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Chevy Malibu Sedan with Normal Roof 2008-2012, Load Bars by Thule®. Thule load bars are strong enough to bear the load, easy to install, and durable to last the miles. The SquareBar™ Load Bar is made of heavy-duty galvanized steel and plastic coated for durability. The AeroBlade load bar's exclusive BoxBeam™ construction makes it one of the strongest, most rigid bars available, and the aerodynamic design reduces wind noise and drag for an exceptionally quiet ride. Both bars can support up to 165 lbs. of cargo and are available in your choice of lengths.
- Can support up to 165 lbs. of cargo
- Available in several lengths
- May require vehicle specific installation kit
- Square load bar constructed from galvanized steel and plastic coated for durability
- End caps not included with square load bars, come with foot packs
- Square load bars work with all square bar foot packs and all Thule accessories
- AeroBlade's aerodynamic design reduces noise and drag
- AeroBlade's BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates one of the strongest load bars on the market
- Molded-in measurement system on AeroBlade provides quick foot installation
- End cap pivots open on AeroBlade to allow full access to the t-slot for easy accessory installation
- AeroBlade works with Thule Rapid foot packs and nearly all Thule accessories
- Comes with detailed instructions
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
While the rack feet actually support the load on the vehicle, the load bars support the cargo between the rack feet. The ideal load bars must be light so they can be handled easily but strong enough to carry the load without sagging or collapsing. They must be versatile enough to carry a variety of gear and be used with the latest accessories. And they must be durable enough to last many miles and attractive so they enhance your car's appearance. Thule SquareBar™ Load Bars and AeroBlade Load Bars share these characteristics.
For maximum strength, Thule SquareBar™ Load Bars are constructed from cold rolled galvanized steel with welded seams. They're plastic coated for durability and resistance to rust and corrosion, and they're compatible with all Thule accessories. A Thule square bar foot pack is required for installation and the foot pack may require a vehicle specific installation kit. The bar end caps are included in the foot pack, not supplied with the bars.
The AeroBlade™ is a unique combination of aerodynamic design for a quiet ride and BoxBeam construction for strength. It has several features for reducing drag and noise. WindDiffuser™ is a textured surface on the T-slot cover that disturbs the airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wing noise, and the sharp corners on the AeroBlade™ promote clean "air release", helping to reduce aerodynamic drag. And along with its aerodynamic features the AeroBlade™ is also one of the strongest load bars on the market, thanks to its sophisticated BoxBeam construction. The BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates a load bar that is so strong it withstood a vertical load test of over 800 lbs. of force in a laboratory test. (Thule advises that you not exceed the AeroBlade's recommended maximum load capacity of 165 lbs.)
The AeroBlade™ works perfectly with nearly all Thule accessories, and the end cap pivots open to allow full access to the T-slot for easy accessory installation. The molded-in measurement system provides for quick, no hassle, tape-measure-free foot installation and it also covers the underbar slot to improve aerodynamics and noise diffusion. The T-track allows fast foot mounting and the bar is gently arched to match curved roof shapes.
Both the square and the AeroBlade™ load bars are sold in pairs in your choice of lengths, and come with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions. Installation of the foot pack on some vehicles may require vehicle specific installation kit. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.80.95 134.95
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Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.Thule® - Load Bars Reviews (2)Customers' rating: 4.5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYSherpa Bag| Posted by Derek B. | 2008 Chevy Tahoe (Oregon, OH)
Very good product, held up well, but to noisy on my roof. I am sending back and purchasing another bag that is longer and will fit on my back luggage carrier.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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