Rhino Rack Vortex SX Series Roof Racks for Roof Rails
The newly updated Vortex SX series racks from Rhino Rack. The SX racks now include the quiet and aerodynamic Vortex cross-bars and SXB rack legs. $350.10 CONFIGURE A RACK FOR YOUR CAR
RhinoRack Vortex SX rack on Jeep Patriot raised roof rails. (shown with the regular rubber strip, not the VRX rubber strip that is included with the current rack package.
RhinoRack Vortex SX rack on Kia Sportage flush roof rails. (note: VRX rubber strip is included with the current Vortex SX rack package.
The Rhino Rack
Vortex SX cross-bar systems are for cars with roof rails; it is a GREAT
RACK with aerodynamic aluminum cross-bars at a really GREAT PRICE. The SX system
fits SUVs and cars with both raised and flush roof rails.
The Vortex SX rack cross-bars and legs are customized to fit specific cars, SX rack legs have a number of configurations, but they are not the same, so you need to configure a Vortex SX rack to fit your car. The Vortex cross-bars that come with the SX system come in silver or black; they include the VRX rubber strip across the top of the cross-bar that virtually eliminates wind noise; wind noise and vibration are problems with many square and round bar systems. The SX rack packages come with everything you need for a custom fit to your SUV or car. The base rack package includes: the cross-bars, the legs and the clamping system required to attach to the roof rails on a specific vehicle, and locks and keys to lock the rack to the car rails. The top photo features the install of the Rhino Rack Vortex SX system on a Tiguan with raised factory rails.
The RhinoRack Vortex SX racks come in two basic styles. The SXB legs for RAISED rails and the SRB legs for FLUSH roof rails. To the left photos show the SX raised rail system and flush rail system. There are several different rack legs for the raised rail systems to accommodate the different shape of the rail to which they are to be attached. The same rack leg works for all the flush rails SX rack systems. The various rack legs are pictured to the left.Slide in the rack leg. Clamping mechanism is inside the rack cross-bar. Use included tool to tighten leg and clamp it to the roof rail Slide in the cross-bar end cap and lock.
The rack legs have rubber pads on both the body of the leg (outer part of clamp), and the inner clamp. The thick rubber pad on the body of the clamp, called the leg insert squeezes and contours around the roof rail upon tightening for a nice appearance. Also, the mechanism that provides the clamping power is inside the cross-bars for an ultra clean look. The clamp is tightened (or loosened) by removing the cross-bar end-cap. The rack is locked to the car by locking the endcaps to the cross-bar thus defeating the access to the clamping mechanism.
The diagrams to the right come from the instructions. There are a few more steps in the rack installation process, but overall, installation is easy. The racks can be easily removed and reinstalled, too
Rhino Rack cross-bars are compatible with all Rhino Rack accessories as well as most accessories from Thule, Inno and other aftermarket rack makers. CargoGear has compatibility tables for Thule and Inno accessories.
RhinoRack Vortex SX: SX001, SX035 Rack Leg.
RhinoRack Vortex SX: SX002, SX003, SX004, SX009, SX010, SX011, SX012, SX013, SX014, SX015, SX017, SX020, SX021, SX022, SX034 Rack Leg.
RhinoRack Vortex SX: SX005, SX008, SX018, SX019 Rack Leg.
RhinoRack Vortex SX: SX006 Rack Leg.
RhinoRack Vortex SX: SX007 Rack Leg.
RhinoRack Vortex SX: SX023, SX024, SX025, SX026, SX027, SX028, SX030, SX031, SX032, SX033 Rack Leg.
- Custom low profile rack legs for a nice low profile appearance
- Vortex: Aero-bars with VRX rubber strip are virtually silent
- Minimal assembly and easy install.
- Aluminum Cross-bars available in Silver or Black
- All SX rack systems include locks and keys
- Backed by RhinoRack's Lifetime Warranty