Jagged metal ends are not your friends.
Thule Load Bar End Caps protect your head and gear from metal edges and protect your sanity from singing bars (imagine if you could blow over the top of a bottle at 70 mph.) These rubber caps will stand up to all manner of scuffing and bashing as your load your gear onto your rack.
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As if they are made for Thule bars
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These end caps cap the ends so well you'd think they were made for these ends. One time I ended up in the hospital, the size of a Luv Sac bean bag, after being stung by all the hornets that had made their home in my bars. That was a bad day. And these end caps end cap so much better than potatoes and tennis balls (although the tennis balls are a nice touch). And its nice when you bang your head on them - no more core samples of my noggin.
I'm pretty sure some jerk took one of my end caps so I had to buy the replacements. Buy your own! Don't steal them! :)
Great Replacement Part
I lost a few of these off the end of my load bars. I bought these at a killer price slapped them on and my rack looks good as new. I also have a few extra now.
Should I seal them on w/silicon or some...
Should I seal them on w/silicon or some such?
If you have a problem with them falling out, then yeah silicone would be a good choice...
I racked my 1999 Nissan Sentra and the rack looks very good on my little green car! Then one day I noticed that I was missing an end cap. Either someone stole it off my rack or it fell off somewhere and the load bars just don't look right without the caps. I bought these end caps for super cheap and I still have the leftover 3 to replace anymore that fall off or get yoinked.
Keeps the bugs out
Spiders will live in your bars without these. I lost one once, and spiders quickly moved in. It did suck that I had to buy four to replace the one. Other than that, they are great.
Replacement parts that fit.
I backed my Subaru into the garage door of our condo building and these plastic babies cracked and popped off my Sidearm racks. (The rest of the rack, and the car, were fine.) To avoid core sampling my head, and to keep my bike wheels in their trays, I needed to replace these. Yes, all four are only $5.00. The new ones snapped right on.
Is that $5 per end cap or for a set of...
Is that $5 per end cap or for a set of four (as pictured)?
A set of 4 for $5.
Nothing bleeds worst than a head wound. Avoid the very painful experience of taking a core sample from your noggin by capping the ends of those bars! Stitching up your head will cost more than $5. Think of it as saving medical costs.
Come with the Crossroad 450s
...which I didn't know. Now I have a spare set :)
Thule Load Bar End Caps
Just what I needed and fast service.