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Posted: 3/2/2011

Question: I'm wondering what you recommend for a roof rack on the 2008 Ford Taurus? It doesn't have a factory rack or side rails or anything on the rooftop right now. I want to then attach gear carriers to the car rack crossbars.

Answer: As of this writing (3/2/2011), we highly recommend the following configurations for a 2008 Ford Taurus roof rack cross rails system...

You'll need to first install a multi-purpose base rack system on the 2008 Ford Taurus roof top. With the general purpose car rack in place, you can then attach any gear carriers to the base rack cross bars for transporting your sporting equipment. From Thule Racks you can use the Thule 480 Traverse roof rack system (includes a set of four Thule 480 Traverse Feet, set of 1533 Fit Kit clips and a pair of 58 load bars with end caps). Likewise, Inno Racks offers the INSU roof rack base system (includes four Inno INSU Stays, set of Inno K545 Hooks and a pair of 58 cross bars with end caps; locks are also included with this system). Yakima Racks does not have a compatible roof rack system that works as a 2008 Ford Taurus roof rack.

With the base rack system installed as a 2008 Ford Taurus roof rack, you can then connect any gear carriers to the cross bars. Most gear carriers are universal mounting, allowing you to choose the model that you like best, independent of whether it is the same manufacturer as the base rack system. Each product page will specify what base rack system cross bars the gear carrier is compatible with.

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2014 Thule 480 Traverse Roof Rack - Complete System for Cars & Trucks Without Factory Rack, Gutters, Side Rails etc.
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2014 Thule 480 Traverse Roof Rack - Complete System for Cars & Trucks Without Factory Rack, Gutters, Side Rails etc.
The Thule 480 Traverse roof rack system is the ultimate multi-purpose base rack solution for cars and pickup truck cabs that have smooth, naked rooftops with no rain gutters, no factory side rails, no factory racks etc. Replaces the Thule 400XT Aero car rack system with a host of new features and benefits. Has 50% fewer parts and requires half the time to install. Includes 480 Traverse Foot Pack, Thule Fit Kit clips & pair of load bars.
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The 2014 model Inno IN-SU multi-purpose roof rack system is the solution for virtually all years/makes/models of cars, minivans and pickup truck cab rooftops without raingutters, side rails or factory racks. Inno IN-SU car rack is designed for vehicles with smooth / naked car tops. Even includes 4 pack of locks to secure rack to rooftop. Black color.
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