 05/27/2014

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There are a couple Thule AeroBlade kits that will work for your Mini Countryman S. I have linked to all the options that we have below. If you're comfortable with hand tools, particularly Allen wrenches, you should be good to go on the install. Of course if you run into trouble, we'll be more than happy to help.

-- Patrick B - 5/30/2014


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by: Tom M.05/13/2017


Easy installation, works great, and looks great. Zero wind noise. 380064



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by: Dave W07/09/2014


Excellent product best customer service I have ever dealt with. 140291



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by: Edgar F.11/21/2011


2003 Honda Accord Thule Rack with Snowboard Attachment. 27241



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by: Tiffany L.02/10/2012


This product was exactly as describe with free shipping, and it works great, very quiet. You just have to make sure the accessories you buy with it are compatible. It was also very easy to put together and install after watching an online video about it. 31409



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by: Bob08/09/2012


Thule makes good racks that is a known fact. This one is no different . What makes the difference is the great customer service,good price and lightning fast delivery from etrailer. The rack and bars install in 30 minutes and perform great. 51083



- TH450R

by: Phil H05/19/2011


These Thule products fit great, easy to install on my X-5. I bought the 53" cross bars and they were fine, but if there is a next time I might go with the 50". Mounted my kayak carriers and the installation looks good, very sturdy. 14826



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by: Larry11/29/2012


Very, very, very easy to assemble. It took me only 37 minutes (I timed it) to assemble everthing and attach it to the roof of my car. Fits like a glove and look fantastic. etrailer shipped everything very well with no damage. 60246



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by: Bert S.04/05/2014


Roof rack assembly was received in record time, much faster than expected! Packaging was excellent and the items all assembled without a hitch on our Subaru Crosstrek. Only thing now is to mount our kayaks and hit the water. 123889



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by: Harlan D.05/07/2014


The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - Aluminum - 47", were an excellent fit for my 2013 JSW. They don't stay on all of the time, just when I need to move items that don't fit into the car. Service with e-trailer was fantastic. 129472



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by: mike t07/23/2016


this is my second purchase from etrailer. Both arrived promptly, in good condition and were exactly what I ordered. Will purchase from these people again should the need arise. Prices are good as well as the product. 275277



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by: John M.05/30/2015


Again, a great Thule product. Installation was easy. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. I have used multiple Thule products on my truck and this system went in as easily as before. 198871



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by: Rick10/15/2014


Products arrived very quickly. Well finished. Everything fit just as it should and works perfectly - what more can you ask? My second order and it won't be the last 156048



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by: Dan E.05/14/2014


Very quiet. I lose less than 0.5mpg at 60mph with just the load bars and Thule Traverse feet. The silver color does make all of the bugs that you slaughter visible. 130561



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by: TS06/17/2014


nice design...too bad it wouldn't work with my existing parts, but a return and replacement for the correct parts was very easy and painless. Thanks 136158



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by: Joe C08/25/2014


Great service on the phone to find the correct accessories, quick delivery and the racks work perfect. Very pleased with the whole operation. Joe 148407



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by: Alex12/01/2017


Very clean look. Solid attachment points for thule crossbars, although lining up the attachment points was a bit trickier than anticipated. 456401



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by: Teddra L08/17/2015


Easy to put on. I have a pair of Thule hullavators for kayaks that I have to put on so I can test out. Arrived quickly and with no damage. 219942



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by: Hyrum05/31/2015


The product arrived extremely quickly and was really easy to install. I am very satisfied with the product and the service from etrailer 199051



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by: AndyT08/25/2014


Bars add just a bit of wind noise, much quieter then round bars on another car. Etrailer had competitive pricing and quick shipping. 148445



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by: Rachel06/24/2014


Love the new rack! It was delivered quickly, was in perfect condition and easy to install. Can't wait to go on our first trip! 137392



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by: Ed E.07/27/2011


These mounting feet worked great had them on my factory roof rack in minutes. I only wish the locks were included. 20332



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by: David C.07/01/2015


Bought with the aeroblade. Made installation a breeze with it installed and loaded in less than an hour. 208655



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by: John M.05/30/2015


Product installation went smoothly. I have used Thule products before and have always been very satisfied. 198869



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by: Jason S12/08/2014


Best prices and absolutely the best customer service. eTrailer has me as a customer for LIFE. Jason 163650



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by: Dave T.09/09/2013


High quality professional looking cross bars once installed on the factory roof racks on the vehicle. 99051



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by: Tom W06/18/2015


Easy to mount needed this to mount electric bike to roof because of additional weight of bike. 204306



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by: James12/19/2014


As always, etrailer gets it right. Matches very well to my 2011 highlander hybrid limited 166269



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by: Johnmark08/15/2014


would have been good to have a stronger recommendation for the locks at time of purchase 146944



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by: Randy08/08/2012


Guard your paint, rubber straps will leave marks on paint that must be waxed off. 50987


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  • Difference Between the Roof Rack Spread on the Thule AeroBlades and Yakima Roof Rack System
  • The different manufacturers do specify different crossbar spreads. A wider crossbar spread is preferred, since it distributes the weight of the cargo more evenly, and supplies a wider base for roof rack cargo accessories to attach to. You are correct, in that you will have to check the fit of the specific accessories that will be used on the roof rack. Many roof mounted cargo accessories (like bike racks and cargo boxes) require a specific crossbar spread to mount and support the weight
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen with Sunroof
  • Roof Rack manufacturers do not typically test their roof racks for sunroof interference, but after doing a little research on the sunroof on the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, I recommend choosing a roof rack that sits above the factory side rails. When the sunroof is retracted, it comes pretty close to the same height as the side rails. The roof rack I recommend is the Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack. This roof rack consists of the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB47, and the
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  • Distance Between Thule Roof Rack Crossbars And Roof On 2014 Audi Q7
  • The distance between the crossbars on your 2014 Audi Q7 may vary depending on the type roof rack you install and the height of the side rails on your vehicle. I spoke with my contact at Thule and they told me that the height of the # TH460R that is included in the system you referenced is 1-1/2 to 2 inches. This would not include the height of the crossbars that fit the feet. We have another roof rack option for you. It is the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack. The height of this foot
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  • Correcting Wind Noise on 2015 Subaru Forester with Thule AeroBlade Crossroads Roof Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and you are correct, the smaller strips that you speak of should fill in the exposed gap on the underside of the crossbar. Installing these rubber strips should help to decrease the wind noise/whistle that you are experiencing when driving your 2015 Subaru Forester. I have included a photo for you. As for the black caps, please feel free to email me a picture of them so we can determine their function. I have also attached a video for you to check out.
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  • Can the Thule Roof Tracks and Tracker Roof Rack Be Used on a New Toyota Prius C
  • The Thule Roof Tracks, # THTP42, can be installed on any vehicle as long as there is enough room on the roof to install the tracks and they will work with the foot base, # 753-2149, that you currently have. As long as you have the tracker feet and the appropriate crossbars, you can use this set up on your new Toyota Prius C. At this time there are no roof racks that were specifically designed for the new Prius C, so adding the roof tracks is going to be the only option, unless your
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2006 Saturn Vue With Factory Chrome Rails
  • We have several bars that will work for your 2006 Saturn Vue with chrome rails. I recommend the Thule AeroBlade # THARB47, # TH450R. The AeroBlades are one of the quietest crossbars on the market. They can hold up to 165 pounds, but it is always a good idea to check your owner's manual for the weight capacity of your roof. The # TH450R foot pack has a strap that attached around the bar of your factory chrome rail instead of clamping to it. I have attached an installation video of this roof
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  • Bolts to Fit the T-Slot in Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB47 on 2014 Nissan Rogue
  • If you are looking for bolts that can be inserted into the T-slot or channel on your Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB47, with Rapid Crossroad Foot Pack, # TH450R, I have attached a link to the kits that we have available. Each of these adapters/kits allow you to mount specific accessories to the AeroBlade load bars. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send me an email.
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  • Troubleshooting Whistling Thule Roof Rack on a 2012 Volvo XC60 with Sunroof
  • Roof racks and roof rack mounted accessories tend to be pretty noisy. Especially when you throw a sunroof into the mix. If the noise is the worst with the sunroof open then you will most likely have to close it. What you can try is repositioning the cargo box so that maybe the wind will hit it differently to see if the noise gets reduced. The install hardware of Thule boxes is adjustable front to back, so you will want to try moving it forward or back on your crossbars and maybe even
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  • Will Thule AeroBlade Edge Bars TH7603 Fit a 2014 Audi Q7 Instead of the TH7602 Bars
  • There is an easy way to figure out if your 2014 Audi Q7 will accept the slightly longer # TH7603 bars. Measure the distance from the center of the fixed mounting points on one side of the vehicle to the center of them on the other side of the vehicle. If those distances are between 43 and 46-3/4 inches then you can use # TH7603-TH7603.
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  • Bar Spacing of Thule Aeroblade Traverse Roof Rack on 2017 Hyundai Elantra
  • Aftermarket roof racks like the excellent Thule AeroBlade systems need to install on a vehicle with a specific bar spacing. All Thule AeroBlade racks for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra are shown on the linked page; there are several variations, the Edge and Podium systems, which both use the Aero bars. The bar spacing for all Aero racks needs to be 30-1/2-inches from bar center to bar center. If you can confirm which type of AeroBlade rack you have and which Elantra you have (2-door coupe,
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  • Will the Thule Stacker fit Thule Aeroblade Crossbars
  • Yes, the Thule The Stacker # TH830 that you referenced can fit on Thule Aeroblade crossbars like the part # THARB47 that you referenced. The only other component needed to complete a roof rack on your 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan with raised side rails would be the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack # TH450R.
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  • Cargo Basket Recommendation For 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited With Panoramic Roof
  • There are a couple of measurements you can take on your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. First, you will want to measure the crossbars themselves to make sure any basket you select will fit the style and size you have. The next important measurement is the distance center-to-center. You said your crossbars measured 43 inches, so that will be the measurement I use when making a recommendation. Unfortunately, the Rhino Rack Cargo Carrier, part # RMCB, you referenced, will fit on roofs that
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2010 Ford Transit Connect
  • We have many roof rack options for your 2010 Ford Transit Connect, but the roof rack that I would recommend is the Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack. This roof rack includes the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB47, which are one of the quietest crossbars on the market that do not sacrifice strength. The Podium Foot Pack, # TH460R, and the Fit Kit, # THKIT3021, were specifically designed to mount on the roof of your vehicle. I have attached an installation video of this roof rack
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  • Roof Mounted Cargo Bag for a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • For your 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe I recommend the Rightline Sport 3 XL bag # RL100S30. This bag has 18 cubic feet of storage space and will fit a vehicle with or without a roof rack. For vehicles that do not have a roof rack I recommend adding clips # RL100600 so you don't have to run the straps through the interior of the vehicle. Another helpful item is protective pad # RL100650 which will not only protect the bag but also help keep it in place while traveling. A wheel step, # TH2100,
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  • Difference Between Thule Aero Roof Racks for a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • The difference between the two different Thule Aero roof racks you mentioned is the feet style of the racks. The Aeroblade Edge part numbers # TH7602-TH7603 and # THKIT4029 uses crossbars that do not extend past the feet of the rack. This gives a very OEM look that will make the least amount of wind noise but the bars are a bit shorter. The Podium Thule rack part # THARB47, # TH460R, and # THKIT4029 that is also a fit for your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has bars that extend past the
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  • Recommended Roof Rack That Can Carry 100-lb Dinghy On 2005 Mini Cooper S
  • Most of the roof racks we offer for your R53 have a weight capacity of 110-lbs. You will want to check your owner's manual or with your dealership to make sure your vehicle has the capability of handling your 100-lb dinghy. I recommend the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack for your Cooper. This roof rack has 47-inch aluminum AeroBlade crossbars that are some of the quietest out there. To order this roof rack you will need part # THARB47, part # TH480R, part # TH487, and part # THKIT1366.
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  • How to Remove the End Caps on Thule Rapid Crossroads Feet and AeroBlade Load Bars
  • If you are talking about the end caps on the Rapid Crossroads foot pack # TH450R then they will just pull off (unless you have locks installed then you would unlock them first). For the end caps on the AeroBlade bars there is a little tab on the underside of the bar that you will need to press in while pulling out on the end cap. I made a video showing how this works for you.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Nissan X-Trail With Factory Side Rails
  • The roof rack system you mentioned, # TH45050, will not work on your 2006 Nissan Xtrail with factory roof rails that run front-to-back with no gaps between the rails and the roof. We do have a system that will work and allow you to leave the factory rails on the top though. The Yakima Q tower system, # Y00409, # Y00634, # Y00731, and Y00124 would allow you to put the towers outside of the existing rails and position the cross bars over them. If you wanted to remove the factory rails
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  • Recommend Crossbar Size For My 2011 Ford Explorer Limited
  • The crossbar width that you choose really depends on your preference and how much you want to carry. The largest crossbar we have available that is a confirmed fit for your vehicle measures 60 inches in width, the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, part # THARB60. The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars will mount using the Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Foot Pack # TH450R. If you are wanting to carry more than 1 or 2 roof rack accessories, I would recommend going with wider crossbars. But, keep in mind
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan with Panoramic Sun Roof
  • If you have side rails that run from front to back on your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan then the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack # TH450R would be the correct foot pack for installing a Thule Roof Rack with Aeroblade cross bars. The correct cross bars for this setup would be the Aeroblade bars part # THARB47. If you have a naked roof without any side rails you would want Thule Rapid Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R with the fit kit # THKIT1621. The correct cross bars for this
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  • What Size Thule AeroBlade Load Bars Fit a 2011 BMW X5
  • The Thule AeroBlade bars, # THARB53, need to be able to reach from one side of the vehicle to the other and have enough space to safely attach to the Rapid Aero Crossroad feet, # TH450R. Bars that are less than 53 inches will not fit. The 53 inch bars have been determined to be the best, safest fit for a 2011 BMW X5. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of the AeroBlade bars for you.
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  • Thule Roof Rack For 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 Door With Raised Rails
  • I reached out to my contact at Thule and they confirmed that the roof rack you will need for your 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 door with raised rails will consist of the Rapid Crossroads Footpack # TH450R and the 53 inch Aeroblade load bars # THARB53 or # THARB53B for the black finish.
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  • How to Remove End Caps on Thule Square Roof Rack Crossbars
  • The regular end caps on the Thule square load bars, # 853-3593, just press in and are held in place by compression. To remove them you would just pull them off. It is a tight fit though and you may need to use a tool, like channel locks, to get the best grip to pull them off.
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  • Adding Crossbars and Locks to Secure Thule Atlantis 1600 Cargo Box to 2012 Toyota Highlander
  • To attach your Thule Atlantis 1600 to the roof of your 2012 Highlander, you would use the # TH450R and the # THARB53 AeroBlade crossbars as you mentioned. The crossbar system is confirmed as being a fit for your Highlander. The crossbar system is compatible with the Atlantis 1600 cargo box. The foot pack system, TH450 is lockable with the addition of the optional locking cores. The foot pack would require 4 cores, but if you would like the locks on the foot pack and the Atlantis cargo
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  • Difference Between Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Packs TH450 and TH450R
  • Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part # TH450, is compatible with square bars like # THLB50. Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part # TH450R, is compatible with aeroblade bars like part # THARB53. I have included installation videos of these roof racks on a 2011 and a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen for you to check out.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV and NON EV
  • Toyota made an all-electric version of the RAV4, so EV stands for Electric version. EV is not a Hybrid, Hybrids have an electric and a gasoline powered engine, the EV only has an electric powered engine. If you do not have a EV style vehicle then the Thule AeroBlade Crossroads Aero Bar Roof Rack # TH450R with # THARB53 would be a great selection for your RAV4. At this time, there is not a Roof Rack confirmed to fit if you have the 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV with factory installed rails. If
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for Thule Ascent 1600 Cargo Box on a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL550
  • Great news! I was able to determine that the Thule Ascent 1600 fit Thule standard (square), Rapid Aero, AeroBlade and Xsporter load bars; Yakima bars; and most factory-installed luggage racks before the cargo box was discontinued. I recommend for your 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL550 the Thule AeroBlade with the Crossroads Aero Foot made up of the # THARB53 & # TH450R. This rack will mount on the factory rails that run from front to back on your vehicle already, and not only will they look
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  • Removal of the Thule Rapid Crossroad Foot Pack # TH450R
  • Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack # TH450R is easy to remove. You will just remove the cap from the end and then use the integrated hex tool to rotate the allen bolt counterclockwise to loosen the strap. When the strap is loose you can simply remove the strap from the base. I've attached a video to assist and you can see this installation beginning at the 1:52 mark. You will simply do this process in reverse to remove them.
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  • Recommended Crossbar for 2008 Toyota 4Runner Urban Runner with Factory Roof Rails
  • Good news, I can help you equip your 2008 Toyota 4Runner Urban Runner, which is a Sport Edition model of the 4Runner. I recommend the Thule AeroBlade Crossroads Aero Bar System made up of # THARB53 (crossbars) and # TH450R (mounting foot). This style of roof crossbar is not only sturdy and stylish this roof-mounted rack that is supremely quiet and aerodynamic. It also features pivoting endcaps let you easily slide on T-slot-mounted accessories. This crossbar is great for mounting a
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  • Best Way to Haul Kayaks or a Cargo Box on a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with Factory Side Rails
  • The best roof rack system we have for your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with factory side rails is a combination of the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars part # THARB53B and the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack part # TH450R. The mounting feet are very easy to install and remove as all you will need to do to accomplish either task is open the lockable door and use the included allen key too tighten or loosen the rubber straps. To deter theft you will want to lock the doors on the mounting
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  • What Length of Load Bars Do I Need for a Roof Rack on my 2009 Outback Wagon
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she informed me that you would need to use the 47 inch Thule AeroBlade Aluminum Bars, part # THARB47, on your 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon with either a naked roof or a roof with side rails. She said that shorter length bars would not be long enough for your roof. I attached installation instructions for the Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part # TH450R, below for you to check out also.
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  • Will Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Foot Pack # TH450R Fit 2016 Volvo XC90 with Raised Rails
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and the Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, # TH450R, has been confirmed to fit the raised factory rails on the 2016 Volvo XC90. You will just need 53 Inch Load Bars, # THARB53 for aluminum or # THARB53B for black, to complete the set-up.
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  • Roof Rack for 2017 Subaru Forester and 2016 Honda Pilot to Use Thule Hullavator
  • The Thule Hullavator # TH898 can be used on your 2017 Subaru Forester but you will need the right length crossbars to use with your Rapid Crossroad Footpack part # TH450R. Thule recommends the crossbars that are 47 inches long part # THARB47. You can use your 60 inch bars # THARB60B with your 2016 Honda Pilot with a naked roof though. You would need the feet part # TH480R and the fit kit part # THKIT1811.
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  • Troubleshooting Thule Crossroads Foot Pack that is Not Functioning Correctly
  • The Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack # TH450R you have looks like the cap is already open enough to use a separate allen wrench/hex tool to tighten your bars if you want to leave them in place. If not, I recommend drilling out your locks if needed and prying out the tool. The photo you attached shows a very odd angle for the removal tool so you will need to pray it out and see if the foot still functions or replace it. If all fails and the foot needs to be cut off
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  • How Many Feet Included with Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack Part TH450R
  • The Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part # TH450R includes 4 feet.
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  • Can 2005 Cadillac SRX Sunroof be Opened with Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack Installed
  • As long as the sunroof on your 2005 Cadillac SRX does not rise up above the tops of the side rails on the vehicle you will be able to open it with the Thule roof rack in place. To add the AeroBlade roof rack to your SRX you will need the bars themselves # THARB53 and the Rapid Crossroads feet # TH450R.
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