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Yakima Whispbar or the New JetStream???

I am conflicted between the Whispbar and the new Jetstream. Price now on amazon is actual a bit cheaper for the Whispbar:

Whispbar ($463.11 with locks)
Whispbar S17 Through Bar Roof-Rack System - 1340mm, $383.20
Yakima 8051624 K624 Fitting Kit by Yakima: $79.91


JetStream ($476 without locks))
Yakima SkyLine (4 Pack) by Yakima $185.95
Yakima 18 Landing Pad (4 Set) by Yakima $96.00
Yakima JetStream, 50", Black by Yakima $195.00

From Etrailer: "The Whispbar crossbar measures 3-5/8 inches wide and 1 inch tall while the Yakima Jetstream crossbar measures 3-1/8 inches wide and 1 inch tall. That can make a difference when attaching any accessories. The Whispbar system also comes with locks that secure the roof rack to the roof of your car. Locks are not included with the Yakima roof rack, but are available separately"


Advice anyone? I am looking for QUIET!
Favoring Whispbar, seems like the top-of-the-line
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Joe

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Re: Yakima Whispbar or the New JetStream???

I spent less than 95 bucks and would bet 100 bucks they are just as quite as the yakima. Guy I work with had a set of yakima's and I was going to buy them so gave them a test run. Absolutely no difference
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Re: Yakima Whispbar or the New JetStream???

I have the Mopar racks and they are a bit noisy for me. I leave the racks on. I checked the direction (sharp end toward the rear) and the correct front and back (long one up front); not much change.
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Re: Yakima Whispbar or the New JetStream???

Joe, any update on what you decided on going with? Any pictures? I've been researching rack systems for my 17 Trailhawk and am likely to go with Yakima, mainly to use my friend's pro deal discount, which he doesn't have with Thule or others. I also already have a Yakima fat cat snow rack that is in pretty good shape and that I know will be compatible.

Planning on 60" Jetstream bars (medium), Skyline towers, and same landing pads. I think I'll pass on the windshield as it looks gimmicky, but open to any other opinions. It seems any aero-profiled bar seems to reduce wind noise enough....

PS, Yakima customer service is amazing and far outdid any source of knowledge from REI and other shops I talked to.

Thanks for any follow up you can share.
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Yakima Whispbar or the New JetStream???

http://www.rerack.com/whispbar-s17-t...zl_RoC3Rzw_wcB

$239,

I've got the s25 on my 15 wk2 altitude, they're the flush whispbars and I had them powder coated black
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