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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Roof Top Rack too short !!!

I own a 2018 Silver Dodge Nitro.
Only complaint: Why did Dodge skimp on their roof top rack?!?!

They may be adjustable but...Only a max of 53" of length between cross bars. They make it look as if one could slide the front cross bar further to the front...but you can't.

I just purchased a Roof Top Tent and it desperately needs an additional support up front.

I've checked Mopar... it seems to have a poorly described kit available...I think... It just says it gives you 53" of space...which is what I have..? And it only fits the 2007... I'm lost. Any help out there?
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Welcome JGilbert612

First Off both of your Posts states you have a 2018 Nitro. WOW wish that was true!

All Nitro roof racks would be the same after any modifications from the factory. Do you have the optional bars? In my case I understand the length (53") since I have the factory sun roof.

Have you checked out the below LINKS to THREADS we have here? Hopefully these may help. Many roof add on do not mount to the rack but to above door lip.

Good Luck!

2007 Dodge Nitro Roof Racks & Cargo Carriers more details on -

Remarkable Roof Racks for Dodge Nitro 2011

Roof Crossbars/Roof Rack Choices

Rightline Gear 100A20 Ace 2 Car Top carrier, 15 cu ft, Weatherproof, Attaches With or Without Roof Rack

Dodge Nitro Tents & Awnings more details on -


Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
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