Inno Roof Rack Review - 2016 Fiat 500X

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Review of the Inno Roof Rack on a 2016 Fiat 500X


Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Fiat 500X we're going to be doing a test fit on the Inno Square Crossbar Roof Rack System. We'll be using part numbers INB127 for the 50 inch long steel black cross bars, part number INSUT for the Inno feet for the square cross bars for the naked roof of the Fiat, and finally part number INK482 for the custom fit kit.This Inno roof rack system is going to allow us to carry roof mounted accessories on our Fiat 500X. Things like bike racks, kayak carriers, roof mounted cargo baskets, and much more. It uses a square bar design. It's not going to be as quiet as your aerodynamic or elliptical style bar, but it's still going to carry your accessories safely and securely.Four feet hold our square bars in place. They feature a padding here at the base that way they don't harm or scratch the roof of our Fiat.

The four hooks are custom fit to work with our Fiat 500X. They too are rubber coated so they don't harm or scratch that finish. Now up here we do have an included locking system. If we take it off, it's going to hide that hardware that keeps our roof rack system intact and in place. By having a lock it's going to prevent anyone from removing it from our Fiat 500X's roof.Now the cross bars themselves are going to work with your standard clamp on accessories.

They are coated and they feature grooves on top for grip. That way our accessories do not slide along the cross bars. Now this roof rack system is constructed out of steel, so it's going to have a higher weight capacity at 220 pounds total. But you do however want to check with your Fiat 500X's owner's manual to see if your roof can support that much weight.Now we'll give you some dimensions. This can help you when carrying those clamp on accessories or when parking in your garage.

From the top of the roof to the underside of the bar is going to be about three inches. From the top of the roof to the top of the bar is going to be about four inches.Now that we've gone over the features I'll go ahead and show you how to get them installed. I've already got the front square cross bar installed on our Fiat. Per our instructions we took a measurement from the center of our two doors, measured to the center, and got our placement on both sides. Now the rear one installs very similar.

Let's go ahead and do it together.Now on the rear cross bar I've got one side set up, we just need to do the other side. We'll start off by taking our foot and installing it on the square bar. What we want to do is make sure our bolt is folded down all the way here. Then we're ready to line it up and slide it on. Once you've got it in place you'll want to squeeze the bolt and the bottom of the base together and that's going to allow you to slide it onto the square bar. Now per our instructions we need to be 19 inches from our front portion of the foot to the center of the bar. Now I know my bar is 50 inches long. I've already gone ahead and marked 25 inches, which is the center. I'll take my tape measurer and make sure we've got 19 inches.With our foot in place let's go ahead and put on our end cap. This is made out of rubber. We'll just slide that on until about there. Now let's turn our bar over and install our base pad. Now on one side you've got a raised lip. We want that facing towards the inside of the cross bar. Line it up and just push it in place. Finally, we'll install our hook. Now it's important that you have the right hook. The hook for the front cross bar and the rear are different, so refer to your instructions to make sure you have the correct one. We will slide it over our bolt. We'll take our locking bracket, slide that over the bolt as well. Then we'll take our large nut and thread that on. We don't need to worry about tightening this all the way, just loosely install it and have it hanging. Now we're ready to put it in place on our Fiat.Now it's a good idea to have your doors opened up. We'll bring it in place and we'll rest it in the general area. With it in place we need to take a measurement on each side. Per our instructions we'll measure from the center of the two doors again, just like we did for the front. We're going to be measuring to the center of our large nut and hook. We need to be 11.5 inches. Now before we tighten anything down we'll need to be sure that the pad here on the base is evenly split on the channel here. We've got to come back a little bit. We just want it resting on the metal instead of the plastic on each side. With everything set we can tighten up our large nut. Now we don't want to tighten it up all the way, we just want to raise that hook up until it makes contact with the inside of the door. Let's do that for both sides.Once it's evened up on both sides we can take our included tool and begin tightening them up all the way. Now we still want to alternate between each side, but once we get it most of the way our tool is a torquing device and when it clicks it lets us know it's properly torqued on each side. Once we hear the click we're all set. With everything tightened down we can close up our doors and install our lock. Now we do however want to make sure the lock is pointing right up and down in order for it to lock properly. It should slide all the way on, then we can take our keys and lock it up. Then we're ready to load up our favorite roof mounted accessory and hit the road.That's going to complete our test fit on the Inno Square Cross Bar Roof Rack System on our 2016 Fiat 500X.


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