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Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

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How to Install a Rhino Rack Aero Roof Rack on a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt


Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Two-Door, we'll be test fitting a Rhino Rack Roof Rack System. We'll be using the DA118 Bars and the fit kit for our vehicle is part number DK182. Now, the bars are also available in black and that's part number DA118B. We've already got our roof rack assembled according to the instructions and now we're ready to fit it up on the vehicle. First thing we need to do is open our doors. We'll take our front bar assembly and set it up on top of our roof.

To position it correctly, we need to measure from the seam where our door meets the body at the back to the center of the front bar, and we need to set this measurement at 700 mm or 27-9/16 inches. Once we had the front bar in position, we'll use the included tool to tighten down the adjustment bolts, making sure that we have the clips fitted properly against the frame of our door. Now, we'll grab our rear bar and set it up on top of the roof. To position the rear bar properly, we'll measure from the center of the front bar to the center of the rear bar and set this measurement at 550 mm. This measurement is known as the crossbar spread and is a useful piece of information to have when shopping for accessories.

With the rear bar in position, we'll go ahead and tighten it down just like we did the front bar. Once we have the roof rack tightened down, all we have to do is reinstall our locking covers and close the doors. With that done, our roof rack is mounted to our vehicle and we're ready to start adding accessories. That's it for our test fit of the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System on our 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Two-Door.


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