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Can Thule Pulse Fit 2022 BMW X5 with Antenna

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Will the Thule piles cargo box th615 be able to be installed on a 2022 bmw x5? I am worried about the communication fin on the roof getting in the way? I need to buy cross bars too, what do you suggest?

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The Thule Pulse roof cargo box part # TH615 will fit your 2022 BMW X5 once you get a roof rack installed and due to the profile of the box, the profile of your roof, and the lower height of the fin it would not interfere.

Since I can see that your 2022 BMW X5 has flush roof rails the roof rack I would recommend is the Thule Wingbar Edge part # TH56FE, # TH89SC, and # TH186007 which will give you a sleek OEM style roof rack that has crossbars that mount flush to the feet of the rack instead of going through them. This also minimizes wind noise as well.

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Jameson C

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So if I buy Thule pulse th615 And the Thule Wingbar Edge part # TH56FE, # TH89SC, and # TH186007 Is that all need? Do I need to buy separate locks? it says the crossbars are different legths, is that supposed to be the case or should they be the same? if i buy another model and the crossbars stick out is that ok? Can I purchase through you or should I do it on the online portal? While I’m at it do you have a favorite hitch bike rack for the same 2022 x5 for at least 4 bikes?

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The parts you mentioned would be all that you need to add the rack to your vehicle but locks are not included so you would need to add those on as well if you wanted them. For a 4 pack for just the rack you'd need part # TH450400. If you wanted to have the locks match cargo box you'd instead want the 6 pack part # TH450600 and you'd be set.

The bars are different lengths since the flush bars on your roof are perfectly perpendicular as they are wider at front then back.

You can do a through bar rack if you wanted instead which would require the Thule part numbers # TH711420, # TH710601, # TH186007.

If you hit add to cart and order online it would be "ordering through me" so there would be no need to go through any extra steps or anything.

For a 4 bike rack I really like the Thule Apex XT part # TH9027XT which can swing away from the rear of your vehicle for unlimited cargo area access and also has a really easy to use cradle strap setup as well. If you need a hitch too the Hidden Hitch part # DT96GR is a really great option that has a removable lower opening to give it a totally hidden look when not in use.

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Jameson C

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What is the difference between the wing bar edge and evo rack system? Any height, dimension or capability differences?

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One has bars that go through the feet of the rack and they other has the bars mount flush to the feet. Capacity and profile they are the same. Some people prefer the look of one over the other. The through bar gives you more crossbar space to use whereas the flush bar style is sleeker and would be a littler quieter.

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Jameson C

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