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Thule Roof Bars – How to determine your Car Roof Type

Posted by in News on April 29, 2015 . .

To ensure you select the correct roof bars, you need to identify the particular roof type on your vehicle.

The following are the main car roof types - each has a different method of fixing Roof Bars to the vehicle:

 

Cars with Roof Rails – rails run the length of the roof and you can slide your hand under the rail.

 

 

 

 

Cars with Flush Rails - rails run the length of the roof, approx 30mm high, and you can’t slide your hand under the rail.

 

 

 

 

Cars with Normal Roof – where the roof has no Rails, T-Tracks or Fixed Points. Roof bars are usually clamped around the door frame.

 

 

 

 

Cars with Fixpoint Roof – roof has pre-drilled mounting points usually hidden under flaps or sliders.

 

 

 

 

Cars with T-Tracks – roof has two channels running the length of the roof with a slot in them.

 

Last update: December 18, 2017
 

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