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Old 03-22-2016, 04:50 AM
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If u have gaps underneath put the runner inserts in them as well.


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Re: WK2 DownUnder

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I've fitted the rubber strips to the top. There are slots on the underside where they mount to the legs.

Finding the whistle source will be virtually impossible - Shirley rhino test them???


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My apologies my old bars were Rola not Rhino (just checked them). The Rola comes with a "U" shaped insert to be cut to length and inserted into the lower slot to cover the noise maker (that will be where the whistle is coming from). A review of the Rhino instructions clearly does not mention this part or anything similar. I now have my Thule set up operational and this did not whistle in any way on my old car.

From memory the Rhino and Rola bars are very similar. Talk to your bar supplier to see if the Rhino has a cover piece.

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Old 03-22-2016, 08:38 PM
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I agree with Hutch. Make sure all holes are plugged and gaps filled. I wouldn't have thought those bars would whistle. They look so well designed. On the plus side, if they whistle, it will encourage you to take them off when not in use thus saving fuel.

I used to have a pair of the old school round roof bars. They hummed badly when not loaded. The problem was solved by stretching an ockie strap lengthwise along the bar with a turn or two around the bar. This broke up the alternating vortex shedding around the bars. This is also why one sometimes sees spirals around the outside of tall smoke stacks.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

The rhino bars have slots along the full length of the underside where the legs slide on. I might just run a length of electrical tape over the slots and see if that helps.

But this is patch up in my view - they shouldnt whistle in the first place.


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Its also noted in the manual correct spacing to reduce noise. I have the mopars and no noise.
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You've got a sunroof? Pop it open and put your head up there.
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I haven't had the fuel pump recall done yet. Mine is still working fine. With the poor quality of Jeep servicing, I think the old adage, "If it aint broke, don't fix it!" has merrit.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

hey there

I have just picked up my 13 overland brilliant black and was wondering if the spider monkey rims off ebay would fit my rig.
Also was wanting to put Niooto's 295/55R20 off road tyres on the rims.
Would they fit and would the increase in diameter affect the vehicle.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:45 AM
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The rims will fit 295/55/20 not sure. I run 275/55/20 not much room left. Maybe 295/45/20


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Thanks Hutch

What type of rims do you recommend and am looking for good rims in black
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Those rims are fine, they SRT rims so the offset is a little more. I just think the 295/55/20 will be too tall and they will rub. The 295/45/20 should fit those rims or 275/55/20 will fit as well.


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