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Released: 2011-08-15

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Thule ARB53 Aeroblade 53-Inch Roof Rack Bars by Thule

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  • Aerodynamic bar helps scale back any that you can imagine cabin noise, and integrated T-slot lets in simple mounting of choose Thule equipment
  • WindDiffuser textured floor on the t-slot duvet disturbs the airflow higher than a smooth floor, a great deal reducing wing noise
  • BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates one of the most strongest load bars in the market – over 800 lbs of force
  • SwingBlade finish caps pivot open to permit full access to the t-slot for simple accessory installs
  • SmartSlide molded dimension machine gives fast, no-trouble, tape-measure-free foot installation
  • Nothing is quieter or more advantageous
  • Suits probably the most vehicles
  • Best accent compatibility and interface
  • More straightforward, faster accessory attachment
  • Mounting ft Bought One after the other


WingBlade Shape cuts via and effectively disperses oncoming wind. WindDiffuser, a textured floor with raised angled “vectors”, disrupts, redirects and promotes clean air unencumber – considerably decreasing wind noise and drag. AeroBlade design and know-how aggregate is our quietest bar ever, in reality…nothing (sure, nothing) is quieter

Editorial Evaluate

Thule AeroBlade roof rack bars are advanced roof rack crossbars that feature dramatically decreased noise, sophisticated strength, total safety and an attractive aerodynamic appear. AeroBlades come forty three”, forty seven”, 53″, and 60″ bar lengths. They’re compatible with plenty of Thule rack ft, together with Thule Fast Traverse, Rapid Podium, Speedy Crossroad, Rapid Tracker, Fast Aero (offered one by one). Feet slide easily onto the bars by the use of underbar slots, whereas a wide variety of accessories* slide onto the bars via slots along the top of the bar. The wing design of the bars and WindDiffuser strips at the high and covers for underbar slots, maintain wind noise to a minimal, whereas BoxBeam aluminum extrusion construction gives energy and a mild weight. Further features embody: tape measure-free set up, and pivoting SwingBlade finish caps.

Thule AeroBlade roof rack bars installed on vehicle's rack feet

The silent, sturdy and protected load bar choice appropriate for many Thule racks and rack accessories.* (Rack feet now not incorporated)

Options Designed for Strength and Straightforward, Quiet Use

Quiet WindDiffuser Strips

WindDiffuser technology is a giant part of the AeroBlade being one of the crucial quiet roof rack load bars available on the market. Provided in strips that may be cut to fit around rack accessories, the textured WindDiffuser surface sits on the top-oriented T-slot cover of the AeroBlade load bars and disturbs the airflow better than a clean floor, very much lowering wing noise.

A crosssection of Thule AeroBlade roof rack bars showing its BoxBeam construction and WindDiffuser T-stripping

Quiet WindDiffuser stripping, and powerful BoxBeam inside construction.

An upper and lower view of a pair of Thule AeroBlade roof rack bars shown aide by side

Accent and rack foot installation by means of upper and decrease T-slots, and the SmartSlide machine.

A display of the range of movement possible with the SwingBlade end caps of the Thule AeroBlade roof rack bar

SwingBlade end caps that pivot open and closed.

Sturdy BoxBeam Development

The sophisticated BoxBeam aluminum extrusion construction of AeroBlades creates one of the most strongest load bars out there. Extrusion building creates a set cross-part made up of separate compartments running the size of the cast aluminum bars. Booths have separate load-bearing vertical sections that add improve to load bars. This creates implausible strength inside the bars, that is not compromised with the aid of the sunshine aluminum building. The use of a vertical load test, the AeroBlade can maintain over 800 lbs. Of power.

Tape Measure-Free Set up with SmartSlide

The AeroBlade incorporates a measuring device/element referred to as a SmartSlide that enables for quick, no-bother, tape measure-free installation on rack feet. The SmartSlide is a stiff, molded T-formed strip with size increments etched into its higher floor. With it customers can fast make the simple measurements that could be needed when trimming the WindDiffuser and the extra T-strips used to quilt the outer edge of the underbar slot as soon as rack feet were slid on. Protecting these slots improves aerodynamics and noise diffusion as air flows over the AeroBlade. As well as, since the SmartSlide is designed to slide alongside the interior edge of the underbar slot to the mounting point of rack ft, the 4 SmartSlides included additionally quilt these part's open slot. This minimizes the want to trim T-strips in the primary rack application, allows AeroBlades to extra easily be used on more than one vehicles, and insures that a measuring instrument is always to be had.

Straightforward Get entry to to T-slots with SwingBlade End Caps

In contrast to the traditional end caps of some load bar programs that have to be pulled off with a view to achieve get admission to to accessory mounting T-slots, AeroBlade SwingBlade finish caps (four integrated) pivot open and closed with out being removed. This pivoting motion allows full get entry to to the T-slot for straightforward and fast accessory installs. It also ensures that misplacement of removed end caps is never a subject.

What's within the Box

  • Two 53″ AeroBlade load bars
  • 4 SwingBlade end caps
  • Two 53″ WindDiffuser textured strips
  • 4 SmartSlide strips
  • Two bottom of bar T-strips
  • Set up information and guarantee knowledge

Restricted Lifetime Guarantee

Thule will guarantee all Thule model automotive rack methods and its equipment manufactured by using Thule right through the time that an authentic retail purchaser owns the product. This guarantee terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No guarantee is given for defects because of customary put on and tear, beauty rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful automobile operation, or change of, or any sorts of restore of a load service gadget as opposed to these licensed by way of Thule.

About Thule

Thule used to be founded in 1942 via the Thulin domestic, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule title on a pike entice he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long sooner than he delivered other sensible items to the corporate's portfolio. By means of the Nineteen Sixties, the corporate began to pay attention to car-associated merchandise, including its first roof rack. The Thulin household bought Thule to the publicly listed firm Eldon in 1979, and it has persevered to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Workforce is a global chief in offering transport solutions for an energetic existence.

* Notice: The next merchandise aren’t appropriate with the AeroBlade: 503 Load Stops, 516 Prologue, 579XT Canoe Service, 558P Tandem Carrier, 597XT Hullavator, 847 Outrigger II, 870XT-873XT Fairings, 884 Roll Variation.

Equivalent Merchandise

Thule Fast Traverse Foot %
Thule Fast Crossroad
Thule 544 Lock Cylinders for Automobile Racks (4-P.c.)
Thule Traverse Fit Kit
Thule 460R Rapid Podium Foot % (Set of four)


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