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Old 05-17-2013, 04:30 PM   #81
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(Remember, when you go about getting any carrier for the rack, it will need an Xadapt kit to attach to the AeroBlades.)
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Does the Thule XADAPT9 Adapter Kit come in pairs or single mounts? I'm getting (2) Thule 516 Prologue Bike Racks for me and my girlfriends bike but I'm not sure if I have to buy (4) Xadapt9 kits or just (2) Xadapt 9 kits. Found them on the Rack attack website. http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...sp?item_type=3
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #82
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Does the Thule XADAPT9 Adapter Kit come in pairs or single mounts? I'm getting (2) Thule 516 Prologue Bike Racks for me and my girlfriends bike but I'm not sure if I have to buy (4) Xadapt9 kits or just (2) Xadapt 9 kits. Found them on the Rack attack website. http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...sp?item_type=3
x2 Thule XADAPT9 Adapter Kit, that's all you'll need if you're getting two bike carriers (I have 2 as well).

The bike carrier already comes with mounting hardware, the adapt kit just helps attach it to the aeroblades. The square head bolts slide on the front bar and their are holes in the carrier that attaches them with the round nut. The metal rubber bracket goes around the back bar just acting as an extension. It all makes sense when you set everything up haha

BTW I ordered all my stuff from rackattack, they were pretty decent and got some fast shipping
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I'm having a hard time getting the front clamps to be flush and even along the door jamb. The rear is fine. It's not going anywhere though.

Looking good man love the pic

Yeah, that's been discussed very briefly wayyy back when the AeroBlades first came out. Not sure what anyone did with that. But I've got them adjusted where it's not that noticeable, but yes they do stick out a tinch. I never did anything a.k.a. follow up with THULE. But it's not affected anything on my end at all. Long story short, they traveled from Florida to Michigan, Michigan to Arkansas, Arkansas to Louisiana. Never had a problem with them. I will say however, as a safety precaution on long road trips (like I did with those), every rest stop I would check to see if anything needed retightening!
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