Just curious, I know you can buy the cross bars for the Hyundai. I wonder if you can purchase tie down hooks that can also be attached to the rails ( Hyundai parts maybe.)?Hello all..
So I just installed a Thule Rack system for my kayaks last weekend on my 23 Hybrid... but I am at a loss where I can run the tie downs at the bow or stern.
The main problem is the BOW as the tie down system I used on the old car (nylon woven straps secured by fender bolts under the hood):
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But these don't seem to work as the bolts in the 2023 model are just long enough to be tightened, but will not allow the extra couple millimeters from the grommet on the strap. I looked under the front bumper and all I see it AERO shielding - so no real tie down points there, but I do see a place for the tow hook installed on the passenger side of the bumper, however I REALLY would like to avoid using the tow hook for this.
For the stern... I might be able to use this liftgate loop set:
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I had this on the the old car where the strap loops are on a rubber log that sits just inside the liftgate opening, but the strap loop hangs outside the liftgate to allow me to hook the stern tie down through. My only concern with this system is that it might cause the power liftgate to auto reverse. I have to try and see if it will work.
Any suggestions? Not sure if the setup under the hood of the non hybrid is different than mine...