Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

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How to Install the Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack on a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu


Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System with the 53-inch Aero blades, using part numbers THARB53, TH480R and THKIT1684. With our roof rack assembled according to the manufacturers instructions we'll begin by opening our front doors and grabbing the front half of our rack. We'll place it onto the front half of our roof line then grab our tape measure. Per Thule's fit guide, we're going to measure 9 1/2 inches from the leading edge of the roof line to the leading edge of our foot pack. We'll do this measurement on both sides to be sure that we have our feet in line with each other. With both feet in the correct position, we'll now tighten from side to side, a little bit at a time, until we have this half of our rack secured to our vehicle. With the front secure, we'll close the front doors, open our rear doors and grab the rear half of our rack. We'll place it onto the rear part of our roof line.

The measurement we're going to do here is 25 5/8. We'll do it from the center of the front foot pack to the center of the rear foot pack. Again, we're going to take this measurement on both sides to be sure we have our feet in line with each other and also that our bars are parallel. Once we have our feet in the correct position, we'll simply follow the same tightening process that we used for the front. Once we have it secure, we'll shut our rear doors, we're ready to start attaching some gear and that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB53, TH480R and THKIT1684, on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. .


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