Thule 480R Rapid Traverse - Thule Car Rack System

Thule 480R Rapid Traverse
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Rating of 4.7/5 on 49 reviews
Product Code: 100480R
Price: $219.95 USD

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Thule Bare Roof Mount Rack System

The Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack is the best fitting foot for vehicles without a factory rack or rain gutters. Thule 480 Rapid Traverse replaces the Thule 400XTR Aero foot, offering simplified installation and a stronger fit.


  • The Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack is designed for use with the premium, aerodynamic Thule Rapid Aero bars instead of square load bars
  • Patented MaxClamp Technology provides the most secure fit possible for your vehicle
  • Integrated AcuTight Tensioning Tool automatically indicates when the rack is correctly installed
  • 50% fewer parts plus the OneTouch Bar Lock ensures a simple, fast installation, usually in half the time of the competition
  • Sold as a set of 4 feet
  • Requires Thule Traverse Fit Kit and Thule Rapid Aero load bars to complete, both sold separately
  • Certain vehicles with shorter roof lines require the Thule Traverse 487 short roof adapter, sold separately, check fit guide for more details
  • Includes 4 Thule end caps
  • Complete security with 4 Thule lock cylinders, sold separately


Weight: 6.2lbs

Length (carton): 15.3"

Width (carton): 7.7"

Height (carton): 3.7"

UPC: 091021410770

Manufacturer: Thule

Manufacturer Part Number: 480R

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Looks good and not too bulky like I thought they would look initially

2014 Volkswagen GLI


nice look

2016 Ford F 250/350 Super Cab


Very easy to install, nice fit with the aeroblade

2016 Audi S5 2dr


Easy to assemble with great directions for installation.

2014 Toyota Prius V


Very sturdy goes together well.

2016 Ford Focus 5DR

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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: 1-877-432-8301

A base roof rack for a bare roof typically consists of towers, bars, clips, and locks. To find the exact parts for your car, use our base rack fit guide.

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.

All required tools and instructions for the Thule 480R Rapid Traverse 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.