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Unread 01-03-2015, 06:10 AM   #1
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Yakima Whispbar Rack

Installed my Yakima Whispbar rack system last night. I'm VERY impressed. I can see why Yakima bought Whispbar. It's a great system. And true to advertising, it is QUIET! The Whispbar base rack with the ski snowboard carrier on top is more quiet than just the MOPAR base rack I had on my 2011...very impressed

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Unread 01-03-2015, 06:32 AM   #2
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Pics? Does it attach to the existing roof rail?
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Unread 01-03-2015, 08:32 AM   #3
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Pics? Does it attach to the existing roof rail?
Yup, you remove the forward most and rearward most torx screws with and included wrench and install a longer "post" style screw that the rack adapts to. Superior quality and super easy install. The brushed aluminum finish looks awesome with my black GC.



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Unread 01-04-2015, 01:59 PM   #4
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Interesting...I found their "fit kit" to not fit well at all and were not sealed on the inside. I ended up returning mine. It's too bad because the bars look great.
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Unread 01-04-2015, 04:19 PM   #5
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Interesting indeed. I though that there neither Yakima nor Thule is making bars for the Jeep OEM rails.

Where did you buy the Whispbar crossbars and what are the part numbers?
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Unread 01-04-2015, 08:21 PM   #6
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Interesting indeed. I though that there neither Yakima nor Thule is making bars for the Jeep OEM rails. Where did you buy the Whispbar crossbars and what are the part numbers?
Just go to Yakima.com and use the "fit my vehicle" link. You can also do the same on ETrailer.com and RackAttack.com. It's pretty straight forward. I believe it was the S25 bars and the k624 fit it. Double check, not 100% sure.
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Unread 01-04-2015, 08:25 PM   #7
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Interesting...I found their "fit kit" to not fit well at all and were not sealed on the inside. I ended up returning mine. It's too bad because the bars look great.
I had to play around with the length of the bar adjustment to get the rubber foot to sit right. Looks pretty good now.

Not sure why the insides of the feet aren't covered with plastic, however I tried removing the nut securing the bars and it's impossible, so it's not an issue in terms of rack security.

The look and performance from a noise standpoint is big win and I was willing to over look the small details.
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Unread 03-19-2015, 11:01 PM   #8
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Are the cross bars easily removable if you aren't using them?
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Unread 03-20-2015, 09:17 AM   #9
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Are the cross bars easily removable if you aren't using them?
Yup, bars can be removed with the supplied wrench (which I keep in the glove box) in less than 5 minutes.
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Unread 07-21-2015, 01:24 PM   #10
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Installed my Yakima Whispbar rack system last night. I'm VERY impressed. I can see why Yakima bought Whispbar. It's a great system. And true to advertising, it is QUIET! The Whispbar base rack with the ski snowboard carrier on top is more quiet than just the MOPAR base rack I had on my 2011...very impressed
Is that the Whispbar Ski Rack in your picture?
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Unread 07-21-2015, 03:49 PM   #11
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Is that the Whispbar Ski Rack in your picture?
Yes it is
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Unread 07-24-2015, 11:14 AM   #12
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Yup, you remove the forward most and rearward most torx screws with and included wrench and install a longer "post" style screw that the rack adapts to. Superior quality and super easy install. The brushed aluminum finish looks awesome with my black GC.



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Where did you get those running boards? I like them!
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Unread 07-24-2015, 12:12 PM   #13
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Where did you get those running boards? I like them!
They aren't running boards, they are MOPAR rock rails. Not worth the investment unless you plan on off roading. They are way more expensive than running boards
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