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 Post subject: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:34 pm 
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I purchased a Yakima round bar and Q-Towers for my 07 Chevy Silverado. Man, that rascal whistles. It actually hurts my ears. Have any of ya'll tried the Yakima Fairling? Does it help any? :x


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 Post subject: Re: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:37 pm 
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I haven't tried it, but I hear that it's very effective. See if you can go to a local dealer, leave a credit card with them, and take one on a test drive. A reputable rack dealer should have no problem letting you try that.

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 Post subject: Re: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:36 am 
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On my Subaru impreza, and the wife's Forrester the fairing cut the noise down to barely a whisper.


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 Post subject: Re: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Have you tried foam or surf pads on it yet?
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 Post subject: Re: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Did some research. I got one on the way. I'll let ya'll know how it does.


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 Post subject: Re: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Is your rack on with the factory rack? I put a Thule on mine and it whistled. I moved the factory crossbars and it lessened considerably. With a boat on the rack twisting the straps also helped lessen whistles.


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 Post subject: Re: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:16 pm 
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I have thules aeroblades - the "quietest" bars in the world. They still make noise.

Moving the front bars back a few inches can make quite a big difference, at various speeds.

When that's not an option, closing the windows and playing some death metal helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Racks Whistle
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Alright! Heres the lowdown. The Yakima fairing cut down the wind noise by 75%. I am definitely satisfied with that purchase. I put the Oasis on the new rack system for the 1st time today. Since I pull a 5th wheel camper, I put (1) Yakima bar on the roof and mounted a front reciever hitch to accept a Yakima Drydock. I put foam blocks under the hull which rides upside down with the rudder towards the front of the truck. The only problem that arose was that I could not tie off to the grab handle on the stern because the rudder rides over it. I had to run the straps thru the scupper holes to the tow hooks on the truck. But, it withstood 75 mph and did not move a bit. Mission Accomplished! :mrgreen:


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