You may damage your car or void your warranty. Know a lot about mechanics and modding? Caution: Make sure to do your research before modifying your car. What about with the bikes mounted? The fit hooks are rubber dipped to protect your car. The weather stripping does take the clip's form for a day or so if I leave the rack on for a couple weeks, but they form right back to the door - secondary inner weather stripping cushion like still stops any sort of leaking when rain comes down. Even once bikes are installed, everything looks ok.
The Thule 'square' bars are steel with a thick plastic sleeve. Emailed the photos and got a response about a week later. Rack load capacity: 110 to 130 pounds depending on year Thule AeroBlade Crossbars are now available in black. RhinoRack now offers replacement locks and keys so that you can have 1 key for most of your RhinoRack gear. Thanks Gary for sending the photos. I've never had a roof rack before.
Golf R and Scirocco posts are welcome. Now, I work on aircraft for a living, and I know that I like as much info about a problem as I can get up front, so that I can correctly evaluate the issue. I had Yakima on my last car, and now I have Thule. The really nice AeroBlade cross-bars cut the wind reducing drag and noise. I've seen one for the Thule but not the Yakima which is the one I would rather get. Which roof rack is the best? The issues start when you drive and hit bumps. The metal feet are really well finished, and the fit is great.
The Rear Wheel Strap is located behind the Panoramic Roof allowing Gary to still use his Panoramic Roof whilst driving. The roof rack does make some groaning noise when going over stiff bumps but I figure that is likely normal with roof racks like this. Uses the same Thule One-Key locks, cost extra , as most everything in the Thule family allows for having the same key for the racks and accessories. Noise becomes background pretty quickly and the rack is unnoticed. Almost no added wind noise with it on though. With bikes mounted, the hatch will open if the rack tilts down and out of the way.
I don't plan to pull a camper, but I have found some light weight ones under 2000 lbs. I pulled on the sucker with all my weight 200+ and it seems rock solid so I'm not too concerned about creaks and groans. Anyway when I was searching around there wasn't much info so I figured I would post. The new Wingbar Aerodynamic cross-bar is ultra strong and has enhanced drag and noise elimination features. The foot is made of metal and plastic. I love my bike shop.
Note: install the fairing before the bike trays. So I would suggest the Yakima Baseline fit, with JetStream bars I like the black on pretty much any car, but Silver is great on some. The fit hooks are often 2-piece; they have a glued-on thick protective rubber pad. I attached it similair to this but choose longer bolts and cut off the heads so I could use the hand screw nuts that come with the fairing I don't have roof racks for looks. I have the single rack pushed close the bumper and yes you can.
Comes fully assembled, but installation requires some adjustment, and a little extra care for a safe and secure install. As a result, one bike has a Quick-Release Front Wheel and the other has a 15 mm x 110 mm Through-Axle Front Wheel, otherwise known as a Boost Front Hub. Very happy with the bars, but the fairing could be better. Rack systems with integrate feet trade cargo carrying width for smoothness. It has a built-in adjustable pitch mechanism to accommodate the curve of your roof. I tried them and I liked them, but they are not as tough so I returned them. Do all modification at your own risk.
Instead, they only reach far enough to grab the plastic of the spoiler. The rack is really quiet without the bike mount, with the mount it's louder naturally and with the bike lots of howling as to be expected. Just wanted to drop a line here and say I'm stocked for the whispbar system from Yakima. Tired of answering the same questions time and time again? Locks are available separately security is industry standard. I talked with a customer service rep and offered to send him photos of what the rack was doing to my car, which he said would be good.
When I bought the rack, I asked the bike shop if they, and thule, we're sure it wouldn't damage the spoiler. . Adapters may be needed for some accessories, some accessories are not compatible, so be sure to check our rack and accessory guide. I'll try to get another pic without the bike on it, and a pic with the fairing I've been too lazy to put that on I have noticed about a 6-7 mpg loss, but have heard the fairing saves 2-3. The crossbars are really solid and have a thick, rugged, tight-fitting plastic sleeve.
I don't plan to pull a camper, but I have found some light weight ones under 2000 lbs. This will reduce the amount of tension on the top cables and pull less on the spoiler. The roof rack does make some groaning noise when going over stiff bumps but I figure that is likely normal with roof racks like this. My bike is a Quick release through axle 15mm the bike clips on sturdy and feels great. The aerodynamic aluminum rack crossbars are as rugged as they are nice. Well, found out on a Christmas road trip that it wasn't my imagination, but it was definitely pulling up my spoiler. I, however, am not a fan of the fairing.