Different owners...... more gaps than photos -- need more photos
Thank you Kyle for a great review, I use my roof rack often, and i wouldn't it trade for other options either. Gen1 people have been asking for them too.
Your X sure looks classy and clean.
If you do a lot of highway miles, the tip of your hood may catch gravel and chip your paint. I had the plastic hood protector from Nissan since day 1 on both of my Xterras, it looks great too.
(when my X was new)
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Thanks, Robert! I grabbed one of these the other day.Some people used this 145L, 33x22x17 inch, it's waterproof
You get enough room on Lowrider for its 33" width, but on Slim you would be 3 inches over, so stay around 28 inches with Slim (but you can always turn it, you get 49 inches of length).
Others use Plano 30x14.25x12.75 case (should barely squeeze into the room on a Slim).
From Bass Pro Shop. I couldn't find it on their website.
How much does it weigh?Shortest month, but most orders per month this year so far...... 2, almost 3 for rack orders!
Aluminum is the material of buyers' choice, it makes for easier handling, but you still have to paint it. Everything is better painted. (Aluminum still oxidizes on the surface)
288 welds, weld and pause, can't have too much heat... Aluminum is like a ballerina, while steel is more like a lumberjack. Aluminum you get right the first time. Steel you weld and grind. Similar effort, different welding style (TIG vs MIG)
White welds and "stack of dimes" is how pros do it. Our pro has been welding for 30+ years (aircraft aluminum among other things). Black welds mean "nice try, but no".
Few will try, and fewer yet succeed with thin walled aluminum. Many know to stay away from it. Stainless steel and aluminum are many times niche specialties, you do that and nothing else.
You can see the scratches on the brand new aluminum, it's unavoidable (arrives to the store already that way), but it comes right off during the required sanding, or better yet sand blasting (except you don't use sand on aluminum, it would tear it up, you do media blasting with something softer like acorn shells)
Sand blasting takes the skin off, any liquid spills, scratches, etc... sand blasting pitts it up
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The awesome . Pretty light