I doubt it would be, the OEM bars I had on wasn't too noisy and wasn't strong enough to hold my fishing kayak. Then I sold the OEM and changed to high mount bars, they were too noisy and they flexed (rated 150lb) when loading my fishing kayak. Going back to low profile should be less noise. I will find out soon and will update you guys.Hopefully wont be noisy at highway speed.
@Clarinet please invest in some straps, bungees just don't cut it for me....I'm glad everything worked out for you.I received mine on saturday and put in use on sunday. Went to HD and bought 3x 2x6x16 to put on top. Bind them together in front and back to they dont move. Then used bungie cord to tie to cross bar and rail. Seems ok. No scratches because of center raised rubber piece.
Thanks for the link.
This makes me feel great bc that's what I use my racks for!Thats great.
I have been loading up my kayak ever since. longest travel with kayak on is 400 miles round trip. no issues, no loose bolt clamp. This sure gained my trust when loading/transporting in long travels.