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Old 02-22-2020, 10:37 AM   #1
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Brickers, which is the proper way to install the thule 300 feet on our gutters? Inner edge or outer edge? Inner edge would be stronger but I worry about the foot "popping" loose

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Old 02-22-2020, 05:57 PM   #2
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When I had mine on the 85 wagon I think it seemed to sit better and lock up as in the top pic.

But you raise a good point.

Will it lock up the way you have it in the second pic?
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When I had mine on the 85 wagon I think it seemed to sit better and lock up as in the top pic.

But you raise a good point.

Will it lock up the way you have it in the second pic?
I don't have locks on mine. Maybe if I did I would have the answer to my question...

I thought the locks just prevented the knobs from being loosened, and I am able to tighten the locks in both placement positions.
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:32 AM   #4
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first

think of it as a vicegrip
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My Thule rack, not sure the number, has aging rubber wrappers around 3 of the 4 feet. With the rubber, the feet fit the drip rails snugly and pretty much pick their own position. I think you could use a piece of bicycle inner tube to wrap around the drip rail as a replacement. That being said, you probably want to adjust yours to the outside of the gutters just so that the inner foot bump is a little further away from the roof corner & paint. My rack does not pinch the gutter upright when tightened -- there's a bit of clearance even fully tightened.
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^ the rack feet he has should have rubber condoms that sit between the rack and the inner gutter
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^ the rack feet he has should have rubber condoms that sit between the rack and the inner gutter
no, the new thule 300 feet don't come with them. Just a rubberized paint coating that accomplishes the same task
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:59 PM   #8
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Split you some 1/4" fuel hose?
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I use a piece of split polyurethane hose under each foot that makes the feet sit centered and do not damage car's paint.

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Old 02-24-2020, 04:09 PM   #10
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I use a piece of split polyurethane hose under each foot that makes the feet sit centered and do not damage car's paint.

old school vw method...
might have to try it out.
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