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  • Whispbar S15 Through Bar Roof-Rack System - 1090mm, 1 Bar
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Whispbar Through Bar Roof-Rack System

by Yakima
24 customer reviews

Price: $229.00 - $493.95
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  • Compatibility: vehicles equipped with SmartFoot fitting
  • Part Number: 8050701, 8050702, 8050703, 8050704, 8050705, 8050706, 8050707, 8050708, 8050709
  • Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime

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Whispbar Through Bar Roof-Rack System + Yakima JayLow Folding J-Cradle Rooftop Kayak Rack with Tie-Downs
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Product Description

The new Yakima Whispbar Through Bar Rack Kit features a pass-through tower design to give you a few extra (crucial) inches to maximize your gear load. When winter tricks you with spring-like conditions, attach your bike racks to the wind-reducing, fuel-economy-increasing Whispbars and head south. If spring flowers are kept dormant with a thick snowpack, re-attach your Yakima Powderhound ski racks and head for the high country. When you can't decide, load up all of your gear and do it all in one big season-ending blowout.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 49 x 6 x 6 inches ; 12.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00U0644NI
  • Item model number: 8050702-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,300 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on August 7, 2013
Size: S16, 1 Bar Verified Purchase
I have a set of these on my 2012 Subaru Impreza Hatch. They look really good on it. Buyers pay attention, you have to buy 2 because they are only sold as 1 bar which ='s the 1B.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By gary on April 6, 2014
Size: S16, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
I bought this for my Prius cause I need extra room. The fitting kit and bar are super simple to install. The through bars hangs out far enough on the sides of the car too add extra accessories on top, but not too far over so I worry about hitting my head while entering and exiting the car. They look great on the car. No joke. And they literally whisper at about 40mph. If I turn my music volume to 2 I can't hear it anymore. It is not that annoying whistle we all know and love. And i have not noticed no mpg lose with just the bars on with no box.I would recommend this to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KTownTot on December 1, 2013
Size: S16, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
Awesome bars; love them. They look great on my car (kia sportage) and handle loads very well. They don't budge whatsoever; exactly what you need from the clamping mechanism. Also I really can't hear any sound coming from the bars so no issues there. They would be the ultimate if one set of mount was higher than the other to make the load resting on the two bars level, but we don't live in a perfect world :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas on July 8, 2014
I purchased the s17 Through Bars for my 2013 Toyota Highlander and they fit like a champ. With the appropriate base kit (k328), the bars are rock solid.

Installation is not difficult, per se, but the directions that come with the Whispbar are horrendous. The pictures are photocopies of black and white photos that are not easily discernible. Ultimately, the pieces generally fit one way only, so I figured it out. Some of the screws are difficult to tighten with the supplied tools, but even that worked with patience and finesse.

To date we have not registered a dramatic drop in gas mileage - maybe 1 mpg, which would be less than 5% change. These bars are very quiet, and even at 75 mph I can't really hear them. We mount large paddle boards on these with a different branded rack, and even with the boards up there pulling from the wind, the bars hold fast.

I had some trouble getting the keys mechanism to work, although I found that if I squeezed the plate onto the foot while turning the key I could get all four. Some people online have noted a need to loosen the feet, but I didn't need to do that.

All in all, I am extremely pleased with the Whispbar setup, and I am looking forward to many years of use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kuz on June 11, 2014
Size: S18, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
I purchased this system for my Dodge 1500 Outdoorsman Quad Cab. I bought this rack to put a Yakima Mega Warrior cargo basket on top where I would keep my 35 inch spare tire (One of the Duck Dynasty guys has the same set up on his truck). The cargo basket went on the rack with ease. I went with the Whispbar over the Q Towers and the Thule system based on capacity alone - 150 pounds for MY set up (Thule is 130 pounds, Q Towers is 100 pounds). I bet these capacity limits are very conservative but I wanted to play it safe with a heavy spare tire and a 13? pound cargo basket (My 220 pound friend has claimed that he has stood on his Thule system before). I have only had this rack on the truck for a couple weeks but it is great so far - very quiet, secure/strong, easy to install and adjust if necessary. I took the whole set up on a road trip from Boston to PA (300 miles each way) and no problems. You might lose 1 to 2 MPG with the total set up but you will look good doing it. The ONLY reason this is not a 5 star rating is the price - it is a little high. The Whispbar with the fitting kit (don't forget to buy that separately!) was pushing $600 and these prices do not fluctuate much. $500 or less for the system and it is a 5 star. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 25, 2013
Size: S17, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
Happy, why not? Just one small improvement. Thicker pads with a little better coverage. Too tight and it could mar the paint finish. Fit my 2005 Scion XB perfectly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pojiboy on August 30, 2013
Size: S16, 1 Bar Verified Purchase
be aware that 1 bar is only one bar so i ordered 2 and got 2. you also need a fit kit so a bit more cost, but saved on shipping and tax so overall very pleased so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S&H Schafer on July 24, 2014
Size: S16, 2 Bars
Got this for my 2014 Mazda5. Installed easily by myself with the compatible fit kit in no time. The sunroof opens, but just hits the underside of the front bar. I won't have the sunroof open when carrying a cargo box anyway, so not being able to open it fully isn't a big deal. I use the "tilt" feature to open part way for ventilation.

Haven't noticed any additional noise with just the bars installed. Went camping recently with a soft cargo bag on the roof and the set up worked great.

I bought a Skybox 18 through Amazon to go with, using Yakima's fitting tool on their website. Amazon tells me it is not compatible with my car - we shall see....
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