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Parts-King works for Lindop Toyota, who are one of the club's sponsors - so should be able to offer the Toyota bars.

Send a pm to him detailing your car (reg.no as a minimum) and what you want.

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That is strange. I was told it’s not Thule who makes them for Toyota. For Volvo for example, yes Thule makes it, but when I asked from dealership they told me that it’s not Thule
 

Especially as last year in august there was no kit for Corolla TS so the Thule shop I bought my Wingbar Evos from gave me Yaris or Auris ones until Thule had the kit ready which was in 1 month. Also I have understanding that the original ones have 2 dots on the mounts to fit to the roof rails which Thule kit does not have and this worries me a bit when hauling my 40kg tandem Kayak....

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They are more like traditional wingbars not the Evos. The main reason why I chose Thule Wingbar Evo was that these have new rubber strips on the roofbars which allows T-track accessories to be used without cutting the rubber strip. Older ones had rubber strip that in case You wanted to use accessories with T-rack mounts, You had to measure and cut suitable parts of the rubber and if in the future You’d need whole strip then You have to buy new rubber strips. One rubber strip was like 20€ so 40€ for rubber strips was rubbish.

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You're probably right. The picture in the catalogue is so small that I can't tell the difference. But it looks that all this accessories are made by Thule and the price is similar too, at least the official price.

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I mean these could be Thule ones, but I was informed by the dealership that Thule doesn't make these, but I am also a bit confused as the dealerships offer Thule roof boxes etc as these are pictured on official Toyota accesssories as well.

 

You can't go wrong with Thule though. 🙂

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Oh, good to know, thanks!

One thing that has bothered me since I bought the Thule ones. Do the original roof bars have 2 dots on the inner part of the mounting brackets? There's 2 holes on the rails of the roof on each 4 corners (total 8 holes). Are these used for the roof bars? 

Right now when I load my Kayak on them and adjust it, the roof bars actually rotate a bit when moved and this is not very much to my liking even though they are tightened and nothing has happened during this 1 year of ownership, but it bothers me a bit...

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On 8/3/2020 at 11:52 AM, Rickrsh said:

They are a Thule rebrand. I bought the Toyota original ones for the Touring sports, and on the inside of the covers says "Thule 😁". 

Exactly and it has the Thule part number on it too!

What's more buy them from @Parts-King and they are cheaper than the actual Thule ones!

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On 8/3/2020 at 2:47 PM, Rivorian said:

Oh, good to know, thanks!

One thing that has bothered me since I bought the Thule ones. Do the original roof bars have 2 dots on the inner part of the mounting brackets? There's 2 holes on the rails of the roof on each 4 corners (total 8 holes). Are these used for the roof bars? 

Right now when I load my Kayak on them and adjust it, the roof bars actually rotate a bit when moved and this is not very much to my liking even though they are tightened and nothing has happened during this 1 year of ownership, but it bothers me a bit...

Yes, there are little rubber lugs on the foot pack that fit into the dots. For info the official foot packs are Thule 753.

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Can somebody please take picture of their original toyota (thule) roof bars? I would like to see, what type they are, how they look like.

Thank you!

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On 8/3/2020 at 3:47 PM, Rivorian said:

Oh, good to know, thanks!

One thing that has bothered me since I bought the Thule ones. Do the original roof bars have 2 dots on the inner part of the mounting brackets? There's 2 holes on the rails of the roof on each 4 corners (total 8 holes). Are these used for the roof bars? 

Right now when I load my Kayak on them and adjust it, the roof bars actually rotate a bit when moved and this is not very much to my liking even though they are tightened and nothing has happened during this 1 year of ownership, but it bothers me a bit...

Yes, mine are supplied by Toyota (talked the dealer into throwing them for free) and they have two little studs that go into those holes. Didn’t notice them at first because I wanted to slide them a little to the back but realized that wasn’t how they were designed and rightfully so because they stay dead in their place.

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6 hours ago, clix said:

Can somebody please take picture of their original toyota (thule) roof bars? I would like to see, what type they are, how they look like.

Thank you!

There you go

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44 minutes ago, RzrAzr said:

There you go

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Thank you.

In general, are you happy with them? 🙂

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On 4/19/2022 at 10:58 PM, clix said:

Thank you.

In general, are you happy with them? 🙂

Yeah, I've had these bars on my FJ cruiser and then on the Forester. They do generate a bit of wind noise but I don't mind. Works perfectly with my Yakima roof carrier to carry my mountain bike , just put a piece of large cloth when mounting/taking off the carrier not to bash the pan roof 

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Hello everyone I have a Thule roofbar with Thule 753 footpack wich come from my old car, and I believe its same as toyota rebounded for Corolla touring, but I need fitting kits, can someone who got original Corolla touring roofbars give their fitting kits please. Many thanks

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