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Fit my '08 Wrangler, and nicely priced!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Recently upgraded to an '08 Jeep Rubicon, love it... The problem was, however... No rack for my kayak!! I searched and searched for Jeep racks... $800... $1000... $1200?? I was scared... But then I came across these, these things are amazing, they latch onto the rain gutters tightly and don't take hardly any installation time (just don't drop the clamp on your toe while installing it, it hurts... ).
After the 20 minute installation time I now have a super durable and dependable rack that didn't break the bank. Thanks Thule, I knew I could count on you!
Oh and one more thing, Lifetime Warranty!
I noticed you have some extra clearance...
I noticed you have some extra clearance using the Super High Foot, would the High Foot still work on your Land Rover Discovery? I have a 2004 LR Disco II and would prefer the rack to sit just a little lower if the High Foot Will work?
In the bush
I have a 2003 toyota matrix with guttters....
I have a 2003 toyota matrix with guttters. Is the 300 right for me?
According to Thule.com you should be using the Aero Foot Pack or Traverse Foot Pack, not the Gutter foot pack. Hope that helps.
Bomb proof, enlist a friend
I have a 1998 Land ROver Discovery and fitting a roof rack to it was very difficult. The yakima towers were too short and rubbed the sides. So I bought the Thule Super High Foot towers. These towers are tall enough to clear the domed roof and the factory rails. They fit very securely to the gutter. I have complete faith in these towers holding up. Installation was difficult with one person so I would reccommed this be a 2 person job. The towers have to be pulled away from the vehicle while tightening the feet down. Again this is hard to do by yourself and if you're not careful the bars will bow upwards if things aren't aligned properly when being tightened. Once in place though the gutter feet really hold. I can shake the whole vehicle with the towers.
Super High Foot on '98 Discovery
This is my '98 LR Discovery. The Thule Super High Foot gutter towers easily clear the domed roof and factory rails and there is no rubbing on the sides.
Would these fit on my 1984 Vanagon, and...
Would these fit on my 1984 Vanagon, and if so do I need the super talls?
I have highs on my 1987 vanagon and they clear fine. I almost think they are too tall
what is the weight limit for this rack...
what is the weight limit for this rack system
165 lb weight limit for these.
Althouh probably not encouraged by Thule, I have seen vehicles utilizing 3 and even 4 sets of these gutter towers and crossrails. Assuming your gutters are up to the task I would think the weight limit for 3 sets of towers would be 247.5 and 4 sets of towers to be 330. Of course the load would need to be evenly distributed. Just a thought.