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Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2015 Ford Edge

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Review of the Rhino Rack Roof Rack on a 2015 Ford Edge

Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to be test-fitting the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system, consisting of part numbers RRVA137B-2. These are the Vortex Aero Crossbars, 54 inches long. Part number RRRLKVA, these are the 2500 series legs for the Vortex Aero Crossbars, and part number DK432. This is the fit kit for the Ford Edge. The bars do also come in silver, as part number RRVA137S-2. The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, while freeing up space inside your vehicle. The two bars have a combined carrying capacity of 165 pounds, although you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand that weight.

It also has this Vortex Aero strip at the top, which can be removed so you can use T-track accessories, and this strip, along with the aerodynamic shape of the bars, will cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving. The legs, as well as our endcaps have locks on them, so once you install this onto your roof rack, it is secure to your roof rack. However, with the endcaps here you will have to purchase separately lock core to put in inaudible 00:01:07. 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 rear bar partially assembled on our table here. Our next step is to install our leg onto the other end of our bar. When installing our leg, we're going to put this middle piece here into the T-track on the underneath portion of our bar.

So we'll line it up, and slide it into place. At this point, we would have a strip that we would cut into place to keep it in it's proper location, and then tighten it down. However, for demonstration purposes, we'll just go ahead a measure that out. You'll find this measurement in your instructions. Then we'll take our included tightening tool, and tighten down the screw in the middle. With that tightened down, our next step is to install our fit kit.

Push our rubber footpad into place, making sure that the arrow and the number of the pad correspond with the proper leg, then we'll install our clamp on the end by unscrewing the screw here. Tighten it down just enough to keep the clamp in place. Then our final step before we put this on our roof is to install our endcap, and take the included tool for that to secure it in place. Set our bar into place. Next, we'll take a measurement from center of the bar for our cross bar spread, which you can find in your instructions as well. When they're both measured up, we'll start snugging them down with our included tool against the door-frame.

Then we'll give about five or six turns each side, until it's completely tightened down. The way you know that it's tightened down, the tool here actually has a curve to it. Once it straightens out as you tighten it down, it's torqued to it's proper specification. With everything tightened down, our final step is to put our locking endcaps on our legs. Now we're ready to load up our gear, and hit the road. And there you have it, for the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system on our 2015 Ford Edge.

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