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Correct Channel Strip Lengths for Installing the # DK108 on a 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab  

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RE: Order# 113111172 Hi, when I tried installing the legs for the rhino rack aero bars that I purchased on my 2017 Nissan Frontier crew cab but the legs arent positioned in the correct location. I used the distance specified in the fit kit of 107mm for the front, and 102mm for the rear. They should be closer to the door to connect to the naked roof bracket. They are too far inward partially on the main portion of the roof and partially on the gutter, maybe 5cm inward. See photo. My question is what is the correct distance to use? Thank you RRVA137B-2 Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54inch Long RRRLKVA Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points DK108 Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof

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I went ahead and double checked with Rhino-Rack, and you are correct that the recommended strip channel length is 107mm for the front and 102mm for the rear crossbar when using the DK Fit Kit # DK108 on your 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab.

With your current fitment, there are a few different reasons to consider when mounting:

- The front and rear measurements were not accurate when you measured
- The front and rear crossbars were accidentally flipped so that the rear is at the front and the front is at the rear
- The location of the feet/clamps are inaccurate where they attach at the door jambs

With all of this being said, I recommend double-checking your measurements to make sure we can eliminate these possible factors. As far as the location where the feet/clamps attach to your door jambs, I went ahead and attached those measurements to this answer for you to check out.

I also went ahead and attached a video of the system installed on a 2018 Frontier to provide you with perspective.

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DK Fit Kit # DK108 Leg Positioning
DK Fit Kit # DK108 Leg Positioning
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DK Fit Kit # DK108 Strip Channel Length Requirements
DK Fit Kit # DK108 Strip Channel Length Requirements
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Neighbor's Installation Attempt
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