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Wind noise

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Crossfit4Runner, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Jun 2, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    Crossfit4Runner

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    Anyone find a way to reduce the wind noise? I have in-channel window deflectors but that doesn’t seem to be the cause. I was wondering if anyone added extra weather stripping or something to reduce the noise. Just curious to see what people have done besides turn up the radio.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2021 at 2:34 PM
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    Dillusion

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    I got no wind noise and no wind visors.
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2021 at 3:21 PM
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    Charlievee

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    It's the thin glass.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2021 at 8:26 PM
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    I have in-channel window deflectors /vent visors (whatever you call them) and I definitely noticed an increase in wind noise after the install. Besides the fact that aerodynamically, the 4R is a brick, those are likely the source of your wind noise.

    When I first got mine, if I recall correctly I was actually impressed at the lack of wind noise. Like I said, I def notice a difference with the vent visors in.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2021 at 9:21 PM
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    Mine's quiet but I don't have vent visors either
     
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  6. Jun 3, 2021 at 9:38 PM
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    Slopemaster

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    Drive slower. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Jun 4, 2021 at 4:38 AM
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    My experience exactly
     
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  8. Jun 4, 2021 at 4:52 AM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    My stick on AVS visors are like tinted banshees. They also obscure my vision just a bit, while in parking lots mostly. But yeah, they like to whistle like a hillbilly walkin to market.

    The upside is that I have the option to leave my windows cracked almost whenever (dust storms and pollen days I seal it up). They look kinda okay... meaning it's subjective.

    Sorry, off topic a bit. Yes, they make noise. Hood deflectors do as well, I believe. Mine seems to create a shriek in very specific scenarios, but is pretty quiet most of the time. My side window visors are noisy at 25 mph. The hood visor can't be heard below 50.
     
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  9. Jun 4, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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    The best simple thing you can do is close the sunshade on the sunroof and add dynamat/sound deadening to the doors and foot wells.
     
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  10. Jun 4, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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    I'm pretty tall so the seat is back. If I open the drivers window I have quite a lot of turbulence in my left ear. If I also open the drivers side back window along with the front window it goes away.
     
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  11. Jun 4, 2021 at 6:56 AM
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    I added one of those deflectors to my driver's side window only because I didn't like getting wind in my face if I opened the window driving down the road. It helps that issue about 50%, but there is also a whistling noise to it. I've never before had a vehicle that blasts wind in my face if the window is open.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    LandCruiser

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    Your wind deflectors are making the noise.

    I don’t understand why people still install them in 2021.
     
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  13. Jun 4, 2021 at 9:35 AM
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    Just my .02. I have the window rain guards, i have taken them off and on. Installed the extra weather strip/hose deal and added sound deading. It's the thin glass. Granted it's subjective per individual. Turning the radio up makes it less noticeable, as does more aggressive tires.
     
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  14. Jun 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    Pinstripes, lots of em. Plus a couple dents.
    My tire noise hides the wind noise. Even more so now with my mud terrains.
     
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  15. Jun 4, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    Also no noise here to speak of...
     
  16. Jun 5, 2021 at 12:47 PM
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    Sandbuster

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    I haven't really noticed any extraordinary noise either before or after I installed these little guys: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B19SEVG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8
    Pretty quiet car all in all which is why I chose to go with the Michelin Defenders - yeah I know, I'll not like that choice when I'm off-road but 99% of my driving is on the highway (sad to say..).
     
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  17. Jun 6, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    I used the window defectors for about a week and ripped them off. Truck is much quieter without them.
     
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  18. Jun 6, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    Like everyone else said it’s the deflectors. Had them on my Tundra and they were the noise problem as well. Reason I’m only adding the hood deflector and not the window ones
     
  19. Jun 6, 2021 at 4:06 PM
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    Slopemaster

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    I always thought that window deflectors were so people could smoke in their cars while it was raining and not worry about getting water inside.
     
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  20. Jun 6, 2021 at 4:12 PM
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    There multi-functional devices...
     
  21. Jun 7, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    I just slapped on some in-channel WTs last week... I was concerned about an increase in wind noise but I really don't notice a difference at all!
     
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  22. Jul 3, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    I don't know if it's your window deflectors or not, but I've had my WeatherTechs in for a few weeks now, and even after a (reasonably) high-speed drive today (approx. 80 mph in 10-15 min. stretches) no noticeable wind noise. Although the stupid Pro exhaust (which I'm seriously debating getting rid of) might be drowning out any wind noise lol.

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  23. Jul 4, 2021 at 2:31 AM
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    I’ve got the WeatherTech In-Channel window vents on my 2021 OR and I am getting a little wind noise from the drivers vent. It is only noticeable when the driver front window is the only window open. If I slightly open the driver side rear window or the other windows, the wind noise goes away.

    I happen to like the window vents as it lets me crack open the windows for fresh air on rainy days. I’ve had them on several of my recent rides and have only had wind noise on the 4Runner. Still, I’ll put up with it because I enjoy the functionality……
     
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  24. Jan 19, 2023 at 1:17 PM
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    I just bought a WeatherTech 4-piece set for my 2019 4Runner Limited. I had them, second hand, on a 2019 Tundra; I liked them and had them in and out and back in without issue. I would like for them to work on this vehicle.

    But, luckily, I didn't peel the tape off of the back two because I am thinking of sending them back. On the fronts, I have a driver's side window that won't go all the way up - not stuck open too far but far enough to be a problem - no matter how much and how many times I adjusted it. On the passenger's side, my auto window won't go up and comes back down - still the same after 10+ up-and-down cycles.

    Can anyone help, please?
     
  25. Jan 19, 2023 at 7:13 PM
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    We just had the first real rain since I got my 4Runner. As one who frequently brings the dog along, when I stop for coffee or a sandwich I like to leave the windows cracked all around. Needless to say there was a lot of water on the seats and doors - enough to make me worry about the window switches, and yearn for the days when drip rails were standard fare.

    Hmmm.
     
  26. Jan 19, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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    I have the Weather Techs on my ‘22 as I like the look, and keep them cracked on hot days. With radio off and my wife not talking, I can just make them over 80 kph an hour. But honestly, I’ve always got the radio on so never find it intrusive. More noise from Toyo A/T3s on concrete hwy at 110 kph.
     
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    The 4Runners I’ve test driven and rented have low wind/road noise to me. With that said I’m currently in a Subaru Forester and that feels like I’m driving with the windows down (but they aren’t down or even cracked. I check every time I m driving because they sure sound like they’re down)
     
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    I installed the AVS in channel version about two weeks ago....100% added more wind noise. I might rip them out this weekend its that annoying to me. Same with that stupid plastic glovebox organizer...rattling hard plastic on plastic might be the most dumb purchase I made last year.
     
  30. Jan 22, 2023 at 12:08 PM
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    I ordered my low profiles ones from Amazon AVS.. I also scrapped off the AVS logo in white..

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B19SEVG?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1
     
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