i do agree with some other reviewers that the quality of the material Thule is using now doesn't compare the the cross bars I have owned in the past (both Square and original Aero bars). I am a little concerned as to the durability over time and feel like the black paint with most certainly come off as I install and remove any accessories.
On a positive note, these bars are 100 times quieter than my previous ones. This is the main reason for my upgrade and I am happy that I bought them. Previous bars were VERY loud. A little better when I bought the fairing but still pretty loud.
Now I can even drive with my sunroof open!! Much better design
2016 Toyota 4 Runner 4dr