Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Australian X-Trail Website Members Rides

Site Search

Facebook Aussie Forum Website Twitter Aussie Forum Website YouTube Aussie Forum Website Flickr PhotoBucket MSN Messenger Skype RSS Feed Events Calendar Admin Mailbox Nissan Australia myNissan Capped Service Fuel Consumption Monitor Tyre Size Calculator Australian X-TRAIL Forum Live Chat

Forum Rules   
   Register for a free global account (learn about it) | LOG IN: globally (click here) (Lost Password?)





Page:
 1  2  3  4 

 
jkim78 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 09-2012
TOTAL POSTS: 14
Reply | QUOTE
T31 Series 3/4/5 Roof rack options


Hi guys,

After searching extensively I did see a few threads about specific roof racks, but none discussing which one to get (price, performance, durability, etc).

These are the roof rack options I've found so far:
1. Nissan (OEM Thule?)
RRP $385, seems available retail for ~$280 mark

2. Thule
RRP $315 - $600+
The cheapest model looks loud, and no appeal for superior models due to price? (This is my assumption only... owners, please feel free to share why they are superior to the factory / what justifies their premium over nissan).

3. Rhino
RRP $339 - $351
I did see lots of posters seem to have these. Why did you get these instead of the factory? What makes these better / worse? How much did you pay?

4. Rola
RRP $340 - $351
Same as for Rhino...

5. Prorack Whispbar
RRP $345
I did note someone on these forums did have fitting problems. Is this standard across the board? or did someone have success with them?

6. Other
I'm sure there are more options out there that I failed to find. What did you get, how much did it cost, and why did you opt for this solution as opposed to the nissan option?


---
John X-2641
T31 Series 4 TI
Victoria
22/Jul/2013, 6:52 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
cooch t31 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 5966
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


It all depends on what you want to carry on them.
They will all do the same job so it's really up to you and your personal liking.

Send Alan (rescue1) a PM as he is a Rhino dealer, he might be able to help you eith the pricing a little.

---
Tony X-891c

HERE is my D22 Navara
HERE is my old 2008 T31, ST Series1

22/Jul/2013, 7:28 am Link to this post Send Private Message
 
Toddyh03 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 1663
Reply | QUOTE
Re: T31 Series 3/4/5 Roof rack options


I have the Prorack Whisbar. Had them on my T30 then moved them to my T31. Installed on both with no problems. I have carried a full sized fridge on them before so they must be fairly strong emoticon

---
Toddyh X-2048 (c)
New: Challenger
Old: 2010 T31 Diesel modified
My XTrail
22/Jul/2013, 8:37 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Back To Top
Premium



Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 28890
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Todd, are you saying that the T30 roof racks can be fitted on a T31?

I thought the T31 was wider than a T30!

---

22/Jul/2013, 12:24 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
Toddyh03 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 1663
Reply | QUOTE
Re: T31 Series 3/4/5 Roof rack options


Yep sure can. They use a different fitting kit but the Prorack Whisbars are adjustable. When I bought mine it came with the fitting kit for both the T30 and the T31. So when I upgraded I just swapped them over and extended the bars by about 1cm each side.

---
Toddyh X-2048 (c)
New: Challenger
Old: 2010 T31 Diesel modified
My XTrail
22/Jul/2013, 12:37 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jkim78 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 09-2012
TOTAL POSTS: 14
Reply | QUOTE
Re: T31 Series 3/4/5 Roof rack options


quote:

cooch t31 wrote:

It all depends on what you want to carry on them.


I want to carry skis on them and want a reasonably priced and *quiet* solution. I have also looked into the window rack, which looks good in terms of price and functionality. I just thought this would be a bit dangerous with children having access to the door and window controls.

quote:

Toddyh03 wrote:

I have carried a full sized fridge on them before so they must be fairly strong emoticon



 emoticon Aren't full size fridges usually 90 - 130kgs?
That would tip you over the "safe" 100kg limit right?

I'm guessing you're happy with the bars now but can you also share how much you paid for them and why you chose them as opposed to your alternatives when you bought?

---
John X-2641
T31 Series 4 TI
Victoria
22/Jul/2013, 1:56 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
Toddyh03 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 1663
Reply | QUOTE
Re: T31 Series 3/4/5 Roof rack options


Oh yeah it was well over the weight limit (mine is 80kg- Series II). Just took it nice and easy. Those limits always have a safety factor in them. Not that I would advise carrying that much load as a normal thing.

I bought mine because they are quiet. Can definitely confirm that. No noise ever. As for price I can't remember to be honest. Was several years ago. I'm sure it was under $300 though. I went and looked in a few shops. Got product codes then bought them online.

---
Toddyh X-2048 (c)
New: Challenger
Old: 2010 T31 Diesel modified
My XTrail
22/Jul/2013, 2:44 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Back To Top
Premium



Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 28890
Reply | QUOTE
Re: T31 Series 3/4/5 Roof rack options


quote:

Toddyh03 wrote:

Yep sure can. They use a different fitting kit but the Prorack Whisbars are adjustable. When I bought mine it came with the fitting kit for both the T30 and the T31. So when I upgraded I just swapped them over and extended the bars by about 1cm each side.



That's the catch mate. emoticon Didn't know the width of them could be adjusted to suit different cars, because there is no way you can fit the factory T30 roof racks on the T31 for example and it's the same for any non-adjustable roof racks.

---

22/Jul/2013, 2:58 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
Ian Ewin Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL FANATIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 471
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Speaking for the Rhino Heavy Duty Bars:

When I have them on, they are noisy as hell. Whistle non-stop even at low speeds (40km/h, etc), so irritating. So only buy them if you specifically need the sturdiness of a heavy duty bar. I bought them specifically to mount my rooftop tent for the last christmas trip.

Like Todd's though, they are also adjustable. So size-wise, they'd fit either the T30 or T31, the only difference would be the mounting feet/kit for the particular car/model. I can't remember my exact price, but I think I paid the higher end of your quoted figures or just above? (I needed them quickly and couldn't be bothered looking around at the time)

---
Ian X-2305(c)
New: 2010 NT Pajero
Old: 2008 T31 Xtrail "The Monster"
The only one of her kind.. may she rest in peace :(
23/Jul/2013, 12:31 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
konazz Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL FANATIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 08-2012
Location: Canberra, ACT
TOTAL POSTS: 479
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


I too have the Prorack Whisbar. Wait till supercheap have them on sale - have seen them under $250 with the fitting kit.

I like the 'through the feet' type bars (Whisbar, Rhino, Thule) than the rounded feet (Nissan OEM, Rola) as you get a bit more width. Also handy if you get an awning, as you can fit it right over the side of the car with no bracket overhang.

I sometimes I wish I went with the Rhino setup, as the list of accessories is higher - although I've noticed recently that Rhino is making t-bolts for ProRack as well.

I think the ProRacks are the quietest though. With pro rack, you slide the accessory's t-bolt on top of the rubber in the channel, and let it mould around it. With Thule/Rhino, you need to cut the rubber in the channel, which means you'll have a gap when you remove the accessory.

---
Michael K
2012 X-Trail Series IV Diesel TS
Member X-2600 (C)
Mods: Pedders Lift Kit, Bash Plates, 16" X-trail Steel Rims, 235/70/16 A/T Tyres, Heavy Duty shock absorbers
23/Jul/2013, 10:03 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 


Reply




Page:
 1  2  3  4 





You are not logged in (login)

forum sticker
Back to top Back to top

Back to top

<-- end container -->