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Thule Cross Bar Installed

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Finally got the fit kit KT 4113 from Thule. Perfect fit.....

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Here are some pictures of the fit kit and cross bar.

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is this the factory crossbar option?
Are you asking if it's the KIA cross bar? If s, no...this is not the KIA cross bar. It's an after market cross bar.
 
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Here are the fully installed pictures. The rear bar looks a little further up, but it is spaced so that a Yakima SkyBox 18 cargo case will clear the hatch when mounted on the cross bar.

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Lastly, here is the clearance between the Sunroof and the Bar. It's between 1"-2" clearance.

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Blah... i wont waste my money then on them... thanks for the Pic
Comparing retail to retail price, the Thule is not that much more expensive. The only piece you'll have to pay retail for the Thule would be the Fit Kit. The bars and feet can be found discounted.

Also, according to the Telluride owners manual (4-172), the roof rack can support up to 220 lbs max (evenly distributed). The WingBar Evo 150 is also rated for a maximum load of 220 lbs (evenly distributed) on their website. https://www.thule.com/en-us/roof-ra...nd-accessories/thule-wingbar-evo-150-_-711520

The factory cross bars are rated for 160 lbs.
 

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What is the length of bar you have? The Thule site recommends the 53". It looks sharp. You can strap a box to the Wingbar right? It isn't just for adding carrying accessories.
 
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It’s the 53”. I don’t see why not, as long as you can secure your load on both crossbars and is less the their load limit.

However, most people use it with specific accessories, many of which are “universal”. This is not a “luggage rack” of old. The top of your KT may be all scratched up if you put cargo directly on the roof.
 

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Sorry I wasn't clear. I have a Thule roof box, which I assume I can attach directly to the Wingbar. My previous rack was a bare bones Thule bar.
 
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Sorry I wasn't clear. I have a Thule roof box, which I assume I can attach directly to the Wingbar. My previous rack was a bare bones Thule bar.
I am not familiar with the Thule roof box mount. I was a Yakima owner and as such I have a Yakima Cargo Box. My Yakima has a built-in clamp and that worked with my 4Runner roof rack so it should work with this Thule. If your cargo box has clamp they should work as well. If it is bolted on, the WingBar can accommodate T-Bolts.
 
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Hey @jazzyone looking great. Any wind noise issues at high speeds?
The WingBars are suppose to be aerodynamic and quiet as long as you install the rubber strips in all the gaps. I haven't driven it yet today, I'll let you know when I do.
 
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Hey @jazzyone looking great. Any wind noise issues at high speeds?

I went out and drove with the WingBar to see how much noise the cross bar added. Noise is very subjective, and since I can not do a double blind test, it is difficult to say definitively that it got louder.

I can definitely say that it doesn't whistle and any noise from the rack is not too bad. It seemed "louder" between 40-50 mph rather than 60-70 mph but it could be my imagination since I am purposely listening for noise.

Overall, if there is increased noise, it's not bad at all...
 

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Those look so much better than the KIA oem ones, picking up my Telluride next week so might wait to see if there might be some Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on Thule.
 
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Those look so much better than the KIA oem ones, picking up my Telluride next week so might wait to see if there might be some Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on Thule.
Yeah, I like it much better than the OEM.

Here is a mock up of the Yakima cargo box I intend to mount late in December. It'll look pretty close to this....


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