Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack

Rapid Traverse foot pack for rack systems — 4 pack

  • Thule 480R Rapid Traverse™ Foot Pack


  • Thule 480R Rapid Traverse™ Foot Pack

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by Buck Pomerantz

Thule rack systems consist of a set of load bars — which support your accessories and carriers — held by a set of foot packs that are attached to your vehicle by a fit kit. All Thule equipment passes tough European safety standards for car racks.

Thule designed the 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack for use with their top-of-the-line Rapid Aero Load Bars (available separately) on cars without rain gutters or factory racks. Galvanized stamped steel construction resists corrosion, while the wide foot design offers excellent stability.

Note: Thule includes matching load bar end caps in this package.

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  • contains 4 feet
  • for cars with no factory rack or rain gutters
  • for use with compatible Rapid Aero™ load bars (not included)
  • construction:
    • galvanized stamped steel
    • zinc iron-plated hardware
  • 4 load bar end caps included
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 4 Rapid Traverse feet
  • 4 Handle assemblies
  • 4 End caps
  • Measuring tape
  • Instructions
  • Warranty sheet
  • Thule brochure

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Overview: The Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack is a revolutionary foot which provides the strongest hold, safest fit, and easiest installation for the ultimate in roof rack technology and peace of mind. Designed for vehicles without existing roof rack system. Fits Thule Aero profile bars only.

Note: Requires vehicle and Traverse Foot specific Fit Kit (sold separately)

MaxClamp Technology: Patented MaxClamp Technology provides the most secure attachment by holding the rack to the vehicle with 12% greater force than competitors.

AcuTight Tensioning Tool: Integrated AcuTight Tensioning Tool automatically indicates when the rack is safely and properly attached to vehicle, assuring the safest and most consistent installation.

EZAssemble Design: Exclusive EZAssemble Design features 50% fewer parts and requires half the time to install than competitors, incorporating EasyClickTM Bracket Attachment, OneTouchTM Bar Lock, and the AcuTightTM Tool for the easiest, fastest and safest mounting available.

Lockable Outer Cover: A lockable outer cover with bold, contemporary styling hides and protects foot while blending flawlessly with any roofline.

Note: Secures to roof with Thule One Key locks (sold separately).

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Easy to Install

Written By C_Phelps, Houston, Texas on Friday, October 10, 2014
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Sturdy and easy to install, very satisfied!
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Love it

Written By Steve, Tarawa Terrace, NC on Thursday, November 07, 2013
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Haven't put it on yet but all the parts are pretty durable looking.
Easy to install, very durable, lightweight
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Thule rack system

Written By Szosco, Wyomissing, pa on Saturday, April 06, 2013
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This unit (aero) replaced old tube racks. Easy installation. But the biggest benefit was buying from Crutchfield. I have purchased several audio units, with much satisfaction with their customer assistance on products (service after the sale). I was pleasantly surprised to see their website sells Thule racks. With my past positive experience with Crutchfield and Thule, I had no doubts that I was making a great purchase!
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