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Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black

Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black

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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. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black part number RR53TR can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RR53TR

  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 40 In Bar Space
  • Rhino Rack
  • Black
  • Locks Included
  • Aluminum

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.


  • 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


  • Rack weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Crossbar dimensions:
    • Front: 40-15/16" 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

The low-profile, aerodynamic Rhino-Rack ROC25 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 crossbar has built-in rubber strips that disrupt airflow for a quiet ride, and the bar is constructed of aluminum so it won't rust. This bar blends seamlessly with the support legs to provide a from-the-factory look, and it is custom cut to your specific vehicle so it requires no adjustment during installation. The legs also include built-in locks that protect your gear and the rack from theft.

Aerodynamic Design

The rubberized Vortex strips in the top channel of the 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 crossbar cuts through the air with minimal drag - even at highway speeds.

The ROC25 roof rack has a flush-mount design so the crossbar terminates 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 crossbar is made of structural-grade anodized aluminum with an H-shaped internal extrusion. This extrusion strengthens the bar without adding a significant amount of weight. And the aluminum bar won't rust so you can leave it on your roof year-round.

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

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

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 crossbar on your roof.

Once the crossbar is properly positioned, use the included Allen key to tighten it 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

The 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 channel 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 channel 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 bar, and the Vortex strips provide a shock-absorbing, no-slip cushion for any accessories that rest on it.

Built-In Security

Locking covers on each support leg let you secure accessories mounted in the crossbar top channel. 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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Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack ROC25 Naked Roof Roof Rack Review

What's up everybody. It's A.J. with Today we gonna be checking out the Rhino-Rack ROC25. And what this is, is a roof rack system for the naked roof of your vehicle. So it's gonna be a complete system.

You get the bars, the feet, the pads, and the clamps that are specific to your vehicle. Each one's made a little bit different. Each roof is a little bit different. So you wanna make sure you get the right fit. This is gonna have all of it.

You don't have to buy anything extra. Now what the roof rack is gonna do for you is help you carry something like, let's say you don't have a hitch on the back of your vehicle like this one, you don't wanna get a bike rack. You wanna haul your bike on your roof. You can do that. You can get a cargo basket, a roof box.

You can carry your skis up here. There's plenty of options to use this roof rack on top of your vehicle. Taking a closer look at it I just wanna show you what I mean by custom design. This rubber pad is what the custom part is for this roof rack. So it's made specifically for this 2019 Nissan Rogue.

You can see how the rubber pad goes down into this groove and catches it here and it's flat. So it goes and conforms to the shape of the roof. And everyone is gonna be different for every vehicle, that's why you get the kit specific to your vehicle. But they're all gonna function the same way, they're all gonna grip on that roof and catch it. You'll see that there is no overhang with this roof rack system. And that goes with how custom it is to your vehicle. So it's made specifically, with the right size bars, and actually on this one, the front bar is longer than the rear bar. You can see that by looking at 'em. So that's how it's just designed for the roof, the roof tapers in a little bit, and there's pros and cons to that. So one of the pros is you're not gonna hit your head when you're getting in and out of the vehicle. Sometimes that overhang can be a little bit of a burden. I know Zach, who does videos here too, complains about sometimes he forgets, he hops out of his vehicle and hits his head. I'm not that tall so it's not really a problem for me, but this would be eliminated for everybody. So when they get out of the car, it's not a worry. A negative would be, there's not as much space. Sometimes that overhang lets you add that one more accessory that you couldn't fit when the bar stop here. But overall, I think it's more of a positive than a negative. You can put your thing on here just fine, and then get out of your car without ever worrying about it hitting your head. While we're up here might as well look at the bars themselves. They're made out of an aluminum, black coated. It's a black matte finish, sorry. And it's got reinforced on the inside. So it's not just the aluminum, like a soda can, it's got reinforced. And they said it's like an H design in the middle of it. And that's helps give them the strength so that it's not gonna budge when you load it up with your gear. Now it does have a weight capacity of 165 pounds, so I would not exceed that. On these bars there's a weather strip, which covers up the T track channel. This is a great option to do those T-track accessories that are gonna slide in here and go where the weatherstrip goes. That way you don't have to use a clamp, that's gonna go around the whole bar because as you can see on this vehicle, it comes pretty close to the roof, a little bit there in the middle, more so on the back. So if you don't wanna use those clamp on accessories or you just don't have the room to use them, I suggest using the T-track up top. Or you can just cut this to length wherever you want. So let's say that your bike rack slides in here, you would just cut this off and the bike rack would take up the space, that way it's still got the weather strip. It's not gonna make noise when you're going on the road. And it just slightly makes noise, it's not very loud, but it could still get annoying over time. Now we'll move on to the foot. It's glass reinforced nylon, and it's also UV treated. So you don't have to worry about the sun, breaking it down, making it look bad, or even the elements. If you wanna leave it on your roof all the time, it's not gonna bother, it'll be just fine. That's this foot part, which is gonna be separate from the foot down here. This is another plastic part, same material. And then the rubberized cover that goes on the foot is specific to your vehicle. So like I said in the beginning, there's a bunch of different kits and this is the part that's gonna be made specifically to fit your roof and the contours that are on it. Along with that custom rubber pad is the clamp. Now these clamps are gonna be even the same, but they all have a rubberized inside. So you don't have to worry about them scratching the inside of your door jamb, or the side of your roof here. That way, if you take them on and off, you don't have to worry about damage over time or anything. It's not gonna happen. It'll be fine. Now it does fit and tighten up to your door jamb, so it pulls this clamp up the more you tighten this bolt down and that's what keeps it in place. You see there's no movement whatsoever. So you don't have to worry about anything bad happening when you go down the road. Now there is a cover for this. So this isn't exposed all the time. And another cool thing that Rhino-Rack included is a lock. They don't all come with locks and locking caps, so it's nice that they have that and you get two keys with it. That way you can keep one in your vehicle and one on your key ring, and then nobody can tamper with your roof rack when it's installed. So I've gone over how great this roof rack is and what it can do for you. How does it install It's not that bad. You just follow along with me as I do it, and you'll see, it's pretty easy. The only thing that's different is the foot pads. They may change from roof to roof, but that's the only thing that changes. Assembling it is gonna be the exact same. You're gonna measure from the same points. Now the numbers might be different because your roof and your vehicle are gonna be different, but still the same. So let's check it out. We're gonna install our weather strip. I've already done it on this bar and most of this bar, but I wanted to show you how it works. You just put this part that's a little bit more in than the top. Just work it into the center, it'll pop into place. It's probably better to get one side down, see how it's tilted and then push in. That's usually how I do it. And then it goes into place pretty easily after that, you just got to get started. You can hear a little pop every time I push it into place and come back on the other side, and do the same thing, so it can sit nice and flat. Gonna pull it back a little bit so it's even. Looks pretty good right there. Now I'm just gonna cut off the access. Gonna use my flat side of this, that way you got a nice even cut. So not as even as I had anticipated, but I'll come back and fix it up. Now we're gonna attach our feet to our crossbars. You just slide them in the ends here. We're gonna eventually put a screw in through there. Now it might fight you a little bit. I'm gonna strike it like this. Kinda use the table to push it down in that last spot, because this plastic kind of sticks out a little bit and you put your palm on there, it doesn't exactly feel good, so you can't get a good shove on it. But if you just use the ground and push a little bit, it should slide right into place. Don't slam it on there or anything like that, you'll damage it. But just use that to help push it into place. Now we're gonna peel back a little bit of the weather stripping. You see it looks like the hole lines up just fine. So we're gonna add a screw in there. Put that in place, now you can't pop that foot back off. We gonna repeat that process on the other three sides. Next we're gonna assemble our footpads. You're gonna get these in a different kit and you wanna make sure you look at 'em, and you see the number here, it's gonna tell you where they go. So this is the front left and front right. Stickers do come with them. I've already added the sticker, So it was easier to explain to you which one's, which, but you can look at the number and it'll tell you exactly where it's supposed to go. And these gonna be the rear ones, so you can see they already look way different than the front ones. They're specific to your vehicle. And again, just look at the number and it'll tell you where to put 'em. When you go to add your rubber pad make sure the arrow is facing out, when you go to snap into place and kinda just push on the rubber part and you'll feel it snap in several parts right into place. A good way to tell is that the rubber part of the cover is up here through the center hole, you know that it's installed. We gonna attach it to our assembly. It just pops into place. There's like a bar here at the bottom, there's spaces to clip this plastic part into and just push it, and you hear it snap into place, and it's all in there. And again, you wanna look at the bottom, make sure you're putting the right one on the right side, arrows facing outward. And the arrow on the rubber is facing forward. And one other thing to note is that your crossbars are gonna be different lengths, so the front one is gonna be longer than the rear one. That's how you can tell the difference between 'em. You might be able to see on the table here that this front one is a little bit longer. And that's how I know that that one's the front one. I set the front crossbar on the roof already. And what we're gonna do is get our measurement to see where it needs to be on the roof. Now it's gonna be different for every vehicle. So these measurements probably aren't for you, but we go from the center of the door jamb to this arrow. And on this particular one, it's gonna be a little bit before six inches. So about there looks right on this side, And I'm gonna go over to the other side and adjust it over there too. Now we set the rear one on, we'll get that measurement too, again, it's gonna be different for you, but what they want you to do is measure from the center of the front crossbar. Now that you've got that in the spot it's supposed to be to the center of this one. And those measurements will be in your instructions. And ours looks to be right there, we gonna move it just a little bit and let's get it right there. That's where they said to have it. So now we know it's on there, right Another thing that'll be helpful is they got these little stickers that are arrows and you can put them exactly where your crossbars are and like the door jamb, so you can't see 'em. But that way you don't have to measure every time, if you plan on taking these off and putting them back on. If you gonna leave them on, you're probably not gonna need these. If you don't wanna put them on the car, you don't have to, just measure again the next time, not a big deal, it's really up to you. Now we're ready to add our clamp. This is gonna attach here, and this is what actually holds the roof rack to your roof. So first we're gonna remove this center bolt. Then we'll bring our clamp up, line it up, you see how it sits right here in the door jamb, like it's supposed to, it's also rubberized. So don't have to worry about scratching anything, kinda align that upright, put our bolt through and get it started by hand. Now you might have to hold it, put your hand behind there to hold this up, 'cause it falls back pretty easily, you see that So you can put one hand back there and then get the bolt started that way. It looks like the trick might've been is to tilt it towards you. That way it's at an angle, and then the bolt went in way easier. I got the clamps sitting in the doorframe where it's supposed to be. And I'm slowly tightening it into the place. I'll come back with the tool that comes with it and continue to tighten it down. On the passenger side we do the same thing. But don't fully tighten it, just kinda jump back and forth and tighten it evenly, that way one side doesn't pull it up off the roof. Now just something more I wanna point out about the tool, a good way of seeing if it's tight enough, you're gonna hear some creaks and cracks and stuff as you go, but this part is angled. And you'll know when it's tightened, you go to tighten it, as you push on it, it flattens out. So I'll try and do it this way. You see how it's flat now. That means it's tight enough and that you can stop tightening here. Last thing we've got to do is put our covers on. You just slide them into the groove pushes in there really easily then you use your one of your two keys to lock it in place. Now you're good to go. As you saw, it wasn't too bad to get installed. Some roof racks can be a little complicated with a bunch of moving parts and a lot of going back and forth. That was probably the hardest part of this one is probably the measurements and that's just, you know, setting this one in place, measuring, going the other side, doing the same thing, then doing the same thing for the rear bar, but really in the grand scheme of things, it's not that big a deal. They installed pretty easily, they're on there nice and tight. They're not going anywhere. I'm fully confident that they're gonna stay there for as long as I need them to be. So now you can carry a roof box, a roof basket. You can even carry your bikes up there, skis, whatever, you have all those options with those bars on your vehicle. Well, thanks for hanging out and I hope this helped..

Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - RR53TR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (2057 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.

- RR53TR

Everyone where I live said they were out of the Rhino-Rack roof rack, and they didn't know when they would get it back in stock. I seen it on, so I called and asked if it was really in stock. Steve Z. Took me call and said yes and it would ship out in a day or so. I had never heard of this web site and was a little concerned. Shipping was fast and I received everything I ordered. Received a follow-up email asking if everything was correct and if I had any problems. Great company and great customer service.

- RR53TR
2020 Chevrolet Equinox

It was easy to install and it looks goo d!

- RR53TR

- RR53TR

Great product! Easy to install and I can hardly hear the wind on the freeway.

- RR53TR

- RR53TR
2020 Chevrolet Equinox

- RRVA137S-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

This review is for the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Aluminum-Silver crossbars and associated legs and custom fit kit (RRVA137s-2, DK284, RRRLKVA) necessary for a naked roof installation on a 2018 Honda CR-V. Just enter the model and year of your vehicle and etrailers website will tell you exactly what additional items are necessary to complete the install. etrailers installation instructions and videos are very helpful. The installation document provided is for more than one vehicle and for more than one style rack, so take your time to understand witch measurements apply to your installation and refer to the installation video if necessary. ON that note: The measurements given for front rack did not fit as nicely on the roof as the rear rack, I adjusted the the front rack measurements slightly. I would suggest trial fitting on your vehicle before cutting the metric rulers to final length. Stick On tags are supplied to indicate front, rear and the location to install on your vehicle. Once the rails are adjusted and tagged you can remove and reinstall the racks very quickly. Korren was very helpful in keeping me informed as to availability of items in stock and email shipping tracking. I am very satisfied with etrailers customer service and happy with the appearance and functionality of the Rhino racks.

I am still very satisfied after a year of using the Rhino-Rack. I have used it about 8 times transporting my kayak with no issues. The longest trip was about 45 miles, part of it was interstate driving at 75 mph. Stays tight on the roof with very slight wind noise.
Don - 04/11/2022

- RRVA118B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

I purchased the complete 2500 Series system which included the crossbars, legs and fit kit for my 2018 Honda Fit so I could transport my kayak.. They were well packaged and their quality is quite evident. I did struggle a little following the assembly instructions but with some patience and watching a video it went well. Two items to be aware of. The front and rear leg clamps are of different lengths with the longer clamps going on the rear crossbar. The other issue was positioning the crossbars. After following the measurements for attaching the legs to the crossbars it was quite clear that the measurement for the rear crossbar was wrong. Placing the legs as instructed didn't allow the rear crossbars to be the 29 17/32 inches from the front crossbar but required me to move it back to 31 1/2 inches. There is a very faint whistle while driving around 30 to 35 mph but it's not annoying. I was so pleased with the fit and finish I went ahead and purchased the Rhino Rack S-loader to make it easier for me to lift my kayak onto the crossbars. I would definitely recommend both items.

- RRVA137B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

I give all 5 stars for the product and service, but...I prefer the parts to be all in one carboard, also I was a little panicking looking for blue plastic key...It was inside of cross-bar ??not falling out with strips. Anyway, I"m owner of Honda cr-v 2022 with bare roof ,and I just installed the rack. Was it simple enough? Yes,so I can share this: First, rubber pads are all the same, and after placements to plastic legs should be placed with arrow*out*-that is it(a lot of info regarding vertical parts, that they are all different)?? Second, on other hand, in video we informed that clamps are same -they are not. Bigger "hooks" are for rear bar, smaller ones-for the front one. Third, do not expect precision in rubber pads position(especially on rear bar)regarding plastic rail strips on bare is not achievable, just try to make same look on both sides. I was worried about rain and water gets inside. Well, let us see. What I plan to care on rack? Just a small 6ft step ladder. Believe me or no CR-V is my business vehicle ,and ladder carry was the goal of rack purchase. And only question I have if I can get to underground parking with no problems to cross the front entries usually limited with 6 ft in heights I will find out soon, but rack height plus ladder on it makes me worry.??The review will be update soon. regards.

Thank you for your review on the installation of your rack. If the garage has a clearance of 6 feet, you will not be able to park there with your CR-V with the rack on. The CR-V itself is 5.5 feet tall.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 03/22/2022

- RRVA118S-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

At first I didn’t know how to get the end pieces off because I thought it was locked and didn’t know where the key was. After pulling one of the ends pieces off, I saw that the blue key was inside the crossbar next to the measuring strips. Took me a minute but figured that part out, but the instructions were easy to follow. Can’t wait to test it out on my Kayaks! I have this installed on my Toyota Corolla LE 2013.

This has endeared Mn winters and transporting kayaks back and forth from lakes and cabins and it still looks good! I highly recommend the investment!
Pj - 04/11/2022

- RRVA137S-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

I posted a detailed review with photos in my fit kit review by Anthony. If your thinking of getting a rack system this is the one to get and etrailer is the place to get it. This is a fabulous design. Strong and aerodynamic.

Ive used the rack to transport my boat numerous times. the rack is as strong as I hoped. Ive traveled maybe 70mph with no issue. Ive read how people had trouble with racks tearing off their vehicle. Ill say that this is the owners fault because they misjudge the strength of wind at highway speed . I secure my boat to the rack so it cant shift and then cargo strap it to the vehicle tow hooks or chassis so there is downward pressure on the rack. As a note- always remember to periodically check the screws on the legs for proper tension.
Anthony - 06/12/2022

- RRVA118B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

This roof rack works great! At first I was skeptical about putting a rack on my IS250, but it couldn't have turned out better. Paired with the Yakima Highroad, I can easily transport my bikes around without worrying about anything coming loose while driving. The installation instructions for the legs and bars are pretty straightforward. Takes about 30-45 minutes total to install.

- RRVA137S-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

I purchased the Rhino legs, cross bars and J-style kaya carriers together and could not be more pleased with the combination. The system was installed in an evening and used the next day. Assembly and installation was easy. The most difficult part was getting an even extension from the legs on both sides of the vehicle. I put a vortex strip with the ruler in each side to adjust and then tightened the screws. This set the back part of the leg in place which made installing the strips on the bottom easy as well. With strips filling all the gaps in the cross bar there is no wind noise at all.

- Y02-490B-NT

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Overall unimpressed. Item took nearly a month to arrive from eTrailer despite being in-stock and an estimated delivery time of two days at checkout. The rack looks good but the leg locking bars are made of plastic, not sure why for the price. Not enough hardware was supplied to install following the instructions. Instructions show split lock washers on each bolt. Had to purchase additional split lock washers. Not impressed with the fact that I now need to keep up with 3 specialty tools to service/remove this rack that is supposed to be quick release. 1 key to lock the bases, 1 key to remove the bar end caps and a 5mm safety post Allen which is a stupid tool anyway. The hardware should be standard Allen or torx not safety. The tube end caps should be able to be removed with a flat head or normal tool and not a proprietary key. This would eliminate two superfluous tools. Overall I would not buy this rack again, I would go with a different system.

- RR78TR

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Great Roof Rack! It is super quiet when driving down the road even when going 75+ mph. Exceeded all my expectations. I paired mine with the Rhino Rack Hybrid Bike Carrier (RBC050). I’m able to fully open my hatchback (2018 Honda Civic 5dr) and it looks great as well.

- RRVA118B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Exactly what I needed to replace the factory cross bars to make it easier to take off my roof top tent. Easy to install and secured nicely to the factory rails.

- RRVA126B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Indeed they were the wrong parts in the box marked demo on them. The new parts came and I was able to Put it on my car with no problem!! Thank you for listening to me and helping me problem solve. It looks great on my car and I'm ready to load the kayaks now!! Kalie is a gal that sent me some return labels so I'm going to put that on the box and send it back to you guys!

- RRVA137S-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

2020 Ford Edge with Vista Roof. Product arrived ahead of predicted delivery date. Very easy to assemble and directions were very easy to follow. Product is very high quality. I found 150mm front and 140mm rear to be the correct dimensions (I read a feedback that said they were not correct). No problems with Vista Roof, legs sit on the metal roof part not the glass. Overall very pleased with my purchase.

- RRVA150B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Just what I was looking for for my 2021 MB Metris Cargo Van with Raised Rails, for hauling a 14-foot SUP. I wanted as low profile as possible and the Rhino Rack SX Series Legs and Aero Crossbars looked best. Relatively easy to set up.

- RR35SR

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Straightforward installation and high quality product. I had to shift the front bar a few inches more towards the hood than the instructions suggested. I think this is because the 2021 Durango refresh slightly changed the roof profile. I can detect no noise coming from these bars while driving at any speeds.

- RRVA137B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Very straight forward to install. Took about a half hour in total. No whistling whatsoever. They look awesome on my 2016 Ford Explorer Sport! Especially with my running boards and tires... Waiting on my Rhino basket to get here to install that next!

- RRVA150B

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

I think it just looks good first of all. I can carry my paddle boards and still use my one touch roof top.

- RRVA118S-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

I wouldn't buy these bars again. Starting with the good, they work as a roof rack and have allowed me to transport my kayak. So that's been great! That said, I would have spent more to get a different kind of rack. These have a serious design flaw. They're hollow tubes with an open slit down the middle. They give you a rubber strip to plug up the hole as best you can, then you put caps on either side of the bars. The bars basically act as two giant clarinets on top of your car. No one can stand the whistling/squealing when they drive in my car. They ask me to take the bars down when they drive with me. I thought this was normal for temporary racks until I was in the car with a friend who had different temp racks and didn't hear a thing.

Thank you for the review. Many times the whistling is due to the channel not being sealed. Here is a replacement strip, part # RRM626. A wind fairing can help to reduce sound as well, part # RRRF4.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/12/2022

- RRVA126B-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

Excellent system. Little to no wind noise. Measurements to mount the rear bar to the 2020 Equinox are incorrect in the instructions but easy to adjust to an exact fit.

- RRVA137S-2

Review from a similar Vortex Aero in Roof Rack

I like the sleek profile, and they look very strong too. The metal material is thick and doesn't seem like it will bend under normal conditions. They fit my 2016 XC90 nicely, with some overhang that I hope will allow me to fit a few different things on.

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