Dave B asked on 12/18/2013:

Vehicle: 2008 Ford Ranger std. Cab
Can the uprights of the Thule Xsporter pro 500 be shortened by 6 inches or so?

Hi Dave

Because of the design of the Xsporter, it is not possible to cut the uprights without seriously compromising the integrity of the rack. It is not something we would do, or recommend doing and modifying the rack would void Thule's warranty.

Rack Attack Coquitlam.


Dale asked on 7/2/2013:

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado / HD 4dr Ext. cab
Will the 500 Xsporter rack fit my 2003 Silverado extended cab full bed pickup?
Also, I plan to buy a new truck next year and want to make sure it fits any extended cab model 2012-2014 Chevy, Ford or Toyota.......not sure which brand I will buy yet.

Hey Dale,

The Silverado will be fine as long as you don't have a tonneau cover on the bed. The only trucks we've had problems fitting the Xsporter on is the Toyotas. Feel free to call us if you have further questions.

Rack Attack Minneapolis


markm asked on 1/4/2013:

Vehicle: 2013 Chevrolet Silverado / HD Classic 4dr Ext. Cab
Are these the new 2013 xSporter pro models? and is there one to fit my 2013 Chevy Silverado. The Thule website says there are no models to fit my truck.

Hi Markm,

This is the new model for 2013 from Thule. Also according to Thules fit guide this will fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado.

Thank you


LTC asked on 11/25/2012:

Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
Does this rack require an adapter to work with the track rail system in my Tundra (i.e. the 422XT requires the XK2 adapter)?


We are showing from the Thule fit guide that the new Thule 500 does not use an adapter to mount to your existing rails.


Dave asked on 10/21/2012:

The old style had slots where the uprights could lock in to place - assuring you that the racks were level - both front to back racks as well as side to side on each one. This new version has eliminated the slots and has switched to a vertical track. Are there notches or marked graduations in place that keep the racks at a uniform height and level? You cannot tell from the images provided.


Thank you for your email. The new Xsporter Pro has numerous "indentations" for vertical adjustment allowing for a greater degree of adjustment over the old Xsporter.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.




Larry asked on 10/13/2012:

Vehicle: 2012 Toyota Tundra 4dr Double Cab
What is the differences between the Thule 422 Xsporter and the new 500 Xsporter? Will adapters be available for Tundra pickups with the bed rail system? Are load stamps available for the 500?


The new 500 has 32 adjustments instead of 5 adjustments that the 422XT had. Both require an adapter for the Tacoma because of the Tacoma's utility track. The 500 is fully lockable, where the 422xt only had locks for the crossbars. Other than that, same weight capacity and construction.

Thanks, Rack Attack Boston


Brian Crawford asked on 9/6/2012:

Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab
When do you expect to get in the new Thule xsporter 500?


Just got off the phone with Thule, they say end of October, so lets just say November to be safe.

Thanks, TJ @ Rack Attack Boston