Notice that this Nissan Frontier has a sunroof? That causes a little pause when it comes to slapping on a roof rack. Again, this is where the #7 Landing Pads shine, thanks to the hardware. I did pull the headliner back so I could verify there was adequate space for the bolt and nut. After that, set the bars with towers in place, mark the holes, punch 'em, drill 'em, paint 'em, mount 'em.
What makes the install easy and solid are the fasteners that are included with the Landing Pads (kit 7, part number is 8000227). With this particular kit you get a clever drop-in nut that lets you bolt the pads down to nearly any thin surface - most importantly, the kind of surface where you don't have access underneath it. In this case, that's the roof of my Nissan Frontier (Navara) D40.
So, this modification has a high level of adventure: drilling into the roof to install a multi-purpose product. I should say here that this assortment of Yakima products (the cross bars, landing pads, control towers) are not specifically designed for the roof of the Crew Cab Nissan Frontier. They are just made for general mounting on things like camper shells or trailer lids. By reason of deduction, I figured I could make them work on the roof of the truck.
The 2 Bar Heavy Duty Roof Rack system to fit the Nissan Navara cabin has been specifically designed to give you the best available fitment on the Navara. This system uses the stylish Rhino Heavy Duty bar and a specialised track to complement the sleek stylish lines of the Nissan Navara while still incorporating the Rhino Rack strength and durability that we are renowned for.