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Jgolden7704 12-28-2010 04:18 PM

Whistling thule ski rack
Just installed my crossbars and ski rack yesterday and i noticed a whistling noise as i was driving. I'm positive it is something to do with the rack. It only happens when i'm doing between 30 and 60 mph.
has this happened to anyone else and is there a way to prevent it?

MSCA 12-28-2010 04:35 PM

Re: Whistling thule ski rack
I've experienced something similar on several other vehicles. Try moving the racks to a different position and see if it helps. You can move them left/right or even move the crossbars forward/back a bit.

giantsfan 12-28-2010 05:24 PM

Re: Whistling thule ski rack
You are not alone. Even with the Thule racks off, and with just the mopar cross bars, there is still some wind noise but less noticeably. I only use the ski racks if i'm going to the mountain.

2011 Limited Black

Repo503 12-28-2010 06:29 PM

Re: Whistling thule ski rack
You should see if you can find a fairing to fit. My buddy put one on his s4 and the whistling stopped.

moosehead 12-28-2010 07:15 PM

Re: Whistling thule ski rack
Both the Thule and Yakima wind fairings are great, I wouldn't run the rack without one. Check your measurements as they come in various widths, I used the 48" for mine but YMMV. Below is a link with a decent picture, but you can get them cheaper elsewhere say, REI.

The newer ski rack fittings that mount the rack to the crossbars are a several inches higher than the old style plastic clips. If you want lower and more aero, use the older style clips, they're also a bit cheaper.

Jgolden7704 12-30-2010 01:19 AM

Re: Whistling thule ski rack
I tried to move the rack around but the whistling continued so i'm probably going to get a wind fairing
thanks for the advice guys

JeepGuy026 01-02-2011 01:06 PM

Re: Whistling thule ski rack
Yes i have a Thule Rack as Well and Needed the Fairing and the Wind Noise Went Away. Def Required Plus Looks Good!

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