Funny, I just put my Thule box back in the shed.
IMO no. you can't mount the bars at the end. I'm guessing the bars less the end caps, will make lots of noise.
204,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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