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Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long

Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long

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Sleek, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to your vehicle's factory side rails. Lightweight aluminum bars can support most kayaks, canoes, and rooftop cargo carriers. Locking knobs deter theft. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from CURT. Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long part number C18118 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CURT Roof Rack - C18118

  • Crossbars
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • 53 In Bar Space
  • CURT
  • Black
  • Locks Included
  • Aluminum

Sleek, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to your vehicle's factory side rails. Lightweight aluminum bars can support most kayaks, canoes, and rooftop cargo carriers. Locking knobs deter theft.


Features:

  • Sleek, crescent-shaped roof rack lets you mount roof rack accessories on the roof of your vehicle with raised, factory side rails
    • Compatible with Curt roof rack cargo carriers and kayak racks
  • Full-length bars extend past clamps to maximize space for carriers and accessories
  • Black powder coated aluminum bars are lightweight and rustproof
    • Integrated rubber strips in top channels protect and help keep cargo from slipping
  • Rubber-coated clamps secure to raised side rails on your vehicle
    • Clamps slide along bars to adjust spread
    • Key-operated twist knobs lock clamps in place - no tools required


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
  • Weight of rack: 10 lbs
  • Maximum crossbar spread: 50"
  • Crossbar dimensions: 53-3/8" long x 2-1/8" wide x 7/8" tall (2" tall when installed with clamps)
  • Limited lifetime warranty


These low-profile, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to the top of your vehicle. The included rubber-coated leg clamps easily mount to your raised side rails without the use of tools. Integrated locks help to deter theft of the roof rack. Each bar extends past the roof rack clamps to maximize space for mounting carriers and accessories. Rubberized strips in each crossbar's top channel protect your cargo from scratches.


Lightweight, Durable Construction

Curt Crossbars Installed

The crossbars are made of lightweight aluminum so they're easy to maneuver and won't add a significant amount of weight to your rooftop. And the aluminum bars won't rust so you can leave them on your roof year-round. The black powder coat finish provides additional protection against the elements.


Built-In Security

Curt Locking Crossbars

Each crossbar leg clamp includes a key-operated twist knob to lock the bars to the side rails to help deter theft of the roof rack.


Roof Rack Accessories

Curt Crossbars Holding Kayak

These crossbars are perfect for mounting your Curt cargo basket (C18115 or C18115-117 - sold separately), kayak carrier (C18320 - sold separately), or other clamp-on accessories.



18118 Curt Semi-Custom Roof Rack Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long - Qty 2

Installation Details C18118 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





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Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long - C18118

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (201 Customer Reviews)

Sleek, crescent-shaped crossbars allow you to mount a variety of roof rack accessories to your vehicle's factory side rails. Lightweight aluminum bars can support most kayaks, canoes, and rooftop cargo carriers. Locking knobs deter theft.

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Package was received in a timely manner, but with some issues. The package inside the etrailer box was damaged and It scratched my crossbar, it was deep that you can see the metal piece in the crossbar. I’m disappointed because of that. I know it will get a scratch later on, but I’m very careful on my stuff so I know it won’t be as bad as that. Customer service is exceptional.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/18/2022


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Nissan

I have had this roof rack for one year now and have no complaints! I installed it on a 2017 Nissan Rouge. It was heavily used for hauling my kayak and canoe throughout the pandemic since it was one of the only activities we could do. It was easy to install and attach J hooks to for my kayak. Would definitely purchase again!


Comments
I have had this roof rack for a year on my 2017 Nissan rouge. Its been a great product and has been used to haul my canoe and kayak over and over again. It still looks brand new! Highly recommended!
Jessica - 05/08/2022


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2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

The process and communication were excellent. I was able to track the delivery and it came right on time. The product is as described, was very easy to put on, and looks great on my Subaru Wilderness. There was some wind noise that diminished when I covered two areas on the rack where there were exposed holes for screws.



- C18118
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I enjoy my Curt rails. They have held up just fine on my summer of kayaking with multiple boats but there are two things I'm not fond of when it comes to this pair. The Knobs Take A Lot Of Turns: I wanted to take my rails on and off between boating trips and this alternative seemed to be the easiest to do that especially not requiring any tools. The turning mechanism works but let me tell you what I didn't expect just how many turns it would take. What time you save without needing a tool is made up turning the knobs a good 30 times it seems and that can get a bit tiring on the forearms 4xs. Too Much Bowing: I also don't like how much these rails bow with higher weights. I have roughly 100 lbs between 2 kayaks on my roof rack and it bows pretty well. That's wasn't expected for rails rated to hold 150lbs. Not only do they bow but they feel a bit elastic so I concern that on bumpy roads it might slightly go up and down. That wouldn't be an issue but I'm concerned the screws from my kayak holders might scratch/dent my roof. So I end up having to place pool noodles between the rails and my roof if I have more than one boat on my roof for safety. Overall they still have held up well and they do come on and off without a tool as described. But factoring the difficulty for a "simple" on/off and the bowing of the load capacity I unfortunately have to say these bars are average. Don't take this 3 ratings as a "don't get these" that is not the case and they certainly they do the trick. They just aren't "excellent" in the sense of excelling at all aspects.



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Very satisfied with this roof rack! Easy to install, and works well with the kayak racks I use. There is some noise as you would expect, a slight whistle, but nothing my music doesn’t cover up easily. I leave them on all the time!


Comments
I know the wind noise does not currently bother you with roof rack. If that should change, I recommend looking at adding a fair like part # INA262
Inno Fairing for Roof Racks - 48" Long - Black
$89.99
. They come in various lengths and this would be 48 inches long.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/09/2022


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2021 Jeep Gladiator

First time customer. I was very impressed with the speed my order was processed and shipped and the way etrailer runs their business should be an industry example. The Curt Roof Rack/Rails fit perfectly, they look very modern, well made and blend seamlessly with my 2017 Equinox. I like them. Kenneth



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2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Purchased a year ago to use with basic Thule ski rack on 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. Sturdy, durable, low profile for garage and easy to use. I put on and off for each ski trip and store in garage. Takes 5 minutes to attach/detach to vehicle once you get the hang of it. I keep ski rack permanently attached and locked.



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After one year of owning, the racks have held up really well. I used these to attach a pair of kayak racks to my roof, and neither have been removed since installation, and have been sturdy and keep my kayaks in place when I need to move them.



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Volkswagen Jetta

Installing the " Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 53-3/8" Long Item # C18118" was a breeze and they worked as intended. I looked over the installation sheet that came with the rack, and since I had done this in the past, well no biggy it was easy. All you got to do is center the bars over the roof, tighten them to the side rails and off you go. After I installed the bars, I split open some 1" diameter foam pipe insulation from the Depot and taped it to the bars to provide extra cushion. I stacked 2-40lbs kayaks on the bars in my VW Jetta wagon and off we went. I recommend these to anyone. Thanks


Comments
1 year and still going, they are doing what theyre intended for. The rack is probably going to last longer than the car :.
Roberto A - 05/05/2021


- C18118
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I recently ordered these bars for my wife’s 2016 Toyota RAV4. James was very helpful on the phone and they arrived very fast. Unfortunately, the bars did not pass the test. After a 35 mile trip with my wife’s kayak on top (55 lbs), we arrived with the bars bent. Even after removing the kayak, the bars did not go back up. Because they were bent, the bottom of the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier kept hitting the top of the RAV4. We followed the instructions to the letter during installation. Needless to say, we returned these crossbars and went with the Rola Rail Extreme RBU Series Roof Rack. Much better experience.



- C18118
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The curt racks do not fit so I am sending them back. The bottom of the clamp sites on the roof and there is clearance between the rack and the the top of the side rail. That means there would be point loading on my roof. I specifically pick that rack as it indicated that it fit a 2021 VW Tiguan and unfortunately it does not. It may fit older Tiguans but not a 2021. And it does have a raised side rail but not as high as my 2010 Subaru Forester which I am selling. I have a after market set of roof racks for it already and do not fit the new Tiguan either and that is why I was ordering ones that fit. You should change your website to save others from this frustration.


Comments
This product fits raised roof rails only. So, if you have flush roof rails or a naked roof then this product will not work. We do not currently have any roof racks that fit flush roof rails.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/25/2021


- C18118
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Great place to buy.all of my accessories. Even had to make a return because I made an error and it was simple. Customer service was amazing, everything I needed was in stock, shipped and received quickly. Crossbars fit on my Acadia easily and in seconds.



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2014 GMC Acadia

Great for carrying a Canoe or Raft without scratching the roof. Easy to secure everything. Question??? If I want to buy another Auto, what other Cars will it fit?? Great Product. Don't want to be without it!


Comments
This roof rack is a confirmed fit for a long list of vehicles. If you have a specific vehicle in mind, I would be happy to help you confirm whether it will fit.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/28/2022


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2014 Mazda CX-5

Everything arrived in one piece. My products boxes were very damaged but the crossbars and basket were not damaged. I didn't receive instructions for the thule basket. It was a little difficult finding videos or instructions to set it up.


Comments
Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 12/08/2021


- C18118
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It's very easy to install, It didn't take 10 min from me to put the roof rack on top. I just noticed that one of them has a minor curve in the middle but not big deal to worry about



- C18118
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This rack effectively matches the more expensive Thule & Yakima aero roof racks, at about half the price. I have added Thule square bars & U-bolts to form a triangle. End on the square bars pose little resistance. I have carried lumber, spare track tires, pipe on this moderately unlikely BMW wagon.



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2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

Absolutely fantastic! So easy to put on and secure. No noise what so ever on the interstate, nor driving normal speeds. 22 Subaru Outback Wilderness



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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

You needed to properly seal all seams on the delivery box as there was supposed to be a "key" that went with these roof racks and no "key" was in the box. As of right now the product is of no use to me and cannot be installed - so, you either need to send me a "key" or I can send the whole thing back to you and you can either refund my money or start the whole process over again. Looking for your solution.


Comments
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our Customer Service Team will be reaching out to you in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/01/2021


- C18118
by:

Great. Easy to take on and off and they come with a lock unlike most cross bars which require you to purchase them separately.



- C18118
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Rails are nice, but the plastic ends are weak. After a year, one of the nuts has pulled out and won’t tighten and the plastic knob on the other end stripped. I’ve created work arounds to get by that are working, but when you are putting kayaks on your roof you really want something solid and I spend too much time worrying and wishing I would have something more solid up there.


Comments
Customer Service will contact you regarding the limited lifetime warranty on this product.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/29/2021


- C18118
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They look great. Easy to install. Be sure to unlock them before trying to install.



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Fantastic! Arrived ASAP and easy peasy to install!. Went to the sporting store and picked up my cargo carrier. Very happy with these rails.


Comments
Crossbars are still great on my Forrester. I get absolutely no wind noise and using a car top carrier doubles my storage capacity for long trips.
Lynda - 10/21/2021


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2019 Jeep Cherokee

Just received the package. No visible issues with damage or mishandling. Everything was super smooth in receiving the order (I was really impressed by how well etrailer made the entire ordering process transparent and easy. Would definitely order from them again just for how well this operation is put together.)



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Subaru Forester

I wanted a set of crossbars that are easy to put on and take off as I will only need them when on trips to the mountains and to the beach - about four trips per year. These are the perfect bars for my needs and fit very well on the roof rails of my 2020 Subaru Forester. Shipping was extremely fast and product arrived in great condition.



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2020 Jeep Cherokee

First of all, I have done business with eTrailer before and have never had a problem. Now I want to comment on their delivery update system: I have never seen a more efficient, sophisticated and complete play-by-play system as that of eTrailer. They are the most customer friendly company I have ever dealt with and I do a lot of internet business. Thank you for your service.


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