Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbar - Aluminum - Silver

Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbar - Aluminum - Silver

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  • Rhino Rack
  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Aero Bars
  • 1 Bar
  • 38-3/4 In Bar Space
  • Silver
  • 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 crossbar includes top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbar - Aluminum - Silver part number RRRS143 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRRS143

This quiet, aerodynamic roof rack with a from-the-factory look lets you carry gear on your vehicle's naked roof. Sturdy, lightweight aluminum crossbar includes 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 crossbar creates an extremely aerodynamic system
  • Flush design - bar doesn't extend past legs so the rack has a streamlined, from-the-factory look
  • Top channel lets you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories can also be mounted to the bar
  • Rubberized Vortex strips in top channel dramatically reduces drag and wind noise
    • Keep dirt and grime out of crossbar
    • Provide cushioning and slip resistance for your cargo
  • Lightweight, structural-grade anodized aluminum bar is rustproof
    • Internal H-shaped extrusion provides exceptional bar strength
  • UV-treated, glass-reinforced nylon legs are weather resistant
  • Built-in locks secure crossbar to roof and secure channel-mounted carriers to crossbar
  • 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 1 crossbar, 2 legs, and fit kit
  • Matte silver finish


Specs:

  • Rack weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Crossbar dimensions: 38-3/4" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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 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

Rhino-Rack noise-reducing Vortex strip

The rubberized Vortex strips in the crossbar's top channel 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 RS 2500 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.


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

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.


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 crossbar on your roof.


Rhino-Rack Torkey

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

Rhino-Rack snap-in Vortex strips

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 them.


Built-In Security

RS2500 locking leg covers

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.



RS143 Rhino Rack Vortex Aero RS2500 Roof Rack for Bare Roofs - Silver



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Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbar - Aluminum - Silver - RRRS143

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (337 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 crossbar includes top channels with noise-reducing Vortex strips. Integrated locks deter theft.

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I am very happy with the product it looks great on my car and works very well. I had a little trouble reading the instructions I was not sure what rubber pads to put where and I could not read it very well on the instructions that were given to me. I figure it out fairly quickly and I'm very happy with the product, and the service . I've already use it for my paddle board and kayak, thank you very much, sincerely Dave 665371



- RRRS667B
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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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Hello yes the roof rack is great I love it tha m you very much 351661



- RRRS409B
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Awesome customer service. William is a pro. Courteous, helpful, pleasant, evrything you would want in excellent customer service. 548076



- RRRS605B
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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



- RRRS499
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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



- RRRS409B
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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



- RRRS524B
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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


Comments

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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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



- RRRS264B
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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



- RRRS576B
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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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I would highly recommend the product and sales company. 152327


Comments

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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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


Comments

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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- RRRS667B
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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



- RRRS710B
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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



- RRRS710B
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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



- RRRS605B
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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



- RRRS409B
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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



- RRRS615B
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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



- RRRS299B
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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



- RRRS667B
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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



- RRRS454B
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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



- RRRS600B
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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


Comments

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

Mike P - 07/10/2017

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- RRRS659B
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Great product easy installation. Took a hour to install instructions could’ve been a little clearer. 593307



- RRRS438B
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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



- RRRS378B
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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



- RRRS522B
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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



- RRRS383
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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



- RRRS341B
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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



- RRRS254B
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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



- RRRS478B
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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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- RRRS596
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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



- RRRS525B
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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



- RRRS118B
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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



- RRRS409
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Rhino rack for CRV 2016. Curt Basket installed. Best thing ever bought for summer. Thank You 551219



- RRRS317
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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



- RRRS605B
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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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- RRRS475B
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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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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



- RRRS548
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Have owned this for a year and love it! Great quality and worth the price. 714074



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It only took me about 20 minutes to install the roof rack on the car. The roof rack seems to be very well built and it has a very snug fit to my 2018 Acura RDX. The online video detailing a standard install for this roof rack on the etrailer.com website was informative and definitely worth watching prior to starting the install. The written instructions, with clear illustrations, provided with the roof rack were easy to follow and made the install quite simple 706833


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  • Rhino-Rack Euro Style Roof Rack Makes a Loud Whistling Noise on a 2018 Nissan Frontier
  • No matter how aerodynamic roof rack crossbars are they are going to make noise. Some make more noise than others and some things can make the noise worse. You mentioned that you have the Euro style bars. These square bars are second only to round bars in terms of the amount of noise they produce. There isn't a way around it unless you were to add a fairing such as # RRRF4.
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  • Roof Bike Rack to Fit T-Slot Channel in Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
  • RockyMounts' JetLine Fork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier # RKY1320 mounts on any round and square crossbars and also has the ability to install in the T-slot track on top of a roof rack crossbar such as the Rhino-Rack Vortex aero-style bars like # RRRS143. We do offer a replacement Vortex Strip # RRM626 for the Vortex rack bars.
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  • Is Rhino Rack Roof Rack # RRRS143 One or Two Crossbars
  • The Rhino Rack roof rack part # RRRS143 is a single crossbar.
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  • Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with a Naked Roof
  • The correct Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for your 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with the naked roof is part # RRRS549 as the part # RRRS143 you referenced has a foot style designed for some Ford and Mazda applications. If you let me know what you plan on using the roof rack for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack to Fit a 2002 Ford Taurus Limited
  • There is a Rhino-Rack system that fits your 2002 Ford Taurus but # RRRS143 fits some model years of the Ford Courier and Mazda Bravo. It's also only a single bar roof rack so it won't hold a lot on your roof. Instead for your Taurus use # RRRS525 which is a simialr design and does fit your car. Two crossbars are included so you'll have a complete roof rack for carrying whatever it is you need it for. I've also attached a link to our return policy for you.
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  • Single Bar Roof Rack for a 2013 Ram 3500 Crew Cab
  • I have a solution for you, however the 2500 series half kit, part # RRRS143 will not fit your 2013 Ram 3500 Crew Cab. Instead, I recommend the following half-kit: Rhino Rack Vortex 2500 Bar, part # RRVA150S Rhino Rack 2500 Legs, part # RRRLKVAH Rhino Rack DK Fit Kit, part # DK043H
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  • Does The Rhino Rack 2500 Series Fit 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab.
  • I do have an option for the 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab but the Rhino Rack 2500 series part # RRRS143 and part # RRRS371 fit various other vehicles but not the Ram. I contacted Rhino Rack and they do not have a 1 bar system available for the 2004 Dodge Ram and the 2500 Series does not fit Rams before 2010. I called around to the manufacturers that make roof racks for the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab and I was not able to find a 1 bar system available at this time. I recommend...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2012 Toyota Sienna with Naked Roof
  • I do have a great option for you, however I checked with Rhino-Rack and they do not list the RS 2500 Roof Rack # RRRS143 as being a confirmed fit for your 2012 Toyota Sienna with the naked roof. I checked with our other roof rack manufactures and nobody has a standard rack system that's designed for the naked roof on this vehicle. It appears that the vast majority of Siennas from the 2012 model year are equipped with the factory side rails that run front to back so there isn't a demand...
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