The Thule 871XT Fairing has been replaced by the Thule 8701 AirScreen - 38 Inch
Thule 8701 AirScreen - 38 Inch

Thule 8701 AirScreen - 38 Inch

The Thule 8701 Airscreen 38-inch redirects airflow over the roof rack to reduce wind-noise and increase your vehicles fuel efficiency.

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Thule 871XT Fairing

Thule 871XT Fairing
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Status: Discontinued

Product Code: 100871XT


The Thule 871XT Fairing features updated mounting hardware for a better and more secure fit on Thule square and Thule Rapid Aero bars. The Thule 871XT Fairing is 38 inches wide.


  • Drastically reduces noise and resistance created by your rack
  • Works with Thule Rapid Aero loadbars without blocking T-Track for accessories
  • No more knobs sticking straight up on Rapid Aero fits
  • More secure fit on Thule square bars
  • Increased rigidity to prevent wind-slap
  • Improves vehicle's gas mileage
  • Constructed from high strength plastic
  • Rubber bumpers and anti-scuff film to protect your vehicle's finish
  • Comes in three other sizes 870XT, 872XT, and 873XT
  • <strong>Fairings do not fit Aeroblade bars.</strong> Why? THEY DON'T NEED TO! Aeroblades are the strongest, quietest, and most aerodynamic load bar out there!


Weight: 4.5lbs

Length (carton): 27"

Width (carton): 7.75"

Height (carton): 2.25"

UPC: 091021871984

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Thule 871XT Fairing
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Fit guide is wrong for my vehicle fairing is smaller than the space between the towers so it it dosnt reduce wind noise. Rack Attack offered return but I did not want to pay return shipping and 15% restock. Contacted Thule and asked them to just send me the larger size acrylic piece they refused to help me.

2011 Honda Fit

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Easy to mount and quieted the beast! Well worth the investment. Wish it was lockable? Thule spec'ed too small a fairing for my car, but Rack Attack fixed the error without question. GREAT customer service!

2008 Acura TSX

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Product is awesome, I don't what the review above is talking about. If installed properly wind noise reduction is about 95% less than without. My car doesn't sound like I'm in a wind tunnel anymore. Install manual is not that great (as all thule manuals) but once you get the hang of it, it is not that difficult to install. Plus that rack looks super cool now. Again 95% wind noise reduction after I installed this fairing

2010 Lexus IS250

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I gave it a rating of one because it looks cool. Otherwise this fairing is useless. I doubt it serves any other function. Wind noise is not reduced and may actually be louder than without!

2009 MINI Cooper Clubman

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-888-399-7225

All required tools and instructions for the Thule 871XT Fairing are provided. No particular expertise required, just be sure to follow the instructions closely. While installation times vary depending on your vehicle and racks purchased, installations typically take from 15-60 minutes.

With so many different cars out there, we need to carry a wide range of roof rack components. To see what has been made specifically to fit your vehicle, enter your vehicle information in our base rack fit guide.

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