So I found a Thule 400XT Foot pack with 58" load bars on Craigslist for $100. I bought the proper fit kit (2160). I wanted a wind fairing, especially after driving 3 days without one and being SUPER annoyed by the wind noise. I heard that if you wrap paracord (or something similar) around the load bars, with about 1" spacing between the loops, that it eliminates almost all the wind noise. I did that as a temporary fix and it DID WORK!!! But I still wanted a fairing. I'm old school and like the old style Thule 555 fairing over the new "snowboard" style 872XT fairing. I found a DIY article on the net, on an Audi forum of all places, and this is what I made. Let me know what you guys think.
FYI...total cost, not including the stuff I already had in the garage (i.e. spray paint, aluminum strip metal, plastic door trim and EPDM foam weather striping) it cost me about $35 dollars to make. Also, I realize that due to my design that the fairing sits higher then the load bars and restricts any accessories being added on, but that's why I used wing nuts for the mounts. So, I can take it off easily when needed. I'm gonna work on fixing this design flaw over the weekend or 4th of July Holiday. Also, I have a Thule 8"x2" decal on its way in the mail to add to the fairing. I ordered a silver one though, not a white one.
Here's the pics