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Can a Fairing be Added to Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack Crossbars


Despite what Thule says about the aero blades, they do make noise. Depending on the curve of the roof of the car, the angle of the bars can be such that you will have a whistle or a cacophony of other wind instruments on the roof of your car. I have heard sounds reminiscent of an oboe , a flute or a piccolo . Unfortunately there is nothing I can do since the fairing does not attach . But maybe I can rig it using a clamp to attach it ?


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Thule only claims that the AeroBlade crossbars are quieter than other bars, which is true, but no roof rack will be silent, especially round and square bars. Just be glad that you didn't hear any flugelhorns! You can add a fairing, just not a Thule one. The Rhino-Rack fairings will fit on crossbars up to 1-1/4 inches tall and up to 3-1/2 inches wide. The Thule AeroBlade bars are slightly smaller than this so the Rhino-Rack fairings will work.

The Rhino-Rack fairings are available in 4 sizes:

32 inch # RRRF1
38 inch # RRRF2
44 inch # RRRF3
50 inch # RRRF4

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