BrightLines Roof Rack Crossbars Replacement for Ford Explorer 2011-2015
I've added them to my 2015 Ford Explorer, I recommend you watch the video and you'll be done in 5 minutes. Printed instructions aren't easy to follow but after watching the video it was super easy.
Purchased cross bars and two kayak racks for my daughters 2012 Explorer. Great quality and awesome price. Everything installed easily. We figured out how to widen rack (not shown in instructions). Also cut bolts 3/8' as ends were to close to roof with weight, they did not touch roof but were only 1/4' away. Also wish end ropes were included, I made some from #550 cord but many people may go without and that would be potentially dangerous. I also tie straps provided around original lateral roof racks for added safety, not just around your kayak rack as shown on instructions. I have also recently purchased cross bars for my daughters Equinox, wish I had purchased your kayak racks at the time instead of Malone product.
Surprisingly quick standard delivery. Easy to install and they also have a YouTube video available for your needs. Installed in less than 5 minutes. I'm pretty sure I overloaded them with more than 100 lbs, but they worked great still!! Took a 1500 mile round trip with them and used ratchet straps to keep load on them and they held up nicely. Would definitely buy these again, good value.
This was an awesome experience, great affordable rate, bars look and feel great, free shipping, Easy installation it only took me 10 mins with the video sample. Highly recommend ASGautosports, one of the best experiences I've ever had when buying a product. Thank you!!!
It was a little confusing to install. We now know one bar is shorter than the other and the rear bar should sit in the middle of our explorer to fit. But thanks to the reviews of others we easily managed to get them installed. It was delivered effectively and fit my explorer just fine after a few adjustments. We can't say we've used them much as the produce we bought (Keeper-roof bag)to mount over the car totally failed 8 miles into our trip. Otherwise, we might have more to say on the bars. No complaints this far. Hope to use them in the near future.
Easy to install good quality great product very happy with my purchase.
Just like everyone says, these were simple to install. The only confusing part was the installation of the front crossbar. The instructions don't show that you can extend the bar to fit. There's a little added wind noise but i remove them when not in use. I use the bars for a cargo bag and luggage. Great for the cost.
Just received the racks and it was super easy to install. Although the video demonstrates to remove the front part of the rail to slide in the brackets. It's actually from the back of the rail on the 2013 Explorer XLT model. Maybe other years are from the front. Anyway. Very good racks for the price. I'll see how it holds up with ladders on it. Too soon to tell. One last thing. The front rack is adjustable to extend to the width of the roof. Just loosen the screw. You'll see it once you order it. Aloha
The bars fit great. The instruction did not say which bar is front. I figured out the longer one goes to front. Installation is easy and the website has a video link. It also helped a lot.