insne wrote: Pop-Pop wrote:
Just joined forum. Just brought home 2015 Rogue S. My friend has 2 rogues 2009 & 2014 and loves them. No problems. I bought on his recommendation. only have 14 miles on the can of which 3 are mine
Ordered a rear bar for it today on Amazon. I park on the street sometimes while out and that back looks kind of unprotected. Still driving my subie around for a couple weeks till my daughter's ready to take it so it'll stay in the garage for now. Give the snow a chance to melt and maybe the road crews will fix the thousands of pothole we have by then
Pop-Pop (what my 8 grands call me)
keep us updated on the rear bumper guard! I've been looking around for a front/rear set for these dangerous NYC streets.
I put the bar on and it turned out great. LOL, haven't even driven it yet but tomorrow, my subie goes to my daughter tomorrow so the the rogie comes out of the garage.
I had ordered the BlackHorse rear bumper guard. However, after installing the brackets, I unwrapped the bar which was heavily wrapped in foam and saw it was a Vanguard Bar. I put the bar on and liked the look a lot so I called the dealer and he refunded me fifty bucks for the error. The bars actually look the same. Putting the bar on was easy. Didn't have to jack the car up. First thing I did was take the factory tie down bracket off on the rear passenger side frame. You do have to take the underside plastic panels off beforehand which is easy. Three clips and a screw expanding clip for both. I Googled 2014-2015 Nissan Rogue hitch installation and found YouTube videos. They both showed where the clips are. One guy wasn't putting the panels back on and one cut the panels and reinstalled them. I decided to cut them because they protect from dirt getting up into the bumper cover. On the passenger side, I only had to cut a small piece 1x3 off, and the driver side, maybe a 4x3 piece. Easy with a hand jig saw and they reinstalled as easily as they came off. Getting to everything is easy because it's all right there behind the rear wheels. You don't have to actually go under the car, go just under the sides behind the rear wheels. OK, after taking the tie down bracket off, I put the right side bracket. Don't tighten it all the way because there,s a slight adjustment you can make depending on how far you want the bar away from the bumper. Put the left side bracket on the same way. Then put the arm brackets on the frame brackets. You just have to stoop down at the back of the car to do this. They have an adjustment also, but make a little snug. Then put the bar on the end of the arm brackets. I decided that I wanted the bar about 1.5 inches away from the bumper so I moved the frame bracket adjustment all the way back (it's only about .5 inch adjustable) and tightened the bracket all the way. BTW, my wife helped me by holding the bar steady while I worked. Then I adjusted the bar to the exact position I wanted and tightened the arm brackets all the way. It comes out really solid. I'm sure I could stand on the bar but why mess up the finish
Put the panels back on and all done. Looks great. Tools needed: Ratchet, 12mm socket, 18mm socket, something to trim the plastic panels, and a philips screwdriver.
Here's a link the shows what it looks like. I bought on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Black-8D116703SS- ... automotive
good luck, you need one in the Big Apple