Thule ARB53 53 Inch AeroBlade Load Bars - Thule Load Bars
The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars feature the latest technology and design to create a whisper-quiet roof rack. They work with the existing Thule Rapid Aero Foot Packs and Thule Accessories. Fairings do not work with AeroBlade bars.
- Aerodynamic shape helps reduce any possible cabin noise
- Integrated T-slot for easy mounting of select Thule accessories
- Carry up to 165lbs of cargo, weight varies from vehicle to vehicle
- Offered in three other sizes for optimal fit on any vehicle in any application
- Profile of the bar delivers a sleek new look
- AeroBlade bars will only work with the Thule Rapid Aero Foot Packs
- WindDiffuser is a textured surface on the t-slot cover that disturbs the airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wing noise
- The sophisticated BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates one of the strongest load bars in the market. Using a vertical load test, the AeroBlade can sustain over 800 lbf of force
- The new SwingBlade end cap pivots open to allow full access to the t-slot for easy accessory installs
- The new SmartSlide is a molded measurement system providing a quick, no-hassle, tape-measure-free foot installation. SmartSlide also covers the underbar slot to improve aerodynamics and noise diffusion
- NOT compatible with the following Thule products: 503 Load Stops, 516 Prologue, 579XT Canoe Carrier, 558P Tandem Carrier, 847 Outrigger II, 884 Roll Model
- Fairings do not work with it. Why? THEY DON'T NEED TO! This is 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 : 6.5 lbs.
UPC Code : 091021519015
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Thule ARB53 53 Inch AeroBlade Load Bars Reviews
Cararated this item 4 out of 5 on 6/16/2014:
Pretty easy to install after watching videos. Makes some noise but I'm sure if I play around it will go away. Not disappointed! Would recommend.
Thule ARB53 53 Inch AeroBlade Load Bars Questions
asked on 6/1/2014:
Vehicle: 2012 Ford Focus 5 dr / ZX5
How many bars per package? Are there two included at this price?
They come as a pair. There are two crossbars in each package.
Thanks, Rack Attack Boston
asked on 5/27/2014:
Vehicle: 2010 Ford Flex
Hey There. Was looking to purchase this roof rack. I have the bars on my roof already running from the front to the back. I feel like ill need something to mount the crossbar to bars. please advise.
If you're looking to install the AeroBlade load bar on your Flex you'll need the following parts:
Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad foot pack
Thule 53inch AeroBlade Load bars
Thule 4 Pack of SKS lock cores (optional)
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