Yakima Whispbar Fitting Kit
YakimaWhispbar Fitting Kit

Putting the "smart" in Smartfoot.

The Whispbar Fitting Kit is Yakima's nod to motorists who want to attach the Washington-based manufacturer's Smartfoot System to their ride. Using our Yakima Car Rack Configurator tool, match your vehicle to a part number, and then find the appropriate part number in our inventory.

  • Compatible with Yakima's Smartfoot System
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Unanswered Question

I have some wisp bars from my old 2006 Acura TL.. I now have a 2015 Tiguan. Can I covert those bars by getting rail kits that will fit the ends. If so what kit do I need to order. The Tiguan has roof rails. The Acura was bolted right to the roof with that kit. Just a little history. Thanks Dale

Which of these fits a 2015 GTI?

Which of these fits a 2015 GTI?

go to yakimas website and fit your car

Wrong quantity of pads in kit k368

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The kit has 4 pads total. Two are suppose to be part #222 and two of part #223. My kit incorrectly had qty 3 of part #222 and qty 1 of part #223. I contacted Backcountry with an explanation of the problem and they issued an RMA for a return and exchange. Before I returned the defective kit I placed a sticky note on the box and wrote a brief description of the incorrect pad quantities.

Today I received the "replacement" kit. Unfortunately the wrong qty of pads were in the kit again. Since I placed the sticky note on the 1st box I returned before I wrote the note the pen made an impression on the box. Looking at the "replacement" box at an angle I could clearly read my note from the box I had previously returned. Basically, Backcountry took off my sticky note and mailed be back the same defective kit! I don't blame Backcountry for the incorrect packaging by Yakima for the 1st kit but it is pure laziness on Backcountry's part to ship me back the same defective kit. I am disappointed with Backcountry.

My car is lexus gs430 ... fitting kit...

My car is lexus gs430 ... fitting kit option no?

What you wanna do is go to yakima's website and use their fit guide. It will tell you what will work on your vehicle.


Easy install

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Quick and easy install on my truck shell. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a heavy duty rack install on factory tracks.

On my 2002 4-door Honda Civic

They were easy to put on but the person I talked to on the phone failed to tell me that I needed to also purchase the mounting clips. When I got my clips they would not work unless I wanted the bikes to ride backwards which I did not so I had to send them back and purchase the universal mount clips at a higher price. now that is finished I like the mount. I have the raptor mount and tray. Just got held up over three weeks for lack of knowledge on behalf of the customer service person not knowing what they were doing.

On my 2002 4-door Honda Civic

Great Product Flawless Fit

    Easy Install, perfect fit... What more can you ask for??

    Great Product Flawless Fit

    Superior Set UP

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Srong and easy rack set up. Installed permanent mount on 2003 F150 with no problems, very easy, needed to buy a rivot gun hand tool ($15 at HD), very easy and very Secure. Videos available very helpful, took fear out of drilling holes in my roof. Highly recommended, Best permanent set up there is. Also great knowledge and communication with Backcountry sales reps. Very helpful. Believe in Customer service. Earn my loyalty.

    Seamless fit

      Totally true fit on these. Love the whispbars and Yakima products. They always exceed my expectations! Check out the pic to see how they fit!

      Seamless fit

      Great Fit!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I purchased this kit when I needed to install a set of Whispbar throughbars on my Hyundai. The directions were very easy to follow and the kit was just as easy to install. Using this kit gave the bars a virtually seamless, factory installed look.