Crossbar Recommendation for a Thule Evolution Box to Attach to a 2006 Nissan Xterra

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I just procured a Thule Evolution Cargo BoxSerial number 673-022305-029. I would like to mount it on my 2006 Nissan Xterra, but I noticed that the mounting U-bolts were not wide enough to go on the factory installed cross bars. The cross bars are about 4 inch wide. I understand that I can purchase Thule cross bars to replace my factory installed ones to mount the Cargo Box, but I am looking into other options. Would TH04997 work to mount the Cargo box on my 2006 Xterra or are there any other options? Thank you for your help.

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The only option you have is to go with a different cross bar like you mentioned. The only installation hardware we can recommend for a Thule Evolution box is what is recommended by Thule. The recommended hardware is the EasySnap Mounting Kit # TH05820 which will not accommodate 4 inch wide cross bars.

For an economically priced Thule set of cross bars check out the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R and 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420.

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