Thule AeroBlade ARB47

Premium, aerodynamic load bars provide an exceptionally quiet ride and superior carrying performance.

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ARB47 AeroBlade Load Bar Pair
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Exellent for Subaru wagon

By 

from Michigan's West Coast

Pros

  • Easy Install
  • Silent
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bike rack
    • Kayak Rack

    Comments about ARB47 AeroBlade Load Bar Pair:

    This is my second set of Aero bars, and I am more than impressed. The attachment to the car is rock solid, and attachments fit very solidly.
    I am a heavy user of Thule products, and I feel that the new aero bars are a great improvement over the standard square bars. I have heard discussions over the amount of time that it would take for aero bars to pay for themselves in fuel savings, but even if it is 3 years... one would eventually end up realizing that breakeven point.

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    3.0

    Mounted on 2012 Mazda3

    By 

    from Cleveland, OH

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Installation
    • Slick look

    Cons

    • High pitch whistle

    Best Uses

    • Passenger car

    Comments about ARB47 AeroBlade Load Bar Pair:

    Easy to install with Thule brand feet and kit. Fits very secure on roof. Does not damage car roof. Light weight and durable. However, at approx 55mph, there is a very high pitch whistling sound that is borderline unbearable. I have tried reseating everything, but the kit sits snug on the roof and readjusting doesn't change anything. I have tried putting electrical tape on any and all gaps that could be causing the whistle, but does not help. Product claims to reduce whistling without need for a fairing, but this may not be the case, unfortunately.

     
    4.0

    Decent Roof Rack for a BMW Wagon

    By 

    from Philadelphia

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Looks good
    • Relatively Quiet
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Whistling sound

    Best Uses

      Comments about ARB47 AeroBlade Load Bar Pair:

      I bought this around 12:30pm today and had it on the roof before 1pm - including the drive home from REI. This means that it simple to install. Great looking. Holds a lot.
      One negative was we noticed a whistling sound when driving tonight.May need a fairing after all.

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      Available in length(s) 47
      Feet compatibility Thule Rapid Traverse 480R; Thule Rapid Podium 460R; Thule Rapid Crossroad 450R; Thule Rapid Gutter 300R; Thule Rapid Tracker II 430R
      Equipped with T-track
      Maximum load -
      Lockable
      Fulfils City Crash norm
      Color Aluminium
      Model number ARB47

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