This is a real roof rack for your XTERRA with carrying capability. The design uses all steel construction throughout for maximum strength under extreme off-road conditions. Designed to replace the factory original equipment rack using factory mounting points for a complete bolt-on installation. The rackÔ??s design has 5" side rails that follow the roof's contour conforming to 8" at the forward end of the rack. This gives real useable cargo area to this vehicle. The factory sunroof opens using this rack! Also included are 4 tabs for mounting driving lights. Kits is UPS shippable and is entirely bolt-on. This rack compliments all of our exterior options for your X. The part is finished in our factory trim matching Nissan metallic gray or semi-gloss black and can be ordered in bare steel as well.