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Thule Force XT Cargo Box Fit on 53 Inch Thule WingBars With Yakima HighSpeed & WheelHouse Bike Rack


will be fitting 2019 Audi A7 with thule rack 53 bars etc. Putting bike rack on yakima highspeed with wheelhouse - like them better than thule. Would there be enough room for a Force XT L box, or is that too wide to open with bike on rack and have to go with force xt sport, which is thinner...


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For the 53 inch Thule WingBars # TH711420, in order to be able to open the Force XT cargo box when it is on the roof of your Audi A7 with the Yakima HighSpeed Roof Bike Rack # Y02115 and Yakima WheelHouse Bike Wheel Carrier # Y02108, you will need the narrower Thule Force XT Sport Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6356B.

The reason for that is when taking into account the combined widths of both racks and the Thule Force XT L as well as that there needs to be some space between the racks and cargo box, you won't have quite enough room to be able to open the XT L. However, the HighSpeed # Y02115, WheelHouse # Y02108, and Force XT Sport # TH6356B will only take up about 40 inches (taking some spacing into account) so you will have plenty of room for all three on the 53 inch bars.

Also, since you mentioned you have a 2019 Audi A7, just to be thorough, I did want to mention the parts that will make up the Thule roof rack for your vehicle: Thule WingBars # TH711420, Evo Clamp Feet # TH710501, Fit Kit for Thule Evo Clamp Roof Rack Feet # TH145164.

I have added some links below to video reviews for you to check out as well of these parts.

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Kyle S

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