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Inno Factory Rack Systems Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

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How to Install the Inno Factory Rack Systems on a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu


Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test fitting the Inno Square Bar Roof Rack System consisting of part numbers INB137; these are the Inno Square Cross Bars, 54 inches long. Part number INSUT; these are the Inno feet for the Square Crossbars, particularly for naked roofs. And finally part number INK689. This is the custom fit kit for the Chevrolet Malibu.The Inno Square Bar Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof. Offering up space inside your Malibu. You can carry anything from bike racks to cargo baskets to cargo boxes.

While the Square Bars are strong and durable, they are going to make noise while you drive. To cut that down, you can purchase after market fairings that you can find on Etrailer.com. Or you can upgrade to Aero bars that you can also find from Inno on Etrailer.com.This roof rack system is fairly easy to install. It simply clamps around your existing door frame and has a locking end cap here and everything is pretty much self-contained. Once you unlock it, this is how you tighten and loosen it onto your roof as well.

So once you install it, it's secure to your roof.Next, I'd like to give you a couple quick measurements from the center of the roof to the bottom of the bar is going to be about 2 3/8 of an inch. From the center to the top of the bar is going to be about 3 3/8 inches. So that's plenty of space in between the roof rack and your roof to install any accessories that wrap around your bars. However, if you do have a sunroof on your vehicle I would not recommend using it once the bars and the accessories are installed.With both bars combined, the max weight capacity you can put on this is going to be about 120 pounds, but you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand those weights.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the roof rack system, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We already have our front bar installed on our vehicle and we have our rear bar partially assembled on our table.

So our next step is we're going to take our other foot, slide it on to the other end of our bar here and make sure the measurements between the two feet are accurate.You'll take the lever here and push down and that'll enable you to slide the square bar through. So we'll simply do that. And now we can measure from one tower to the other to it's proper measurement, which you can find in the instructions. Once we have it to our measurement, just simply let go and now they're secure where they need to be.Our next step, flip these upside down. Next, we'll take our rubber pad and you can see how it fits in on the bottom of our foot and that just pushes into place and then we'll take our clamp and install that on the end of our foot as well.The final step, we're going to take our end cap and that just pushes right into place.

And now we can set this on our vehicle. And next we'll measure for our cross-bar spread from the center of our door jam here out back. We'll do this on the driver's side as well and then we can start tightening things down.We'll first get the clamps snug on both sides and you simply pull out on our turn knob here and then just start turning it to the right making sure that our bracket is facing in the right direction. Until it's snug. And do this on the other side and then we'll go back and forth tightening them down evenly. Once they're tightened down enough, you push in, take the key, and lock it into place. We'll do this on the other side and then we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road.And there you have it for the Inno Square Bar Roof Rack System on our 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.


Questions and Comments about this Video

Januero R.

what roof racks for a naked roof 2020 honda civic si 2 door?

Etrailer Expert
Reply from Chris R.

I linked our full selection of roof rack setups available for your 2-door 2020 Honda Civic below, all of which come from Inno. I personally recommend the aero-bar setup that consists of parts # INXB108-2 , # INXS200 , and # INK683 .

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