Can I Put a Thule/Yakima Fairing on My Volvo V50 Crossbars

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Will the Thule/Yakima Fairing fit the Volvo V50 OEM wing crossbars? If not, is there a fairing to fit the V50 crossbars? Thanks!!!

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There is a way to get a fairing on your Volvo V50, but the Thule Roof Rack Fairing, part TH8701, is designed to fit either Thule Square Load Bars or Thule Aero Load Bars. Likewise, the Yakima Fairings will only fit Yakima load bars.

Typically, the front cross bar on a factory system is far back enough that a fairing is not needed. Often times the Thule or Yakima roof racks will put the front bar close enough to the windshield that a fairing is needed or recommended.

Depending on what roof rack accessory you are using, some will actually come with a fairing built for that accessory, like the Yakima and Rola roof baskets, part # Y07070 and # 59504.

You could put a single cross bar in front of your factory cross bar and put a fairing onto that. You would need a Single Square Load Bar for Thule Roof Rack Systems - 50 inch, part # 853-0182-13, two Replacement Feet for Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part # 753-3399, and two Replacement Handle Assemblies for Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Feet, part # 753-20064

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