Please Help! Can anyone tell me the difference between croos bars or sport utility bars? Can I carry luggage with the sport utility bar? I have a 2007 Nitro and want to carry luggage. Which one should i purchase?
Let me know where you placed them, and if you hear any roaring wind noise. On my Commander, there were little indicators on the roof rails, location points where to mount the cross bars, and where to lock them for keeping the noise down when you weren't using them to specifically carry something. I initially mounted the front one, centered over the back door windows, and the rear one 10.5" from the back of the roof rails, so as not to interfere with the antenna, as per the installation instructions. The wind roar was horrible - going 75 mph on I69 I could barely hear the radio with the windows up! So, in looking at these, I loosened all of the bolts, and tightened the 2 bolts holding the bars to the mounts first, to ensure that the rails were parallel to the mounts, and no air could get through. Then I pushed the front one as far forward as I could - the bar mounts are now resting against the first rail mount bolts. Then I pushed the rear one forward so the the bar mounts are now resting against third from the front rail mount bolts. The roar has subsided significantly, but it is still there. I can't believe that I never heard any noise from the bars on my commander and that these are so noisy! If anyone has any input, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for reading.2007-2011 Dodge Nitro OE Style Cross Bars I added these roof racks on my 2011 Nitro. The only difference is that yours says Dodge and these say Nitro. The cost included shipping, rails, rack strip, instructions, keys and tool for adjusting. Only took 20 minutes to unpack and install. shipment was 3 days from placement of order.