The Thule TP42 - Top-Tracks™ mounts permanently to sheet metal roofs using Flare-Nuts. The tracks create a convenient and stylish platform for multi-purpose roof rack using the 460 or 460R Podium Foot Pack and the Podium Fit Kit 3101. The actual track length is 42.5 inches and the end caps are 1.5 inches each. The tracks allow the foot to be positioned variably for load carrying flexibility.
The innovative Flare-Nut blind fastening hardware allows for top-side installation and no need to remove vehicle headliner. The tracks are corrosion resistant aluminum and the screws are stainless steel. Plastic track end caps provide a smooth finished appearance at the track ends.
Installation of Top-Tracks™ requires drilling the roof and permanently installing parts. Some specific tools are included; blind insert Flare-Nut tool, N size drill bit (0.302), 1⁄8" drill bit, 3mm hex key, 4mm hex key, and silicone sealant. Some mechanical skills are required and the following tools are needed but not included; masking tape, 9⁄16 inch wrench, center punch, hammer, tape measure, drill and safety glasses.
Not for off road use. Do not install if roof has had bodywork. Do not install on vehicles with sunroofs or vinyl roof. Do not install on vehicles with factory racks. Detailed installation instructions are included and can be preview in the PDF file below. If concerned about installation, have tracks installed by professional installer.