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Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long

Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long

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These sleek, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to the top of your vehicle. Lightweight, rustproof aluminum bars can support most kayaks, canoes, and rooftop cargo carriers. Locking knobs deter theft. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Curt. Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long part number C18118 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Roof Rack - C18118

  • Curt
  • Crossbars
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 53-3/8 In Bar Space
  • Locks Included
  • Black
  • Aluminum

These sleek, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to the top of your vehicle. Lightweight, rustproof aluminum bars can support most kayaks, canoes, and rooftop cargo carriers. Locking knobs deter theft.


  • Sleek, crescent-shaped roof rack lets you mount roof rack accessories to the top of your vehicle
    • Compatible with Curt roof rack cargo carriers and kayak racks
  • Full-length bars extend past clamps to maximize space for carriers and accessories
  • Black powder coated aluminum bars are lightweight and rustproof
    • Integrated rubber strips in top channels protect and help keep cargo from slipping
  • Rubber-coated clamps secure to raised side rails on your vehicle
    • Clamps slide along bars to adjust spread
    • Key-operated twist knobs lock clamps in place - no tools required


  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
  • Weight of rack: 10 lbs
  • Maximum crossbar spread: 50"
  • Crossbar dimensions: 53-3/8" long x 2-1/8" wide x 7/8" tall (2" tall when installed with clamps)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

These low-profile, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to the top of your vehicle. The included rubber-coated leg clamps easily mount to your raised side rails without the use of tools. Integrated locks help to deter theft of the roof rack. Each bar extends past the roof rack clamps to maximize space for mounting carriers and accessories. Rubberized strips in each crossbar's top channel protect your cargo from scratches.

Lightweight, Durable Construction

Curt Crossbars Installed

The crossbars are made of lightweight aluminum so they're easy to maneuver and won't add a significant amount of weight to your rooftop. And the aluminum bars won't rust so you can leave them on your roof year-round. The black powder coat finish provides additional protection against the elements.

Built-In Security

Curt Locking Crossbars

Each crossbar leg clamp includes a key-operated twist knob to lock the bars to the side rails to help deter theft of the roof rack.

Roof Rack Accessories

Curt Crossbars Holding Kayak

These crossbars are perfect for mounting your Curt cargo basket (C18115 or C18115-117 - sold separately), kayak carrier (C18320 - sold separately), or other clamp-on accessories.

18118 Curt Universal Roof Rack Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long - Qty 2

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Video of Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Customer Reviews

Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long - C18118

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

These sleek, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to the top of your vehicle. Lightweight, rustproof aluminum bars can support most kayaks, canoes, and rooftop cargo carriers. Locking knobs deter theft.

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2015 Toyota RAV4

Easy install. Great fit. Best price. 726417

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2019 GMC Terrain

Thomas is DEAD, my name is James. The car racks I ordered and received were great 721972

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2018 Subaru Forester

It always scares me to buy car parts online, mostly because I don't know car parts from squat. These fit exactly (as I was told they would) and went on easy. They seem sturdy and have a good "feel." The real test will come when I use them to haul several 2x4s up the mountain and down my steep driveway. Of course, that's going to be more of a test of how I strap them down than of the product itself. 725110

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Very easy to install. Took ten minutes. Trust they will work just fine. 726141

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Seems to be a quality product. Easy to install. Would be nice if I could leave them on when going thru a car wash. Wind noise is loud also but I’ve been told repositioning could solve the problem. 696269

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The crossbars were extremely easy to put on and look really good on my car. Installation took me about ten minutes. The wind noise is not very loud. Good price for quality. 717239

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2003 Volvo XC70

Product is very well built it fit perfe ctly. 714200

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The crossbars were very easy to mount, seemed very secure and were easy to adjust. We haven’t yet mounted our rocket box but have no reason to think that will be a problem. The ease of installation leads us to believe that we will be able to remove and re-install without any difficulty. 745004

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2016 Toyota RAV4

Order came quickly and in good shape. Went on easily and looks great. Will be heading to Florida from Ohio with two kayaks attached so hope to do a follow up when we arrive. As always, l find E trailers descriptions, pics, videos and unbiased responses to questions a great service! 744419


Ask the Experts about this Curt Roof Rack

  • Will Curt Roof Rack # C18118 Fit Factory Side Rails on 2018 Subaru Forester
    The Curt Roof Rack # C18118 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2018 Subaru Forester with the factory raised side rails. I believe you are referring to the brackets themselves on each of the crossbars, and these can indeed slide along the length of the bar to ensure a proper fit between the side rails on your vehicle's roof. This roof rack system will work perfectly for your Forester. It features a weight capacity of 150 pounds.
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  • Can Curt C18118 Roof Rack Crossbars Cut to Custom Length
    What you propose can be done, once they've been cut any warranty protections will be void according to Curt. Acccording to Curt, these crossbars are a confirmed fit for a 2018 Nissan Rogue with raised side rails on the roof.
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  • Will Curt Roof Rack Fit 2016 Ford Escape Limited with Panoramic Glass Roof
    The Curt Roof Rack # C18118 will fit the raised rails on your 2016 Ford Escape Limited but you might not be able to operate the panoramic glass roof with this (or any) roof rack installed. The bottom of these crossbars sit about 2" above your raised rails so you can use that measurement as a guide to help you determine if the glass roof can still be operated or not.
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  • Why is There Price Difference Between Curt and Yakima/Thule Roof Racks
    Yakima and Thule are the premium brand roof rack manufacturer. You are paying for basically the nicest roof rack components you can find. Anything that says Thule or Yakima will be very high quality and have a very well thought out design. What this means for you is that the components will be very easy to install due to the intuitive design, will perform flawlessly, and will last you a very long time. The Curt roof rack components are on the value brand side of things and are also very...
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  • What is the Difference Between Curt Roof Rack Crossbars and Thule Roof Rack with Evo Raised Feet?
    I wouldn't say that you're missing anything; the Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails # C18118 are a solid, low cost roof rack option that looks great. When you look at them compared to something like the Thule Roof Rack with Evo Raised Rail Feet # TH711220 and # TH710401 the differences are extremely subtle and may not matter to a lot of consumers. Curt is primarily a company known for making trailer hitches and towing products, so roof racks aren't exactly their specialty. When it comes...
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  • Will Rhino Rack Ski Rack # RR576 Fit Curt Roof Rack # C18118
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carrier # RR576 that you referenced would easily fit on the Curt roof rack kit part # C18118 that you also referenced.
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  • Fit of Curt C18118 Crossbars and C18115-117 Cargo Basket on 2015 Nissan Rogue
    As long as your 2015 Rogue has the roof rails that run front to back alongside the edge of the roof for the # C18118 to attach to, and the usable space along those rails is no less than 15 inches (which it very well should be), that Curt # C18115-117 roof basket you referred to would work perfectly for you. The basket's mounting hardware is compatible with the crossbars you specified. You can see product description videos for both the crossbar system and the cargo basket by clicking the...
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  • Rooftop Cargo Basket for 2013 Lexus RX 450h
    I checked with Thule and they do not show direct cargo basket fits for factory bars on your 2013 Lexus RX 450h so an aftermarket square bar rack will be a good way to go to ensure a basket such as their Trail XT # TH864XT or their Canyon # TH859XT will fit well on your car. I suggest the Curt Roof Rack # C181118 that will mount to your raised roof side rails with a 32-inch bar spread; this bar spacing is compatible with both the Canyon and Trail baskets. On thing to keep in mind is...
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  • What Are The Color Options For The Malone Aero 58 inch bars - Item # MPG216
    I contacted the manufacturer and the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack, Item # MPG216, with the 58 inch bars you referenced only comes in silver. To get a rack that fits your 2017 Toyota 4Runner with a black finish, I recommend the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R, 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420, as well as locks # TH450400. It has a 165-lbs capacity. A more economical option is the Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails # C18118 with a 150 lb capacity. I have attached some videos...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 3 Kayaks on 2008 Toyota Highlander
    I envy your choice of lakes for your kayaking, but I can relate to the convenience of nearby water since I have to go only 1/4-mile to hit the lake in my kayak! If your 2008 Toyota Highlander has a factory-installed roof rack with crossbars that run side-to-side then you can use the Thule Kayak Stacker # TH830. The Stacker handles up to 4 kayaks up to 10-feet in length and holds them on their sides. Please click on the video link provided. If you don't have a factory roof rack but...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 1-Person Use on 2008 Saturn Vue
    We can help you with a method to easily transport your 10-foot 55-lb kayak on your roof of your 2008 Saturn Vue. If you want the best 1-person loading option then I suggest the Curt Roof Rack # C18118 and the roller-assisted Yakima HandRoll # Y04082-2. Tie-down straps are included.
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  • Which Thule Crossbars Will Fit a 2014 Toyota RAV4
    The most popular Thule crossbars for your 2014 Toyota RAV4 are the 53 inch WingBars # TH711400, in silver or # TH711420 in black. You'll need the Evo raised rail feet # TH710401 as well. These will fit your RAV4 as long as you have the raised rails that run from front to back on the roof. If you have the RAV4 EV we do not have a Thule rack available. If that's the case the best rack for you is the Curt # C18118 because of the aero bars. using parts # Y00409, # Y00124, and # Y00683.
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  • Rack for 2009 Dodge Durango to Carry Ladders
    The MaxxTow MaxxHaul Van Ladder Rack # MT70440 won't work with a 2009 Dodge Durango but we may have a different option for you to consider. To help carry your ladders, if your Durango has the factory installed side rails, I recommend simply adding an inexpensive roof rack, the Curt Roof Rack Crossbars for Raised Side Rails # C18118, which has crossbars that are 53-3/8" long, or the longer 58" bars of the Malone SteelTop Roof Rack # MPG202. I have added links to video reviews of both...
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  • SportRack Brand Ski Carrier Compatibility With Crossbars on 2014 Subaru Forester
    Thank you for providing a photo of the ski rack attachment clamps you are concerned with matching to a roof rack. The Curt roof rack system you referenced, their part # C18118, is indeed a correct fit for your 2014 Subaru Forester with factory-installed raised side rails. This rack uses sleek aero-style crossbars that are fully compatible with any of the SportRack ski carriers we offer. All SportRack ski carriers can be seen on the link at right along with a roof rack installation video. Each...
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Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
Mike L
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Edited by:
Lindsey S
Video Edited:
Chris R
Written by:
Kristina F
Test Fit:
Adam E

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