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peanutz4960 10-27-2013 01:50 PM

Best ski rack and rail combo
 
Was looking for some input for ski rack and cross rails. been looking at thule aero blade or yakima whispbar with the whispbar rack.

Matt18 10-27-2013 02:04 PM

Re: Best ski rack and rail combo
 
I got the whispbar, I used to work in a bike shop and IMO the whispbar are a lot better product. As soon as I get my jeep I will snap some pics

HeadShrinkerMD 10-27-2013 06:14 PM

Re: Best ski rack and rail combo
 
I use the mopar cross bars with a thule universal flat top rack. Works great. Everything feels very solid and there is no rattle or substantial increase in wind noise.

Thule Universal Flat Top 92725 - Thule

mfa81 10-27-2013 08:12 PM

thule ski racks are great, I like it better than yakima because they are burlier, and have a big push lock button easy to use with gloves.

I have the pull top one, pretty much like the one above, but you can actually pull it to the side of the car, makes a little easier to load/unload!

I use a cargo box for long trips, only use the racks going to the local ski hill 16mi from home! Your skis will take a beat in a rack driving the highway!

yjbeach 10-27-2013 09:22 PM

Re: Best ski rack and rail combo
 
Can you use these with the pano-roof?

berk483 10-28-2013 08:27 AM

I have the Mopar kit and a Thule Ski/board carrier with the pano roof and it does not interfere with it. I highly doubt any of them would.

5.7 My Hemi 10-28-2013 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peanutz4960 (Post 918565)
Was looking for some input for ski rack and cross rails. been looking at thule aero blade or yakima whispbar with the whispbar rack.

I presently use a Yakima rack for my Monoski's. It stays attached to my Grand Cherokee. It's very strong,robust and easy to use; I've had it about six years and have had
no problems with it. I use to use the Thule Wing shape box but got tired of having it painted every time I got a new SUV. I've been skiing for more than 35 years and I've never had a bad ski rack or box. I've used both Thule and Yakima. Good luck on your ski rack choice.

mfa81 10-28-2013 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yjbeach (Post 918790)
Can you use these with the pano-roof?

yes, but in my case if I put the bar all the way to the front and use the "vent" pano it will whistle at about 50mph and faster... I didn't try to put the bar back a little since I figure I wouldn't be using the pano during the winter anyway


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