Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

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Review of the Rhino Rack Roof Rack on a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu


Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be installing the Rhino Roof Rack System with Aero Bars using part numbers RRVA126B-2, which is the Vortex Aero Crossbars in black. This also comes in silver with part number RRVA126S-2, part number RRRLKVA, which is the foot packs to get them attached to your roof, and part number DK183, which is the Fit Kit for the vehicle.This roof rack system is going to be great for freeing up space inside your vehicle by getting that cargo up on the roof. It's also ideal for very large items, such as kayaks, bike racks, or skis. It's going to be made of a durable lightweight aluminum that's going to be rust-proof and corrosion-resistant. Up on top, we'll have a rubber strip. This will help keep your cargo from sliding around once you've got it secure.The strip also comes up and we'll be able to mount T-slot accessories below.

You can access that T-slot by unlocking the end cap, pulling it off, slipping your strip up, loading up your accessories, cutting it to length, and then putting it back down. You'll want to keep the strip in place wherever you don't have an accessory as it'll help keep out dirt and grime and also cut down on some wind noise. When you're done, just simply slide your tab back on and lock it back up. This will also help protect your accessories from theft. These can be upgraded with metal locks here at etrailer.com.The foot pads will have locking mechanisms included that come with two keys.

This will help protect your roof rack system, making it secure to your roof, and also if you have any accessories that are locked onto your Aero Bars, you'll have those protected that's locked onto your vehicle.We'll give you a few measurements here to see how your accessories may interact with your roof rack system on your Malibu. From the top of the roof to the bottom of the crossbar, it's going to measure about 3-1/2". Now, from the top of the roof to the top of the crossbar, it's going to measure about 4-3/4".We've already got the front Aero Bar installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll show you how to install the rear. To begin the installation, you'll need to prepare your foot pack.

Go ahead and take your foot pack and install the pad on it. We're going to use pad number 415 for our driver side. Pad 414 will go on your passenger side. We'll go ahead and put that pad on. It just presses into place.

Next, you'll slide it onto the Aero Bar using the T-nut here.We'll need to set up for the correct distance. This is going to be 152mm. Now with your kit, you'll have a strip that you can cut to length that has millimeters written on it already. For testing purposes, we're just going to be using a tape measure. You'll also want to pay attention when you're making these measurements as they are different from the front and rear bar. Refer to your instructions, and the pads that we have installed on our foot pads also change depending if it's the front and rear bar. So, again, refer to your instructions. We've got it set to the appropriate distance, so we'll now tighten it down.Loosen the bolt on the side of the foot pad. Slide on our fit kit arm. For the rear bar, we're going to be using SUB0257. These are different from the front. Slide it in place and then reinstall your bolt. You don't need to tighten it all the way down now. Just get it in there so it holds the pad arm on. Then, we'll put our end cap on with the lock pointing towards the foot pad. Turn it with the key, and we're now ready to install it on the vehicle.You'll need both doors open so we you can set it in place. Then, we'll have to measure the distance between our front and rear bar. Our front bar is going to measure 22 cm from the back of the door to the center of the foot pad. The distance between the center of the front foot pad and the center of the rear food pad is going to measure 70 cm. So, we'll line that up now and do it on both sides.Once you've got them both lined up, we can tighten it down using the included tool. You'll want to get one side snug, and then go tighten the other side so that way they're tightened down evenly on both sides. Once they're tightened down, we can put our lock and covers on, on both sides, and now we're ready to load up our favorites accessories and hit the road. That completes our installation of the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System on our 2010 Chevrolet Malibu.


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