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  • #76
    Originally posted by zoiks View Post
    So none of the old codes seem to be working since they are discontinued.

    It now looks like the only option for the Pajero if you want to mount it with the SX system is 1528mm x 1236mm

    That's a bit dissapointing.

    Does anyone know a workaround. I called the local roof rack mob and he said it was because apparently I would only be able to put like 20kg up on the roof with the longer rack. Afaik it is like 40 if you do the adjustment for offroad

    I had much the same luck with not much interest from dealers, generally they could just go to the Rhino website to “fit my car” and then say.. oh well, they have their reasons or something similar... It’s understandable, as they need to back the work they are doing etc. I have discovered since owning a Pajero that they do tend to miss out occasionally.

    So, I contacted Rhino Rack and got this response:

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for your Message.
    Unfortunately as we have not done the testing for the new 52102 platform on the NX Pajero we cannot list this fitment on our website.
    This does not mean it will not fit. The SX100 legs will fit directly to the 52102 platform.
    For the best fitment advise I would recommend visiting a roof rack specialist store.
    Please visit your local Rhino Rack dealer so the can assist you with this.
    https://www.rhinorack.com/en-au/where-to-buy

    Thank you.
    -Rhino Rack Customer Service.


    So... shortly thereafter Autobarn had a sale and I bit the bullet and picked myself up a 52102 platform.

    I located the installation instructions for each vehicle listed as compatible with the previous generation platform and compared the new generation install instructions for those to establish the NX Crossbar Positions, 66 to the rear and 54 to the front.

    My install leg/platform positions also match photos of the previous generation platforms on NX.

    in my research I note they do list the wider platform of the same length for the NP but use a crossbar spacing of 127cm as opposed to the NX spacing of 120cm. This wider spacing would actually fit the NX but after some head scratching I went with replicating the previous generation. Also to note they have slightly tweaked the platform position relative to the car for the new generation on the NP!

    All said and done though, I think the backbone mounting solution is much better, dropping the roof lining is definitely a job for another day.
    Last edited by Country Cruiser; 2 weeks ago.
    '16 NX GLX5

    MM Bullbar, DRL/Fog Retrofit, Safari Snorkel, TJM HD Suspension, Rhino Rack Cross Bars, GME UHF, LRA 81L Aux Fuel Tank, Lightforce 170 Lights, Dr Air ProFlow Compressor, 23 Zero Awning, Companion 45L Fridge Half a tank of Diesel.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Country Cruiser View Post

      All said and done though, I think the backbone mounting solution is much better, dropping the roof lining is definitely a job for another day.
      Is the Rhino backbone system a different mounting procedure to the O Cam or does it use the existing factory mount points like the OCam?


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtAb9_AZt54


      Mitsubishi Pajero NX MY16

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      • #78
        Looks like they use the same mounting points. The video makes it look easy enough, but I’ve always heard it’s quite difficult!
        '16 NX GLX5

        MM Bullbar, DRL/Fog Retrofit, Safari Snorkel, TJM HD Suspension, Rhino Rack Cross Bars, GME UHF, LRA 81L Aux Fuel Tank, Lightforce 170 Lights, Dr Air ProFlow Compressor, 23 Zero Awning, Companion 45L Fridge Half a tank of Diesel.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Country Cruiser View Post
          Looks like they use the same mounting points. The video makes it look easy enough, but I’ve always heard it’s quite difficult!
          Using the method in the video results in permanent damage to the roof lining, you can see this happening between 2.10m and 2.50m on the video.
          You need to drop the complete roof lining down with care if you want to avoid damage.

          OJ.
          2011 PB Base White Auto, Smartbar, Cooper STMaxx LT235/85R-16,TPMS, HR TB, 3 x Bushskinz, front +40mm Dobinson , rear +50mm EHDVR Lovells, Dobinson MT struts and shockers, Peddars 5899 cone springs, Windcheater rack, GME UHF, Custom alloy drawer system inc. 30lt Engel & 2 x 30 AH LiFePo batteries + elec controls, Tailgate hi-lift/long struts, Phillips +100 LB & HB, Lightforce 20" single row driving beam LED lightbar, Scanguage II.
          MM4x4 Auto Mate, Serial No 1 .

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          • #80
            Originally posted by old Jack View Post

            Using the method in the video results in permanent damage to the roof lining, you can see this happening between 2.10m and 2.50m on the video.
            You need to drop the complete roof lining down with care if you want to avoid damage.

            OJ.
            Yes i see what you mean, it is possible you could crease the lining, can't see very well when reassembly takes place.
            Mitsubishi Pajero NX MY16

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            • #81
              For those who have the backbone, is this gap normal?
              Had mine installed today and I can't tell if the installer cut the plastic-rubbery strip too short, or if that is the result of the removal of the factory plastic feet covers (but in this case why Rhino didn't come up with a cover to close that gap?)?
              Cheers

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              • #82
                Originally posted by signo1985 View Post
                For those who have the backbone, is this gap normal?
                Had mine installed today and I can't tell if the installer cut the plastic-rubbery strip too short, or if that is the result of the removal of the factory plastic feet covers (but in this case why Rhino didn't come up with a cover to close that gap?)?
                Cheers
                The gap on mine at the front is about 65mm so probably similar to your pic. At the back it’s much neater. I’d say it’s not due to trimming.
                2015 NX GLS with stuff added

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                • #83
                  Pretty much the same (haven't measured the gap but it seems pretty close) and yes, both the rear gaps are much neater.
                  I still find quite odd (and annoying) that Rhino Rack didnt come up with a little plastic trim to cover it. It affects my OCD

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                  • #84
                    I got myself an alloy platform from OCAM last year on special for $650. It includes steel rails similar to the backbone system that replaces the standard roof rails.

                    The drivers side was easy to install as per the Youtube video that someone posted, but the passenger side was a bit of a challenge. However I was able to install it without creasing or fully removing the roof lining with the help of a socket with an extension and U-joint to remove, and a long ball-ended hex wrench to install. Access was not so much the issue - the tricky part was keeping hold of the bolt/nut to guide it into the hole without it dropping off the tool. A tiny blob of blue tack helped hang on to it easy.

                    Only other thing i did was replace the nuts with some stainless nylon lock nuts to make sure it will never come loose.

                    I reckon it maintains the overall height of the original roof rails - which was my goal so I can still fit in my garage and the many low clearance parking facilities around, even after I get a lift. As long as the carpark is 2M, I know I'm golden.

                    My only concern is cleaning - as getting a rag between the platform and the roof is very tight. A mate of mine who also has an OCAM on his Prado had some rusting on the steel rails after a while, so I'll be cleaning it often and will keep a close eye on it.

                    Overall, very happy with it, and an absolute bargain.

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                    • #85
                      Question for Country Cruiser, about fitting the SX100 to the 52102 platform.

                      The bolts on the SX100 legs are not reachable from the side of the platform with the tool they provided. How did you tighten the bolts?

                      From the two pictures below, you can see the bolt in the first picture but when you move the SX100 to the right position for fitting you can no longer see, let alone reach the bolt.

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                      NX Exceed

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                      • #86
                        In the install instructions for Next Generaton platforms you have to drill an 8mm hole for access to tighten the SX leg. There’s a little bag of plugs/caps that come with the platform that cover the hole once fitted.



                        QUOTE=athino;n1072692]Question for Country Cruiser, about fitting the SX100 to the 52102 platform.

                        The bolts on the SX100 legs are not reachable from the side of the platform with the tool they provided. How did you tighten the bolts?

                        From the two pictures below, you can see the bolt in the first picture but when you move the SX100 to the right position for fitting you can no longer see, let alone reach the bolt.

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                        '16 NX GLX5

                        MM Bullbar, DRL/Fog Retrofit, Safari Snorkel, TJM HD Suspension, Rhino Rack Cross Bars, GME UHF, LRA 81L Aux Fuel Tank, Lightforce 170 Lights, Dr Air ProFlow Compressor, 23 Zero Awning, Companion 45L Fridge Half a tank of Diesel.

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                        • #87
                          This thread has been going for a while but is still active so I’ll add my two cents:

                          Front Runner slimline rack. It replaces the factory rails and is very rock solid. I mount out Tepui Ruggedized XL tent, recovery boards, and shovel up there and dune bash without an issue. I will say I’ve avoided accessories because the rack is great but the accessories/attachments are expensive.

                          Granted, it is very expensive and I had to import it to Qatar. But do you part, support the RSA and buy Front Runner (or the US economy since they have a distributor there, too).

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                          • #88
                            I seen a Yakima rack yesterday, yeah fitted with Rhino backbone she would be light weight & solid or for lighter stuff mounts real easy to existing rails
                            Mitsubishi Pajero NX MY16

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Country Cruiser View Post
                              In the install instructions for Next Generaton platforms you have to drill an 8mm hole for access to tighten the SX leg. There’s a little bag of plugs/caps that come with the platform that cover the hole once fitted.



                              QUOTE=athino;n1072692]Question for Country Cruiser, about fitting the SX100 to the 52102 platform.

                              The bolts on the SX100 legs are not reachable from the side of the platform with the tool they provided. How did you tighten the bolts?

                              From the two pictures below, you can see the bolt in the first picture but when you move the SX100 to the right position for fitting you can no longer see, let alone reach the bolt.

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                              Thank you Country Cruiser. I didn't get that in the instructions nor the little bag with the plugs. A trip to Clarke Rubber, drilled the holes and all done. An allen key is better than the tool they provide to tighten the bolts.

                              Cheers...
                              NX Exceed

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                              • #90
                                Sorry should have been slightly clearer, the instructions RE the drilling of holes are in the install instructions online rather than the physical box!

                                The plugs not being in the box is odd though, I thought as I was reusing my existing SX legs and not buying a coded complete kit that I may need some. I asked when picking up my 52102 platform and was told they come in the box. Indeed in mine there was a little bag containing 6.

                                They are available as a spare part for about $5 if the solution you’ve found isn’t quite to your liking.

                                Rhino Rack 8.5MM PLUG FOR SX FITMENTS ON NEW PIONEER M1010”


                                '16 NX GLX5

                                MM Bullbar, DRL/Fog Retrofit, Safari Snorkel, TJM HD Suspension, Rhino Rack Cross Bars, GME UHF, LRA 81L Aux Fuel Tank, Lightforce 170 Lights, Dr Air ProFlow Compressor, 23 Zero Awning, Companion 45L Fridge Half a tank of Diesel.

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