Thule Traverse Roof Rack System 480
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Thule Traverse Roof Rack System 480

Item Number: 480 System
Complete crossbar system using Thule’s standard “square” bars offers the easiest and fastest installation available to vehicles with naked roofs (no rain gutters, factory side rails, tracks, or fixed mount points) using customized brackets that unobtrusively hook to the edge of the roof under the doors.
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The Thule 480 Traverse roof rack system is the ultimate multi-purpose base rack solution for vehicles with naked roofs (vehicles without rain gutters, factory side rails, tracks, or fixed mount points). Replacing the 400XT Aero foot, the 480 Traverse foot has modern styling and 50% less parts. Installation is simplified thanks to patented features including the AccuTight Tightening Tool which visually indicates when proper clamping tension is achieved, EasyClick Bracket Attachment for tool-free attachment of Fit Kit brackets, and OneTouch Bar Lock which tightens the bar to the foot in one motion. This system includes all the components for a complete crossbar system on a vehicle with a bare or naked roof. Optional locks for locking the system to the roof for theft prevention are sold separately.
  • This complete system includes four Thule 480 Traverse feet, two Thule square load bars, and a vehicle specific Thule Fit Kit to attach to vehicles with naked roofs (no rain gutters, side rails, or fixed mount points)
  • Locks to vehicle using Thule One-Key lock cylinders with keys (sold separately)
  • MaxClamp technology provides 12% greater clamping force than any other system for the most secure attachment available
  • AcuTight tool removes guess work with visual assurance that foot is properly secured to roof
  • 50% fewer parts, One Touch Bar lock, and tool-free EasyClick Fit Kit attachment help make it the easiest to install naked roof crossbar system available
  • Thule’s standard “square” load bars are actually rectangular and measure 1 ¼” x ⅞”
  • Thule Lifetime Warranty
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Product Reviews

Thule Traverse Roof Rack System 480
$399.85
5 Stars based on 14 Review(s)
Stephanie
Nashua
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Roof Racks
August 2, 2017
I found these racks very easy to put on and just as easy to take off. Very sturdy and they have no problem holding my two 13-foot kayaks tight to my car.

Ed
Goddard, Kansas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Thule rack
August 29, 2016
Easy!
Pros:
Strong

Matt
Chicago, Illinois
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent rack and great online shopping experience
May 8, 2016
The THULE 480 rack system is outstanding and ORS offered the best online price and fast shipping. Great shopping experience overall.

Charles
Randolph, VT
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2016 Toyota Tundra
March 9, 2016
I had orsracks put a Thule 480 system on my new 2016 tundra. also fitting it with Thule 527 Paceline it looks great. also went with the new Thule basket. great guys and very happy with my Thule purchase

deb
globe, az
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2015 nissan sentra
March 9, 2016
the 480 fit great on my Nissan, 480/kit1732/50 bars locked down easy at first plastic kinda had me wondering about stability but after the install thule makes quality and great features.
Pros:
kits 1732 rubber coating makes no scratches on the roof mounting point

william
saint paul,mn
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

naked roof 2015 ford escape
March 8, 2016
my ford has a naked roof, not thinking about racks I should of got the next step that had the raised rail but anyways this rack is way better then the factory offerings. 480/lb58/1737 fit is nothing to sneeze at. well build and when I added my 835 on it some of the best fits anyone could ask for. my kayak is snug and worry free cinched down with my thule 523 straps I feel at ease land of 10k lakes paddle on
Pros:
better option then factory rack solid fit zero side to side sway

ted
orlando, fl
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2015 chrysler 200
March 2, 2016
looking for a sporty looking rack for my Chrysler 200 I found the Thule 480r 1667 kit and I went with the black bars. this was a no brainer trying to match the rack with my car color and it looks great. I had a bit of wind noise but that was from a end cap that I had not flipped snug down. after that this baby looks sleek. thank you thule for making these black bars, great option perfect for my boards!
Pros:
black bars no noise

nikki
bangor, me
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

nissan altima 2012
March 1, 2016
480/1580/lb50 was just what the doctor ordered. I had a older bike rack and had the square bar hardware, not wanting to get the new areo blade bars I got this 480 and used my existing bike carrier and on, off slick. during the winter I do take the rack off because of salt debris here in new England salt and road grime during the winter wrecked my old rack, lucky for me isaved my bike carrier but old base rack was so bad I left it on when I traded my last car.
Pros:
thank you for saving me money, and no pressure on buying all NEW .... ors rep was able to work well fitting my needs

norman
plattsburg, ny
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

prius power
March 1, 2016
I purchased a thule 480/1566kit/lb50 for my 2011 Toyota Prius. fits well, and very universal, I added a 887 and it works great. 4 stars because of ors was great to help all the questions I had about what the best way to carry what I wanted. boxes because of ups was wet, it had been left outside but cant knock ors for that..
Pros:
great service and steering customers in the best direction and cost efficient no nickel and diming straight shooters

sven conolgne
albany,ny
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2010 Honda Accord 2 door
February 25, 2016
having thule base rack before I had great luck with, the new generation rack I purchased a thule 480 & kit 1559 and went with the load bar 58". super helpful and knowledge of the old 400xt customer service assured me the 480 was just as good and I wasn't disappointed. THULE for life

ryan
phoenix, az
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2012 Toyota Camry thule 480/1438/lb50
February 25, 2016
From Aug. 5th - September 14th we traveled just under 10,000 miles, to Alaska, with our thule 480 system rack. I was very pleased with the performance of the car rack fast and easy web order, placed at 2pm shipped at 4! fast turn and had it in my hands in 5 days and free shipping
Pros:
fast, free shipping I can take the bar and rock my Toyota camry from side to side this rack is SOLID

Mark
sedona,ca
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2012 honda crv thule 480, 1691, lb50
February 25, 2016
2012 Honda CR-V roof rack crossbars system Thule 480 Traverse car rack complete system, Thule 1691 Traverse Fit Kit and pair of Thule LB50 50 inch load bars; mounts to the 2012 Honda CRV rooftop using the included 1691 Fit Kit clips) / 4-pack of Thule locks and keys to secure the 480 Traverse system to the crv. I have loaded lumber and bikes on this rack and no fear, everything stays put!
Pros:
SOLID Great service

rick
randall wa
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Still square bars
December 24, 2015
one thing I always liked about thule systems was the square bars. if you carry a canoe like I do nothing beats a thule square bar. this system rocks, once installed its solid, load straps I have I tend to tighten as tight as possible and try to over tighten this rack wont move! gunwale will stay glued to the flat surface of these bars
Pros:
square square square !

Hans
St. Louis, MO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product
October 30, 2015
Before I bought this I bought a cheaper system to carry my two kayaks. Big mistake. We had problems with the crossbars staying mounted to the car and the J-frames sliding on the bars the whole trip. It was a truly dangerous situation. I wish I'd gone with the Thule gear from the beginning. When properly installed these mounts and crossbars are as stable as if they were set in concrete. I have rather heavy and wide fishing style kayaks. After hours of high speed highway driving, going through turbulence passing trucks, they didn't move a millimeter.
Pros:
High quality, good fit, and most importantly safe
Cons:
They're pricy. The installation is more complex than so called universal systems, but that's to be expected from equipment designed for specific vehicles.



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