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Malone AirFlow2 Universal Roof Rack Installation - 2021 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Install a Malone AirFlow2 Universal Roof Rack on a 2021 Toyota 4Runner


What's going on, everybody Adam here with etrailer. Today, we have a 2021 Toyota 4Runner. And we're going to be taking a look at the Malone AirFlow2 roof rack system. If you're looking for a roof rack that's going to be extremely simple to put on and take off, and it's also going to be able to fit a lot of those different accessories, these are going to be a really cost-effective option for you. We have a nice cap on the end, so we can go ahead and put our T-track accessories up top. And we are going to be able to use majority of your wraparound accessories as well.

We have a lot of different accessories for these bars. You can get a wrap around accessory, just make sure it's going to be able to fit a three inch wide bar by one inch tall. And, with the 50 inch bars, which is what we have here, if you wanted to go a little bit bigger, we have 58 inch bars. Our feet have a rubber boot right here and that is going to protect your rails from any scratches or damages. So, if you put this thing on and off all the time you don't have to worry about it scratching it up.

You don't have to worry about it running off either. It is extremely easy and simple to take on and off, but you use your key, which it comes with locking cores. Some of them, you have to buy them separately, with this one you don't have to. And the nice thing about it is the tool is hidden, and so is the little Allen key on the inside there. So, that's always nice.

Just so you don't really have to buy more parts for your roof rack system. We're only going to add about two and a quarter inches from the bars. So, we're not really adding a whole lot of height to our vehicle, and it's only going to be about three and a quarter inches from the bottom of or the top of our roof to the bottom of the bar. If you have a sunroof, you don't have to worry about it. It's not going to hit whenever we are setting these up.

One thing to keep in mind, whenever we are putting these on we want to keep a minimum bar spread of 24 inches. So, make sure to be at least a little bit outside of that range, but it is super quick and easy to do. So, let's go over that installation process with you now. First step, is taking the caps off of our bars. Just go ahead and do that on both sides. Then, we can go ahead and take our feet. Then, we want to make sure that the outside's going to be facing the outside of the bars. Go ahead and line these up, slide them in like that. and then you can go ahead and replace the cap. We're going to do that same exact thing for both sides. Now, we want to go ahead and put it up onto our roof. One thing we need to take into account is we're going to have a skinny side and a little bit thicker side. The thicker side is going to go towards the front, kind of like an airplane wing. It's going to help with the aerodynamics of the rack. Just get it up into place. Slide these down over the bars, just like that. Now, we want to take the key that comes with our kit. Go ahead and take this cap off. The nice thing about this is, comes with a tool. So, we're going to take that, and there's a little Allen key on the inside, and we're just going to go ahead and tighten this down, making sure to kind of put a downward force on your bars while we're doing this. It's going to get it nice and secure around the raised side rails. Once it's nice and tight, give it a good shake. Then, go ahead and put that back in there and lock it. We'll do that same exact thing for the other side. All in all, super straightforward installation process. It can fit a bunch of different types of accessories and it really is a really good, cost-effective way to get a roof rack up and onto your 4Runner. I'm definitely a fan of the locking cores. I'm a fan of the tool being included within this cap, and also I'm a fan of the different types of sizes that we can put on here. And that'll do it for our look at the Malone AirFlow2 roof rack system on our 2021 Toyota 4Runner..


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