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Roof rack wind noise

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Crossfit4Runner, Nov 24, 2021 at 12:24 PM.

  1. Nov 24, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    Those of you that have full roof racks do you experience wind noise? If you do did you do anything to fix it? I just installed a SSO full rack and the wind noise that sounds to be coming down from the rear view mirror area seems excessive.
     
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    You might be able to install some fairings on the front of the rack, but those can generate wind noise as well.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2021 at 12:48 PM
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    It has one, I think some how that’s what’s causing most of it.
     
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    I would play around with it.
    Make sure it’s installed properly and everything is tight.

    Remove it, see if it actually sounds better without it.

    Make sure it’s on straight.
     
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  5. Nov 26, 2021 at 6:12 PM
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    any tips on making sure it’s straight?
     
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    I’d literally measure the clearances.
     
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    Went and picked up a micrometer and did some fine tuning and it made a big difference
     
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