Originally Posted by volvite
I have the rocky road roof rack as well. I have a Yakima wind fairing and it does not seem to work well at all. It vibrates at higher speeds and makes more noise sometimes.
What fairing do you have? do you like it?
Hey Volvite. Finally had a chance to do more observations on the fairing. See below.
Under 50 MPH
Absolutely no noise. Neither the fairing nor bars make a peep
Above 60 MPH
If my interior
sunroof was open, I could hear the wind rushing above and/or below the fairing and there did sound like some plastic was rattling around.
To remedy this, I added the soft adhesive foot pads that come with the fairing and put them in-between the connection point between the fairing and the plastic roof rail housing. This has eliminated any plastic rattling sound.
If you want to eliminate all noise, I think you should consider the oversized fairing (44"). After you cut it down to 42" - 42.5", you will have full coverage on the rack and the gaps that can create a lot of noise will be eliminated. The cutting was very easy to do. I used a dremel to cut the edges, and then I sanded them down and sanded a bevel on them. It looks completely stock. I’ve added pictures below to illustrate.
Let me know if you have any questions.