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How to Install a Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Basket?

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What is the link for the Thule Roof mounted cargo for a 2011 Subaru Outback so I may view on your site? And, Is it easy to install without having to drill any holes?

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The Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # TH859XT, is an attachment for roof bars that are attached to the car. They do not require any additional drilling to assemble.

If you do not have raised side rails, I recommend the Thule WingBar kit, consisting of
- 47 inch WingBars, part # TH711200 in silver or # TH711220 in black
- Podium Roof Mount Feet, part # TH460R
- Thule Fit Kit, part # THKIT3068

If you do have raised side rails, I recommend the same WingBars except you need the Evo raised rail feet, part # TH710401, instead of the feet and fit kit.

I've included a review of the cargo basket on a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon so you can get an idea of what the finished product looks like.

After installing the roof kit, you can then install the cargo basket.

I recommend also obtaining a tube of Loctite Gasket Maker, part # LT37467 to seal the two pieces of the cargo basket together and prevent internal rust from forming inside the bars.

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