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Thule's Snowcat converts your factory rack to a ski rack so you don't have to invest in the entire Thule system.

Carry up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards with the Thule Snowcat. The Snowcat attaches to the factory slide rails on the roof of your vehicle in a snap so you can load up your car in the morning and make to the hill for first tracks. Since the Snowcat attaches directly to your factory roof rack, you do not need to have Thule load bars for this ski rack. Complete with Thule locks you don't have to worry about people stealing your skis while you're trying to enjoy breakfast at Denny's.

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Will the Thule 5401 fit a 2013 Jeep Grand...

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Will the Thule 5401 fit a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Flush Rails?

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Unfortunately the SnowCat will not work on the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee flush rails. You will need a raised rail system that creates space from the roof of the car. You will want to first install a multi-purpose base rack system like the Thule 460 Podium or 460R Rapid Podium which can both easily mount to flush rails. The 460 Podium uses the classic square cross bars while the 460R Rapid Podium uses AeroBlade bars .

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Will this fit a 2001 BMW X5?

It has the standard side running rails.

This notes that it's made so you don't...

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This notes that it's made so you don't need a Thule roof rack system on your car to use it... but does it work if you already have an existing Thule system?

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Yes it can be used with either a factory rack or a Thule or Yakima system.

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Thule Snowcat

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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

first time buying the roof rack and loved it. I was not sure how strong the rack is to hold heavy wind of Sierra Nevada but no worry.
Installed on 05 Nissan Quest and drove from San Diego to Lake Tahoe total of 1200 miles and not even a mm movement. It was quite and strong. you will see some MPG decrease but that's normal for any roof rack. Wish the rack has some other option to attach to OEM rail because my rail was a round and this was designed to fit more rectangular rail. Overall very impressed.

will this fit a 2005 Passat wagon with...

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will this fit a 2005 Passat wagon with factory siderails.

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Thule has the answer. Visit http://www.thule.com/fitguide/m/Default.aspx?market=us&language=en-us&dealerid=acccbc9581a049f4a9434d824fae7e4a

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Great Rack - Didn't fit my 2013 BMW X1

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This rack is designed to fit rails that are not flush with the car, meaning there is a space underneth the rail that it can hook under. My BMW X1 is one solid rail, about 1.5" tall with a lip. It did not fit unfortunately. I was really hoping it would since it's a nice rack, very inexpensive and an all-in-one system. Oh well...

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Will this fit a 2012 Infiniti ex35?

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Will this fit a 2012 Infiniti ex35?

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Will this fit a 2011 BMW X3?

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Will this fit a 2011 BMW X3?

Has anyone gone through a car wash with...

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Has anyone gone through a car wash with these racks in place? Obviously, the skis are removed, but it would be nice not to have to remove the entire rack each time.

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Yup, I have and there is no problem with it, they fit perfectly.

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My wife did, with no problem.

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Good rack - locks seem a little flimsy

This rack was super easy to install on our Accura MDX factory rails. Carries 4 pairs of fat skis fine, but unsure 6 would be possible. Managed to squeeze three pairs of skis on one side but it was tight - those were 110mm width, 100m width and 80mm width.

I liked that by loading either side, you don't need to lean all the way over the top of our SUV. What I didn't like is that the locks seem a little flimsy - when closing the unit down it seemed a little more flexy than other racks. Longer term I'll see how that holds up.

Will this fit a 2011 Subaru Forester using...

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Will this fit a 2011 Subaru Forester using the factory roof rails?

Will this fit a 2003 Suburban 1500 model...

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Will this fit a 2003 Suburban 1500 model with factory rack?

Does this fit a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T?

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Does this fit a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T?

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The Snowcat is only for a vehicle with factory installed side rails. Because the 2000 A6 comes with a bare roof the Snowcat would not be a viable solution for you. You would need to put together a base rack system and then use something like the FlatTop for your snow sport needs.

Does this Fit on the Jeep commander?

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Does this Fit on the Jeep commander?

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if you have the factory side rails it should not be a problem. the picture is not of the same rack but the fitment shoudl be similar.

if you have the factory side rails it should not be a problem. the picture is not of the same rack but the fitment shoudl be similar.

Will this work on a 2010 Corolla?

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Will this work on a 2010 Corolla?

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this is designed to attach to factory side rails. as long as your car has them this system should work.

this is designed to attach to factory side rails. as long as your car has them this system should work.

will this fit my 1999 Subaru Impreza...

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will this fit my 1999 Subaru Impreza Wagon

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this should fit as long as you have the factory side rails.

this should fit as long as you have the factory side rails.
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I purchased the Thule 5401 snowboard roof...

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I purchased the Thule 5401 snowboard roof rack for my son's 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (with factory installed roof rack). He has tried to install it on his vehicle, but says the roof rack bars are rounded and it seems to only fit a square roof rack. He also said that boards would scrape the roof of his car. Is there something that can be added or some type of adjustment that can be made or do I have to return the rack?

Hello Sir!
I have a Nissan Pathfinder 2009...

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Hello Sir!
I have a Nissan Pathfinder 2009 SUV with no crossbars, this thule 5401 product will fit on my car or not? Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks Sisco.

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Snowcat is a sweet rack

This rack is great. I started off using this on a Land Rover Discovery II and now rock it on my new Grand Cherokee. Fits like a glove on the factory side rails on both and there ia a bit off difference in their widths. Have some occasional stickiness with locks but not a big deal, and been able to stuff it full of skis & boards no problem.

Will a wide board fit in the carriers of...

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Will a wide board fit in the carriers of this rack? I have a Burton Bullet 164.

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Yes it will fit.

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