The crossbars (or load bars) are the last part of the system to be installed. These provide the usable portion of your roof–rack system where any carriers or accessories will be mounted.
Also asked, what are cross bars used for?
Crossbars. Usually two bars that run across the width of the vehicle roof, which you then mount your activity-specific racks to; whether it’s ski racks, bike racks, cargo boxes, kayak racks, etc. Crossbars support the weight of all the gear you’re adding to the roof and transfer the weight to the towers/feet.
One may also ask, do I need cross bars for roof rack? They run from front to back on your vehicle and can provide attachment points for an aftermarket roof–rack system. To mount a roof rack on a vehicle with this type of roof, you will need a foot pack and crossbars. The pictures above detail the components required for a vehicle with raised side rails. A.
Secondly, what do crossbars attach to?
Load Bars or Crossbars attach to your towers/feet and run from driver-side window to passenger-side window to create a mounting point for your accessories. Fit Kits or Landing Pads are vehicle specific parts which mount the tower to your vehicle.
Are roof rack cross bars universal?
Roof Rack Cross Bars. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you can find a set of roof bars at Discount Ramps that matches your needs. We have universal roof cross bars and vehicle-specific bars so you can carry more cargo wherever you travel.