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Malone Auto Racks Universal Car Roof Rack

by Malone
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Price: $116.95 - $188.93
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  • Universal crossbar that fits nearly all factory-installed vehicle side rails
  • Transports kayaks, canoes, snowboards, surfboards, roof boxes, and more
  • Square profile bars provide a secure, tight fit for rack accessories
  • Rust-resistant rubberized bar coating stands up to years of rugged use
  • Key-locking attachment towers; supports up to 132 pounds

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Product Description

Product Description

The Malone Universal Cross Rail System comes with two 50-inch bars and 4 locking towers with key. With the tool free installation, the adjustable mounting towers easily install to most factory side rails. The 50-inch bars are reinforced with steel, and coated with rubber to prevent wear. This system is a safe and affordable way to transport your gear and is backed by Malone's limited lifetime warranty program.

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The Malone Auto Racks universal crossbar fits nearly all factor-installed side rails on virtually any vehicle make and model, giving you an affordable way to transport kayaks, canoes, stand-up boards, surfboards, roof boxes, snowboards, skis, and bikes.


The crossbar includes key-locking towers that provide a permanent fit on your roof.
The crossbar system comes complete and ready to install, with no extra components to purchase or match. Simply determine which of the three size options--the rack is available in 50-, 58-, and 65-inch sizes--best fits your vehicle and get to it. The rack installs on your vehicle in minutes, no tools required.

The rack is equipped with square profile bars that provide a secure, tight fit for rack accessories, along with a rust-resistant rubberized bar coating that stands up to years of rugged use. You can also secure the rack for permanent use via the key-locking attachment towers, or quickly unlock and disassemble the rack for use at a later time. All told, the Auto Racks universal car rack holds up to 132 pounds of gear and carries a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

About Malone Auto Racks
Malone is the fastest-growing rack accessory company in North America, with a track record of more than 10 years of industry leadership and innovation. The company's products are sold in more than 1,500 outdoor online and retail stores throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe. Malone operates from the coast of Maine, helping the company stay true to its mission and values. Everything Malone sells must be "simple to sell, simple to install, and simple to use." The company is built to enhance its customers' enjoyment of rivers, lakes, and oceans while minimizing their carbon footprint through aerodynamic transport design and complete material recycling.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 52 x 5 x 4 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00391T41S
  • Item model number: MPG20
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,555 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

It's a very easy install.
H. Tseng
Was extremely pleased with the Malone auto universal car roof rack 50'' system. fit my 2014 Subaru Forester perfectly .
Robert Lucas
Would buy again as a cheaper alliterative to Yakima and Thule.
Kevin & Linda

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Rachael G. on May 6, 2012
I was trying to find cross bars to fit my Buick Enclave and didn't want to pay two hundred dollars for the factory ones from the dealership. I saw these on Amazon and thought 'universal' meant they would fit on any vehicle. WRONG.

Go here to check to see if your vehicle is included (mine wasn't): (take out the spaces) 3 w's (dot) maloneautoracks (dot) com /fitguide/
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By H. Tseng on August 5, 2010
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I ordered from Amazon and just mounted the Malone crossbars on my 2010 Subaru Forester Ltd.

I didn't want to pay the exorbitant dealer or Thule/Yakima prices for something I only rarely use. Malone bars were exactly what I was looking for.

It's a very easy install. I highly recommend using the rubber spacers that are included, they will not only protect your roof rail paint, but also seem to provide a snugger fit to my car. Seems very solid and the built in locks are awesome. Just don't misplace those keys!

I have been driving around with only the 50" bars and have no other rack system or accessories on it. I've noticed that the closer you put the front bar to the front of the car the more noticeable/louder the whistling. There is a very noticeable whistling wind noise above 25 mph. If the radio is off or at low conversation volume I can hear it until I get above 40mph. The whistling goes away but when I get up to highway speeds a low groaning/moaning sound can be heard instead.

The 2010 Forester has a very large panoramic sunroof and to not obstruct the grand sky view, I've put both bars behind it. To keep full use of my large sunroof also makes it more difficult to use a permanent wind fairing to reduce wind noise. But if you use your roof rack a lot and need a wind fairing, INNO makes a universal one in various sizes that will attach to the front of the Malone bars.

This is what I've come up with to reduce wind noise and keep the rack on the roof for when I need it. The further back they go, the less noticeable the noise (at least to the driver, and my opinion is the only one that matters of course!).
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on May 31, 2010
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I've owned two sets of the Malone Sea Wings for three years. Just bought a new car and needed a new roof rack. Was all set to spend some money on the Thule or Yakima systems, but happened to come across the new Malones on a car fourm.

What a deal. They hold tightly to the roof and are an incredible value for the money. Very happy with my purchase.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 6, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
We purchased this roof rack along with the Inno Easy Mount Dual Kayak Carrier with Universal Mounting System for Car, Truck, or SUV to haul two kayaks on our 2010 Subaru Forrester. It worked great!! We took the system on a 7 hour trip on the interstate for vacation and we didn't have to re-adjust it once! I like that they come with the key lock so you don't have to worry about them being stolen. My husband had them installed in about 5-10 min. We have also used the racks without the inno carrier to carry a canoe as well, no problems with that either! Considering this is a fraction of the price of most other car racks and WAY less than having the Subary factory crossbars installed I would give this 10 stars if I could!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By floppy ears on October 29, 2011
Size Name: 58-Inch Verified Purchase
I was looking for a rack for a 2010 Subaru Forester. I first started looking at the OEM rack and quickly turned to either Thule or Yakima. I priced each of the three options and was not looking forward to paying the high price. After snooping around a few Subaru Forester forums, the Malone rack came up several times, all with good reviews. Due to the reviews on the forum and the price listed on Amazon, it was a hard deal to pass up.

A few days after ordering, the Malone rack arrived at my home. As for installation, it couldn't have been easier. The fit on the Forester was spot on (without the extra spacers). To make things easier, I cut the long end off the allen key and popped it in a wireless drill.

For a basic rack, it has worked extremely well for transporting our kayaks. Does it have fancy aerodynamic crossbars? No. Is it the lightest rack? No. Is it built really well to take some abuse, absolutely. As in a few reviews I've read, the built in locks leave something to be desired as they don't appear to be the sturdiest (my only knock on this rack). They will work as a deterrent, but if someone really wants something, they'll figure out a way to get it no matter how well the item is secured. This can be said for all locking racks.

Would I purchase the same rack again without hesitation? Absolutely!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Johnson on September 9, 2010
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
What can you say. It's good strong functional equipment. Works as advertised, well built, easy to install and has locking caps to prevent removal by casual miscreants. The price was far better than most of what is available from other brands. How can you go wrong?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on December 7, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
I bought these to attach to a 2011 Forester to transport a canoe, ladders, and occasional lumber. They attach securely, are quiet and the low profile is great. Since they are secured with an allen wrench my ratchet allen set wrench was a handy tool to speed up the attaching procedure, since I do not leave them attached all the time. The keyed cover lock makes it a more secure rack when left unattended. Well made and I'm very satisfied.
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