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Thule Roof Rack & Toyota Camry's

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Old 03-09-07, 08:53 AM
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Thule Roof Rack & Toyota Camry's

I posted a thread a while ago about trying to select roof racks. Turns out I may be able to
get a Thule system at a good price.

I've hear though that some cars have had fit issues with Thule Roof racks. Anyone have experience
putting Thule Rack's on a Camry?
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Old 03-09-07, 10:06 AM
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Can't comment on a Camry, but I had one put on my Elantra last fall and have had NO problems.
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Snizzle Frizzle,

My parents have two Toyota Camry's of the 2000-2004 vintage. While I have a Yakima rack, the only problem I had with getting it to fit properly was with the rubber pads that grip the roof/frame right above the doors. Because the original pads were for another car model (I don't remember how specific they got) I had to go to the Yakima dealer and buy another set of pads to conform to the roof of the current autos.

I realize that this isn't quite the answer to your question, but I'd be willing to bet that Thule, just like Yakima, has several options for you in that department, if the original pads do not fit quite how you'd like.
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Old 03-09-07, 11:40 AM
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Old 03-09-07, 03:44 PM
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I just put a Yakima on my 2007 Camry with no problems... I love it!!!!!!!.....Word of caution: I absent-mindedly drove into a carwash with my bike on the rack because I was worried about some paint I had just got on my car by driving through a road spill. When I got in, I realized that my handlebars had missed the top by less than 2 " . I always put a parking cone in front of the garage at home when I leave with the bike but your on your own out on the road. Be careful.
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Old 04-09-07, 11:05 AM
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any more thoughts? I just ordered my thule from performance bike, and they said they will install it on my 2003 Camry...

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Old 04-09-07, 11:28 AM
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I had trouble with the Thule rack on my 2003 Nissan Maxima. The clamps didn't work right and they hit the top edge of my door on both sides when I would close the door (yes, I had the right fit kit for my car). I ended up buying a Yakima rack instead which fits fine.
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Old 04-09-07, 04:49 PM
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after having installed alot of roof racks at my lbs when i used to work there i can say that a large majority of the time yakima seems to install easier and looks better on domestic and japanese cars, while thule installs easier and looks better on euro cars. This isnt the case everytime, just an observation after having installed prolly 150 of these things on different cars.
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my LBS doesn't offer yakima
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