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Are Longer Bolts Available for the Thule Sidearm Roof Mounted BIke Rack TH594XT

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Hi I have new thule roof rack bars that are larger than my old style. Now my sidearm bike carries will not fit because the bolts are too short. Can you recommend the right longer size bolts. I did find this but want to be sure it is right before buying: Replacement Bolt for Thule Sidearm TH594XT Item # 915-068-054? and how many I need to convert the 2 sidearms so they will fit. Thank you

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In order to use your Thule Sidearm Roof Mounted BIke Rack part TH594XT on your new crossbars you will actually need to use the Thule Xadapt3 Xsporter Load Bar Adapter part # THXADAPT3. The Replacement Bolt for Thule Sidearm part # 915-068-054 that you referenced is just a replacement bolt so it will be the same length as the bolts you have now and will not work. The Xadapt3 has longer bolts which will then allow you to attach your Sidearm to your new crossbars. You will need one kit for each of your bike racks.

I confirmed this with my contact at Thule.

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