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It seems Thule has changed the foot-kit used for GLC's and the new one (6020) looks to be a big improvement over the previous one. Is anyone using this new kit? Thanks.
 

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I use the 6020 footpack with wingbar evo‘s
No real complaints though, a tad clumbersome the first time fitting, like most Thule product quality is high and parts are readily available,
I like the one key fits all system and believe I got lucky with the key numbers same key for cycle carrier and roof bars
 

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Thanks for the reply. The issue I had with the old foot-kit was it actually damaged the roofrails, scratching and marking them at point of contact. Thule say the 6020 has a different rubber coating, sounds like you don't have that issue.

Also, how far back on the car can you mount the rear bar please? I currently have the OEM Merc bars which are fixed width, and have to mount in a certain place. When carrying long loads, the bars are too close together. Thanks.
 

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I currently have the bars Set
Front mount just above the front door line
Rear mount, just behind the rear quarter glass,
The foot pack is adjustable and they can be set wider,

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Id have to check, I’d confidently say, the bars did not come with a torque tool, so in theory they could be over tightened and damage the rail, my last set of Bmw bars had the spring loaded Tool so there is drawbacks

Re the OEM bars, have you checked the underside for elongated adjustment that would allow wider fitment,
 

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Very many thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know.
I can't see any width adjustment on the OEM bar's, plus Merc specify where they must be mounted and even provide a cloth tape-measure! The distance between the bars is only 72cm, which isn't ideal when carrying longer loads like paddleboards! The spacing on yours looks much better.

The OEM's do have a torque clutch on each foot so no danger of over-tightening. Looking on the Thule website, it looks like their fitting key now has a clutch built-in, maybe they have improved that too.

So, I think it's time to go back to Thule. Anyone in the UK want to buy my OEM bars? Other than the fixed spacing issue, they are very well engineered.

Thanks again. :)
 

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I currently have the bars Set
Front mount just above the front door line
Rear mount, just behind the rear quarter glass,
The foot pack is adjustable and they can be set wider,

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Id have to check, I’d confidently say, the bars did not come with a torque tool, so in theory they could be over tightened and damage the rail, my last set of Bmw bars had the spring loaded Tool so there is drawbacks

Re the OEM bars, have you checked the underside for elongated adjustment that would allow wider fitment,
I bought a 9594b kit and a 6020 fitting kit but they won’t fit together.Any clues??
 
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