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Whispbar Through Bar Roof-Rack System

4.6 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
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Price: $275.00 - $651.78
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  • Compatibility: vehicles equipped with SmartFoot fitting
  • Part Number: 8050701, 8050702, 8050703, 8050704, 8050705, 8050706, 8050707, 8050708, 8050709
  • Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime

Product Description

The Yakima Whispbar Through Bar Rack Kit lets you utilize every precious inch of the crossbars to carry all the gear you'll need for a weekend on the trails or out in the snow. As an added bonus, the crossbars' aerofoil shape looks a bit like an airplane wing and cuts smoothly through the air for a quiet and energy efficient ride. The Whispbar Through Bar Rack Kit comes in two kit options. The full kit includes two crossbars, four towers with SKS locks, and four SmartFoot mounts with cushioning pads. The half kit comes with one crossbar, two towers with SKS locks, and two SmartFoot mounts with cushioning pads.

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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,397 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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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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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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Size: S16, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
These have been great. I had to buy these since I bought a car without any sort of rack system (Subaru Impreza 5dr, 2015, no rails). The installation was a little confusing (the directions weren't so clear), but in the end they turned out to be simple to take on and off. The rails are extremely quiet while driving, they held my roofbox just fine. They are pricey, but they work well, look seamless on the car, and I'm happy.
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Size: S17, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
I originally purchased the shorter bars but returned them when I realized my canoe was too wide to fit. These were very easy to instal on my 2015 Toyota Tacoma. I installed them by myself on a saturday afternoon and I am a not very mechanically inclined Woman. I followed the directions to the T but found that where I placed them on the truck wasn't going to be exactly what was written in the directions. Not a big deal, just had to go a little slower and take my time to get it to fit just right so I wouldn't have issues down the road and have to mess with it again. I use this rack to carry a 16 foot canoe (about 90lbs), using the keel over canoe carrier system. I drove with a canoe from NC to OK and the rack and carrier system worked perfectly for the distance averaging 70 MPH. I love this rack because if the canoe is up top I can still fill the bed of the truck with the rest of my stuff for canoeing, camping, etc. The only reason I give them four stars instead of five is because I can see where the clips connect into the door frame it weakens the window seal. This isn't a problem now, but if I leave this on my truck for the next ten years there will be fading to the paint, dirt build up and the window seal will probably begin to crack and weaken/leak in those spots. This is the only draw down to this style of rack carrier versus the ones that are built into the top of your vehicle. Is this going to make me take it off my truck? No way I'm just going to take special care of those areas and enjoy my rack, canoe and truck to the fullest.
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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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Size: S16, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
Used on my 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen. Installation is a bit of a pain, but not difficult. They will be in place on a near permanent basis, so that's ok. I couldn't lock them at first, so I had to use plyers to turn the key. After that, the plastic locking latch rounded off enough to make locking it by hand easier. On the road, they are quiet as you could ask. There is some wind noise above 55, but its very tolerable. Much more so than Thule aerobars, which I returned for the Whispbar setup. Recommended overall. Four start because I think they should be cheaper.

These worked well with my Thule Force 16 cu ft cargo box.
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By Jesse on January 16, 2014
Size: S18, 2 Bars Verified Purchase
This is now a Yakima brand. Very nice aluminum aero bars. I selected this set up because it had a nice low profile rail grab for the factory side rails on my 2014 honda pilot. I also mounted a "semi-permanent" third bar for carrying long loads just over the sun roof. Even with three bars the increase in wind noise is minimal and I can not see any reduction in mpg. The cross bars do have a slight crown to them. The look good but if they were straight they would be a little more functional and would have gotten the 5th star. Comes with keys. At the price here they are hard to beat.
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