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Item # THU0054

It just wouldn't be a rack without them.

It just wouldn't be a rack without them. Thule Load Bars are made of bomber galvanized steel that will outlast your car, and are available in four different lengths to fit your vehicle. Thule's square profiled bars maximize clamping stability to keep your load secure. Editors Note: Please call if you aren't certain what parts you need to install your rack.

  • Available in four lengths
  • Square profile

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    I love the Thule options for car racks. This design is superior to the Yakima stuff I believe because the bars are square and not round. A friend of mine has the Thule stacker on Yakima racks which are round and they shift a little bit. Very happy with my purchase.

    They do what they're supposed to.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Picked up these bars to carry skis on my previously naked roof, and they get the job done. They're not as quite as aero bars, but if you need to haul things on the roof of your car, look no further.

    Avg. ride time: 22m per week
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    great head whackers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Get these THU0064 and save some headaches or use some tennis balls if they over hang the side of your car. These have held up great!

    Thule Bars

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought these bars for your run of the mill surf trips and general extra cargo space up top. I drive a 94 jeep cherokee and have had these racks for about 5 months and the fit with just about every cargo rack/basket rack set up. There very simple and easy to install, plus they are made in the great US of A so that's always a huge plus, love to support American workers and companies. These racks are well rounded, multipurpose across the board, and I know that they will serve you well. And who better to buy from the backcountry.com? Buy these racks and go have a good day in the outdoors.

    Nice, simple, cost-effective bars

      We have a Toyota Tacoma with a topper and have a Thule track system permanently installed. The square bars work with almost any gear carrier.

      Here is the system for this specific setup:

      Thule Podium Fit Kit - 3101

      Thule Podium Foot Packs - Square Bar

      Thule Load Bar Pair - 58"

      Rocky Mounts BrassKnuckles Upright Mount

      Nice, simple, cost-effective bars

      Great way to put anything on your roof

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It's no surprise that Thule cross bars are one of the best accessories you can put on any vehicle. You can haul anything you want knowing that it will be secured to you vehicle without damaging your roof. I did however discover that Thule crossbars no longer come with the end caps included. For those you will need to purchase item THU0064 for $9.95. These really complete the look of your rack but they won't come up in the Thule fit guide as they are considered an accessory, not a requirement. Here they are on my 2014 Tacoma.

      Great way to put anything on your roof

      I have a THULE ?Frontier? and I am looking...

      I have a THULE �Frontier� and I am looking for the best roof rack bars with my Nissan Murano SE 2007 and I don't know which system would fit best... Can you help me?


      Al Rondeau

      you can plug your car specs into the fit guide from Thule and get back all the compatible racks and accessories. Check it out here; http://www.thule.com/fitguide/default.aspx?language=en-us&market=us

      Heavy duty bars

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I"m a contractor and load these bars down with heavy ladders and they are fully bombproof. My last pair were pretty rusted inside the plastic coating after about 10 years of use and they were still super strong. I wouldn't trust any other load bars with my heavy equipment at 80 MPH on the freeway.

      These bad boys can carry a load

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've had these parts on a honda civic, a grand cherokee and a wrangler. Doesn't matter what car, these bars will not only haul your bikes and skis, but they'll get your plywood home from home depot and they'll give you something to tie your christmas tree to. Highly recommended.

      Solid and Secure

        After locking these load bars into my Traverse Foot Pack and hauling my kayak over 1000 miles in a weekend I know these bars are strong. I have the 50 inch load bars on my Pontiac Vibe and they are the perfect fit.

        Must Have!

          I racked my 1999 Nissan Sentra and the 50" bars fit perfect and look very good on my little green car! I use these all the time with my Cargo Box, ski rack, kayak rack, hauling wood, and I through a bunch of stuff up there when I moved. My car is so small that it doesn't hold very much stuff so this rack lets me carry the things that don't fit in my trunck!


            I have the 50"s on my jeep, they are crazy strong. I can easily stand in the middle of them and they don't bend. I'm 6' 170 lbs and it holds no problem. These will hold anything you can put on them.


              I am the proud owner of several Thule load bars. The 48 inch lil guys are perfect for a couple of mountain bikes, and the big ol 80 inchers tranform my little civic into a double canoe carrying monster. I've slammed many a wet nasty boat & muddy mountain bike into these, I've loaded ladders & logs on it, and even put a piece of plywood on top to dance on at a bonfire... Just a great thing to have on your car.

              versatile and durable

                I have the rack feet for BMW and volvo and can switch this bar between them whenever im using a different car. it works well with any attachment, and i use it to hold bikes and skis. i also bought this aerodynamic wind shield thing that attaches to the front bar that helps with wind resistance and directs most air over my stuff. ive had this bar for 25 years so you know it will hold up well.