Whispbar™ K368 Fitting Kit (8051368) by Yakima®. These fitting kits allow all Whispbar roof rack systems (with the exception of Rail Bars, which have their own attachment system) to be installed on any style roof, including smooth roofs, raised side rails, flush, fixed point, permanent installation, track and gutter mount. Each kit is designed specifically for the make and model of the vehicle, so you can be assured of a perfect, secure fit. Each kit comes with everything needed for installation, including detailed, illustrated instructions.
- Enables Whispbar Flush, Through, and HD cross bars to be mounted on any vehicle, regardless of roof style
- Available for smooth roofs, raised side rails, flush, fixed point, permanent installation, track, and gutter mount
- Precision made for each make and model, for quick and easy installation and a secure mounting
- Modular system allows roof rack to be used on another similarly sized vehicle with just the purchase of a fitting kit for that vehicle; no need to buy a whole new rack
- Fitting kits comprised of mostly heavy-duty steel and glass reinforced nylon components for strength and durability
- All steel fitting kit components powder coated for resistance to corrosion
- Comes with detailed, illustrated installation instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
Whispbar calls their roof rack mounting system "Smartfoot Technology", and if you like products that are intelligently designed for function and ease of use and installation, there's no need to look elsewhere. With the Smartfoot system, you only have to choose the style of roof rack cross bar that will best suit your requirements, and then purchase the recommended fitting kit for your vehicle. The cross bar feet are of basically the same design for the Whispbar Flush, Through, and HD cross bars. Each fitting kit is designed to install to these cross bar feet, but more importantly, each fitting kit is specifically designed for a particular make and model vehicle. No matter whether your vehicle has a smooth roof, raised side rails, gutters, tracks, fixed mounting points, or you want to create a permanent installation, you can be assured that cross bar installation will be quick and easy, and that once installed you'll have a secure base for transporting cargo and accessories.
One of the advantages of this modular system is that roof rack cross bars can be shared among similarly sized vehicles. You only need purchase fitting kits for each vehicle, not another whole roof rack system. This way, you can take the kids' bikes to the park on the roof of the family sedan one day, and use the same cross bars to transport your skis on the roof of your SUV on a weekend trip to the mountains.
The composition of each fitting kit varies according to application, but most load bearing and mounting components are manufactured from heavy-duty steel and glass reinforced nylon. Steel components are powder coated for resistance to rust. Each fitting kit comes with comprehensive, illustrated installation instructions, and it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.