The Thule Roof Tracks (sold as a pair) are for permanent rack installation applications where a traditional rack is not an option. Common, popular solutions include pickup truck camper shells, caps & toppers, tonneau covers, Jeep Wrangler Hard Top, pop up campers and hard to fit vehicles. Once the pair of Thule Tracks are installed, simply attach any compatible Thule roof rack system to the Thule roof tracks. We highly recommend both the Thule 460 Podium roof rack system and Thule 460R Rapid Podium roof rack system (be sure to select the Thule 3101 Podium Fit Kit as the correct Fit Kit with either of the 460 / 460R Podium rack systems). The Thule Roof Tracks are available in three versions. The TB60 tracks are 60" long and are for applications such as fiberglass truck caps, Jeep hard top, or any surface where you have access to the underside of the roof to install nuts and bolts. The TP42 and TP54 tracks are 42" and 54" long respectively, and are for use on sheet metal and other applications where you do not have access to the underside of the roof, such as a vehicle with a fabric headliner or campers with double wall roofs.Thule Tracks offer the option of adjusting and positioning the roof rack anywhere along the roof tracks for setting the distance between the front and rear crossbars and matching whatever load is being carried, such as distancing the cross bars further apart to provide a safe foundation to carry long gear and equipment such as ladders, lumber, canoe, kayaks etc.
- Available in three lengths: TB60 60" with through bolt/cap nut hardware for installation on fiberglass surfaces that have underside access, such as camper shells, truck toppers, and tonneau covers; TB54 54" and TB42 42" with flare-nut hardware for installation onto sheet metal surfaces without underside access
- Works with Thule 460 Podium and 460R Rapid Podium systems using Podium Fit Kit 3101 as well as other aftermarket rack systems for roof track by Yakima, Inno, etc.
- Thule lifetime warranty
WHY WOULD I INSTALL TRACKS?
Thule Roof Rack Tracks provide a way to install a rack where no other option exists, or offer an alternative in where a rack is positioned and placed on a vehicle's roof. Some simply prefer the appearance over other options.
WHAT THULE MULTI-PURPOSE BASE RACK SYSTEMS DO I USE?
For mounting to the Thule Roof Tracks we highly recommend both the Thule 460 Podium roof rack system and Thule 460R Rapid Podium roof rack system (be sure to select the Thule 3101 Podium Fit Kit as the correct Fit Kit with either of the 460 / 460R Podium rack systems to properly attach to the Thule Roof Tracks.) Other popular options are the now discontinued Thule 430 Tracker II roof rack system and Thule 430R Rapid Tracker II roof rack system (be sure to select the Thule TK1 Tracker Kit as the correct TK Tracker Kit with either of the 430 / 430R Tracker II rack systems to properly attach to the Thule Roof Tracks.)
HOW DO I PUT THE THULE TRACKS ON?
The included installation instructions clearly illustrate where to position the roof tracks and where to drill the mounting holes. Mark those points, drill the holes, install the bolts and nuts and tighten down the tracks. Again, the included Thule Tracks installation instructions clearly outline each step of the process so you know you'll get the job done right.
WHAT KIND OF WATERPROOFING IS USED?
The tracks come with a waterproofing kit including nylon and rubber washers, a pad running the length of the track, and silicone for the screw threads. Installed as directed by the instructions, it'll always keep the water out and resist corrosion much better than a factory installed rack.