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So I purchased the recommended size (found on the Thule website), large - 872 for my 2005 S60R. Last night I installed the fairing and there are gaps between the feet and the roof on both sides of the fairing. The middle feet rest on the roof fine, but there is about a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch gap on the outer two between the feet and the roof. Has anyone had this problem? I contacted Thule and they said that "We are sorry but according to the fit Specialist you do have the right fairing, we have no way to correct it it is made that way." ......... right ............ I was thinking if anyone has had this problem and if so if they have corrected it or if the constant wind pushing on the fairing has "bent" it to fit. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Stupid Thule Fairing (NJ2004S60R)

On each of the four the mounting tabs which connect the fairing to the load bar, you should have two available "slots." The center two tabs should hold the fairing at the outer slots while the outside two tabs should be holding the fairing via the inner slots. It sits nice and flat with mine this way as it creates a small arc in the fairing shape.
 

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Re: Stupid Thule Fairing (NJ2004S60R)

That is normal. I am assuming with yours you hear it vibrating when you pass a truck or car or have a wind gust. I have this issue with mine. You can try to loosen and bend down the attachment on each outer attachment and then re-tighten. The other option is to take the whole rack off the car and then loosen the out attachments on the fairing and rotate it down passed the normal rest area. When you put the rack back on the roof the outer edges would be then pushed down more.
 

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Re: Stupid Thule Fairing (m.olennick)

It was set up as the way you describe with the outer slots being used on the middle two and inner slots on the outer two brackets. Maybe I got a bum roof. haha
 

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Re: Stupid Thule Fairing (PMPN8EZ)

PMPN8EZ - I haven't actually driven with it yet. I put it on and it looked as though it didn't fit so I took it off. I think I will try both your suggestions and see if they work. Did you put on the clear stickers to your roof ?
 

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I didn't put the stickers on the roof, however had thought about it. After 5 months with my racks on, there are some small marks that I will remove when I detail it at the culmination of this semester.
 

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Mine fits like this as well. It doesn't rattle at all, and at highway speed is held firmly to the roof. There are no marks on the roof under the rubber feet.<p>I do wish it fit better, and I've tried adjusting the outer edges to get it to fit right. It's still worth it to me to not have the wind noise from the factory crossbars.
 

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I will put it back on and test it out on a long drive this weekend and see how it works. Seems like people aren't using the clear plastic stickers on the roof, so I will forgo those as well for now. Thanks guys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (NJ2004S60R)

i didn't put any stickers on the car itself, just the foam feet that go on the fairing "feet" themselves.
 
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