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Thule Roof Rack Installation - 2017 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Install the Thule Roof Rack on a 2017 Toyota 4Runner


Speaker 1: So in our 2017 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system, part number TH7503-TH7503. This also comes in black as part number TH7503B-TH7503B. The Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories while maintaining a factory style look with your crossbars. The bars themselves do have an aerodynamic shape to them, and that coupled with the rubber strip up at the top, that's going to cut down the wind noise and drag while you drive. Also, if we remove our end caps, you can see that you can use T-track accessories with this roof rack system by simply removing the strip, cutting it to length, putting your accessory into place, and then replacing the strip.There is a downside to this, however, because these are so flush mounted, like you see here, you do lose a little bit of space that you would with the bars that go past the actual roof rack system itself. At each of our end caps, they do have a portion where you can knock it out and place in a Thule lock core system, which is sold separately, and you can find it on etrailer.com.

So not only can you secure your roof rack system to your side rails, you can actually make it keyed alike with the accessories on your roof as well.These bars do have a lower profile design for your roof as well, with measuring from the center of the roof to the top is going to be only three inches, and from the center to the bottom is going to be two inches. But that can be a hindrance a little bit, because with some of the accessories you may have, it may make contact with your roof because it's so close to your roof. Also, two bars combined have a carrying capacity of 165 pounds, although you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand those weights.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the Aeroblade Edge, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We have our front bar already installed into our factory raised side rails, and we have our rear bar here. Here are the, and we're going to be installing to attach it around our factory raised side rails.

Here are the caps for our end caps, and, of course, our tightening tool.Our first step is we're going to take our strap, and we're going to attach it to the inside portion on the other side of our bar here. These are our labels that just go according the instructions and snap them into place. We'll repeat this on the other side, and then we can set this on the roof of our vehicle.We'll wrap our strap underneath the factory raised side rails on both sides. Next, we'll measure from center to center for our cross bar spread. You just want to make sure you don't go anywhere less than 24 inches.

We'll do this on both sides. Our next point will be to put these two points of our strap over the two points up top here. Now we will have to loosen that up here so we can get two of them. We take our tool and just turn it to the left. And give it a little test here.

Looks like we need to loosen it up just a little bit more. And we'll repeat this process on the driver's side as well.When everything is tightened down, we'll install our caps at the ends on both sides. Then we're ready to load up our accessories and hit the road.And here you have it for the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system on our 2017 Toyota 4Runner.


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