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Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Basket Part # TH859XT for 2008 Subaru Forester

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Will this basket carrier attach to the factory cross bars of subaru forster 2008? How much weight can it take? My roof does not have rubber bars on it. Will the basket touch the roof or be suspended by the bars?

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The Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Basket will bolt directly to the factory cross bars on your 2008 Forester as long as they are spread apart between 20 inches and 37 inches. The basket will sit on top of your existing cross bars, and will not touch the roof at any point.

The basket has a 150 lb capacity. Keep in mind that the capacity of your factory roof rack will come into play here, as well. The basket weighs 29 lbs, so the factory rack capacity will be reduced by 29 lbs. The factory rack might have a sticker on it somewhere that will state the capacity. If you can't find a sticker, this should be mentioned in the owners manual.

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