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  • THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack

    The new Thule Traverse Foot is the perfect combination of modern technology, state-of-the-art testing, timeless design and ease of installation.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Patented MaxClamp technology provides 25% greater attachment force to hold the rack to the vehicle stronger than other racks on the market
    • Integrated AcuTight tensioning tool indicates when the rack is safely and properly attached to vehicle
    • Exclusive EZAssemble design features 50% fewer parts and requires half the time to install than competitors
    • Lockable outdoor cover with bold, contemporary styling hides and protects foot while blending flawlessly with any roofline
    • Locks to roof with Thule One Key system (available separately)
    • Designed to fit standard Thule load bars
    • Please consult the Thule Fit Guide to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle.

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THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

  • Hard to install (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Solid Performer, Not easily uninstalled

    By Alex

    from Rhode Island

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Solid
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Pain to remove

    Best Uses

    • Biking
    • Kayaking

    Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

    I bought a Thule setup so that I could transport my bike and kayaks with my Jetta.The major cons of the rack are the steep price and it's a huge pain installing and uninstalling it from my car. I need to use a screw driver to pry the fit pack off when removing it. This might just be a problem if you have a Jetta.Once it's on, it feels very safe and sturdy. I was worried that the square bars would be really noisy after reading other reviews, but it's only really noticeable if you're trying to use a sun roof or if you're on the highway.All in all, works great, it's compatible with a lot of 3rd party manufacturers, but an expensive investment. Thule should also make it easier to put on/take off.

     
    1.0

    pastic separates when tightened.

    By Dave

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

        You have to lift up a plastic piece in order to tighten down. When I tighten it down on my roof, per the instructions, the plastic housing separates, so that you can't close down the plastic piece again, and certainly can't lock it.

        I don't know if this is a design problem, or with the set I was sent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        looks easy but isn't

        By Boxtop

        from Troy, NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Hard to Install or Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

            Inadequate instructions - had to figure it out and didn't get it right until second try. Shouldn't be the case for something that could fly off on the highway with all your gear attached. Works great now. A few more details would have been helpful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            looks easy, but isn't

            By Boxtop

            from Troy, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

              Cons

              • Hard to Install or Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

                Almost no instructions - had to figure it out. Wasn't sure it was on right until second time installing. Shouldn't be the case for something that could go flying off on the highway with all your gear attached. A few more details would have helped a lot.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Expensive but excellent

                By Donno

                from Putney, Vt

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stable

                Cons

                • Hard to Install or Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

                  You better be a bit handy when you go to install this system. The instructions are a little puzzling but I was able to muddle my way through the install. All the tools needed are provided. This thing is solid and does not mar the finish on the car at all. You probably only want to take it off once a year though. Better instructions would have merited the extra star. EMS was great as usual.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product with easy installment.

                  By jennywren

                  from Portland, Maine

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Install
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

                      Bought this set for my son's car. Loved the style and ease of set up and purchased a set for myself.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Another Quality Product

                      By zombiecyclist

                      from Milford, MA

                      About Me Competitive Cyclist

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Bikes
                        • Road Bikes

                        Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

                        I've always had Thule roof racks on my cars. Bought these feet to mount an existing set up on to a new car. Installation was easy to follow with the directions provided. I expect to get many years out of this product.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Work but worth it.

                        By Tirador

                        from Huntington, NY

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Requires time to install

                        Best Uses

                        • Fit my F150 crew cab

                        Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

                        The foot pack is designed for specific vehicles. You have to get the right one. Following the instructions was not difficult but there is a "but". These have to sit exactly right on the roof of the vehicle or they will not tighten down properly. You can't lock the cover down unless they are tightened just right. Once on they'll never come off unless you want them off.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Easy to install

                        By KB

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Bikes
                          • Small Cars

                          Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

                          [...]easy to install... EMS was a great place to purchase!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Very easy to install.

                          By kayaker

                          from NC,

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about THULE 480 Traverse Foot Pack:

                              Perfect measurements and directions with this as well as with the corresponding fit kit.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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