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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old February 22nd, 2018, 15:31   #1
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Default Strange Whispbar/roof rack question

Hi - I’m finding the Whispbar “through” bars at some good prices - but in the S15 (43”) and S17 (52.5”)sizes. The S16 (47”) is recommended for the MK6 Golf, which is my car.

I’m wondering about overhang on the “through” bars - would it be possible to have less overhang and fit the S15, or have more overhang (I suppose this is always possible, depending on how much I can bear ot hang off the sides) with the S17.

Any ideas? Thule is expensive... maybe I’ll just go with OEM and wrap a bungee around it for MPG and wind mitigation...

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Old February 23rd, 2018, 06:32   #2
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Do you have a Mk7 GSW, or a Mk6 Golf? The 2015 GSW has rails, and although you can place flush or through bars (with mounting feet) on top of the factory rails, there's usually not a need to do this, when you can install rail bars (S44?). A Golf, without rails, requires flush or through bars with mounting feet.

IRT the sizing, there is always a bit of up or downsizing you can do with the Whispbar mounting, but the issue is less of overhang, and how much adjustability you have when sliding the mounting feet back and forth for proper placement. The shorter (S15) is likely to be more of a problem, since the feet must be in the right place, but you might run into the same problem with the longer (S16) ones (where you would reach the limit of the how close you can place the feet towards each other).

We have S53's for (her) 2015 GSW and (IIRC) S4 for the MkIV G&J. Keep in mind that the rails for the Mk7 narrow from front to rear, so you'll need adjustability in the sizing (if for the GSW you have listed). Since Yakima discontinued Whispbar in NA, the prices have done the typical for cult items that are NLA: skyrocketed in some spots, and gone to clearance in others. You should be able to find the exact sizes you need for cheap.

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Old February 23rd, 2018, 07:49   #3
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The bars are adjustable to a certain degree, as defined by the slots. The in-house Yakima ones have more adjustability, as the adjustability by design is not limited like the Whispbar cross bars.

Whispar also has the "Flushbar" which has no overhang, since overhang seems to be a concern

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