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    • (5 reviews)
      # sp2532
      AeroBlade™ Edge Raised Rail Roof Rack by Thule®. 1 pre-assembled AeroBlade Edge bar and 2 raised rail feet. The AeroBlade Edge is the perfect combination of low-profile aerodynamic design with the strongest carrying capacity of any...
      Designed for vehicles with raised roof railsIntegrated bar and foot design combines foot and bar together for a low profile, aerodynamic package
      $239.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp144625
      Open Railing™ Roof Rack Systems by G3®. Each roof has got its own roof bar. The G3's main purpose is to ofer roof bars that may it all the cars available on the market, always thinking about the best quality and easiest way to mount...
      Made to provide excellent longevity and outstanding durabilityIdeal solution to help keep your cargo safe and secure at all times
      $159.95 - $179.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp124519
      Pacific Roof Bar Set by G3®. Each roof has got its own roof bar. The G3's main purpose is to offer roof bars that may it all the cars available on the market, always thinking about the best quality and easiest way to mount them. By...
      Made to provide excellent longevity and outstanding durabilityIdeal solution to help keep your cargo safe and secure at all times
      $91.56 - $99.95
    • (7 reviews)
      # sp2630
      2500 Multi Fit Aero Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. Stylish, aerodynamic, fuel saving, extruded aluminum black cross bars mount to UV stabilized glass reinforced nylon legs. Designed for vehicles with a bare roof line (without...
      Quick and easy to installCompatible with all Rhino-Rack roof mount accessories
      +1
      $224.10 - $511.20
    • (5 reviews)
      # sp2531
      AeroBlade™ Edge Flush Mount Rack by Thule®. 1 pre-assembled AeroBlade Edge bar and 2 flush mount feet. The AeroBlade Edge is the perfect combination of low-profile aerodynamic design with the strongest carrying capacity of any...
      Designed for vehicles with fixed points and flush roof rails. Requires a vehicle specific Fit Kit (not included)Integrated bar and foot design combines foot and bar together for a low profile, aerodynamic package
      $239.95
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp9103
      AeroBlade™ Load Bars by Thule®. Thule load bars are strong enough to bear the load, easy to install, and durable to last the miles. The AeroBlade load bar's exclusive BoxBeam™ construction makes it one of the strongest, most rigid...
      SwingBlade™BoxBeam™
      $199.95
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp9107
      SquareBar™ 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....
      High Weight CapacitySquare Load Bar Construction
      $109.95
    • (6 reviews)
      # sp9106
      Foot Pack by Thule®. Driving can be stressful enough without worrying about whether your roof-mounted cargo will still be there when you reach your destination. For peace of mind you need Thule rack feet. They'll provide the strongest,...
      The strongest, safest, and most secure foundation for transporting gear on your roofDesigned and tested for specific roof lines
      $199.95 - $239.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp22395
      Gutter Foot Pack by Thule®. The ideal roof rack system should get your gear to where you're going, safely and easily. The rack feet are the most important components because they bear the weight of the load and must securely attach to...
      Sold 4 feet per packAdditional sport carriers and rack accessories can be mounted to integrated front and rear upper t-track channels.
      $199.95 - $239.95
    • (1 review)
      # sp92220
      Crossroad Railing Foot Pack by Thule®. The Crossroad Railing Foot Pack is specifically made to enable the installation of Thule load bars onto a vehicle with existing raised side rails. Like all Thule feet, they're the strongest, safest...
      Built-in tool for easy installation and removalRubber coated steel strap secures foot to siderail
      $199.95
    • (7 reviews)
      # sp826
      Complete Crossroads Railing Rack by Thule®. The Crossroads Railing Rack is a complete rack system made for vehicles with existing raised side rails. It includes 2 SquareBar™ Load Bars, 4 Crossroads Railing Feet and 4 Locks. It's the...
      The strongest, safest, and most secure foundation for transporting gear on your roofMade for vehicles with raised side rails
      $349.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp125768
      FlushBar Roof Rack System by Yakima®. This product is made from high-grade materials to meet the strictest standards of high quality. Designed with the utmost care and attention to detail, this Yakima's product ensures superior...
      Tower is integrated with the crossbar for a sleek, seamless appearanceWindRidge on the leading edge of the crossbar reduces noise and decreases drag
      $173.50 - $205.63
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp125769
      RailBar Roof Rack System by Yakima®. This product is made from high-grade materials to meet the strictest standards of high quality. Designed with the utmost care and attention to detail, this Yakima's product ensures superior...
      Tower is integrated with the crossbar for a sleek, seamless appearanceWindRidge on the leading edge of the crossbar reduces noise and decreases drag
      $156.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp74223
      Heavy Duty CXB Roof Rack by Rhino Rack®. Quick Mount RLT600 roof rack system is attached to the set of factory tracks on your vehicle's roof. It is the legs that make the RLT600 stand out; a simple trigger locking system means once...
      Installation or removal in three easy steps, no tools requiredIdeal for low clearance
      $297.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp23813
      Heavy Duty Vehicle Fixing Point Roof Rack by Rhino Rack®. The Rhino Heavy Duty Silver vehicle fixing point roof rack system uses the stylish Rhino silver bar to complement the sleek stylish lines of your vehicle while still...
      Vehicle specific foot pads offer level bars across the vehicleRhino tough
      $143.10 - $278.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123437
      RLT600 Ditch Mount Roof Rack by Rhino Rack®. Quick Mount RLT600 roof rack system is attached to the set of factory tracks on your vehicle's roof. It is the legs that make the RLT600 stand out; a simple trigger locking system means once...
      Installation or removal in three easy steps, no tools requiredIdeal for low clearance
      $237.60 - $1,204.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp44872
      RTL600 Roof Rack System by Rhino Rack®. Quick Mount RLT600 roof rack system is attached to the set of factory tracks on your vehicle's roof. It is the legs that make the RLT600 stand out; a simple trigger locking system means once...
      Installation or removal in three easy steps, no tools requiredIdeal for low clearance
      $350.10 - $855.00
    • (1 review)
      # sp21045
      Vortex SG Black Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Vortex SG roof rack system is the system of choice for vehicles that have protruding side gutters. Easy to install and remove – they are ideal as a non permanent solution yet offer...
      RemovableEasy to install / remove
      $269.10
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp2629
      2500 Multi Fit Euro Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. If you’re looking for a less costly way to carry cargo and mount accessories to a vehicle with a bare roof line, you’ve found it right here. This roof rack system combines...
      Includes 4 legs and 2 cross barsQuick and easy to install
      $296.10 - $385.20
    • (1 review)
      # sp2628
      2500 Multi Fit Heavy Duty Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. If you’re a contractor or inveterate DIYer you need a roof rack system with the versatility to handle cargo like ladders and building materials, as well as other roof mounted...
      Includes 4 legs and 2 cross barsQuick and easy to install
      $224.10 - $422.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp97552
      Heavy Duty Gutter Mount Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Heavy Duty RL110 roof rack system is the system of choice for vehicles that have protruding side gutters. Easy to install and remove - they are ideal as a non permanent...
      RemovableEasy to install / remove
      $349.20 - $756.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp97553
      Heavy Duty RLTP Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Heavy Duty RLTP is specifically tailored to your vehicle's roof. Whether you have a factory track or fixed mounting points we have the perfect fit. The RLTP is engineered as a short,...
      RemovableEasy to install / remove
      $180.00 - $770.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp10382
      RLCP Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Rhino-Rack RLCP roof rack is super quiet and has no bar over hang, offering a slim, flush look that will compliment any vehicle. It offers a simple do it yourself fitment (DIY). Through a number...
      RemovableComes with precision moulded insert cover pads for when bars are not in use
      $368.10 - $808.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp21041
      Sportz Track Mount Kit by Rhino-Rack®. Another key feature of the RSPT is that it uses flush style Vortex bars which are cut to an exact length as determined by the width of your vehicle's roof. This means you won't find a more stylish...
      Increased flexibility - slide your bars across the track to accommodate various load types.Strong and built to last
      $404.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp23814
      Stealth Multi Fit Aero Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Rhino-Rack Vortex StealthBar™ can be purchased in black or silver and is cut to 7 different predefined lengths to suit vehicles with raised roof rails. All bars include the...
      Ideal for low clearance - sits 35mm above rails50mm of adjustability per side
      $377.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123439
      Vortex Gutter Mount Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Vortex RL Series roof rack system is the system of choice for vehicles that have protruding side gutters. Easy to install and remove - they are ideal as a non permanent solution...
      RemovableEasy to install / remove
      $385.20 - $828.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123440
      Vortex RLTP Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Vortex RLTP is specifically tailored to your vehicle's roof. Whether you have a factory track or factory mounting points we have the perfect fit. The RLTP is engineered as a short,...
      RemovableEasy to install / remove
      $198.00 - $842.40
    • (8 reviews)
      # sp10386
      Vortex RS 2500 Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. The Rhino-Rack Vortex RS 2500 roof rack is super quiet and has no bar over hang, offering a slim, flush look that will compliment any vehicle. It offers a simple do it yourself fitment...
      DIY fitmentGutter less mounting
      +1
      $225.00 - $529.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4524493792
      Vortex RVP Black Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. 4 Legs with 2 Black Cross Bars. Utilising our highly regarded Vortex bars cut down to the exact length determined by your vehicle's roof, this stylish system offers you compatibility...
      Removeable and easy to installStylish flush bar design
      $386.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4524493794
      Vortex RVP Black Roof Rack System by Rhino-Rack®. 4 Legs with 2 Black Cross Bars. Utilising our highly regarded Vortex bars cut down to the exact length determined by your vehicle's roof, this stylish system offers you compatibility...
      Removeable and easy to installStylish flush bar design
      $386.10




    CARiD offers a range of base roof rack products to let you set up a roof rack easily on any car, van, SUV, or truck – even if was built with a completely bare roof. Basically, they are the components that let you set up a roof rack from scratch, or add to existing factory rain gutters, tracks or even raised roof rails. Four "towers" or "feet" attach to allow addition of two "cross bars" that run across the vehicle from driver to passenger side.

    For cars with bare roofs that aren't equipped with any form of rain gutter edging at all, the Thule® Traverse Footpack offers cushioned foot pads with simple installation that provide a tight, secure fit. Crossbars then lock into the footpads to give you rack carrying ability. Rhino Rack® also offers their Fixed Mounts that fit almost any vehicle roof, that are designed for small two-doors where traditional racks cannot be positioned far enough apart.

    For vehicles equipped with rain gutters along the roof edges, we offer foot clamps shaped and designed just for them. On and off installation is easy, with an easy-grip round knob that adjusts and fine-tunes the level of clamp tightness. For sport utilities with bump-up roof sections or a vertical rise towards the center, Thule® Gutter High Foot Pack and Super High Foot Pack kits let you mount your cross rails higher up with 5-, 8-, and 11-inch height sizings. If your vehicle is equipped with OEM raised side rails or flush rails from the factory, you're halfway there already. Cross rail adapters are available to fit the shape, size, and height of any factory side rails.

    Should you need a roof rack with heavy-duty carrying capacity, we offer kits that come with not two, but THREE CROSSBAR setups. Gutter mounts or foot pad mounts will fit a wide array of vehicles with or without rain gutters - If it's necessary for tracks to be installed on your specific vehicle to support the foot pads, they are included also. Heavy-duty cross bars are typically made from aluminum for maximum strength-to-weight, and footings are crafted from strong glass-reinforced nylon. And if you already have a factory roof rack and find its performance disappointing, we offer replacement rack applications also. Many newer cars and trucks already come with pre-drilled installation points to allow dealer installation if customers select it after the vehicle is manufactured. However, since many dealers overprice these items, your best bet will be found right here in this section.

    Once you've got your cross rails installed, your base rack is in place and a whole world of new load carrying possibilities opens up for you. CARiD offers roof racks that attach to your crossrails specifically designed to hold skis, snowboards, surfboards, boogie boards, bicycles, luggage, cargo trays, and hard shell cargo boxes. Each type of rack comes with the ability to lock your load for theft protection, and all mounting clamps, braces, bars and cover pieces are made from either aluminum, ABS material, powder coated steel or glass-reinforced nylon for strength and resistance to corrosion. Roof rack fairing pieces are also available that attach either in front of your finished rack or on the sides of it to reduce wind resistance and buffeting that causes noise and reduces fuel economy.

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    Base Rack Systems Reviews

    Average rating:  4.5  4.5 - 171 reviews
    2.8 of 5
    Audi A4 2007. Pros and Cons
    Rack is stable: 3 out of 5. Acceptable, as 4/5 would be custom made but not prebuilt. Aesthetic is sleek: 4 out of 5. Once the locks are attached these look decent. The blockyness of the bar and holders is apparent. Quality: 1 out 5. This is the cheapest mass manufactured self install roof rack available. Be reasonable. The bar is very lightweight, so much so the clamps can permanently warp it if too tight. The clamps are all one piece so when adjusting the fingers be sure to check the bar clamp after. Worst part: The fingers are bulky. So bulky my door doesn’t shut. I’ve moved them to the best location to close the door but it makes them look terrible. Having them in this position also makes it harder to strap shorter belongings. This is the worst thing about it. That can be good or bad; if you’re looking for a solution for a two or three time use - here you go, if not, you need to raise your price level.
    Posted by Cameron Impastato (Potland, OR) / July 28, 20182007 Audi A4
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