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Clean and simple.

Thule created the Podium Foot Packs for newer cars with pre-installed attachment points for load carriers. These Fixpoints allow you to attach your rack without any of the usual hooked-under-the-rain-gutter stuff. Podium Foot Packs come in two options. One works with regular square bars and the other works with Thule Aero Bars (see selections).
Tech Specs
Tech Specs
[460] square bars;[460R] Thule Aero bars
Recommended Use
attatching your bars to your car
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Legos for Adulthood (pt. 2)

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These foot packs were easy and quick to install (both to the fit kit I needed for my Element, as well as to my car itself). They seem sturdy and have held up well over use so far.

My one gripe is the lack of an included locking mechanism. Given that the roof rack was assembled with the same tools as an IKEA bedside table, I would like a little shoring up to make sure my roof rack doesn't disappear.

Good foot packs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

They work good and they are easy to install.

Good Rack, Easy Install, But Overpriced

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just installed this system on my Honda Element, and am hoping to add a cargo box soon. The install was pretty easy, no thanks really to the Ikea like instructions included, but pretty self explanatory. The quality seems good and this should hold up for a while, and add a lot of interior space once I get a cargo box, but if I'm being completely honest it seems a little expensive for what it is.

This is my setup:

Thule Podium Fit Kit - 3109

Thule Podium Foot Packs – Rapid Aero

Thule AeroBlade Load Bars - 53"

Good Rack, Easy Install, But Overpriced
Unanswered Question

Greetings, I have a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with factory flush rails. The Thule site says that I need the ARB53, 460R and 3142 Fit Kit. It looks like you have the first two. Are you able to fill this order or are these not the correct items? Thanks

Does this podium set come with the ability to lock? Or do you still have to purchase the separate lock pack?

Nope they are sold separately

Feel free to hit me up at or 801-736-6398.

Great rack setup

    We have a Toyota Tacoma with a topper and have a Thule track system permanently installed.

    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

    Great rack setup

    Easy to install.

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    On the impreza hatchback. A must with your Thule set up. Good quality, recommend it with the Thule Universal Flat Top with Locks!

    Easy to install.


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Does $155 get you a pair, or does it get you all four needed to mount a complete rack?

    Comes with all four, Justin.

    Unanswered Question

    I notice some places have this model with...

    I notice some places have this model with the key locks already in them, while others do not. Do these come with the key locks?

    Will these podiums work with a 2014 Jeep...

    Will these podiums work with a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

    Yes. It will require 460 square bars or 460R Thule Aero bars bu this item will fit on Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2011-2014.

    Unanswered Question

    can I use the Podium Foot Pack for my...

    can I use the Podium Foot Pack for my square bars on a 2014 Lincoln MKZ


      These are easy to install, and they hold very well to the car. Feel nice and secure. My only gripe is that it is hard to get the bar perfectly centered between the two feet, but half and inch isn't going to make a huge difference. I got the rapid aero version with aero blade bars, and I couldn't be happier. Many of the fit kits needed for this to properly fit your car are not found here on backcountry. You need to go to thule, do a fit configuration, and it will tell you exactly what number fit kit you need. I couldn't find mine for my jeep grand cherokee on backcountry, so I just ordered it straight from thule. little extra work for a lot of good times!

      A bit pricey, get them on sale

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These are the universal podium foot packs that install to your vehicle specific fit kit podium mounts. They are fairly easy to connect, but I needed help when installing the Aero Blades on the rear mount points. The Aero Blades were not sliding easily along the foot packs making it difficult to adjust and making it a two-man job. Loosen the bolts too much, they fall off your mount points; tighten them too much and the bars won't slide and you can't get the adjustment correct. Strange, the front crossbar went on fine with no issues and I needed no help, but the rear one gave me trouble. I suspect it could be a quality control issue with the fit being just a little too tight. That issue, plus price and the fact that the entire piece is plastic (I'm told it will last and their is a lifetime warranty) warrants only a 3-star rating.

      A bit pricey, get them on sale

      Easy to install

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Very easy to install with fit kit on car.

      Is the Rapid Aero option the same as the...

      Is the Rapid Aero option the same as the "460R" mentioned on

      Yes, the rapid aero on here is the same as the 460r rapid podium pack on Thule's website.

      Does it fit on my Kia Sorento 2011? dian...

      Does it fit on my Kia Sorento 2011?

      Hey dia5501194,

      I did some checking with Thule and I found out the Thule Podium Foot Packs will not coincide with your Kia Sorento 2011.

      You do have a few options though. If you want to go with the regular Thule load bars, the Crossroad Railing Foot Pack is what you want. If you would want the Thule Aeroblade bars which are very quiet and a bit more expensive, you would need the Rapid Crossroad Railing Foot Pack.

      Would I be able to attach this directly...

      Would I be able to attach this directly to my 2004 Nissan xterra stock cross bars?

      Hey Matthew Hall,

      Thanks for the question. I checked with Thule and I did find that the
      Thule Podium Foot Packs will not fit on your 2004 Xterra bars. What will fit is the Thule Crossroad Railing Foot Pack which we do carry in stock.

      460R - Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011

        Fits perfect with easy transitioning between seasons. I would recommend this to any outdoor explorer looking to travel with ease and comfort.