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Post by Badfx on Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:30 pm

Does anyone know which Thule roof bars and fitting foot I need for my Vitara. I keep getting different ones on different sites. Or should I just get them from Suzuki dealer.

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Post by Big_tex_uk on Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:53 pm

I have seen these on eBay which are lots cheaper.....http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=361487674823&alt=web

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Post by Badfx on Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:58 pm

I tried copy/pasting that and the site is not there

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Post by Big_tex_uk on Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:01 pm


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Post by Badfx on Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:03 pm

Wow. Thanks for that

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Post by Admin on Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:04 pm

Try here for full part numbers/options.....

http://vivavitara.forumotion.co.uk/t64-thule-vitara-2015-roof-bars#116

I have the Thule Wingbar......

Thule roofbars Wp_20116

Be aware that if you have a panoramic roof the Genuine Suzuki Bars need an adaptor kit to raise the bars, not sure on any of the budget options but the Thule set up clears

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Post by Badfx on Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:48 pm

Thanks Karl I have ordered them today.

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Post by Badfx on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:03 pm

Hi Karl
I have fitted my Thule Wing Bars and they whistle like a kettle. It's really annoying. I wondered if you have the same thing or have I fitted them incorrectly

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Post by Admin on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:12 pm

The Bars are silent, the only noise I get is from after fitting the basket around 70mph which I kind of expected

Have you fitted the rubber load strip on the top and the lower plastic trim that you trim to suit?

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Post by Badfx on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:19 pm

I haven't put the trim in that you cut to size underneath. Do you think that could be the problem?
Also the locking covers are not a snug fit there are small gaps around them. Is it the same for you or have I messed up.
I followed the instruction and turned that internal bar so only one bolt goes through the foot housing, did you do that?

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Post by Admin on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:23 pm

Yes rotated the lower bolt, I'm sure the plastic trims will cure your problem, had some bars in the past with them missing and a strip of black insulation tape cured the whistling

The end caps sit quite flush on mine, I will take a picture in the day light

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Post by Badfx on Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:17 pm

So I finished the job today, inserted the trim underneath the bars and hey presto they are now whisper quite.

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Post by Admin on Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:06 pm

Haha!! glad you got it sorted thumbl

Did you get the black or the silver bars?

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Post by Badfx on Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:06 pm

Silver. I'm not super happy with the gaps around the feet. I will try to post photos tomorrow to see if it's the same on yours.

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Post by Admin on Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:59 pm

Yes sorry I didn't get to take any pics, woke up to find Shropshire covered in snow so went out playing in the Jimny

Thule roofbars Wp_20124

Thule roofbars Wp_20125

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Post by JOHNWALES on Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:29 pm

I would never use roof bars again; my experience is that they are noisy, difficult to pack and unpack with an elevated vehicle, and also compromise fuel consumption. But of course, if you have a family, there is little alternative.

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Post by Badfx on Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:31 pm

Yes but the problem with not using them is my roofbox just slides off.

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Post by Phil on Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:21 am

Badfx wrote:Yes but the problem with not using them is my roofbox just slides off.

Bit of gaffa tape or industrial strength velcro will soon sort that. :-)

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Post by Admin on Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:16 pm

Badfx wrote:Silver. I'm not super happy with the gaps around the feet...

Are these pictures any good to compare the roof bars?

Thule roofbars Thule_11

Thule roofbars Thule_10

Thule roofbars Thule_12

Thule roofbars Thule_13

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Post by Badfx on Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:46 pm

Thanks for the pics Karl. It looks the same as mine so it must be right.

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Post by Orukson on Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:11 pm

Has anyone tried Thule Wingbar Edge on the Vitara with the panoramic sunroof?
I'd like to know if there is enough space to open the sunroof.

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Post by maddog66 on Tue May 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Please can you tell me what measurements you used for fitting the front bar on the rails? I can then workout the 700mm to the rear bar. I also see in your pics that you have put some form of protector strip down. What did you use?

I had the Farad set but have just manage to get hold of a full Thule Wing kit with 2x 591 bike carriers. I just needed to get the 4040 kit to make it complete.
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