Inno Roof Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

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Review of the Inno Roof Rack on a 2012 Dodge Journey


Today with our 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to be doing a test fit of the inner roof rack system. As you can see, we've already got our front bar up here and in place on our vehicle. This is going to be part number INB127 for your crossbar, which is going to be that square bar. Then you're going to have your foot packs, which is going to be part number INFR. When you get your low bars, they're going to come with the two end-caps as well and your locking set with keys for the ends of your INFR foot pads. We'll go ahead and remove both the end-caps off here so we can expose the straps and linkage. Go ahead and loosen them up a little bit.

Simply pull it up and rotate to the left to loosen that strap. That way we're able to pull it out, like so. Once you have it pulled out, it will be able to receive the crossbar and factory roof rails that our vehicle has up here. Again, put it up into the open position, and just rotate that little lever to the left. All right. Once those are undone, we'll make sure that the straps are inwards.

Then if you look at your low bar you're going to see on the one side it's going to have two grooves and on the other side you're going to have multiple grooves. The multiple grooves will be up. Slide it on, just like so. Take the other side, slide it in and over, just like so as well. Once you have those on, we can go ahead and lift it up on top of the vehicle. Now the key thing with this is making sure that those straps are open.

Once they're open, you'll be able to set it up and over the top, resting the foot pad with a little rubber protector here on the bottom side, resting on top of those factory race roof rails. Now with the Dodge Journey, in the center you're going to have the little arrow that points back saying pretty much where you want to set up your bars. We set our front one up on the front notch, and you'll see that there's going to be little notches here on the factory roof rails. We're going to set our back one up right on the edge of that little mark. We'll loosen these up to where we can bring that strap all the way around and then up into the standard and normal locking groove. Where you see normal there. If you have oversized rails, you'll have the ability to use the other notch down here that the tape is covering.

This just lets you know where you need to place them. That looks good there. We'll go ahead and tighten that side down, but we're not going to tighten it down too much. That way we can still move our bar back and forth to get an even amount of bar overhang. Let's go over to the other side and get it in place as well. Then we can adjust that bar overhang. What we use to do that is just going to be a standard tape measure. Again, we're loosening up that strap so we can bring it around and hook it into that standard and normal slot. Once you got it there, go ahead and line it up. Make sure everything's in place. All right, now let's go ahead and measure our bar overhang. Again, use a standard tape measure to do so. That bar overhang is just making sure that we have an equal amount of distance on each side of the bar overhanging the side of the vehicle. Now you can see that's about four inches there, so let's go ahead and check the other side and see how close we are to four inches. Depending on where you put this on the vehicle, or on the factory roof rails, that's going to differ a little bit, so this isn't going to be a set measurement. Right there we're looking at about three and five eighths. So we'll bring it this way just a little bit and even them out. We got about three and three quarter inches, so we'll see if we're close to that on this one as well. We're looking about three and seven eighths, so it needs to go over just a hair. All right. Now let's check the other side and if we're the same we'll go ahead and tighten them down to secure them. That looks about perfect. What we'll do is we'll go ahead and start rotating those levers to the right to tighten up that strap and pull it back around the factory crossbars, securing it to the vehicle. Don't be worried that if you tighten this, and if your bar starts to bow. That just means you have a proper amount of pressure on it and it's secure. If you don't see a slight bow in it, you're going to know that you might have it a little loose and you need to tighten it up a little more. What this is doing once we're tightening this up, it's also pulling down on the top piece here, clamping down around that bar securing it in place. All right. Once we have that good and tight, we'll go ahead and close it up. Then, we'll go ahead and take our key and lock set, which is going to be that cover that we undid at the beginning . You'll see that you got a couple little grooves here at the top. Those are going to fit in those grooves up at the top there giving you a nice clean look. Go ahead and turn it and rotate the key to lock it, and it will be nice and secure on top your vehicle. Let's go ahead and put the other side on and then we'll place those end-caps over the end of our low bars. If you're curious to know what your crossbar spread would be, if you did it on the same marks that we did, we placed it on that front mark here on the front and on that back mark right behind that back mark just behind that arrow. To get that crossbar spread for a lot of the certain accessories that you want to place on, you're going to measure from one side of the bar to the same spot on the other side. Right now this is going to be about twenty-three and a half inches. You could go back to the next mark here and that would give you a little bit more. Probably about three, four more inches on your crossbar spread. Take those end-caps and you can see how they're kind of going to be shaped downwards. You want that downwards spot going with the vehicle. You just press those end-caps on, just like so, to keep all that dirt and debris out of the inside of your low bars so they don't get any kind of corrosion in them. Place the end-cap on this side as well and you're ready to hit the road with your new inner roof rack system. Part number INB127 and INFR on our 2012 Dodge Journey.


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