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Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails - Qty 4

Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails - Qty 4

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Durable nylon legs let you mount Vortex Aero crossbars to your vehicle's factory elevated side rails. Custom-fit leg clamps tighten with included tool for easy installation on your rails. Pair with 2 crossbars to create a complete roof rack. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails - Qty 4 part number RRSX022 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRSX022

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  • Feet
  • 4 Pack
  • Non-Locking

Durable nylon legs let you mount Vortex Aero crossbars to your vehicle's factory elevated side rails. Custom-fit leg clamps tighten with included tool for easy installation on your rails. Pair with 2 crossbars to create a complete roof rack.


Features:

  • 4 Legs let you mount Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars on your vehicle's factory raised side rails
    • Pair with 2 crossbars (sold separately) to create a complete roof rack
  • Easy installation - simply tighten leg clamps on rails with included tool
  • Rubber pads on clamps securely grip your side rails
  • UV-stabilized, glass-reinforced nylon is durable and weather resistant
  • Limited lifetime warranty


SX022 Rhino Rack SX Series Leg Kit for Vortex Aero Cross Bars - Elevated Rails - Qty 4



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Video Transcript for Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar Roof Rack System. These are available in a variety of lengths and are available in black and silver. We're going to be using this with the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Leg Kit for raised factory side rails. These are also available in a variety of different sizes. To see which ones are going to fit your vehicle please refer to etrailer.com. One of the great things about having a roof rack system is the ability to carry cargo on top of your roof without having to take up any additional space inside of your vehicle. To build a roof rack system you're going to need a set of crossbars and you're going to need the leg kits that are going to be best suited for your vehicle and your application. Let's go over a few features that make this roof rack system a great system for you.

They're going to be very stylish. They're aero dynamic so it's going to allow you to build a crossbar roof rack system that's going to offer you a stylish and quiet ride. Each bar features vortex strips in the bars top C channel. They're going to feature molded ridges. That's going to help disrupt the air flow and it's really going to help reduce the drag and wind noise. A few other great features about having those strips in there is it's going to help keep out dirt and dust out of your crossbars.

It's also going to provide some cushion for your gear and provide slip resistance. These versatile bars are going to work with channel mounted and wrap around carriers and accessories. Here on the end we have an end cap that includes a pull down tab that's going to provide easy access to the crossbar channel. When using clamp on accessories they simply wrap around your crossbar. The Vortex Aero Bars feature channels in the bottom of each bar. That's going to allow for easy installation of your Rhino Rack Roof Rack Leg Kit.

This system also comes with rulers that place in the bottom channels. It's going to help ensure that your crossbars are centered on your roof. It's also going to help reduce drag and wind noise. The Leg Kit is available with the crossbars or they can be sold separately to help build and complete a roof rack system. The Vortex Aero Leg Kit has some really great features about it.

This part here is going to slide into the channel on the underside of your crossbar. The bolt is actually going to be located on the inside of your crossbar so you will need to remove your end cap. That can be a great feature to help hide that out of the way. Then on the underside we have the pads that are going to fit nicely around our raised side rails. You can see how they have ridges as well as this side has a lip to kind or curl around the outer part of the side rail to provide a nice, secure grip. Those ridges are going to keep the foot pack or the leg kit from being able to slide back and forth on your side rail. It also comes with a special tool. This is a tensioning tool that's going to be used to tighten up the leg kit around your side rail. It has a nice arc to the handle. Once you have the leg kit tight enough around your side rail, this is actually going to straighten up, assuring you that everything is tight enough. We went ahead and assembled three of our legs to our crossbars but we do want to show you how to assemble the last one. Really simple, quick installation. All you need to do is remove the end cap, turn your foot upside down, and it's going to slide right into place into that channel on the underside of your cross bar. Replace your end cap. Now we're set to adjust them to fit the width of our side rails and then we can get them secured onto our roof. We're going to take our front cross bar and place it onto the front portion of our roof rack here on our side rails. When installing this you will want to make sure that the leg kits are straight across from each other. This can be done by finding a fixed point on your side rails and simply taking a measurement back to the closest point of your leg kit. Now we'll take our rear bar and place it onto our side rails. With everything in place we'll go ahead and get it set and make our adjustments, take our measurements and get everything tightened down. To ensure that our rear legs are straight across from each other we can simply just take a measurement from the center of our front bar to the center of our rear bar. In the instructions it states that we need to have a measurement somewhere between 27-9/16" to 31-1/2". For our demonstration today we're going to set them at 30". We'll do this on both sides to ensure the legs are straight across and that our bars are parallel with one another. Before we tighten everything down we do want to make sure that the gasket here is facing outward and not tucked under the leg. When pressure is applied the gasket is going to create a nice seal between the leg and the side rail. Also we need to make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side. This can be done simply by taking a measurement. We'll do this measurement on both sides, once again to ensure that we have even bar overhang on each side of our vehicle. We'll do it for both the front and the rear. Now we'll remove the end caps and then we can tighten everything down. We'll place the tool inside the cross bar and then we can simply turn it in a clockwise direction to tighten up the Allen bolt which is going to secure our leg around our side rail. One of the great things about this system and this tensioning tool is the lever is going to straighten out to let us know we have everything tight enough around our side rail. We'll want to repeat the same tightening process for each leg. For each bar we're going to have to take four measurements. This is so we can install our measuring stick. Two measurements per side. Feel out for the opening of the C channel underneath, place our tape measure to the back of the leg. For our application today it looks like we're going to take about 3" of that measuring stick to cut out and place in our back part. We'll do another measurement here toward the outer point. That measurement is going to be right at 3". If you have the bar set up evenly, then that measurement should be identical for the other side of the rear bar. If you want to double check it doesn't hurt to take more measurements on the other wide. We'll take our measuring tape and place it over our strip. The strip does have measuring increments on there that you can use as well, but since we used the measuring tape we're just going to go ahead and get that exact measurement that we need. Then we'll mark it so I know that I need to make a cut at #70. Simply take a pair of scissors and just cut that strip. Now we'll take our other measurement and I'm going to need one at mark #100, or #140. I'll cut there. Now we'll take the strip that we just cut, place it into our channel and we'll just slide it back in place. It's a pretty good fit so we'll fit our other piece on the inside. We're not going to be able to slide this one into place but you can feel around and you can simply just push it through the channel. We have it pushed in there, now we can slide it into place and we're set to go. We'll repeat this process for the other three legs. With everything tight and secure and our measure strips installed we can install our end caps and then we can take this out on the road and show you how it performs. This roof rack system does have a maximum load capacity so you do want to make sure that you refer to your vehicle manufacturer's handbook for maximum roof load capacity. You'll want to always use the lower of the two figures. These bars come in a variety of lengths. They come in 41", 44", 49", 54", 59", 65" and 71" bars. Each bar is going to measure 3-1/8" in width and it's going to measure 1-13/64" tall. The Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Bars all come with limited lifetime warranties. All of the feet for Vortex Aero Bars for factory raised side rails come with limited lifetime warranties as well. You can also equip your cross bars with locking end caps. Those are sold separately with part number RRVA-LEC4. Now we're out on the road and we do not have our crossbar system installed. When we take a look at our decibel meter you will see that with a naked roof it's peaking out at anywhere between 70 and 72. We'll go to compare that with our roof rack system installed and you can see that it only adds about one decibel with the roof rack system installed, peaking out from 71 to 73. That's going to do it for today's look at the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System for Raised Factory Side Rails. .


Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails - Qty 4 - RRSX022

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (91 Customer Reviews)

Durable nylon legs let you mount Vortex Aero crossbars to your vehicle's factory elevated side rails. Custom-fit leg clamps tighten with included tool for easy installation on your rails. Pair with 2 crossbars to create a complete roof rack.

- RRSX022
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Installed the bars on my 2017 VW Tiguan, happy with the Purchase from etrailer. I had one screw that was stripped out during installation and etrailer was able to get a replacement sent out. Thanks! 691454



- RRSX022
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Great product! Works as advertised, no issues after one year of use. 726740



- RRSX022
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+ Came quickly with no extra shipping charges + Easy to install: Full disclosure -- It arrived in the evening and I had to put one cross bar on to see if it would be easy. It was. But I got distracted, so I have not put the other one on yet. Will update once I check for sound and actually try to carry something on it. Only thing that was not clear was what to do with the overhang of rubber stripping after I installed the bar and covered the gap that runs the length of the bar. I hate to cut something to size only to find it might be needed in a less obvious way later on. Adding a picture to the direction showing the overhang being trimmed would be reassuring. Although, it seemed like the obvious thing to do. Other than that little thing, the rack seems to live up to its billing. 656768



- RRSX022
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Great quality 593233



- RRSX022
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Great quality 593639



- RRSX022
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Installed in less than 1 hour. Quality crossbar system. 565193



- RRSX022
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Went right on, everything was as advertised. Great looking rack as well. 474524



- RRSX022
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Easy to install and look great on Suv. 452022



- RRSX022
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Terrific service, product and price as usual. Very happy with the purchase. Thanks 442576



- RRSX022
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For the most part I like this rack system. One of the mounts was non operational upon receipt. They replaced it fairly quickly. Rhino was fairly responsive until I got to the hard questions, then they became unresponsive. In my book, they fell down at the finish line and that is why they get a 3 and not a higher grade. PS I never did get an answer to my question from Rhino :( 274755


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Rhino rack never responded to my questions despite etrailers engagement. So much for customer service.
Tim B - 07/21/2017

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- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


To be honest, haven't really used the locking feature. But they attached easily and they are still in great condition despite the harsh mountain west winter. No problems with rhino rack either - that gets used! 644093



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


Product was exactly as described. Installation was easy. 637699



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


Great product. Fits my subaru forester rails. 583640



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


They fit perfectly and as described, had no issues whatsoever. Whole rack system installed easily in an hour with all needed tools being supplied. They also work well with the kayak racks I had purchased prior to these. 680232



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


It was easy to install. The whistles are loud when I go around 30-50 mph eventhough i put the rubber and measuring strips up and down; fortunately, I still have the measuring strips left so i put it on the holes and the whistling was gone. Great product! 645220



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


The Rhino Rack black aero crossbars looks look great on our 2014 Acura TSX. There were 2 components involved, the bars themselves and the mounting legs. There was evidently a holdup with the latter (the legs) becoming available, and etrailer kept me updated on the status via both telephone voice messages and emails. Really topnotch customer service. 545585



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


I spent a week reading reviews and forums to find the right one for my 2019 Jeep Cherokee that I just bought a few weeks ago. I just have to overthink everything but it paid off. I just received them this morning and installed them myself! First time for everything! It was really easy. The only part that was frustrating was the very first part... sliding the rubber pieces into the crossbars. They would not slide very well so I ended up using a bit of oil to make them slide better. Other than that, installation was easy and quick. I LOVE the looks of them. Very gorgeous!!! Thank you so much!! Very happy with the end result!! 671162



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


The Rhino Rack locking end caps fit perfectly and give us the security we were looking for. Excellent product! 553487



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


So far I'm liking these Rhino Racks. My first set of racks, so installation took some more time than it would otherwise. Not bad though. The longest part was popping all the rubber insert pieces into place (why did they give me so many 8" long pieces instead of just giving me one long piece, or better yet, having that already assembled!) I got the who system installed in about 40 min though and it's working great. At first, there was a whistling noise, then I realized there were more rubber inserts I needed to put in on the bottom of the rack bars, which fixed the problem. I like these. They look good. Haven't tested them yet with any heavy loads. 558522



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


These stanchions are very easy to install and have a nice low profile to them. Very happy I went with them. 524222



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


I am very pleased with the etrailer.com. Easy to navigate website and expedited shipping for no extra cost. I ordered and received my product in about a week, which is very reasonable for being across the country. The product arrived in tact and with no damage. Easy to put the rack bars on my jeep. I've included pictures of the completed result. We plan on buying the attachments that will mount our bikes and when we do we will be doing so from etrailer. 603778



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


Fit great, easy to install. 732374



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


great product for carrying bikes on car roof 727823



- RRSX021
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


Easy install....sturdy units. Great pro duct 708158



- RRSX100
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Review from a similar Rhino Rack SX Series in Roof Rack


Great quality. Easy to install. Would definitely recommend this product. 679140


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  • Roof Rack to Fit Both 2017 Jeep Cherokee and 2017 Volkswagen SportWagen
    I am happy to check for a common roof rack fit for your two vehicles, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. All roof racks we offer for each vehicle are shown on the two linked pages. If the Cherokee has factory roof rails that run front-to-back you could use one set of Rhino-Rack bars, 49-inch Vortex Aero bars # RRVA126B-2, on both vehicles. On the Cherokee the bars will install using SX Leg Kit # RRSX100 and on the VW you can use Leg Kit # RRSX022. The...
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    Which crossbar set-up you need will depend on whether or not your Tiguan already has the side roof rails running front to back along the edges of the roof. If you have this feature, you'd use a rack made up of the following parts: 44 Inch Vortex Aero Crossbars, part # RRVA118B-2 for black, # RRVA118S-2 for silver Roof Rack Legs, part # RRSX022 If you have a bare roof, you'd need: 54 Inch Vortex Aero Crossbars, part # RRVA137B-2 for black, # RRVA137S-2 for silver Roof Rack Legs,...
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  • Weight Capacity of Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for 2016 Volkswagen Touareg
    The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack that consists of # RRVA126S-2 and # RRSX022 for your 2016 Volkswagen Touareg does have a weight capacity of 165 pounds. I also recommend checking the capacity of your vehicle's roof as listed in the owner's manual. You will need to stay below the lower of the two limits. This is a very nice roof rack system that features two 49 inch Vortex Aero Crossbars for a quiet and low-profile design. The SX Series Legs will simply clamp onto the factory raised side rails...
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  • Roof Rack Fit for 2013 Volkswagen Touareg With Roof Rails and Sun Roof
    There is definitely a solution for you, though it could be that you have a sun roof and not a moon roof. This matters in terms of fit, because a moon roof slides into a cavity in the roof and does not extend above it, while a sun roof generally does extend above it. Due to this, the rack you mentioned, Rhino Rack # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX022, would not work for your 2013 Volkswagen Touareg because the rack should not be used with vehicles that have a sun roof. Additionally, each of the Yakima...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack, Basket, and Cargo Bag for 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan with Side Rails
    Roof rack manufacturers universal agree that you should not open the panoramic roof on your 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan with the crossbars installed. The issue is that the open roof could make contact with the bottoms of the bars and damage the roof and the bars. Also, the noise would likely be too much and you'd want it closed anyway. With that said on the Rhino-Rack roof rack bars # RRVA118B-2 and feet # RRSX022 the bottoms of the bars will be approximately 1 inch up from the tops of...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack For 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan With Factory Side Rails And Moon Roof
    The Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack you referenced is designed to fit the factory raised side rails on your 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan, but will not work if you have a sunroof installed. I recommend the Thule WingBar Evo Roof Rack System for your vehicle. Thule does have a note of caution that the roof rack may interfere with the sunroof opening, so you will want to make sure you keep it closed when the roof rack is in place. This roof rack features WingBar crossbars that are some of the...
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    For a suitable roof rack for your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas to allow for awning installation I suggest their Vortex Aero roof rack which is made for your raised roof side rails; you will want to order parts # RRVA137B-2 and # RRSX022 along with the awning for a complete set-up.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Kayak Loading System For 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan for Single Person Loading
    For your 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, it sounds like you have the factory raised rack, but not the crossbars. If you don't already have a complete roof rack, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 46" Long - Qty 2, # RRVA118B-2, which are aerodynamic aluminum crossbars that have the channels for mounting accessories. These crossbars attach to your factory side rails using the Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails - Qty...
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    Rhino Rack is right on par with the quality of Thule. I would not say one is better made than the other at all. The advantage Thule has is more replacement part support than Rhino Rack, but that's not usually an issue with the roof racks. Ease of install is the same too so the Rhino Rack is the route I recommend the most. So for your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with raised rails I recommend the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA118S-2 and # RRSX022 and you'd be set with an easy...
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