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Post by Admin on Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:47 am

Thule Roof Racks Sweden have added the 2015 Vitara to their fitment guide...

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Four variations are available each using the same 4040 Fitting Kit and 753 Foot Pack but with either one of the three bars below

Thule WingBar 961 (118cm) Thule Rapid System 753, Kit 4040
Thule SlideBar 891 (127cm) Thule Rapid System 753, Kit 4040
Thule SquareBar 761 (120cm) Thule Rapid System 753, Kit 4040
Thule ProBar 390 (120cm) Thule Rapid System 753, Kit 4040

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Post by Paul78 on Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:08 pm

Thule wingbar 961 at £59 in a Amazon (lightning)  deal currently

Thule 961100 Wing Bar 961 Rapid System https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005VNFHSQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_a3.-Bb4SHPXDZ

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Post by Woodking on Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:27 pm

Just ordered the Thule Wingbar kit from Amazon Uk thanks to the info found on here, and there seems to be a new version of the 961-118cm (961100) bars, with the new bars being model number 711200-118cm. I ordered those and hopefully they'll fit!

The roof rack is going to be mainly used to transport a 2 person kayak for the wife and I to get out on the water - and we can't afford a boat so its a cheaper compromise  Cool

Anyone do the same with a Thule roof rack and can recommend what straps to use for safe fixing for a kayak? Cheers.

Edit, I fitted the Thule set yesterday and it fits perfectly and it is very sturdy indeed. Very well made and not too difficult to fit. The new model of bars fit well but they came with old instructions but I got there in the end. The only difference I could see was the rubber strips you have to slide into the top part. No extra noise from them that I could tell from a drive around with the windows open.

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Post by Woodking on Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:38 am

Fitted the Thule roof rack and then added the Thule 'Dock-Grip' kit. Excellent build quality and easy copes with a almost 4m long & 36kilo tandem kayak, holds it rock solid.

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Post by Admin on Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:13 pm

Which roof bars did you use Woodking?

I still have my Wingbar Evo which have been faultless but out of interest I have installed the Thule Wingbar Edge with my new Motion XT roof box
This is it last week on the Anglesey racetrack after leaving the Porsche in the corkscrew....

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There was some concern by the marshal in the pit lane if roof box's were allowed lol!
We were GPS clocked at 105mph on the back straight (112mph at the same point in a 2.0 Subaru BRZ)

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Post by Woodking on Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:03 pm

Hi Karl

I think mine could be the same as your older version, the Wingbar Evo 118 model number 711200-118cm - where you have two rubber strips that allow items to slide in and out down the middle without having to cut the rubber. Very well made and rock solid.

That's some speed you were doing there with the roof box on top!  lol!

The dock grip comes with everything you need to carry a stand up paddleboard or kayak, 2 straps for the roof rack and a front and rear rope if you are going to travel at speed. The mounts are slid in and tightened up by hand and once the straps are fitted and tightened the kayak is held very firmly, I even tried an emergency stop in a quiet car park and it didn't budge! Shocked

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Post by Admin on Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:33 pm

I tried many years ago to carry a Kayak on some roof bars and anything that shape just doesn't want to be strapped down securely so the Thule Dock Grip must be a great piece of kit

I have a Japanese spec Jimny that Thule unfortunately don't do a fitting kit for, I have had to import a roof rack made by PIAA Terzo and although good the quality and fitting does not inspire as much confidence as Thule

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Post by Woodking on Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:28 pm

That's just it, they are an odd shape and each kayak has a different hull sides, but that has been taken into consideration with the adjustable pads. They also 'squish ' down which helps with the grip.

I'm impressed with Thule, the quality and fit is top notch and gives me confidence it won't fly off the roof!

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The grey wheel at the bottom tightens up and grips the roof bar to adjust the width and the grey button on the side of the pad allows the shape to be changed to fit exactly. Well impressed!

The kayak is not the easiest thing to fit on and off the roof but its a whole lot of fun once you get out on the water thumbl

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Post by Treby on Sat May 30, 2020 10:48 pm

Just a post to highlight a recent almost complete change to the Thule range of bars, foot packs and fitting kits for the Vitara 2015+.
Most parts have different model/part numbers as they have been redesigned (apart from two out of six of the bar models designs now available).
The Foot Packs are all new, and so are the Fitting Kits.
I have listed the new part numbers / information at the end of my post.

I discovered this whilst considering my options and wincing at the prices for new Thule bars as my use may well be limited.
I found Karl's legacy information very helpful indeed, as the old design bars, feet and fitting kits are still available new.
Indeed I was able to use this legacy information to buy a pair of older design bars & feet with confidence (albeit with the wrong fitting kit) from a Gumtree advert for £30. (Although I did have an 80 mile return journey to inspect, pay and bring them home).
I was also able to use Karl's legacy information to buy an old design but correct brand new fitting kit from ebay for £39.99 including post.
So I have a 2/3rd's second hand set of previous model Thule bars for £69.99, which is an acceptable price for my needs.

Anyhow, more info' on the new Thule roof bars ...

Vitara 2015+ specific Information /options on the new bars is most easily viewed on the very comprehensive www.roofbox.co.uk website after entering the car's details.
However I will list them for posterity in case Thule do yet another redesign to cause even more confusion in future!
The new "next generation of roof racks" as Thule calls them are the "Thule Edge" & "Thule Evo"  designs.
There are, at the time of writing, six bar options....
All bars use the same Fitting Kit 6030
Four use the same (Evo) Foot Pack 7106
Two (just different colour Edge bars - black or silver) use the (Edge) Foot Pack 7206
So it's now important to note that the foot pack is not universal... its bar dependent now.

The 6 bar types (4 new model numbers) are...
Black evo square bar 7122 Pair (* or legacy part number 761) with Evo Foot Pack 7106 Fitting Kit 6030
Black evo wing bar 7112B Pair with Evo Foot Pack 7106 Fitting Kit 6030   
ProBars 390  Pair (same model number as before) with Evo Foot Pack 7106 Fitting Kit 6030
SlideBars 891 Pair (same model number as before) with Evo Foot Pack 7106 Fitting Kit 6030
Edge Silver WingBars 7214 (one 95cm)   7213 (one 86cm) with Edge Foot Pack 7206 Fitting Kit 6030
Edge Black WingBars 7214B (one 95 cm)  7213B (one 86cm) with Edge Foot Pack 7206 Fitting Kit 6030


*The new 7122 Evo square bars are completely interchangeable with the legacy 761 square bars.
i.e. Both square bar models fit on either the new Evo 7106 Foot Pack or the legacy Rapid 753 Foot Pack (which needs the legacy 4040 fitting kit).


Please double check the info' I have posted on the new Thule model numbers/ compatibility before buying, in case I have slipped up.
I hope this helps someone.
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Post by JDVitara on Sun May 31, 2020 9:15 am

Great info and detailed, many thanks.
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Post by Admin on Sun May 31, 2020 10:43 am

Thanks for the update thumbl

I have both the Thule Wingbar and Wingbar Edge for my Vitara, this is the Edge fitted...

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Post by Stravinsky on Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:51 pm

Paul78 wrote:Thule wingbar 961 at £59 in a Amazon (lightning)  deal currently

Thule 961100 Wing Bar 961 Rapid System https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005VNFHSQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_a3.-Bb4SHPXDZ

Just to confirm, this fits the Vitara 2015 - 2020 (mines 2017), its £98 on Amazon at the moment

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