Thule 480R Rapid Traverse

Thule 480R Rapid Traverse
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Price: $199.95
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Status: In Stock

Product Code: 100480R

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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: 6.1lbs

Length (carton): 15.5"

Width (carton): 7.5"

Height (carton): 3.75"

UPC: 091021410770

Manufacturer: Thule

Manufacturer Part Number: 480R

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Great fit and solid product

2017 Subaru Impreza WRX / STI 4d


Very easy to mount to car, attach to bars

2015 Volkswagen GTI 5dr


The product is well designed but ill fitted to my car

2014 Toyota Venza


Great fit excellent product

2012 Honda Civic / Civic Hybrid


This bar performs as advertised, HOWEVER! if you are planning on using them with the hull-a-ports the saddles of the hull-a-ports have to sit very for forward on this bar in order to be level, the bolts supplied are a bit to short so be prepared to buy longer ones. The bolt on the back side comes very close to the bar and may scrape on it and cause damage to the bar if you dont cover the threads of the bolt with some plastic tubing or something. Rack Attack did not offer to fix this problem they just wanted to sell me longer bolts, emails to Thule were met without a responce.

2007 KIA Optima

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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: 1-888-399-7225

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.