This complete multi-purpose base roof rack is the perfect fit for the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2006 to 2012 with raised rails that run front to back on the outer edges of the roof. The fit includes models equipped with a panoramic moonroof. The system includes two load bars and four feet as detailed below. Locks are recommended and available separately in match sets, see related products.
The low profile Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad has rubber bases that rest directly on the side rail, the foot adds only 2.5 inches of height above the side rail and provides maximum load capacity above and beyond the width of the side rails. A thin, rubberized stainless steel band wraps under the vehicle's side rail for a strong protective grip.
The Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad foot is easy to assemble and install. Slide the foot into the load bar, then wrap the band around the side rail, tighen by turning the integrated handle with built-in hex wrench, no additional tools are needed. The one fastener tightens the band to the vehicle's raised side rail and tightens the foot to the load bar simultaneously.
The Thule AeroBlade load bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic providing maximum capacity, no whistling or howling and low wind drag. The advanced aluminum BoxBeam construction has dedicated slots for foot attachment and a separate t-slot tracks for mounting compatible carriers.
The weight capacity for this base roof rack is 165 pounds evenly distributed. The load bar length is 53 inches plus 1-3/4 inches for both end caps (total 54-3/4 inches). The bar spread is variable along the length of the rails, with a maximum 60 inches center to center. Review the instruction manuals below for complete vehicle specific technical details.