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Install Thule Ski Roof Rack On A Range Rover Full Size (L322)
For the Winter ski season, have you been looking for a Ski and Roof Rack solution for Your Range Rover Full Size L322? We have what you are in search of by Thule Racks! We include everything you need to install this
Thule Ski Rack Kit: the Thule Traverse Roof Rack Fitting Kit; the Thule Traverse Foot Pack; the Thule - Ski Rack Carrier - Fixed - 6-Pair Capacity; and Thule - Load Bars - 58" (Pair). Watch Doug, our Land Rover Master Technician, install this Thule Ski and Roof Rack on a Range Rover Full Size 2003-2009 (L322). Questions about this video? Call us at 1-800-533-2210. hi I'm Doug your tech support rep here at Atlantic British and in this video we're going to touch base on the ski and assembly for our full-size L 322 missile 50 years from O 3 all the way up 209 and what it is is a combination of the crossbar setup and the roof rack adapters for the skis made by thule and we actually carry it under a complete kit it gives you everything that you need under the part number th810 to show you a little easier way to install it it's a quick fit system that can be taken off easily when it's done with it even comes with labels so that when you go to reinstall it everything shows you exactly where you need to be and everything's already pre-measured so let's show you how to go about it alright so just so if you if you're looking into the instructions of reading through them you're going to notice our procedure varies a little bit I found some ways that I felt was a little bit easier and right off the bat you have these basically these pads that are to be installed on the bottom of the feet for both sides of the crossbar and you'll see how that matches the pattern and I found it would seem to be easier if you work on the front essentially there's just a little lip all the way around this rubber pad that grabs around the base of the foot so you want to push in so that you actually feel it roll over the edge and click it you just work your way all the way around and keep doing that and when you look at it you'll see or should see basically a nice clean line between the rubber and the foot that you attached it to so you know it's nice and flat and then we'll do the same to the other side so next is going to be installing the feet onto the crossbar now you notice the crossbars rectangular not square so to install the foot on there there is a lever in the back that we're gonna use and it will release and allow that to move around some that well essentially just slide right over the top of this and it takes a little fussing around because the end of the rubber and the coating that they have on a crossbar sticks up a little bit and we'll just slide that on and leave a couple inches on each end because that's gonna get you fairly close to where you need to be when you mount it on the roof we'll slide this on now in the instructions they give you specific measurements from the inside and actually you should measure cross from edge to edge and even then I found to be a little bit off so what we essentially are going to do is we're going to set this up on the roof set our distance on our pads and lock them down immediately and then from there we can install the grips that will lock this on to the top of the top of the roof alright so by leaving a couple inches old hanging over on each end we came actually very close once we set it up on the roof we're just gonna sort of Center the bar we'll go back and forth a couple times if you need to slide this up and down to even it up essentially though what you should have ideally is on both sides this little curl to the bottom of the rubber pad we installed should just conform right with the body of the vehicle so we know we got a nice firm footing so once you've done that reach in the back and you have your lever that you pulled up and you're gonna click that down that's gonna lock the foot to the crossbar do the same to the other side all right and now that we have the levers lock down we're gonna fall up the face plate in the front and then you'll see here this is what that attaching leg that's gonna wrap around the edge of the door here and then we're gonna lock that down now they tell you in the instructions to back this off until you're almost to the point where it stops turning which will be full loosening well you really don't need to go that far now I'm going to show you two on this little tool on this tool you have on the green part aligned through the center on the gray part you have a little indicator not just above that in the instructions and they tell you how to do this when we go to tighten everything down you're gonna turn this until this green arrow actually turns to the point that that center line lines up with the indicator on the gray section essentially a torque inch so this is going to tell you exactly how much to tighten that down so what we'll do now is we back this off a little bit we're gonna raise that up and sneak this up inside clip that around the body and you may need to click on this case we're going to open the door so that we get that seated when we close the door it's gonna hold that in place so we had that now being we're just doing the one side and when you start you're just going to turn this until it just starts to give you some resistance and that will give us some play and now you get two of these little tools with this kit so I've got the second one in my pocket now I'm gonna go to the other side and I'm going to tighten that down alright so we'll do the same to this we're gonna back this off now you've probably noted or you might even be thinking where am I going to put the crossbar what I've done is you can see it's sort of lines up in centers with the top of the little vent window on the back of the rear door and then you'll see the front which is already mounted just ahead of the upright of the front door so this way that eliminates all that measuring and why not so remember on the other side we've got locked now so now we can slide this in let's make sure we got a nice even grip all the way around with the pads sitting just where it needs to be on the body we walk down the back and then we can lift up slide that in and again open up the door we just need to back that off a little bit more and close the door to hold it and now this side because we've got the other side snug we can torque this one end and then we're going to go back around to the other side to finish it off so I'll turn this you can see how the green part actually sweeps over a little bit and you got an indicator on both sides so it shouldn't matter at what point you can always see it and you'll feel it get pretty tight and just about there we're lined up so we'll pull that out and then we'll go around to the other side do the exact same thing and then essentially at that point our crossbars are set up so now we can put on our ski holders so now we're ready for the ski holders now you'll see you've got a whole bunch of different adapters on this the reason for that is that these can be purchased separately and they can be used with some of the other styles that Thule makes as far as the crossbars like the AeroBlade and the other models that they're currently making so this way if you already have Thule crossbars for another accessory or whatnot these can be adapted to work with those so because we're working with the rectangular bar the square bar we're going to be installing these four adapters there's two that goes on to each cross piece and this is how they're going to mount on there now to install them you have to actually remove or lift off this bottom rubber piece all right now there is a high area and a low area and I recommend you try to peel this off of the high area because the lower side actually has a deeper groove in it that holds it in place instructions tell you to take it right off but you really don't need to you can get your fingers underneath there and I found if you spray a little dry silicone spray on there this all becomes a lot easier to do now you see once I left it and the Reese for that was it exposes the holes that you're going to need to mount these adapters and that is essentially just going to go like that with the stud up and then you have these lock tabs and this has a nut on the end that swivels so we'll swivel that in place and we want to screw that right on and lock it just basically Snug it tighten it right down and again because you because you have a metal nut in a plastic housing go crazy with the torque so your spin this thing until it's good and snug you want to try to keep this foot that you're attaching to the cross piece and it's perpendicular 90 degrees as possible if you're a little off don't worry about it it'll work just fine so we're gonna spin that in so we feel it get snug try to go at least a full turn then this way that will lead down there and then we'll do the same and you can essentially mount you'll see these are the screws that you're going to turn that tighten this strap that grabs around the bar and you can face them to the front of the back wherever it's easiest for you to get at it now it's a little tighter back here but you can actually hold the crossbar up pull the rubber back and then the same thing will start this nut and run it down till we tighten it okay so now we have the bases in now I found that with the silicone you can pop this piece right back in it pops in there real nice and then the silicone will eventually dry or you can simply wipe it when you're done but there you go it pops right in so now your piece is assembled now I want to touch base on one thing and they'll show you in the instructions when you wrap this strap around in place there's a keyway right here and as you'll see that it's an open key way now the reason for this is once you have these mounted you can install the key way on this which is set up just like this you're going to get four tumblers they're all keyed alike same numbers and they simply install you'll turn it until it pops in all right so to install first off like I said the knobs that we tighten on the feet for this ski mount we want to make sure we have access to it and then of course your release so you get your skis in and out you obviously want on the outside of the vehicle so just set that there that'll pop up and the reason I did it this way is it's a lot easier for me to reach it right here and then we can just click this as well there now we just a matter of making sure that we got a nice flat made here and then we'll turn these gray knobs in until we're good and tight just something I want to make note of in this kit you get a little sticker that notes front left front right right rear left rear and this is for installing on the rack after you've done all your measuring and you put your thing on there you actually have a little spot right there and you can put the location on and the reason for that is because you have this all measured out that once you if you do decide for the to install the key you still have the tool to remove these just will pop off you can just back off on the adjustments they come off when you go to use it the next time you just think so you already know what locations it goes into you lock it down you're done you don't have to go through the whole re-installation process so just something I wanted to make note of all right so last but not least you've got you can see you still have a key insert on this and you can use the same keys that we have for the lowers there's a little plug right here you can pop out and insert the key way in there so you can set this all up as locking all I'm based on one key number so the other aspect is you're gonna set your push that lift to put your key in your ski in place of course obviously we have to put another one the other one on the back bar will assemble that and then lay your skis in and then that'll just click in and hold them in place now that's it this way you got a good double lock on here and it's gonna hold them good and firm and again you can put the key way in there and then also in your kit for the crossbars you'll have a little plastic caps you're gonna cert them on both ends and that's going to add to a little bit of more weather proofing so that's basically all it is to it this is a good setup for your skis it's good it's a nice tight fit it is designed to fit your L 322 right from 2003 all the way up to 2009. alright so when you're ready to do so you can call any of our knowledgeable salesmen at 1-800-533-2210 or you can click on this link and you can order this part of dent directly online or if you like our video we'd like to see more you can go to our YouTube channel subscribe to that so we thank you for watching and we're over on.
Applies To These Models:
Range Rover Full Size 4.4 (BMW Engine) | '03-'05
Range Rover Full Size 4.4 (Jag Engine) | '06-'09
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