Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System 480R
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Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System 480R

Item Number: 480R System
Complete crossbar system using Thule’s new and super quiet Aeroblade load 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 480R Rapid 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 400XTR Aero foot, the 480R Rapid 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 480R Rapid Traverse feet, two Thule Aeroblade 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
  • Aeroblade bars feature aerodynamic shape and WindDiffuser technology resulting in a significant reduction in wind drag for a quiet and more fuel efficient ride
  • Boxbeam construction results in one of the strongest aftermarket load bars available
  • Built-in T-tracks enable flush mount attachment of compatible gear carriers for a clean, integrated look while many other carriers can attach around bars with universal mounting clamps
  • Aeroblade bars available in black or brushed aluminum
  • Thule Lifetime Warranty!
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Product Reviews

Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System 480R
$499.85
5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
Christopher Pecor
Sarasota, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect fit
September 22, 2017
Easy to mount.

Jamie
Maryland
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best in class
October 3, 2016
This is an awesome product. Very little wind noise. Hard to put on the car, but they all are. I was annoyed at the lack of locks provided, had to purchase separately. It was also backordered for a month. ORS has excellent customer service.

Erik
Alexandria, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Replacement System
June 24, 2016
I upgraded to the 480R as the tried and true 400XT did not fit on my new vehicle. It looks great, easy to operate and is extremely quiet. The option to have black crossbars makes a huge difference in appearance and they look and work like wings!
Pros:
Quiet, sleek.

franklin
northfield, vt
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great 2014 honda rack
March 9, 2016
I went with the Thule 480R 3118 and the Thule ARB 47 bars on my Honda crv. drop the caps chase the threads and install the rack couldn't be any sturdier. bikes ride awesome on top.

ricky
rye, nh
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

best fit for 2016 toyota camry
March 8, 2016
talking with the rep at ors racks they pointed me in the thule 480r direction with the use of the rapid bar system. the one bigger selling point was the flush mounting of some of the accessories they have to offer. little time to get set up plan on a few hours for a novice. once together I used a marker and made tiny lines on where the feet landed for easy on off of the base rack.
Pros:
over all great rubber strips keep loads from sliding
Cons:
little time consuming at first

craig
stockton,ca
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Thule 480r
March 3, 2016
live chat helped me connect with a rep from ors gave me intel about the new rapid bars and decided to fit my 2015 Honda civic with a thule 480r 1718 kit and a pair of the aero bars. responses where quick and honest. my kit was on backorder but was shipped in what I felt was a timely manner. I received tracking email when the product shipped and delivery was on time from ups. cant thank the guys at racks direct enough. my experience was far above standard chatting fit questions with a live person..
Pros:
great rack

jackie
sanford.me
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2010 Toyota corolla Thule 480R
February 25, 2016
I had ordered a brand new Thule base rack from ORS a few months ago and this was my first rack I have ever owned! You guys have great customer service and very fast shipping, which I was very happy about. After I received my base rack for my 2010 Toyota Corolla S I took out the instructions and what a piece of cake! It was so easy to install. I then proceeded to order 2 sets of the Thule Hull-O-Port pro kayak racks along with 2 sets of Thule Get-A-Grip paddle holders. Again very fast shipping and awesome products. I have finally gotten around to taking pictures of my set up and I am very happy with how it turned out. The next step is to get a roof box! Thank you again for the awesome products and great service!"
Pros:
thule rocks

Art Dobberste
Naples. Fl
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Only used once so far but good
January 22, 2016
Had a little trouble installing as no mention of feet going around ring in tower. Suggest improved instructions

Shawn
Elmore, Vermont
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Super quiet, useful rack on 2012 Dodge Ram
January 8, 2016
Put this Rack on my 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, use one bar in rear doors and two bars mounted to cap....super useful, supports my canoe well and with shorter span between cab bar and front bar of cap I can carry bikes. Put a Yakima Basket on it for deer hunting trips to Ohio, throw all our stands up there, makes for more room in bed of truck. Love the rack and use it a lot.
Pros:
quiet, good looking, easy install, easy on and off

JC
VB
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great rack
December 31, 2015
Solid built and perfect fit
Cons:
Loud



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