Thule 871XT Fairing - Thule Fairings
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
- Fairings do not fit Aeroblade bars. Why? THEY DON'T NEED TO! Aeroblades are the strongest, quietest, and most aerodynamic load bar out there!
Stock Status : Currently In Stock
**Stock status is to be used as a general guide to current inventory. Availability is not guaranteed.
Dimensional Weight : 4.5 lbs.
UPC Code : 091021871984
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Thule 871XT Fairing Reviews
streec rated this item 5 out of 5 on 4/5/2010:
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!
Mike rated this item 5 out of 5 on 12/16/2009:
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
sjwass rated this item 1 out of 5 on 11/17/2008:
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!
Thule 871XT Fairing Questions
asked on 3/13/2013:
Vehicle: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX / STI 4dr
Would this fit on the subaru oem oval cross bars?
Thule fairings only fit Thule square load bars or the now discontinued Thule Aerobars (not to be confused with AeroBlades). Brand specific fairings like Thule and Yakima will not fit OEM crossbars.
asked on 1/29/2012:
Vehicle: 2010 Mazda 3
The description of this product says it does not fit aeroblade bars, but the product video explicitly says that it does. Can you explain the discrepancy?
The Thule XT line of fairings does not fit the new Thule Aero Blade. They fit Thule steel square load bars and the now discontinued aluminium Thule Rapid Aero Bar. The "Rapid Aero Bar" was a different shape than the new “Aero Blade” that accommodated the attachment of a fairing. The New Aero Blades are basically noiseless and as such don't require the fairing to help reduce the wind noise of the rack.
asked on 1/7/2012:
Vehicle: 2007 subaru impreza wrx
will this thule 871XT fairing work on yakima round 48 inch crossbars?
The Thule Fairing mounts will not affix to the Yakima cross bar.
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