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Thule AeroBlade Edge Flush Mount Load Bar - 1 Bar

$199.95

Item # THU0379

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Item # THU0379

Stacked with more technology than the wing of a F-18.

You've been eyeballing a rack system for a while, but you're not sure whether you want to spring for the top-of-the-line bars or keep it simple. The Thule AeroBlade Edge Flush Mount Load Bar is here to prove that top-shelf design is worth every penny. Besides titan-like strength, the AeroBlade offers a ridiculously simple foot adjustment system, it's shaped to drastically reduce drag and wind noise, and it looks dead sexy on the roof of your ride. Thule created the Flush Mount version of the AeroBlade bar specifically to accommodate vehicles with flush rails or recessed rain gutters that make it difficult to install other types of load bars.

  • WindDiffuser technology utilizes a textured surface on t-slot cover that disturbs the flow of wind over the bar in order to reduce noise at high speed
  • AeroBlade can sustain over 800lb of force due to the use of BoxBeam aluminum extrusion
  • SmartSlide is an integrated, molded foot-adjustment system that drastically reduces the hassle of installing AeroBlade feet and eliminates the need for a tape measure
  • SmartSlide gives you up to 50mm of length adjustment so you can position the feet exactly where you need them
  • OneKey lock cylinders are integrated into the feet of both the front and back bars so sticky-fingered thieves can't make off with your rack
  • Bar and feet come preassembled and a hex tool key is included
  • A compatible Thule fit kit specific to your vehicle may be required as well
  • Please note: 503 load stop, 516 prologue, 579xt canoe carrier, 558p tandem carrier, 597xt hullavator, 847 outrigger II, 870 XT-873xt fairings, and 884 roll model products are NOT compatible with the AeroBlade crossbar

Tech Specs

Part Number:
7601, 7602, 7603
Recommended Use:
base rack for your heavy loads
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

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4 5

Sleek Look with Good Sound Drown

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ended up switching up vehicles to a Land Rover about 6 months ago and being the avid skier that I am I learned long ago that stowing skis inside while easy can wreck your interior quickly. I'm a bit partial to Thule so have the Aeroblade Edge a shot as it was one of the only options for said vehicle brand and it does the job pretty well so far.

The noise drowning performance is pretty solid within reason. Most calm days at up to highway speeds almost give no noise at all. Put a bit of wind in there (esp. headwinds) and that changes a bit, but it isn't bad unless the speed is gale force.

Adding extras on there is pretty much a cinch, but the new attachment system with Thule products where it's more of a hinge/jaw design helps to keep the bars in good shape. The old school two plastic pieces cinched together at both ends with allen screws tends to mark them up a bit. Also, installation is usually easy with this sort of thing and it was with the bars, but the fit kit (which I'll go over at item number THU0400) was a bit vague.

Overall a sleek addition to a vehicle if you really don't want the wind screeching at you when you go above 30mph.

Do I need to order two of these?

Responded on

Unless you intend to use a 2x4 and blocks for the other one! I would recommend getting 2.

3 5

Bars whistle when car is above 30 MPH.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

With a name like AeroBlade, one would assume the whistling noises typically associated with roof bars would be eliminated, or at least, reduced. However, that is not the case with these bars. I installed them on my 2014 BMW 3 series wagon with factory flush rails. Whenever the car is driven more than 30 MPH, the bars would start to whistle. Thule support website suggested moving the bars further back but that did not work. I also covered all possible gaps with electrical tapes but the problem appears to be the bars themselves.

Even though both bars are exactly symmetrical, Thule support suggested swapping the front bar with the rear bar. That also did not help. Thule support stopped responding after i told them their suggested solutions made no difference to the whistling noise.

So really, i can't say these bars are any quieter than the OEM roof rack i used to have on my old Audi A4.

Responded on

I had the exact same issue as C. Yong. Installed these on an SUV with flush rails and no matter what I tried to do, I could not get the bars to stop whistling at any speeds >35mph. I did every recommendation offered by Thule including everything the previous reviewer mentioned. All to no avail. Called Thule tech support and their answer was that on some cars, whistling is just an issue. Terribly frustrating.

These are good looking bars, and setup was relatively easy, so I'm disappointed that I couldn't get them to work for my car.

Responded on

Have you found a different rack that does not have this issue? I'm considering this rack but would be concerned with the noise.

Will this fit a 2010 Lexus IS 250?

Will this fit a 2010 Lexus IS 250?

Responded on

Tony, there is a link on the left side of the page that reads "Thule Car Rack Configurator" click this and you can find what fits your vehicle.