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THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.

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  • THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.

    Great looking Thule Fairings reduce wind noise and mount to any Thule Rack system. Updated fairing hardware for a better fit on Rapid Aero and Square bars

    Features/Benefits:

    • Clips design that works on both aero and square bars
    • Rapid aero bar installation does not block T-Track allowing for a trouble free installation of accessories
    • Increased rigidity to alleviate wind-slap
    • Made of high strength plastic
    • Please consult the Thule Fit Guide to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle.

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THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good design (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (6), Avid adventurer (5)
        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Survivalist / minimalist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Measure before you order!

      By Alan

      from Palm Desert, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Bikes
        • Road Bikes

        Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

        Beware of the fairing guide on the Thule site. If you have 50" bars a 38" fairing is 10" too small. Go with the 873XT.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        New Design???

        By Intentsone

        from Mystic, CT

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice style

        Cons

        • Doesn't adjust to curve
        • So small for stickers
        • Too many mounts

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping
        • Day trip
        • Wind noise

        Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

        Having bought a new car I decided to put a new fairing on it. It was interesting to find a new design and look for the fairing but I was disappointed to see that for my car (09 Subaru Forester) the fairing recommended was so short and small for the roof width. Also, with the myriad accessories I put on the bars, the FOUR connections (as opposed to three with the old fairing) made it very tricky to mount everything to fit my gear right. I may have to buy longer bars at this point but should need to. Also, there is little to no adjustment of the fairing to meet the curvature of the roofline. The old fairing was able to be shaped very easily to meet any roofline shape.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product, well made and looks great

        By redshorts47

        from Adirondacks

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable parts
        • Easy to put together

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

            I read the one comment about how the fairing was held together by "plastic push things" and was a little concerned of the guality. Knowing Thule makes good guality products and since so many people have the fairings I ordered it anyway. Went to the store to pick it up. I was surprised on how many parts there are to put it together but it's a no brainer that goes together quick. I had it together and on the car in less than 20 min. For the "plastic push things", they are actually really beefy durable push snaps that hold the thick platic fairing securely to the four legs. The only way those snaps would break is if you smashed them several times with a heavy hammer. The rest of the fairing is held by large durable plastic clamps that uses a heavy metal square head bolt along with a top quality 3-wing knob to tighten the clamp securing it to the bar. I listened to the other comments and measured my car before I ordered and Thule recmd. the right size. I only stress how durable this product is because the one comment almost swayed me not to buy it. I think that person was expecting the whole fairing to be made of solid steel or something-it's not but it's pretty close. So glad I didn't listen to that comment. Buy the fairing with confidence, it's a great product. Plus it looks great too. Can't wait to start smearing stickers all over it.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Does what is says

            By snowboard

            from Fairfax,VA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Difficult Setup

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

            Some of the assebley was diffacult, but for the most part not bad. The farring was a little expensive for what it is but if deffinatly makes the ride quiet.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No more howling

            By Sarah

            from New Hampshire

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Bikes
              • Small Cars

              Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

              Works perfect on my car.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent product.

              By Jos

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Reduce wind noise

                Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

                It reduced the wind noise quite a bit and it looks really good on the car.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Noise Solution

                By Pete

                from New York

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Pros

                • Good Design
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

                  Permanently in place on Thule bar on VW Sportwagon. Lots of rack noise prior to installation. With fairing in place essentially all noise from racks is gone.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Reduces Noise!

                  By D. Muffin

                  from Alfred, NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

                        Typical Thule quality that comes with a price. Reduces, does not elimninate wind noise. All in all though it is much, much quieter with it than without.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Actually cuts down on wind noise

                        By Two-cents

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

                            I was concerned the fairing was just for show but was happy to open my sunroof again without the extreme wind noise

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent!

                            By Bovee

                            from Oceanside, CA

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backcountry
                              • Climbing
                              • Day Trips
                              • Winter Camping

                              Comments about THULE 871XT Fairing, 38 in.:

                              Bought this because I had read online that it reduces noise, which it did. I was stoked because my roof rack howled really loud prior to purchasing the fairing. Also, it looks pretty neat.

                              • What Is Your Gear Style:
                              • Comfort Driven
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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