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What Mounting Parts will Allow Me to Retain the 220 Pound Capacity of My Square Thule Crossbars?

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I have a 2021 Tacoma with a leer topper rated to 500lbs. It has Thules track system installed and I own a set of the square bar evos that I want to attach to it. I see the bars themselves are rated to at least 220 lbs, however none of the Thule feet that ive seen are rated that high. What is the best mounting option to retain the full load bearing capacity of the square bars that are also compatible with Thules track system?

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I have a solution for you. If you have the Thule SquareBars as well as the Thule tracks on your topper shell, I confirmed with Thule that you will only get a maximum weight capacity of 165 pounds. This weight capacity includes the Rapid Podium Feet for Thule Crossbars # TH460R along with the Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet # THKIT3101. These parts have the highest weight capacity that Thule offers for track systems.

However, if you are looking for a higher weight capacity, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for Thule and Yakima Tracks # Y01-140-NT. This system will give you 220 pounds of maximum weight capacity. As far as the installation, the roof rack includes a quick-release trigger system that allows for an easy, tool-free installation.

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