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Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black

Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black

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  • 39-1/2 In Bar Space
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2000 Hyundai Sonata - Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black

This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack with a from-the-factory look lets you carry gear on your Hyundai Sonata's naked roof. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft.


Features:

  • Quiet, low-profile roof rack lets you mount carriers and accessories on your vehicle's naked roof
  • Slim, elliptical crossbars create an extremely aerodynamic system
  • Flush design - bars don't extend past legs so the rack has a streamlined, from-the-factory look
  • Top channels let you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories can also be mounted to the bars
  • Rubberized Vortex strips in top channels dramatically reduce drag and wind noise
    • Keep dirt and grime out of crossbars
    • Provide cushioning and slip resistance for your cargo
  • Lightweight, structural-grade anodized aluminum bars are rustproof
    • Internal H-shaped extrusions provide exceptional bar strength
  • UV-treated, glass-reinforced nylon legs are weather resistant
  • Built-in locks secure crossbars to roof and secure channel-mounted carriers to crossbars
  • Easy, clamp-on installation to door jambs with custom fit kit
    • Custom-cut crossbars match the width of your vehicle's roof without adjustment
    • Padded, metal clamps and rubber pads protect your roof from scratches and abrasions
  • Complete system includes 2 crossbars, 4 legs, and fit kit
  • Matte black finish


Specs:

  • Rack weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Crossbar dimensions:
    • Front: 40-1/2" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall
    • Rear: 39-1/2" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rhino-Rack RS 2500 custom roof rack system

The low-profile, aerodynamic Rhino-Rack RS 2500 roof rack lets you carry gear and accessories on your vehicle's roof quietly and with little wind drag. It's designed for installation on a naked roof (a roof without factory raised side rails, flush rails, fixed mounting points, tracks, or rain gutters). The rack's Vortex Aero crossbars have built-in rubber strips that disrupt airflow for a quiet ride, and the bars are constructed of aluminum so they won't rust. These bars blend seamlessly with the support legs to provide a from-the-factory look, and they are custom cut to your specific vehicle so they require no adjustment during installation. The legs also include built-in locks that protect your gear and the rack from theft.


Aerodynamic Design

Rhino-Rack noise-reducing Vortex strip

The rubberized Vortex strips in the top channel of each crossbar disrupt airflow with evenly spaced, wave-shaped grooves. This carefully controlled turbulence minimizes wind noise and whistling, so you won't need to add a fairing to your roof rack. And the slim, elliptical Vortex Aero crossbars cut through the air with minimal drag - even at highway speeds.


Low-profile RS2500 roof rack system

The RS 2500 roof rack has a flush-mount design so the crossbars terminate at the legs with no overhang. This provides the rack with a seamless, from-the-factory look, and it also helps to improve aerodynamics by reducing drag and wind noise.


Strong, Durable Construction

Rhino-Rack Vortex H-shaped extrusion

The Vortex Aero crossbars are made of structural-grade anodized aluminum with H-shaped internal extrusions. These extrusions strengthen the bars without adding a significant amount of weight. And the aluminum bars won't rust so you can leave them on your roof year-round.


RS2500 glass-reinforced nylon legs

The rack's durable, glass-reinforced nylon legs are designed to stand up to cargo loads and weather extremes. They're also UV treated to withstand long-term exposure to sunlight.


Custom Fit for Easy Installation

Rhino-Rack RS2500 easy installation

The roof rack arrives at your doorstep almost completely assembled. The crossbars are already mounted into the nylon legs. And the bars are pre-cut to match the width of your vehicle's roof, so you won't need to waste any time centering them. The few remaining assembly steps are straightforward and require only the vehicle-specific fit kit.


Rhino-Rack RS2500 installation guide

The vehicle-specific fit kit includes pads and clamps specifically designed to fit the contours of your roof. To install, simply attach the pivoting plates and rubberized pads to the bottom of each leg. Then secure the legs to your vehicle with the metal clamps. Decals inside the legs and a diagram in the instructions help you to orient the crossbars on your roof.


Rhino-Rack Torkey

Once the crossbars are properly positioned, use the included Allen key to tighten them in place. The Allen key is designed to serve as a simple torque wrench. The curve in the blue plastic handle straightens when you've applied enough torque to each bolt.


Channel-Mounted and Clamp-On Accessories

Rhino-Rack snap-in Vortex strips

Each crossbar has a built-in C-channel so you can carry channel-mounted accessories such as bike racks, watersport carriers, and ski racks. The Vortex strips in the top channels come in 3 pieces, so they're easier to adjust than a single long, continuous strip. You can remove, trim, and re-insert the Vortex strips around the mounting hardware of your accessories to keep the crossbar channels capped and quiet. Replacement strips (sold separately) are also available if you remove your accessories or switch to clamp-on accessories.


You can also attach most clamp-on accessories to the bars, and the Vortex strips provide a shock-absorbing, no-slip cushion for any accessories that rest on them.


Built-In Security

RS2500 locking leg covers

Locking covers on each support leg let you secure accessories mounted in the crossbar top channels. These sturdy nylon covers give the rack a finished look and also help secure the rack to your roof. The cover locks are keyed alike, so a single key opens all locks.



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




Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Vortex Aero Roof Rack Review

Today, were going to be taking a look at the Rhino Rack RS 2500 Series Roof Rack System. These are the custom fit design made for a wide variety of application. They use the vortex arrow crossbar. These crossbars have a subtle slope to them. Its going to help to contour it to the vehicles roofline. Theyre made of an extruded aluminum.

Theyve got nice heavy-duty bracing inside that makes them very strong. The elliptical design is going to help to reduce any kind of wind or road noise, and also help maintain that fuel efficiency with that aerodynamic design. Very similar to a factory style roof rack except we dont have the overhang that extends past there.The bars themselves when theyre extruded, they use an H-shape or an H-style. Its hard to see, but you could see its not just a hollow bar. Theyve got some nice rigid material that runs in there.

Its really going to keep these bars sturdy for a long time. They have strips that cover our T-slots that are located right here in the top. These are nice and lightweight. It allows you to slide your T accessories right in, and then you can follow that up with your strip protector that will go on top. These are designed not only to allow you to keep just a small opening here to come up through, but this is also going to keep out the dirt, and debris, and stuff like that that may try to get in to that slide.The strip can be cut to accommodate any different length, and they are going to come with a couple extra.

The legs themselves are made from a UV-treated, glass-reinforced nylon. This is going to be durable and weather-resistant for years to come. The custom fit as you can see, we have two different length of bars. For the application that were doing today, the fit, the roof tapers in. Weve already got this precut from the factory.

Theyre going to come with exactly what we need. Weve got four pads. In this particular application, all four pads are the same. These are going to fit right under the bottom of the foot pack. That nice smooth rubberized surface is whats going to be on your cars finish to protect it from any kind of scratches.The clips are designed here to bolt right on the end of the foot pack. These fit around the underside of the roof line of your vehicle. As you can see here, weve got two different lengths. Again, this is a custom fit. Youre going to get exactly what you need in this package to put it on your vehicle. These are also rubber-coated on that underside. Were not going to have to worry about scratches or any kind of scuffs on our paints finish. Also, rubberized texture is going to help hold that on to the vehicle.After we have our kit on our car, weve got four locking covers. These are designed to go right on the end of the foot pack, turn them with a key. Ill show you later just how they go on, so you wont have any questions there. This is going to keep the roof rack on our vehicle. Its also going to keep Remember that small black cover that slides on to the end of the bar where our T-slot goes Once our locking cover comes up, it covers that. Its going to hold that on. This is going to help keep any of the accessories that we might have attached into that T-slot on the vehicle. Lastly, its going to come with four security-style hex head bolts and a really nice extended tool here to help get the proper force applied as were tighten that down onto our vehicle.Now that weve gone over some of the basic features of the rack and what its going to come with, let me show you how to install this on your car. Our Rhino Rack kit is going to come with a full set of instructions, so well know step by step how to install our bars on our vehicle. I got a list of warnings here, some things youll want to keep in mind such as dont go through the carwash, dont strap your kids to the roof, things of that nature. Then, were going to have our full warranty terms and conditions card. Now, Rhino Rack does offer a lifetime warranty with their product, so they really stand behind it and believe theyve got something going on here.Weve already preassembled three of the foot packs, but I wanted to show you how to assemble the fourth. In your instructions, its going to indicate your plastic part of your foot clamp whether the arrow should be pointing in or out. In our case today, it should be pointing out, so weve got our arrow pointing out. Well then have our pad that needs to go on. Its also going to have an arrow. Itll tell you in the instructions whether that needs to be forward or rear. In our application today, that needs to be forward.Now, the bars look the same from both sides. Weve decided that were going to have our Rhino Rack label facing forward. Thats going to help us remember which way we should put this bar on the roofline of our car. If thats going to be forward, well have the arrow facing forward. Were going to put that right under the pack here. You can see, weve got two square tabs that stick up and one circular one. One square will go here, circle will go here, square will go here, so our arrow is facing towards the Rhino Rack emblem. It doesnt have to go that way on your vehicle, but thats a very easy way to be sure you get them on your vehicle properly.Were just going to clip that in until we feel those three points click in and get a secure hold. Were then going to take the clamp thats designed to go around the underside of our roofline and hold on as well as one of our bolts. Now if you look right the end of the bolt, this does have a security key style. It looks like a standard Allen head, but its got that small circle inside. Youre provided tool matches that perfectly. Somebody with a standard Allen key isnt going to be able to come up and remove this. Take our clamp, bring it around this side. Maybe I can turn this over, you get a little better look at it.Our clamp is going to fit up. The bolt will go through the hole in the middle, and its going to thread in to the small pivoting nut located inside of our foot pack. All right. Now that weve got that started, Im going to show you how to get this installed on your vehicle. Our first step needs to be opening up our front doors on our fit. With those front doors open, were going to take our front roof bar. Place it right up onto the roofline of our vehicle and allow our clamps to come around the underside. We need to do a measurement now. The measurement comes from the center of where the two doors meet forward to the center of our foot pack.Today in this particular application, it will vary vehicle to vehicle, so be sure to look in your instructions. We need to set this at 27 centimeters or 270 millimeters. Im going to do this measurement on both sides. This is going to help me ensure that I have my feet in line with one another. Now once I have both sides set to the proper measurement, and again, refer to your instructions because every application is a little bit different. Im going to take the provided tool, and I just want to take the slack out of my bolt here. I dont want to tighten it down too much because I may want to adjust it a little bit side to side. I just want to take a look. For right now, just getting it up to where we got slack out of it, and were not going to have to worry about it moving.Now, Im going to do the exact same thing over here on the other side. What I did here with my fingers, Im just verifying that Ive got my pads sitting at about the same spot on both sides. Meaning, I dont have my bar offset to this side too far or to that side too far. Again, just taking the slack out of the bolt for right now just to hold that in place. Then, Im going to come around, and Ill actually start torqueing them down. As you can see, these bars are great. We dont have any overhang that comes off on the end. Whatever weve got is going to be inside of the roofline of our vehicle. They look really sleek, really stylish, almost like a factory roof rack would look. All right. Just tighten them down a little bit at a time on that center bolt that we showed you earlier.Go over here, do the same thing. This tool is really handy. Its got a longer side on it. It helps you get plenty of torque as you can see at the T-handle setup. I really like this one. Its one of the better ones provided by any other manufacturers. Clean that out 10:01. Now once we have that torqued down where we wanted, were going to take one of those black covers that I told you about earlier. Were going to slide it in this side. Push down, simply turn the key. That paired with that security bolt that I showed you that had that little round thing that sticks up in the middle, its really going to help keep anybody from getting this rack off of our car no matter how bad they want it.I just finished tighten this one down. Im going to do the same thing with my black cap. Im just going to put it right over the end. Theyre all keyed alike. You will have four keys that are going to come with it which is great. You got two or three cars, you can put one on each key ring and then keep an extra on the spare set in case I hope you dont, but in case I guess you lose all four sets of keys that you have. With front bar installed, Im just going to open up the rear doors. Im going to grab my rear bar. Im going to place it on to the rear roofline of the vehicle.These things are really great to set up. As we said before, they customized to each vehicles application. I need to back this now just a couple turns. Maybe the same thing on the other side. Now once we have this positioned roughly on the roofline of our vehicle, were going to do another measurement. This is going to be from the center of our front foot pack to the center of the rear foot pack. In this particular application, its 70 millimeters, or Im sorry, 700 millimeters or 70 centimeters. Im going to say it one more time because I know you cant wait to hear it, but please refer to your individual instructions for the individual kits. Every measurement will be a little bit different.We do this measurement on both sides. Its going to ensure that we have our feet in line with each other just like the front, but this one is important because it also makes sure that we have both the front and the rear bar running parallel to one another. If we didnt have them running parallel, that could give us some headaches down the road when were trying to add some accessories on or something in that nature, so keep our bars running parallel. Just like I did on the front, Im going to do it over here because Im already here taking out some of that slack.Take a look at how the footpads are sitting on the roofline, theyre both sitting on there about evenly. As you can see, Ive got a little overhang on the front here. The same thing on the other side there, just a little bit of an overhang, so I know Ive got them in the right spot. Were then going to tighten down each side a little bit at a time now that weve got our slack out. You can see in our case here, as weve been tightening it down, its drawing our bar over a little bit, so that little bit of overhand we have is now gone.Our pad is sitting squarely onto the side roofline of our vehicle. They really are good at making these custom fit roof racks. They fit on there. Theyre the perfect size. Theyre going to fit every time. Close our doors, and Im going to cap this off just like we did on the front. Slide the two tabs in that side. Push it in, and give that key a turn. Just like that, were ready to throw a few accessories on there, and we can hit the road. Now that weve got our roof rack cross rails on our vehicle, were going to take it out and get some Go Pro footage, and also get a reading off of our sound meter to see exactly what kind of noise we get with the bars installed and also without.Without our crossbars installed on our vehicle, we we're getting adjustable readings somewhere between 73 and 75. Once we installed our bars, those readings went up slightly to 75 to about 77 decibels. Now, what does this mean for you, and how its going to work with your life As we we're going down the road sitting in the car, we experienced no real noticeable difference. That will complete todays look at the Rhino Rack RS 2500 Series Roof Rack for Naked Roofs using the Vortex Aero Crossbars in black. .


Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - RRRS152B

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (335 Customer Reviews)

This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack with a from-the-factory look lets you carry gear on your vehicle's naked roof. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbars include top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft.

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This is a great product. Installation was a breeze. The look is fabulous and aggressive in black. I had oem VW crossbars which were great but made alot of wind noise. The Vortex 2500 has very minimal wind noise which was my whole purpose in seeking a low profile aerodynamic roof rack. It has exceeded my expectations. I think my stock exhaust is more intrusive. I like the Rhino Rack so much that I purchased another for my Cx9. Cheers!!! 279850



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Arrived on time, installation took 5 minutes. looks really good and I am not afraid to do long highway trips with two 65 lb kayaks on it. I highly recommend this rack. 476548


Comments

Still love it

Samuel - 02/19/2019

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Awesome customer service. William is a pro. Courteous, helpful, pleasant, evrything you would want in excellent customer service. 548076



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Hello yes the roof rack is great I love it tha m you very much 351661



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Works great. Easily re-installs by putting small dots with a permanent marker at each clamp corner. No measuring to find the optimal installation points. No wind noise. We use it with Thule cargo box for camping trips. 486077



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It's been a year so forgive me any fuzziness. No complaints that I recall about vendor. Pretty sure it shipped and arrived quickly. The product in general was well made. The bars are light but very rigid. The bases seem sturdy for even heavy loads. I'm also impressed they don't add noticeable noise when driving at speed. I have complaints about this models fit on the Prius-C though. Biggest issue.. Even when carefully verifying placement and checking online for updated measurements, the back brackets don't fit properly. I've never been able to put the covers on over rear brackets. I suspect the rear bar (precut for my car) should be a bit longer and the rear bracket claws should be slightly longer and bent at different angle to get them to properly tuck into towers when installed. As is, rear brackets protrude too much so covers won't fit. Other issues.. Wit even longer bracket arms, I believe the bars could have been fit farther apart. As is, they mount very close to each other (2ft apart ?). Also noticed paint chipped off top door edge.. If you close door too firmly, the gasket will compress to point door frame contacts bracket arms and paint will chip off. Most recent issue, panels between removable bracket covers and cross bars are falling off. Bottom line.. It's a sturdy set of bars. I brought home a ripped sheet of plywood, two 1x8 cedar boards, three 1x4 + one 12' 1x4 + one sopping wet 4x4 ( all pressure treated.. Heavy) this past weekend and the bars could have handled way more than that. Heck, even though they mount very close, I moved a 72lb 16'/32' extension ladder on them and they held up fine. However... I only recommend for the PriusC if you only intend to use them occasionally and you remove them when not needed. They attach firmly but don't fit well enough to leave on all the time. 261917



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Bought this for my 13 Ford Edge. It carried my bike rack/bike and a cargo pod simultaneously while on a 3 month trip. Mounts easily and stays put. I highly recommend it. 429795


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The rack is performing beautifully, I use it on my 13 Ford Edge when we tow it behind our motorhome. I carry a storage tote and my bicycle rack on it. It has been thru rough roads and strong winds and it never falters. I am very satisfied with it.

Barry - 09/07/2018

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What a great transaction. etrailer shipped the product fast, complete, and in perfect condition. If you own a 2012 Nissan Juke and need a killer roof rack, look no further..This IS the model you are looking for. Just buy it! It is a perfect fit and I installed it after watching the video in 45 min without issue. It's very sturdy(although I have not carried anything yet) and looks great on the car. We also bought the side mount kyack attachment and will be using that to carry our ocean kyack to the beach this weekend..(300 miles) I hope it's as sturdy as it feels and I will report back if we have any issues. From what I see so far, I don't expect any! Great job Rhino and etrailer! 232238



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Fantastic rack! Was a little challenging for me to install simply because I am a male and I don't follow instructions closely but I got 'er done. Once on, these babies stay put and don't interfere with anything on my VW Golf. Get these and save a few bucks in the process. I also purchased a discounted Thule alpine box and it works like a charm with these rails. Oh, I was able to purchase that box because I saved so much on the roof racks. See the pic? Our rare snowstorm in Northern VA shows how good these racks look with a little white dusting. 464786



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Looks good on the vehicle. Very easy to install; finished in less than 1 hr. Very sturdy as well; I can grab one rail and rock the whole car back and forth. I have not placed anything on top of the rails yet, but that is coming very soon. I have no doubt this product will perform as advertised. Thanks etrailer!! 274902



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This rack isn't designed high enough to clear the sunroof when in the open position on the range rover when mounted with no existing roof rails - DO NOT BUY!!!! 552569


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Rhino Rack specifically mentions on page 2 of the instructions that the vehicles sunroof should not be opened with the roof rack in place. Unfortunately, the interference between the rack and the sunroof is unavoidable and would occur regardless of the rack installed.

-- Mike L - 08/11/2018

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Super easy to install, just look for the positioning stickers. Makes the car look cooler too I think. 2016 VW Golf TSI SE 348489



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I would highly recommend the product and sales company. 152327


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Thank you for asking. I am please with the product and certainly will recommend it or buy more.

Markos - 09/28/2015

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The Rhino Vortex Aero crossbar for my 2018 Prius is the second Rhino rack that I've bought, the first one being a few years ago for a 2010 Prius. Perhaps because of the redesign of the Prius roof line, I find this new Rhino rack is much easier to get properly lined up on the roof. It can be installed in just a few minutes whereas it took about 15 minutes to get the racks properly lined up on the roof of the 2010 Prius. I've made the "maiden voyage" with the new Rhino rack loaded with a kayak for a 70 mile round trip at highway speeds up to about 65mph. The rack + kayak were not at all noisy. I especially like the rubber vortex strips on top of the crossbar that allow me to cinch down the kayak nice and tight. In summary, easy to install, not noisy, works great, and looks good! 612556



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The bars fit perfect on my 2016 Honda Fit. Not only are they functional but improved the look of the car quite a bit! 317929



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Found the set up guide to be pretty easy to use. So far I've been happy with how little noise it makes and it seems to not have killed my mileage. Only nit pick is that the pack came with 5 aero strips, and you really need six. I had to buy 2 more online. 237816



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After waiting months for this product to hit the market its finally here. The fit is perfect and the design quality is excellent. When opened the box I was expecting many different parts to assemble that would take some time to piece together. I was wrong. This product shipped fully assembled except for the bracket and the rubber strips and feet. The installation was very simple and only took me twenty minutes or less. 346807



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It came pre-assembled shrink wrapped, at first I thought it wasn't going to fit on my roof because the metal brackets weren't lining up properly on the door jams, but once I started tightening them down, they formed to them tightly. They look pretty good, and do the job of holding my 50lb kayak to my roof; just tested it on a 400 mile trip- although I did not go over 62 mph because I didn't want to risk it first time out. Comes with extra weather stripping to seal the top and yes you will notice some wind resistance with some noise but its not super annoying. The lock covers are plastic, thus only serve as deterrant. Overall, these are not cheap but considering the market of aftermarket roof racks and the quality of this one; i reccomend this one for at least a sonic hatchback. 561430



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Fast delivery. High quality product. Perfect fit for my 2018 Honda Fit. I’ll be using my roof rack for camping 554804



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These car top carriers look great! I ordered them on August 25th and received them September 1st. They were easy to install and are a good fit. With the elliptical shape of the crossbars I realized that the Malone J-style kayak racks I've been using wouldn't fit. However, these are old and needed replaced as well, so I called the etrailer customer service department today to ask about the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Folding Carrier. The product expert assured me that these would fit on my newly installed roof rack. I expect the J-style racks will arrive later next week. 291088



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I bought the Rhino Rack for my 2013 Chevy Volt. Overall, once mounted, it is a very good quality product that functions well. Mounting it takes some time as the curve of the Volt's roof requires it to located precisely at the right spots on the roof. This is not surprising since some brands don't even make a roof rack for the Volt because of the unique curve of the roof. I would recommend the product and eTrailer was excellent to deal with . 343247



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I am impressed by how good these racks look on my 2014 Mazda 6. They were very easy to install - took me less than an hour. Could have been in less time but i was very careful with the measurements. The racks feel very sturdy and of high quality. I was originally looking for Thule racks to fit my Mazda, but Thule did not offer the flush crossbars as i was looking for a sleek factory look. Overall i am very satisfied with these racks and happy with etrailers excellent customer service, even post purchase. I just installed a Thule Criterium bike carrier - i needed an adapt8 adapter but it worked out well! 333651



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I have these on a 2008 Chevy Colorado to haul kayaks and the racks work perfectly. They easily install in under 15 minutes. There is more noticeable wind noise, however most of that is likely due to the Thule Hull-a-port pro racks. I was initially concerned about water leaks because these mount underneath the weather-stripping. However that has not been an issue at all and the truck lives outside year round through rain and snow. I've had them through all 4 seasons now and they've held up well. I'd recommend them if you're looking for a more factory look than the "through-the-foot" style racks from other brands. 490829



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I have this rack set up on my '04 Silverado - to me they are just as good or better than the big name/big price roof racks. I like that they are vehicle specific, and don't have tube supports hanging out the sides. This may or may not work for your use but certainly makes for a cleaner factory type look. I've had them on and off several times and appreciate the supplied locator stickers that go on the inside of the door jambs when re-installing, makes it easy. I currently have a wire basket mounted to the Rhinos. Thumbs up, good product. 317512



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So far so good. Incredibly easy to put together and install, took me all of about 20 minutes. Love the fact that it's 50% already done for you. I purchased them for my 2010 Mazda 5 to take a trip from Brooklyn NY to Williamsburg VA. Because Lord knows anyone who owns this minivan knows that 6 people plus luggage just doesn't fit, at least comfortably and safely. I haven't used them as of yet, but they do feel secure. My only complaint for now is the distance between the two racks looks a little small. So I'm not sure how I'm going to arrange the pieces of luggage. But I would still recommend them for purchase 397044



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Great product easy installation. Took a hour to install instructions could’ve been a little clearer. 593307



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Nice product, fit perfectly. I have left it on the car for a year in Los Angeles sun and no fading. Adds no additional wind noise that I can hear. I never worry about it. 439624



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I was a little skeptical about ordering these crossbars, there was no application listed for a Mercedes E Coupe with panoramic sunroof. I am happy to say that they will work with the sunroof, allows about 1/2" clearance between the bottom of the bars and the roof panel. The fit is perfect, easy install, and very quiet, even a 80mph with bikes mounted. 268926


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I have traveled hundreds of miles with two bikes, no problems, great product.

Mike P - 07/10/2017

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These crossbars are solid. I bought them along with two of the J-Style Kayak Carriers (S512) and one set of Anchor Straps (RRRBAS-2) so I could haul a few new kayaks. The crossbars were extremely easy to install, especially after watching etrailer's videos. I couldn't notice any additional wind noise when they aren't loaded (granted in an '02 Subaru it can be hard to tell) so I leave them on most of the time. Although, they do come on and off quickly without much effort if you put the provided marker stickers on the inner doorframe the first time you mount them. I keep the keyed allen and the security key in my glove box. I really like that they don't have any overhang like most aftermarket crossbars. Although, that means these are only intended for use on your specific application so if you plan on selling soon, dont expect to keep the rack. The rubber feet and coating give me confidence that there is no damage being done to the roof and they are very sturdy. Overall, a great purchase! 519824



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This was fairly easy to install - be sure to NOT over-tighten the security bolts. There is very low wind noise when kayaks were and were not loaded - that was nice, especially for long trips. The instructions only had millimeter measurements and no inches conversions, so know your metrics. Service representatives were fabulous when we called to ask questions too! 184976


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We still LOVE this rack! We have taken our kayaks across the state and it has held up. In lieu of removing the racks, we use the No Touch car wash places - it is just easier for us. We recommend this product and will check Etrailer first for any future purchases.

Tim B - 04/25/2016

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The bar and mounting hardware are hardy and simple to assemble. The length was proper, and it followed the contour of the roofline well enough. Feels solid when installed. I also had great customer service. They were always quick to call or reply to emails. 564579



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Rhino rack for CRV 2016. Curt Basket installed. Best thing ever bought for summer. Thank You 551219



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Strong and sturdy material, I liked the locks on each side, very easy to put on my cars. I bought this product for my Acura in the beginning, but we bought A Ford F-150 Platinum, now I'm even more happy because works out in both vehicles ..!!! 436421



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Mine unfortunately were delivered without the rubber strips or the installation instructions. Both were taken care of with no problems by etrailer. I would give these a five star rating if it were not for the near impossible installation. I am fairly handy and could not figure it out. The instruction manual was terrible and the attachments not intuitive. I had a local Rhino Rack dealer install them and was told it was two techs needing 45 min each to get them attached. Finished product seems excellent so far so bring on the ski season! 571191



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Great product and fit. I must admit that my reasons for choosing this rack were slightly petty: I wanted contoured bar ends (no overhanging bars), I wanted low-profile (compared to OEM), and I wanted the rack in black. Yakima's forthcoming Flushbar is attractive, but not available for my GTI when I needed to make a move. So I went this Rhino Rack. The bars look great and are almost silent when naked. I can hear a change is wind noise at 60 mph, but no measurable sound increase. At 70 mph, I hear what sounds like crosswinds, but no howling or ringing. I tried Rhino Rack's fairing, but the rack is quieter without a fairing. The Vortex 2500 RS is that good! Don't bother with the fairing, especially if you drive at high speeds (it vibrates against the paint at speeds greater than 73 mph). Installation is a breeze, especially once the initial fitting is done and the included "arrow" stickers are placed. The included security torque wrench is a slick feature. I wouldn't consider the key locks to be security against rack theft since the plastic covers are probably easy to break off. But they are a slight deterrent and guard against accidental removal of the covers. My primary use is to carry a cargo box, but the rack may see duty carrying other loads, too. 431119


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I love it! I still use it only for the cargo box. I occasionally mount it naked for a few days when I know the box is about to be mounted. I prefer to install the Rhino Rack on freshly-cleaned paint, then I remove it as soon as my immediate need is passed. The rack is so fast and easy to remove, thanks to the arrows, that its convenient to remove/install as needed. I have no regrets about this purchase.

Scott F - 09/12/2018

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The racks look great and have a low profile. Before installing my bike rack, I took the car for a test spin with only the rails installed and could hear no discernible difference in the noise level at highway speeds. The fit and finish is really nice and the install was very easy. I wish there was less of a gap between the feet and the housings at each fix point, but that is my only complaint. etrailer.com was great. They shipped the racks quickly and followed up with me the day they came in. Overall I like them better than the Thule rack I'm coming from on my old car. 231014



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I had been carrying my kayak INSIDE my 2010 Prius for a year and decided it was time to add a little class to my act with the addition of a roof rack. I was interested in a rack that would be durable, easy to install, and not noisy. I'm quite pleased with the performance of the Rhino Rack with the vortex aero crossbars. It really has exceeded my expectations. I particularly like the rubber pads that runs across the top of the bars because I cinch the kayak down tight against these without fear of damaging the kayak. On the Prius, the rear rack bar installs easily every time; however, it takes me a few minutes to get the front rack properly positioned because of the slope of the roof line. Overall, I'm quite pleased, and I do recommend this rack for the 2010 Prius. 379536



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Ideally, I wanted a permanent-mount roof rack that looked like it came from the factory. I did find a company that makes them, but my auto body guy thought it was a bad idea. This Rhino Rack is the next best thing. It doesn't like factory-issue, but it's sharp and doesn't look like some slap-on. It also seems much more solid and substantial than the factory rack I had on my old car (Pontiac Vibe). Installation was no issue, with only a couple hiccups. The rubber strips weren't already installed on the rails and it was a bit of a pain to get them in so they didn't have any bumps. Other than that, everything went great. I took my time with measuring where the racks go on the roof, but that's a one-time thing, after marking where the racks go for the next install. Speaking of which, the white arrow stickers they give you weren't very helpful for me since I have a white car. But I had some other miscellaneous auto stickers that I used to make a thin black line for the racks to line up to. I like the line better than having to guesstimate the center of the clamp to line up to the arrow. But I'm probably more worried about being exactly lined up than I need to be. The etrailer youtube video (link) was an excellent resource for installation if/when the written directions weren't clear to a bonehead like me. I was kind of hoping the rails would fit in the space under the C-Max's rear seat, but they're just a little too wide. Bottom line, I'm very happy with the rack, and etrailer did a great job handling my order. 351474


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This rack is great! On the first install, I used stickers to mark where the hooks go, so I never have to measure again. Just a couple minutes to get into place. I typically use it to haul my kayak, and it does great. Last week I was helping someone move, and with a couple of boards running the length of the car on top of the cross bars, I put stuff on top and it worked great. If I paint the hooks to match the color of my car which Im thinking of doing, this could easily pass as a factory install.

Peter - 03/11/2018

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Great rack!! Fits perfectly on my 2010 Honda Accord Coupe. Used it couple of times transporting my 12' kayak. No problems at all. 254456



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It was quick and easy to install on my Ford Fusion, most assembly was done before I received it. And it looks great on my car. 504814



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Perfect fit and easy install on my 2015 Nissan rouge. Installed in less than 1hr by myself. Only thing is, I should have purchased a separate mount kit to shorten the bolts on the J Kayak carrier mount. The space between the rear crossbar and roof is very limited and the instructions say that different mount kits are sold separately. It works with the universal mount but would be better with a different one. There was definitely a mount kit listed in instructions that would work but I forget the product #. 225311



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Ordered it online as they had the best price. I had done my research over a few days. Actually found an online discount code too. I needed the product for a family vacation, so needed it rather quick. I forgot to make sure I got it with quicker delivery terms than the "free delivery". I called right back. Great person answered, said that it would likely go out as soon as product was avail, not to worry. She said she would call me if there was an issue. So, a bit nervous yes, but I trusted her. Got an email within 24 hours that it was getting shipped. Had it 2 days later. Great customer service and follow up. The easy part is surfing and buying online. The hard part is getting service. These guys were great. I would buy again. Oh, product was as advertised. Works great. Happy customer. 268645



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I purchased a Rhino-Rack RS 2500 roof rack set up for transporting two bikes last June. I spent a total of $650 on the setup, which depended on the foundation of the Rhino-Rack RS 2500. The rack served me well until last week, when I went to get into my car and discovered that the rack had been stolen. I purchased this rack in large part because of the locks that are supposed to prevent this kind of theft. It appears to have been relatively easy to subvert the locks on the Rhino-Rack RS 2500, as the thing disappeared without any damage to the car. I'm just glad that my bike wasn't stolen as well. I am very disappointed, obviously, and now have to wonder whether I can continue to trust the claims of safety and security on Rhino products. 280682



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The best rack that you could ever ask for . Outstanding 437386


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It is the best rack on the market !!!

Brew - 09/28/2018

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I bought this roof rack for 2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel. I prefer to drive with "naked" roof. In my opinion car looks nicer without factory installed roof rails. BTW rails can't be installed by the dealership, only in a factory. By choosing Rhino-Rack Rs 2500 I can drive most of the time without roof rack and install it quickly for vacations. Product came mostly assembled with clear instructions. I am enclosing pictures. Also I did my research before deciding what to buy. Thule aero blades can't be custom fit. You need to purchase a 60" aero blade which creates overhangs on all 4 corners(I don't like how it looks). Rhino-Rack is custom fit for every vehicle and has no overhangs. I tried to fit my Thule box - fits perfectly. Regarding wind noise - can't tell the difference between driving with and without roof rack(I even tried with sunroof open). Overall very satisfied with the purchase. 187756



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Solid product. Easy install. Felt like they made the rear rail too short though, by about a half an inch (evidently these are custom cut for your year and model car). It barely fit, while the front had plenty of length to go across. I did get it to work, but would have preferred being able to have it a little longer/wider? to not have the cushion on the bar edging over the seam of the roof. It is on solidly though and does look great unless you are a bit ocd with the front rail feet being farther from the seams than the rear one is and the securing screws not being able to be screwed in as far. 297895



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Very nice product. Like the looks and quality. Cons: no anti-theft hex head to actually tighten the clamps and it would have been nice had the description stated cars with sunroofs will have limited usage. Unless it did and I skimed over that portion. But none the less, a good product. Picked up a anti-theft bit in a multi pack for $6 from harbor freight because it was the only thing available. 171719



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Great car rack. Looks like a factory install. Took my time (measuring and tightening) installing only because I'm a pefectionist. Shipping was quick and to my door. I would recommend etrailer to anyone and would use their product again. 280457


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I love the rack. Used it plenty of times and had compliments on its looks especially from Subaru employees. I would and have recommended this product to friends and others.

Michael C - 12/13/2017

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The product fits perfect on the roof of my 2012 Crew cab Silverado. It has the rounded smooth corners, which it makes it appear to be manufacturer installed since my track is black. I used to remove them every time after I was finished using them. Several months ago, I decided to keep them installed all the time and it has not been a problem. I know how high the top of the track stand from the ground with the bars installed. So, when I go to a cover garage, I know ahead of time if the truck will clear or not. I use them to carry my safari rack when I go to the mountains about 5 time a year. This product is very easy to install and comes with all the proper instructions. The only drawback with the instructions is that it uses the metric system to instruct the user on how far from the center of the cab each bar should be installed but whomever wrote the document did not use a decimal point. If the user is not familiar with the metric system, it can throw the user for a loop. 296517


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The product still is holding strong. The appearance still in perfect shape. No regrets. Money very well spent.

Cabin M - 09/19/2017

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