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Old 05-30-2015, 05:48 PM
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Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

Hi All,
I need to install cross bars on my 2012 JGC. After reading a lot of criticism of the Mopar OEM bars I am wondering if the Whisbar, sold by Rack Attack is any better. It certainly is more expensive (about double) which would be well worth it to me if it is really quieter. I am occasionally transporting kayaks with Yakima J cradles.
Anyone with any experience with these two products? Thanks

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Re: Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

If you define "better" as quite, then the whispbars are way better. I had the MOPAR bars on my overland and they were okay...until I got the whispbars on my limited, I never knew how loud the MOPAR bars were. My wispbar with my ski rack is as loud as the MOPAR bars were by them self.

I love my Whispbar system.


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Re: Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

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If you define "better" as quite, then the whispbars are way better. I had the MOPAR bars on my overland and they were okay...until I got the whispbars on my limited, I never knew how loud the MOPAR bars were. My wispbar with my ski rack is as loud as the MOPAR bars were by them self.

I love my Whispbar system.


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Spinxt - Thanks for the advice. I'm going to open the wallet and go with the Whisbar!
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Re: Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

I have not regretted my whispbar purchase at all. I have had them on for over a year and it is only slightly noisier than with it off...barely noticeable to me.


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Re: Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

I have the OEM -I was having a hard time swallowing the price of the Whispbars. My dealer installed the OEM backwards (duh) and the noise was ridiculous, however once it was corrected I'm not really noticing them at all.
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Re: Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

Thanks everyone. I did buy the Whisbars and I'm just ready in install them.
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Re: Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

I thought the same thing about the MOPAR bars... I installed them both directions.

When I got the whispbars it was night and day.


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Re: Cross Rail - Mopar v. Whisbar

I just installed this morning and drove it up to 60. No noise at all! Awesome!
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