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Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars and Locks on a 2018 Honda CR-V without Existing Rails


Question Are these the right part numbers for proper Rhinocross bars for my 2018 Honda CRV naked roof ? -Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points - Qty 4 - RRRLKVA -RRVA137B-2 Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54inch Long - Qty 2 - RRVA137B-2 Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof - DK284 *Rhino-Rack Locking Endcaps for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Metal Cores - Qty 4 - RRVA-LEC4 Question: If I want to install a better lock should I order the one above ? and also how does this work with the part #RRRLKVA 2500 Series Legs? Thank you... Appreciate your help.


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I'm happy to inform you that you are correct in the part numbers needed to install the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars, part # RRVA137B-2, on a 2008 Honda CR-V naked roof. I've linked to a video installation of this combination on a 2018 Honda CR-V.

Luckily, we have a bundle of this setup that I've linked to to make it much easier for you to navigate.

The 2500 Series Legs, part # RRRLKVA, come pre-installed with locks that keep it secured to your roof, meaning it will prevent the theft of your roof rack system.

With the added Endcap Locks, part # RRVA-LEC4, you will gain the additional security of locking your crossbars' T-Slot, meaning it will prevent the theft of any accessories (such as bike racks) mounted using the T-Slot of the crossbars.

In other words, the preinstalled locks on the feet keep your rack secure while the endcap locks keep your C-Channel-mounted accessories secure. I've linked to a video review of the Endcap Locks so you can see how it works.

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