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    thule roofbar fitting

    Hi all. Just after a quick bit of help. Bought a fitting kit for a thule bar set i expected the feet kit to sit in the grove inside the door is this fitting correct?
    Sorry if its a mad size laptop is bust so doing it on my phone.

    Thank you for any help.
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    No the feet dont have to sit in the drivers door groove, the feet are mouled to fit inside the door sill perfectly, i just tend to use the inbuilt groove as a guide as to where to line the feet kit up

    Hope that helps

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    Make sure that you push the bracket against the car as you are tightening it up - I had a nasty experience with those bars:

    Thule Roof Bars nearly came off!
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    why would you not put them in the groove?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    why would you not put them in the groove?
    Because the thule feet kit doesnt fit in the groove. Ive used them to carry £8000's worth of Downhill Mountain bikes at motorway speeds on numerous occasions and not once have they come loose or given me a scare, i do agree with Jason though especially with the backs under thw window seals. However its usually a care of tightening each side one turn then the other, until theyre tight

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonc View Post
    Make sure that you push the bracket against the car as you are tightening it up - I had a nasty experience with those bars:

    Thule Roof Bars nearly came off!
    Just had a look at your thread, you used a different foot kit to what i have, iirc i have the 754 foot kit with the A3 - 3door adaptor kit.

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    pretty sure mine clipped in somehow maybe that was the A6 ones.
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    Fantastic thanks for the replies. There's no way that the Thule kit will reach the groves there isn't the depth on the bracket to go back. On the Thule site it says that it's the right kit I just wasn't sure.

    Thanks for the replies if it comes off on the motorway I'm sure you'll see it on the news ;o)

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    How do the rear bars attach? I looked on the Thule sit but it just gives you a list of parts but no pictures.

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    My leg kit is still enroute but when it arrives I'll pop a picture up from angles. I advise eBay though 144 quid I picked the individual bits up for 80 posted from 3 places. Prob could have got cheaper but I like winning on eBay

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    Cheers - as it happens I wandered off to the bay and just did a buy it now on a pair of 3 door bars from a bloke just up the road - so I'll ask him how they work (they aren't Thule as it happens)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnE View Post
    How do the rear bars attach? I looked on the Thule sit but it just gives you a list of parts but no pictures.
    On the rear window on a 3 door there is two little arrows the bar attachment sits under the window seal between the arrows

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    Interesting - thanks Dave.

 

 

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