Thule Base Rack System Customer Reviews
66 Customer Reviews
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When the great outdoors starts calling your name, the Thule Base Rack System makes it easy to answer. It converts the dead space on top of your vehicle into a sturdy platform for mounting Thule's entire range of carriers. Whether you're into skiing, kayaking, surfing, or just road-tripping, the Thule Roof Rack is the perfect base for hauling all your toys.
Thule takes the guesswork out of equipping your vehicle with this professional-grade rooftop rack. The experts at Thule have created custom systems for just about every vehicle on the road. All Thule Base Rack Systems come with properly sized crossbars, tight-gripping feet, and all the hardware you need for a fast installation.
For maximum strength and durability, your Thule Roof Rack System's crossbars and feet are built from galvanized steel. And, they're coated with a layer of rubber to prevent scuffing your gear. Thule racks even come with in-depth installation instructions for an easy, no-drill mount. Lifetime Warranty.
66 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Daniel J (Pottsboro, TX) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-250 — Mar 11, 2013 9:38 AM
Ordered these from AutoEverything and couldn't be happier. Have hauled my kayak several hundred miles already. They fit perfectly on my Ford F250 Super Duty pickup. They seem to be very sturdy and well made. Only complaint is the instructions that came with the system. It is actually very simple to install, but the instructions made it seem very dificult. If were not for an amature video I found on line, it would have been much more difficult to install.
Reviewed by Robert N (GARLAND, TX) Reviewed for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee — Jan 27, 2013 10:34 AM
easy install with the correct kit for my factory installed rails. Just make sure to measure the distance from the front to insure minimum wind noise. great help from customer service during purchase as the online chat insured all went well!
Reviewed by Larry P (Northampton, PA) Reviewed for a 2005 Pontiac G6 — Dec 27, 2012 8:13 AM
The Thule rack system seems of good quality and time will tell how they hold up. I was a bit dissapointed some of the incedental plastic pieces broke from the cold already. There is alot of wind noise but I imagine that is just the nature of a roof rack.
Reviewed by Ryan D (PHOENIX, AZ) Reviewed for a 2009 Subaru Forester — Dec 04, 2012 7:58 AM
After hours of research I had narrowed my choice down to the Yakima Whispbar and the Thule Aeroblade crossbars for my '09 Subaru Forester. I went with the Thule because the 47" bars offered more real estate for attachments and a much higher load capacity. They were easy to install and look great, but the feet whistle at 30+ mph. Not as noticeable with the sunroof closed & radio on but for claiming to be the quietest on the market and a $300 price tag...
Reviewed by Matthew S (STONINGTON, CT) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford Focus — Nov 25, 2012 8:23 PM
Instructions work well enough. Was able to get everything assembled and installed for the first time with little hassle in under 2hrs. Just make sure you use a tape measure with the bars and it will work out fine. Next time around will be much quicker since every thing is good to go. Thule is very high quality.
Reviewed by Andrew M (VICKSBURG, MS) Reviewed for a 2009 Volkswagen GTI — Nov 17, 2012 8:39 PM
The Thule pads and roof bars are well-made and secure. But first time set-up and fitting is a major effort - plan on spending much of an afternoon. The instructions area bit cryptic. The new aero bars are great. I did not hear any whistling or moaning while driving on the freeway.