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Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" Long - Qty 2

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" 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 - Black - 54" Long - Qty 2 part number RRVA137B-2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Roof Rack - RRVA137B-2

  • Rhino Rack
  • Crossbars
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 54 In Bar Space
  • Locks Included
  • Black
  • 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.


  • 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 channel in each bar lets 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 black finish


  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Dimensions: 54" 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 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 bars, and the Vortex strips provide a shock-absorbing, no-slip cushion 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).

VA137B Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Aluminum Cross Bars - Black - 54" Long - Qty 2

Installation Details RRVA137B-2 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars Review

Hey guys. It's Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we're doing a demo on the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars. These are aluminum aero-shaped crossbar, of course they're designed to work with your Rhino Rack fit kit or leg kit, those are going to be sold separate.As you can see here, this is going to give us a spot on our roof to clear up a lot of space inside our vehicle. We've got a bike rack attached here, simply comes down, straps right around it. Gives us a excellent way to get that transported if we don't want something hanging off the back of our vehicle or if we don't want to take the whole thing apart and try to shove it inside.The aluminum crossbars are going to be lightweight and they're going to be very corrosion resistant, we're not going to have to worry about any kind of corrosion and eventually it dripping down on our vehicle.Now these crossbars are available in several different lengths, so depending on smaller vehicle, larger vehicle, we're going to have the right crossbar to match up with your vehicle.

They're also going to be available, not only the black that we see here, but silver. If you don't like the way a black roof rack looks, you can see with this silver side rails kind of blend in a little bit more if we had silver. That's kinda going to be up to you.The end cap here is something that they have provided a plastic core lock for. You just place this in here, rotate it to the unlock position, that's going to slide off for us. These can very easily be replaced with a locking core if you want a keyed lock to keep everything safe and secure, you can go that route also.Not only does our strip here keep our items from sliding side to side, but it's also going to protect the channel underneath from things running down in and for T-Slot type accessories this thing can be cut, put right back in.

This is going to do an excellent job of eliminating any noises that wind comes across. It won't get in that channel, we're not going to hear any of it.The bars are anodized fully through. Even on the inside here, if moisture happens to get in there and collect, we're not going to have to worry about corrosion. These give us excellent strength. You can see it's hollow, that helps it to stay nice and lightweight, but we have all the integral support here, gonna make 'em extremely, extremely durable.

They will really exceed well past that 165 pound weight rating that they offer, but it's not something you wanna do.The larger rectangle that we have here, that's where we slide in any of the foot pegs that we might need to match our particular vehicle.To ensure that you're accessories that you already have are going to fit or to ensure that you're getting the right accessories, just want to give you the dimensions real quick on our crossbars. From our front edge to our rear edge, we've got about 3-1/8 of an inch, then from the bottom up to the top, it's going to be an inch and 3/16. As long as your accessories are designed to fit that, which most of 'em on the market today are, won't have any issues.I really like the way this roof rack system looks. There are roof rack systems however, that will not overhang like this. Overhanging like what we have here, that gives you additional room for accessories and stuff.

Some people they'll prefer more of a factory look or more of a sleek look. In that case, I think I'd recommend one of the roof rack systems that come and end in the foot pack. We'd have our bar that comes over, but it's going to end right here in this area and be a little bit more sleek than what we have here with our overhanging aero bars from Rhino Rack.That's going to do it for our look at the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Crossbars.

Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" Long - Qty 2 - RRVA137B-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (510 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.

- RRVA137B-2

A few scratches on the surface out of the box. Vortex sound dampening strips can be found inside the bars once removed from shipping material 730021

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Excellent rack, very pleased! 713631

- RRVA137B-2

I bought this roof rack for my kayak. Previously, I was just using ratchet straps through the car. I finally got fed up because when it would rain the water would drain in through the straps into the car. I looked a long time and did a lot of research. The Rhino is definitely the best bang for your buck. Super rigid, easy to install, simplifies travel, and looks great. Etrailer, even with the 4th of July, sent the rack quickly. The direction specific for my Honda Cr-V was also very comprehension. Thank you! 539768

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Land Rover Discovery II

These things are strong and quiet! I have them mounted on my Land Rover Discovery Sport using the SRB legs by Rhino Rack. I've had furniture, lumber, ladders, tools, canoe, and a roof rack piled up there at some point or another and I don't have to worry about them slipping at all!!!! I've done this so much that the rubber strips are showing some wear and have frayed a bit where they've pinched the aluminum, but it's still rock solid. That's my only grip. Hopefully the replacement strips are affordable when I replace them in a year or two. I'd buy another Rhino Rack product in a heartbeat. They look great on my car and are strong and quiet on the road. I feel I made the right choice. 604273

- RRVA137B-2

Excellent price and quick shipping. Excellent support for missing bar end cap. Rack was easy to put together and install and video was helpful. My only complaint is when trying to tie down kayak to cradle it is not easy to keep the loop over the top of the upright "U" shaped bar, it keeps siding down. We wrapped two pieces of foam around the bar to create a channel to hold the strap now it is easy. 557941

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

I would not recommend this product to anyone, in fact as soon as i get to my destination i will be returning this product. The issue is this, as soon as you go at or above 40 MPH, the rack whistles like a flute at different pitches! It is very, very loud and annoying. I have tried positioning the rack in different positions, removed parts, and covering certain holes, but it still whistles! Huge defect. Also, the wind caused by driving on the highway, caused one of the covers for the end of the rack to come off! 142542

I have the same issue. How do you stop it ?
-- comment by: mike - 07/29/2014


One way to alleviate wind noise is to use a fairing. Depending on the length of your cross bars you will need to choose the corresponding length faring. Rhino Rack offers the following fairing lengths: 32 inches long # RRRH1, 38 inches long # RRRF2, 44 inch long # RRRF3, and 50 inches long # RRRF4.

-- Rachael H - 7/29/2014

In my experience any whistling is caused by gaps in either the rubber on top of the crossbars or the underslot on the bottom of the crossbars, where you slid the legs in. All holes both top AND bottom must be totally plugged up, and all end-caps must be firmly on too.Ive reached out to Rhino directly for the parts to do this and theyve always helped me out without issue. You should try the same I bet they would help you too. Especially with the blown out end-cap they sent new ones to me straight up.
-- comment by: Jeff - 09/26/2014

I completely agree. I just installed mine today and theyre whistling at different tones depending on your speed. Loudest cross bars Ive had in my life =
-- comment by: Jesse A - 06/25/2015

You need to plug all channels both top and bottom to stop the flute like whistle sound. Use the 3 rubber strips to plug the top channel and the plastic ruler that helps you figure out your positioning can be cut and used to fill the underside gap on either side of the leg. This fixed the whistle completely for me.
-- comment by: Rob D - 01/25/2016


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2016 Ford Escape

The Rhino Rack is very well made. I installed it my self on our 2016 Ford Escape, but had an assist from my wife to fine tune it at the end. There was no whistling or any other distracting wind noise on our 3,500 mile drive to visit family out West. A Sear's Cargo Box was easily mounted to the Rhino Rack and it remained centered and secured at western highway speed limits plus. The included locks on the roof mounts were the selling point for me. The Rhino Rack remained securely mounted to the roof with no additional adjustments or tightening being needed. Great Product. Donna P. @ etrailer was super with the order. 548034

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eTrailer customer service was awesome! They helped me find the correct parts and get them to me in time. I was in a real predicament until I got on the phone with them! They have my loyalty! 329761

- RRVA137B-2

I love my Rhino roof rack from Etrailer! On time delivery, great quality. Very happy with our purchase Neil S 556621

- RRVA137B-2

Excellent Product. Very satisfied with fitment and looks. Thanks to etrailer for being knowledgeable in their product line and great customer service. 586448

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2012 GMC Yukon XL

Extremely sturdy and well made. I also like the locking endcap design. Only thing I dodnt like is the rubber channel strip is 4 separate pieces instead of one long strip. Maybe they do that so you can remove a section for installing accessories, but id prefer to simply cut it where needed. 524226

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2013 Honda CR-V

I own a 2013 Honda CRV I purchased a couple months ago. It has a naked roof and no rack or side bars, and I wanted to be able to carry up to three kayaks. I didn't really want to buy and install the side bars, and then the cross bars also. I also needed the cross bars to be a little wider than the vehicle itself, as I own two Ocean Kayak Scupper Pros, and a Venus. This Rhino Rack package looked like a great option for my needs. Weight wise, the three boats come right to the limit. Other racks had lower weight limits, and wouldn't work. I had a couple issues with the initial package, but etrailer took care of the problem right away, and sent out what I needed. Installation was pretty smooth. I recommend reading and rereading the instructions, before you cut anything. The videos on the etrailer website or directly on YouTube are very helpful to see all the steps. I'd like to see more personalized instructions added in the future, just to to make everything even smoother. Make sure you identify your vehicle and the bar you received on the kit instructions before you start. These bars are so wonderful. The aero bars make no noise when driving and no whistling that I can tell. They don't seem to effect my gas mileage. I made sure the top rubber strips and bottom measurement strips were cut perfectly with no gaps, as this is important to prevent whistling. They look so stylish. I get complements on them, and people can't believe they are after market, and that I installed them myself. They really complement the vehicle. Once installed the first time, I can take them off or put then back on in about 12 minutes. I don't really plan to take them off though. I don't use car washes, and I like the look of them on my vehicle. I made sure to not overtighten them, and then tightened them a few times over the next week and with a couple kayaking trips. These babies are strong and I can't make them move when I test them. I still check them regularly to make sure they are secure, for safety purposes. I highly recommend this Rhino Rack package. They know how to make the perfect roof rack and you can tell the quality and thought that went into them. Look at my photos I have included. Thank you to etrailer for such great service. You made the whole process so pleasant and easy. 243603

It is working very well. I have had others ask me about it, as well as sharing info myself and referring them to you. Im still loving it. Will use even more this summer. Three kayaks Ive loaded max. Also building materials not at the same time. And it looks so stylish, I leave it on year round. Also, people are jealous of the non slip grip.Thanks for following up.
Michael J - 02/11/2018


Thanks for the follow up Michael. I see that you do have your sea kayaks secured to your roof rack with a rope system, but if you were interested I did want to let you know that we do have the Rhino Rack Bonnet Tie_down Strap # RRRBAS1
Rhino-Rack Bonnet Tie-Down Strap with Anchor - Qty 1
that you might be interested in. I have provided a link below for your reference.

-- Rachael H - 2/12/2018

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2017 Honda CR-V

Fairly easy to install onto my 2017 Honda CR-V. The crossbars feel very sturdy and are securely attached to the vehicle. Took me about 30 minutes to get it installed and could be done even quicker if you get help from another person. The bars themselves are a little fat so my Thule ski rack has a super tight fit. There is very minimal wind noise, so I'll probably be getting a fairing for that. The instructions felt a bit jumbled but with just the measurements alone, you can install it with a bit of common sense. 590932

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quick and easy to set up. Awesome product and fast shipping!!! 749346

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2019 Ram 2500

I purchased the Rhino Rack 2500 system for a 2019 Honda CRV. Free shipping and arrived quickly. Installation was not too challenging and I did it alone. Rack is handsome and thus far quiet. Couldn’t be more pleased with the rack and the purchase. 747055

- RRVA137B-2

I purchased a full kit for my 2017 Ford explorer, connectors, Feet and these cross bars. I will use them for hauling my roof top box on trips as well as other things that will not fit in my vehicle. The install is farily simple however some of the tools provided for tightening are not the best. Luckily I had a number of other tools to get this complete. The main thing I feel is needed is a socket allen key to tighten down the cross bars nice and tight. The allen key provided is difficult to work with and get the leverage you need to snug the bars down. Another tip is to be sure to use the excess measuring closure to close off the inside of underside of the bars. Use a box cutter to cut the excess and fit it to the inside. I read some reviews about noise and I have zero noticeable noise. Do not tighten the bars down until you have this all inserted in and slid under the feet. Then snug it all down. If you do these things and close all the gaps the bars are almost silent. The bars look great on the vehicle and seem very sturdy and solid. I would have no reservations hauling ladders, lumber and all of the typical stuff you see on roof racks. The rubber strips are heavy duty and add a nice non slip feel to the top of the bars. 736126

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These bars have been great. Once I got the measuring strip cut right and filling all the channels, they made little wind noise which has either gone away or I've gotten used to it. 730797

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Great product. 726741

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The bars look great and work quite will. Have not experienced any wind noise at all! Everything fit perfectly and was a snap to install! Very pleased! 719374

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Good price, fast delivery, follow up and easy install 718644

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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Awesome roof rack! I got it to haul my kayak around. The rack is super solid and so easy to install. I was planning on taking it off when not using it but once I realized there is zero wind noise from it I am just going to leave it on, looks good on vehicle too! 711555

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2018 Toyota Tacoma

Product looks great and was fairly easy to install. 696990

- RRVA137B-2

This was a perfect fit, excellent quality thanks Molly 674728

- RRVA137B-2

would recommend. well constructed 669884

- RRVA137B-2

Works great! 668909

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    There are a lot of variations for the roof rack fits for your 2014 Kia Sorento, but for yours that is an SX L with flush rails and a Vista roof you would want the Rhino Rack part # RRVA137B-2 and # RRSX037 which is a confirmed fit for your specific model.
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    My contact at Thule advised that their various rooftop cargo boxes (all can be seen on the link provided) do fit Thule's own AeroBlade load bars but will not fit on the wider and taller RhinoRack Aero bars. It may certainly be possible to modify the box and/or substitute different hardware but an easier and safer solution is to use a Rhino Rack brand cargo box. The link provided will show you all Rhino Rack cargo boxes which range in capacity from 14- to 20-cubic feet.
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    We have roof racks that are a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Edge that has the panoramic glass roof. The Rhino Rack part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK432 is a fit for if you have a totally naked roof without side rails. If instead you do have side rails you'd want the Rhino Rack part numbers # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX024 and you'd be set. Then for a load assiste kayak carrier the Thule Hullavator part # TH898 is the best option. It allows you to easily load and carry a...
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    I checked with Thule and they do have a fit for their roof racks to your 2016 Ram ProMaster City with raised rails. For that they recommend the feet kit part # TH710401 with their 53 inch bars part # TH711420. We can't recommend the 65 inch long bars at this time but you shouldn't have a problem fitting two canoes next to each other with the Thule Portage part # TH819.
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    Both the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero and Thule WingBar roof rack systems have very nice features and would work well for your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. Both systems are designed to work on vehicles that have the flush mounted rail system. As far as the design or advantages or disadvantages of the Rhino-Rack system versus the Thule system, it is very difficult to say it has features that are better than the Thule. They both have very similar crossbar designs and features but the Rhino-Rack has crossbars...
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    The Thule SnowPack ski carrier # TH7325 will fit the Rhino-Rack Vortex aero crossbars so they are compatible with each other. The Rhino-Rack and Thule bars are similar in width and height so the carrier will fit without any modification or special instructions.
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  • Comparing Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack Rola Roof Racks for Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 With Flush Rails
    The winner in my opinion is the Rhino Rack roof rack for your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe with flush mounted rails part numbers # RRVA137B-2 and # RRSX032 over the other brands. You get the same quality and ease of install as the Yakima and Thule racks at a better price. The common complaint with the Rola roof racks is that the bars bend and flex more than most people like and the install isn't quite as easy. With all that in mind the Rhino Rack is the best pick.
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  • Install Instruction Video for Roof Rack on 2017 Ford Escape with Naked Roof
    For your 2017 Ford Escape with a naked roof we have an install video that shows the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK375 install that I attached a link to on this page. I recommend this rack highly for your Escape as you get a easy to install roof rack that has aero shaped crossbars which allow for minimal wind noise at a better price than the other higher end roof racks.
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  • Can Roof Rack Bars be Spaced Farther Apart on 2018 Honda CR-V With Naked Roof
    The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA137B-2 you referenced having are a fit for a 2018 Honda CR-V using Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA and Custom DK Fit Kit # DK284 so long as you have a naked roof. Since this is a clamp-on rack, you may be able to technically move the bars to a larger spread to use the Yakima MegaWarrior Extra Large Roof Rack Cargo Basket # Y07080-82 (which requires a crossbar spread of between 36" and 60") but I cannot recommend it. The spread of the bars...
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    Thanks for the photo, it was really helpful. Your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude has what are considered side rails, though you do not have the E Group package; if you did the rails would have a metal strip on top. The roof rack I strongly recommend for your '`5 Grand Cherokee Altitude is the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack because it gives your Jeep a rack that is highly functional with a refined look. The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack is made up of Crossbars # RRVA137B-2 (Black) or # RRVA137S-2, Rhino-Rack...
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    If your 2016 Chevrolet Traverse has flush mounted rails that run front to back, I recommend the Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack. This system consists of # RRVA137B-2 for the two 54 inch Vortex Aero Crossbars, # RRRLKVA for the 2500 Series Legs, and # DK297 for the DK Fit Kit. This roof rack will provide an extremely quiet and durable system for use with many roof mounted accessories. It has a weight capacity of 165 pounds. I have included the written installation details along with a...
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