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Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 49" Long - Qty 2

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 49" Long - Qty 2

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Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 49" Long - Qty 2 part number RRVA126S-2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRVA126S-2

  • Rhino Rack
  • Crossbars
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 50 In Bar Space
  • Locks Included
  • Silver
  • Aluminum

Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included.


Features:

  • Sleek, low-profile crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle
    • Rhino-Rack legs and custom fit kit (sold separately) create a complete roof rack
  • Slim, elliptical crossbar shape helps to create an extremely aerodynamic system
  • Full-length bars extend past roof rack legs to maximize space for carriers and accessories
  • Top channels let you add channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories mount conveniently around 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
  • Bottom channels allow easy installation to Rhino-Rack roof rack legs
    • Rulers in channels help to center crossbar on your roof
  • Lightweight, structural-grade anodized aluminum bars are rustproof
    • Internal H-shaped extrusion provides exceptional bar strength
  • Plastic lock cores with universal keys deter theft of channel-mounted accessories
    • Can be upgraded to all-metal locks (RRVA-LEC4 - sold separately) for added security
  • Matte silver finish


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Dimensions: 49" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar

These low-profile, aerodynamic Vortex Aero crossbars let you build a stylish aftermarket roof rack from scratch. The crossbars require 4 Rhino-Rack legs (manufactured in 2014 or later) and a custom fit kit to mount it to your roof. Each bar extends past the roof rack legs to maximize the space for mounting carriers and accessories. Rubberized Vortex strips in each crossbar's top channel disrupt airflow for a quiet ride, and the bars are constructed of aluminum so they won't rust. The crossbars also include Secure Core endcaps with plastic locks to help deter theft of channel-mounted accessories.


Aerodynamic Design

Vortex Aero noise-reducing top channel strips

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


Strong, Durable Construction

Vortex Aero crossbar H-shaped extrusion

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


No-Hassle Installation

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero bottom channel ruler

Each crossbar has a channel in the bottom for mounting to Rhino-Rack roof rack legs (sold separately). Each end of the channel includes a rubber ruler to help you center the bar on your roof. Simply use the numbers and hash marks on the rulers to ensure the legs are spaced properly in the channel.


Channel-Mounted and Clamp-On Accessories

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar top-channel strips

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


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


Built-In Security

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Secure Core locking endcaps

Each crossbar includes 2 Secure Core locking endcaps made of durable polypropylene. These endcaps lock with a universal tubular key. The polypropylene locks secure the endcaps to the crossbars and help to secure channel-mounted accessories to the crossbars. For maximum security, you can upgrade to endcaps with all-metal lock cores (RRVA-LEC4 - sold separately).



VA126S Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Aluminum Cross Bars - Silver - 49" Long - Qty 2





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2017 - 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2017 - 2019 Audi A4 Allroad

2013 - 2016 Audi Allroad

2004 - 2009 Kia Amanti

2007 - 2009 Chrysler Aspen

2013 - 2014 Cadillac ATS

1995 - 2018 Toyota Avalon

2008 - 2014 Dodge Avenger

2006 - 2017 Hyundai Azera

2006 - 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca

2007 - 2013 Volvo C30

2014 - 2016 Kia Cadenza

2001 - 2007 Dodge Caravan

2003 - 2018 Porsche Cayenne

2006 - 2020 Dodge Charger

2014 - 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2018 - 2020 Jeep Compass

2017 - 2018 Toyota Corolla iM

2002 - 2020 Honda CR-V

2002 - 2002 Volvo Cross Country

2012 - 2015 Honda Crosstour

2007 - 2012 Mazda CX-7

2007 - 2020 Mazda CX-9

2013 - 2016 Dodge Dart

1995 - 1998 Land Rover Discovery

1999 - 2004 Land Rover Discovery II

1998 - 2009 Dodge Durango

2006 - 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2007 - 2014 Ford Edge

2013 - 2019 Buick Encore

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Video of Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 49" Long - Qty 2

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




Video Transcript for Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2017 Honda Civic

Today in our 2017 Honda Civic, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install The Rhino-Rack roof rack system. This is going to consist of part numbers RRVA126B-2. That's going to be our Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars. These are also available in silver with part number RRVA126S-2. The Rhino-Rack 2500 series legs for the crossbars, part number RRRLKVA and part number DK453. That's going to be our custom-fit kit for our roof rack legs. The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar system is going to be an aerodynamic crossbar system that allows you to carry any kind of vehicle accessory on your vehicle's roof, whether those are roof-mounted bike racks, cargo baskets, or ski and snowboard carriers.

If we remove the end cap of our crossbar, you'll see our weather strip on the top. That, along with the aerodynamic shape of our bar, is going to help to reduce wind noise and drag. We can also easily remove our weather strip and cut this down to accommodate channel-mounted accessories. The end caps on our crossbars also have the option to remove our plastic lock core and put in the metal one. You can find that at etrailer.com.

It's part number RRVA-LEC4. The foot pack for our crossbar kit also the option to lock it to help prevent thefts and tampering of your crossbar system as a whole. Lastly, the custom-fit kit that comes with our vehicle is going to have rubber at any portion that's going to make contact with our vehicle. That's going to help to prevent scratches or abrasions from our roof rack system onto our vehicle. This kit total has a 165-pound weight capacity, so you do want to check your vehicle's owners manual to make sure it can withstand that much weight. Everything you see here on this table is what's included with our kit. We have our foot pack here with our locking covers and the key is just above that.

We have our end cap for our crossbar with our included key, our fit kit for our roof rack system. That's going to be our rubber bottom piece. Then we'll have our clamp here and we have our included tool. This is going to be a torque tool to let us know how much torque we have behind our bolt and then we've provided our own flat tape measure. To start our install, we're going to take the bottom portion of our foot pack off. We're going to attach our rubber piece.

We're just going to squeeze those two pieces together until it's completely sealed and tight. Then we can place it onto our foot pack. Next, we'll remove our bolts here. We'll take our included clamp, place it over where we just removed our bolt, and start to tighten that back down. We want to tighten our bolts up just enough so that our clamp doesn't come loose from our foot pack. We're going to take the square nut on the bottom of our foot pack and slide this into the channel and we can take our measurement before the placement. This is going to be 12.8 centimeters. Once we have that in place, we'll take our included torque tool and we'll tighten down this bolt, here. Double check that measurement. Now we're ready to open up our doors and load this up onto our vehicle. With our doors open we'll take our crossbar and we're going to place it over the top of our vehicle. The crossbar spread's going to be from the middle of our front clamp to the middle of our back clamp, and that's going to be 70 centimeters. Once we have those in the correct spot, we can take our included torque tool and we're going to start to tighten down our bolts. I'm going to tighten it down so that our clamp is sitting just up against our door frame. Now we'll go back and forth tightening these down evenly, making sure that whatever we do to one side we do to the other. Now, we'll know we have enough torque behind our bolt when this skinnier portion of our torque tool is straight, just like you see there. Now we'll close up our doors and we can place on our locking end caps. We've got our crossbar end caps locked into place. We'll take our locking covers for our foot packs and lock those up. Now would be a good time to load up any roof-mounted accessories, and you're ready to hit the road. That's going to be our completed look at the Rhino-Rack roof rack system for our 2017 Honda Civic.


Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 49" Long - Qty 2 - RRVA126S-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (503 Customer Reviews)

Aerodynamic, aluminum crossbars let you build an aftermarket roof rack for your vehicle. Full-length bars provide plenty of space for carriers and accessories. Vortex strips in C-channels reduce wind noise. Theft-deterring plastic locks included.

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2014 Volvo XC60

Great roof rails. They sit relatively low to the roof; which combined with the Aero profile give a great look. 226575



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2017 Pontiac Trans Sport Van

The racks fit perfectly! They are a great fit to my car. They don’t interfere with the sunroof’s operation. I assembled it on my own with no difficulty. It was easy to assemble. The directions it provides to you are easy to follow. The only down side was getting the plastic pieces to lock on the ends of the bars. Other than that they are great and they look great on my car! I plan to use them to transport kayaks! They are very sturdy and very trust worthy for transporting a couple of kayaks. I recommend these racks to anyone who has a 2016 or 2017 Nissan Altima! 487588



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The complete rack went together very easy, they are very sturdy and a great value for the price. Would recommend to anyone looking for a sturdy, aerodynamic rack. 332971



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First a big thanks to the Support Team! One of the Vortex Strips that ship inside of the load bars was wedged in there when I received them, and on top of that, not enough of the strips were provided to cover the entire length of the load bars. the etrailer team got them for me from Rhino-Rack and sent them out to me ASAP. Installation was fairly simple. I highly recommend watching the installation video on YouTube in addition to reading the instructions. The instructions are well written, but watching someone else do it made it super easy to understand. Installation took me roughly 1 1/2 hours, mostly because I didn't watch the video until i was about 3/4 of the way done. The racks are very sturdy and make no noticeable wind noise! Grabbing the towers and trying to move or shake them, I am actually moving the car, not the racks. I haven't strapped anything up yet, but I have full confidence that these racks can handle my needs (3 kayaks tied to a stacker system). 679906



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2000 Ford Edge

Great product! It fits my Ford Edge perfect. I took a 2000 mike trip without any issues. The cross bars look very nice and the price is very competitive. I would recommend these items to anyone looking to save some money with great quality products. 518447



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

So far so good. The Aero 2500 racks went on in a couple of hours as I was not in a rush, wanted to do it properly and understand all I needed to to remove and reinstall these in the future. I did manage to get the Rhinorack logo facing backward on the front and forward on the back. Sorry, didn’t intend to but I’m not going to reverse them at this point. I did not take pics of these on my 2017 Prius. But they look good, less clunky than my old square Thule racks. 512463



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2012 Chevrolet Impala

Excellent customer service, fast shipping and an amazing product! Well done etrailer!!! 502150



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I'm absolutely in love with Katie, my sales consultant for her great help & excellent follow up. Fully expecting cheap Chinese junk. I was delighted with the quality of the product, (Rhino Rack) which was received day after New Years. Pretty cool when order was placed Dec 29th. Simple illustrated instructions made pre assembly a snap. Wind chill is 2 below zero so I'm going to wait a day or so to mount to car. Two thumbs up from me! 331614



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2013 Audi Q7

Please see my review about the Rhino Rack Legs for these Aero Crossbars. They work great! Very little noise, if any at all. My only issue was the lack of documentation. I had to figure out how to get the end caps off myself (and if I didn't have the legs, which came with a "key", I wouldn't have been able to get the end caps off because the "key" is stored within the runner of the Crossbars). Anyway, so far, these have worked great. I put a Rola roof carrier on them. So far, it's holding up well. We're taking them on a trip from Charlotte to several places in Michigan the week of 4th of July. They'll all get a good workout then. 265337


Comments
Still working great.
Richard B - 07/20/2017

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Jeep

Cross bars are great! Easy install. Except for the little plastic strips that go under and between mounts. They can be a bear to measure and install properly,but definitely need to go on to avoid any whistle noise. Just gotta say what a great experience it is dealing with etrailer. Rep, Kelly was very helpful in part selection and order processing. I will most assuredly use etrailer again for my next Jeep accessories purchase. 258541



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2012 Chevrolet Impala

After finally obtaining the correct roof rack for a 2012 Chevy Impala, installation was fairly easy, and the finished installation appears very secure. We did do a test run with a kayak attached, which was both stable and quiet (3 photos attached showing final installation before test run). 388669



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I really liked the suggestion I was given on my new roof racks 736943



- RRVA126S-2
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Great product, installation took a while but overall very happy. Staff was excellent. Delivery on time 714669



- RRVA126S-2
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Great racks. Super sturdy, fairly easy install, and they look great. The rubber top strip is great to add cushion and to grip whatever you’re hauling 708156



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Toyota Camry

Love my new roof rack system. It's been sturdy enough to handle two kayaks on my little Camry. Would definitely recommend this option before looking for a car with a standard rack. 713698



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Love the product, fits and works as advertised. The only glitch was that I could not find anywhere on the website for product registration. I have emailed customer service on that matter. other than that I would highly recommend this product. 670946



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Simple to follow directions that made this install quick and easy. The bars are nice and solid. I am much happier with the Rino Rack than with the sportrack. 668076



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The product was easy to install and seems to be sturdy. 660228



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Excellent, well made, sturdy, fairly easy to put on and off. I have 0 complaints or negative issues with the rack! 646561



- RRVA126S-2
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A BETTER MORE CUSTOM FIT THAN THE DEALER'S VERSION.........BY FAR....... 621537



- RRVA126S-2
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Product instructions were easy to follow and that made the product installation go very easy. The only problem that I had were several rubber cushion strips were missing from the Rino kit, but I contacted etrailer and the missing parts were quickly replaced. 613164



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Toyota Corolla

Very tough, sturdy, and well built product and easy self install! We installed on a Corolla IM hatchback in no time with the help of "how to" vids on etrailer.com. The vids saved us an additional $100 wanted by a local install company. We teach and our little family travels all summer. This product is a life saver. With additional roof basket, we can now carry all our luggage and camping gear with a compact fuel efficient vehicle rather than a gas hog. 608448



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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

Easy to install! 541596



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Audi

No problem with the rails after two long trips with a heavy cargo carrier attached. Easy to install. Look good. Stronger and cheaper than Audi rails. 459649



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Honda Civic

Excellent rack and very secure. Fits perfectly on my Honda Civic. I've been using it for my paddle board and it has been working out very well. High quality and easy install. 459567


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    Yes, you can install a Rhino-Rack roof rack on your 2017 Volkswagen Passat with naked roof. First, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex crossbars # RRVA126B-2. They are aerodynamic and light weight. They are also available in silver, # RRVA126S-2. For a leg kit to mount the bars to I recommend # RRRLKVA and for a custom clamp kit to attach to the roof I recommend # DK323. I have linked a video showing and example installation for you.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2016 Audi Q3
    I have confirmed with Yakima that the Claws and Pin Adapters # Y8880201 referenced in your question will fit the flush mounted factory rails on your 2016 Audi Q3 and allow for the RailGrab Roof Rack System to work on the vehicle's roof. However, Yakima has since stopped production on the RailGrab Roof Rack components. If you do not already have the RailGrab Roof Rack, then I recommend instead looking at the Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack, which consists of parts # RRVA126S-2 and # RRSX028....
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  • Rhino Rack Crossbars for 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport w/ Flush Mounted Roof Rails
    For a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with the flush-mounted rails, all you would need is the Rhino Rack crossbars, part # RRVA126S-2 and the # RRSX031 leg kit. The leg kit is designed to attach directly to the flush mounted rails, and no fit kit is necessary. I have confirmed this with Rhino Rack.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack, Ski Carrier, Bike Carrier & Kayak Carrier for 2015 BMW X3
    Let's start with the roof rack itself. Rhino-Rack offers an good looking and strong but economical rack for your vehicle. For black crossbars, you'd want to use part # RRVA126B-2 and the # RRSX026 roof rack legs. For silver crossbars, use # RRVA126S-2 and the same # RRSX026 legs. Rhino Rack offers many different accessories for carrying bikes, kayaks, skis and snowboards. To carry 2 pairs of skis or a snowboard, use the # RR572 carrier. For 4 pairs of skis or 2 boards, use # RR574....
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  • Roof Racks for 2016 GMC Canyon Crew Cab
    My contact at SportRack confirmed that their Mondial roof rack is no longer supported with replacement parts (due to its age) but we can help you select a new roof rack for your 2016 GMC Canyon crew cab. On the linked page you'll see all available brands and styles of roof racks made for your Canyon crew cab. These include basic round and square bar racks as well as the quieter aero style racks from Rhino-Rack. For a black bar aero setup you might consider the Vortex Aero rack made...
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  • Surfboard Carrying Suggestions for 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The roof racks that will fit your vehicle will depend on the roof of your Grand Cherokee. If your roof has the flush-mounted rails with chrome strips that run along the edges of the roof, I'd recommend a Vortex Aero Crossbar rack from Rhino Rack, which consists of the following parts: Vortex Aero Crossbar in Black, part # RRVA126B-2 or in Silver, part # RRVA126S-2 Leg Kit, part # RRRCL4 Fit Kit, part # RRRCP27-BK You could use the Rhino Rack Surfboard carrier, part # RRRWP03. If...
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  • Roof Rack for 2018 Mazda CX-9 with Naked Roof
    For appearance, performance and value the go-to roof rack for your 2018 Mazda CX-9 with the bare roof setup is the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero system. This black rack consists of parts # RRVA126B-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK384. If you prefer silver bars just substitute item # RRVA126S-2. This quiet aerodynamic rack will make less noise than all other bar shapes and it offers a 165-ln weight rating. Drilling is required for proper installation.
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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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  • How to Carry to Kayaks on the Roof of a 2014 Toyota Prius v
    We have exactly what you need to carry 2 kayaks on the roof of your 2014 Toyota Prius v. First of all you need a roof rack. I recommend going with a Rhino-Rack option that utilizes the Vortex Aero bars. These help to reduce wind noise and drag compared to other, more traditional crossbars. To add this system on your Prius v you need the Crossbars # RRVA126B-2 Black or # RRVA126S-2 Silver along with the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and the DK Fit Kit # DK195. This system has a weight...
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