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Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - 15-3/4" Long - Qty 1

Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - 15-3/4" Long - Qty 1

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This replacement rubberized Vortex strip slides into the top channel of any Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar to reduce drag and wind noise. 15-3/4" Long rubber strip can be cut to accommodate all your channel-mounted carriers and accessories. Call 800-298-1624 to order Rhino Rack accessories and parts part number RRM626 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Rhino Rack products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - 15-3/4" Long - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Rhino Rack Accessories and Parts - RRM626

  • Roof Rack
  • Crossbars
  • Channel Cover
  • Rhino Rack

This replacement rubberized Vortex strip slides into the top channel of any Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar to reduce drag and wind noise. 15-3/4" Long rubber strip can be cut to accommodate all your channel-mounted carriers and accessories.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 Vortex generating strip (VGS) for the top channel of your Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar
  • Dramatically reduces drag and wind noise
  • Keeps dirt and grime out of crossbars
  • Provides cushioning and slip resistance for your cargo
  • 15-3/4" Long


M626 Replacement Vortex Generating Strip (VSG) for Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Cross Bars - 15-3/4 Inches Long - Qty 1

Installation Details RRM626 Installation instructions



Video of Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - 15-3/4" Long - Qty 1

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars Vortex Strip Replacement Review

Hi, everyone. It's Lily Angeline here at etrailer and today we're are looking at the replacement Vortex Strip for your Rhino Rack Vortex Aero crossbar here at etrailer. When you do get some Rhino Rack Vortex Aero crossbars, they come pre-installed with these strips and you may need to replace them for some different reasons, sometimes you might cut off a little bit too much when you're fitting your accessories in there or they may get damaged from extreme weather conditions, whether it be a lot of sun or a lot of cold, either way it's really easy to replace them, and let's take a look at them. These are made for the Vortex Aero crossbars and they have a unique design here at the top. Now your Aero Crossbars are designed to reduce wind drag and wind noise and these strips just add to that design. You can see how you have grooves as well as how they are shaped to help with that drag and noise.

Now, these are very important, not only to reduce that wind noise and drag when they are on your vehicle but also to protect your crossbars. As I lift this up you can see how the inside is now open to the elements. Water can get in through and grime can get in. You really don't want those inside your crossbars. So if you do find gaps on your strips, please replace them or fill them up as quick as you can.

The Vortex strips are 15 and three quarter inches long. Now that's gonna be a useful measurement for you because these crossbars come with those separate strips. So here we have the 49 inch long crossbar and what that actually means is your crossbar's space or where t-tracks are, are 49 and 5/8th inches long. So we have one, two, three and a small piece of a fourth of these strips on there. So you're gonna have to cut and mix and match according to your crossbar spread.

Another purpose for these strips are they do give a little bit of a rise to your crossbar, that way if you do have your kayak, your canoe, your surf board straight on the bars, and you're not using a kayak here, you don't have to worry too much about it having contact with the crossbar. You have a little bit of cushion just to prevent those extra scuffs and scratches during transport. Now I have here the old strip and you can see how it maintains its shape, it's not as flexible as it was before and it's slightly brittle, it's still gonna be effective and it still works, but compare it to the flexibility of this other strip, you can see why I wanted to change it. So for install, what you need to do is just take off the end cap first, so that you have it in an open space, so use your key, unlock that end cap and pop it off. You then have two options for installing your replacement strip.

The first one is you can feed it through the t-tracks here at the bottom or the second one which I like to do a lot more is just place it right where you want it to go and pop it in. One thing to make sure is that it's lined up with the other strip on the bar and that you push it in to make sure there are no gaps between the two strips. Once you have all your missing or damaged Vortex strips replaced, you can then pop your end cap back on and then lock it into place and then you are good to go. My final thoughts about these Vortex strips is it is a good idea just to check on your own current Rhino Rack system if they're good and if they're brittle or if they need replacing, they're still gonna work great but if you want them to work greater, I recommend replacing them since it's a really quick and easy process. Again, these are just for Rhino Rack Vortex Aero crossbars. If you have other types of crossbars, check them out on our each trailer site to get the right replacement for you..


Customer Reviews

Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - 15-3/4" Long - Qty 1 - RRM626

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (84 Customer Reviews)

This replacement rubberized Vortex strip slides into the top channel of any Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbar to reduce drag and wind noise. 15-3/4" Long rubber strip can be cut to accommodate all your channel-mounted carriers and accessories.

- RRM626
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Nicely built, looks great. Wouldn’t recommend this on a truck roof with the snowboard rack. It’s very noisy, unfortunately. I can’t leave them on for too long. I should have gone with a different product. Not worth the vibrating noise when the rack isn’t loaded with snowboards/skis. I hope I can use it with my canoe this summer at least.



- RRM626
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#RS299B- Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Fixed Mounting Points - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black Really liked the rack, made well, looks like it will stand-up well. One problem was the lack of actual instructions for this particular install. Had to pick text items out of 2 guides that were included but neither was for this exact install. Wasted quite a bit of time that could have been better spent. Overall the rack seems to have mounted OK, seems tight and is quiet when driven at higher speeds. The next real complaint is the four end covers and locking assembly that secure them to the crossbar ends. After installing these end caps and securing them with the lock, it became apparent that the locked end caps were not actually a security feature since one good pull with your hand from underneath the open bottom edge could rip those end caps, lock included, off the rails in a split second. There is a 3/4" inch gap between the top edge of the rubber foot that sits against the vehicle roof and the bottom edge of the end cap, giving ample space to fit in your four finger and rip those end caps completely off the rails. Once off, the rack can easily be removed with simple tools. At best the locks just give the appearance of a deterrent. Extending the bottom edge of the end caps inward about 3/4" inch might help alleviate the problem by not letting you get your fingers up and under the end caps as easily. Aside from those two minor problems I like the rack and hope to get some good kayaking days in this summer.



- RRM626
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Best price by far for the parts! I ordered a roof rack from a different site, but did not open it and realize these parts were missing within their 30 day window. Had to hunt around to avoid spending another 200$ just on these strips, and had nearly resigned myself to the whistling noise while driving, but then I found etrailer. Shipping was super fast, strips were well packaged and came in perfect shape, and customer service followed up when they saw it had been delivered to make sure all was well. Great service and prices are hard to find, so this site is now on my auto list. Absolutely recommend.



- RRM626
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My vortex bars came from another seller without the noise strip- etrailer had them cheaper than the manufacturer, delivered fast! Reduced wind noise 99%- superb!



- RRM626
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I used these to replace the original strip on my Tesla cross bars that were making a lot of noise (whistle). Problem solved.



- RRM626
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I should probably wait until the strip has some time to settle, but it fits far more loosely than the original stuff that came with my rack. I’m pretty nervous it’s going to fall out and am thinking about applying a thin adhesive to make sure it stays put. Time will tell and I’ll revisit the review later. One of the strips actually blew off on my first drive on the highway. I’ve since gorilla taped the others in and just covered the empty section with gorilla tape to eliminate the whistle.


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-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/19/2021


- RRM626
by:

Received, placed on the rack and a perfect fit- hoping tomorrow’s ride into work will be less high whistling noises. Thank you etrailer team you delivered.



- RRM626
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Stopped the whistling from the channels in the bars.



- RRM626
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I received these vortex strips yesterday and installed them. They are working great at stopping the whistling noise that the crossbars create without them. The order process was easy, I got a confirmation email when the order shipped and when it arrived. The price was also pretty good!



- RRM626
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They work really well! There was much less road noise after installing them.



- RRM626
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Perfect for patching up spaces after using the rails for bike racks.



- RRM626
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PERFECT! Just waited patiently for the product to come back in stock, but they arrived sooner as i expected. Thanks etrailer!!



- RRM626
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product good, packaging less than desirable 1 piece wrapped in plastic other just thrown into the mailer



- RRM626
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The replacement strip was just as easy to install as the original strip. If ever needed, I'd get them again.



- RRM626
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Product is much cheaper than the OEM version and the quality is great too!



- RRM626
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Great customer service. Fast shipping and quality.



- RRM626
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Great looks and function. Had to add slot fillers to reduce wind noise. These should be standard equipment. Rear attachment needs to be modified to enclose the FJ opening similar to the front two. Overall great rack and would recommend


Comments
After I purchased and installed the fillets for noise, It has been great! Looks good and very functional. Pulled it off of my FJ getting ready to sell or trade-in and pjNf on the-using on my next vehicle. Highly recommended.
Joe D - 05/15/2018



- RRM626
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Item ordered arrived in a timely manner and great condition



- RRM626
by:

Absolutely perfect fit. Made everything so much better!



- RRM626
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I had initially tried the "other brand" and longer version of this product and it deformed/crushed with just the weight of my 60lb canoe. Went back to the same brand as the rack and can tell they are stiffer. I do wish Rhino Rack made these in full length strips that correspond with the Vortex bar lengths as to prevent gaps (rubber does shrink some).



- RRM626
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Exactly what I needed. Shipped and delivered quickly.



- RRM626
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I purchased enough to completely fill the track on my Rhino Rack (they only come with 2 strips). Made a huge difference on wind noise. Highly recommend.



- RRM626
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I have this rack for over a year for hauling kayaks. This is my second Rhino rack and it is a great product. They provide customization that other vendors do not. I have an extended bar that allows for 2 kayaks without the use of J-racks.



- RRM626
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Absolutely love my Rhino-Rack Crossbars. They look awesome one my Subaru Crosstrek.



- RRM626
by:

They stop the whistling dead! Perfect fit and prompt shipping.


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Ask the Experts about this Rhino Rack Accessories and Parts

  • Does Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Crossbars Need Only Needed on Top of Bar
    The bottom of Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars like the 54 inch # RRVA137B-2 do not require the strip go on the bottom of the bar. The Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRM626 is designed to go on the top crossbar channel.
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  • Replacement Rubber Strip for Top Channel of Rhino Rack Vortex Crossbar
    The Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRM626 is designed to go on the top crossbar channel of your Rhino Rack Vortex crossbar and would be what you'd need.
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  • What are the Measurements for the Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    I went out to our demo area and measured replacement strip # RRM626. It is 7/8 inches wide at the top, 1/2 inch wide at the bottom, and 3/16 inches tall overall. I have included a picture showing the dimensions for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Rhino Rack That Whistles
    If a roof rack is whistling and there is a channel on it that is exposed the solution is adding more of the rubber strip to cover the hole. For that you would want the part # RRM626 which is 15-3/4 inches long but can be cut to size as needed.
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  • Rubber Strip to Fit the Channel on the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    The only thing that we have which has been tested to fit in the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Bars, like part # RRVA137B-2, is the Replacement Vortex Strip for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRM626. This strip is 15-3/4 inches long and was created to fit right into the channel on the Vortex bars. This could have happened from the strips possibly getting too much UV exposure. Leaving the crossbars on your vehicle for long periods of time can take its toll on equipment. This could also be...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Feet and Install Kit for a 2010 Toyota Prius
    It looks like the Rhino-Rack bars for the 2009 Subaru Tribeca are either 49 inches long or 54 inches long and the recommended bar length for the 2010 Toyota Prius is 44 inches. Since the bars you have are longer and not shorter than required you can use them on the Prius using leg kit for Vortex bars # RRRLKVA and custom clamp kit # DK195.
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  • Rhino Rack Vortex Whistle Roof Rack Solution
    The loud whistle you described normally means that the lower crossbar channel cover isn't in use. If you lost yours we have the part # RRM626 for a replacement that can be cut down to the correct length. If you have the strip still install it to cover up as much of the lower channel as possible and the whistle will go away.
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  • Compatibility of RhinoRack J-Style Kayak Carrier with Rhino Rack RSP Roof Bars
    The RhinoRack J-Style Kayak Carrier, part # S512 is a compatible fit with the Rhino Rack RVP Roof Racks, part # RRRVP27 without any additional parts. The universal mounts will fit up to 3-1/8 x 1-1/4inch crossbars. If you'd like to mount it directly into the C-Channel on the RVP Roof Racks, you'll need the fit kit, part # KC-FK8 to allow it to slip into the rails on top of your vehicle. If you do this, I recommend purchasing a separate set of vortex strips, part # RRM626 to be able...
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  • Reducing Noise from a Rhino Rack XTray Roof Rack
    The shape of a roof basket like the XTray, part # RMCB01 can make it very loud when travelling, but there are a few things you can do to help it be a little quieter as you're travelling. The first option is to simply remove the roof basket and store it when not in use. This will save the basket from any unnessary damage, but risks it not being available when you want it, or having the style you want for your vehicle. The next option is to replace your vortex strips, part # RRM626...
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  • Reducing Noise From Rhino Rack Vortex Series Roof Rack Crossbar Kits
    Generally, aero bars are as quiet as they can get, but there's a few extra steps you can take to try and reduce the noise from your Rhino Rack SG Roof Rack Kit, part # RRSG59. - If you're experiencing a high pitched whistle that seems to come from near one of the connection points, you may not have a great fit to that particular leg. You can improve performance by repeating the installation of the rack, focusing on alternating tightening down the two legs, doing half of the turns required...
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  • Replacement Rubber Inserts for a 2012 Land Rover LR4 Cross Bar
    Most of the strips we carry are sized to fit 3/8 inch channels. I specifically recommend the Thule Replacement Channel Cover 59 inch, part # 852-5402-005 or the Rhino Rack Vortex 15-3/4, part # RRM626. These are vortex-patterned strips that will fit 3/8 inch channels and replace your existing damaged or cut strips. If you have Yakima bars, part # 8880634 is the specific top in fill rubber for the Yakima bars.
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  • Roof Bike Rack to Fit T-Slot Channel in Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars
    RockyMounts' JetLine Fork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier # RKY1320 mounts on any round and square crossbars and also has the ability to install in the T-slot track on top of a roof rack crossbar such as the Rhino-Rack Vortex aero-style bars like # RRRS143. We do offer a replacement Vortex Strip # RRM626 for the Vortex rack bars.
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  • Replacement Rubber Strips for Roof Rack Crossbars with Channels
    You'll be able to use almost any replacement strip as they are almost always fit for a 3/8 inch channel. I specifically recommend the Thule Replacement Channel Cover 59 inch, part # 852-5402-005 or the Rhino Rack Vortex 15-3/4, part # RRM626. These are vortex-patterned strips that will fit 3/8 inch channels and replace your existing damaged or cut strips.
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  • Recommended Rubber Strips And Bike Racks For Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars on 2017 Honda Odyssey
    Thank you for purchasing your Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System for your 2017 Honda Odyssey from us! The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B-2 you purchased should have come with Vortex Strips to help prevent wind noise. If you need a replacement or additional strips you can use # RRM626. For a bike rack that will work with your crossbars I recommend the Yakima HighRoad Roof Bike Rack # Y02114 due to it allowing you to keep the front wheel installed on the bike. A few other options...
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  • How to Decrease Wind Noise When Using Rhino-Rack Vortex Bars
    Yes! The Vortex Strips in your Vortex Aero Bars # RRVA137B-2 help cut down on wind noise when driving. What I've noticed is that without the strips, it's like the bars catch some of the air and send it whistling through the C channels. What will help with that is to cut the rubber strips from your crossbars and fit them around the clamps on your Lockrack Carrier. Even if you're using the T-bolts to mount the carrier, you can still push in the rubber strips after the carrier is installed...
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