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I don't have an oem rack and built just some simple cross bars to haul kayaks. when I put them on there was terrible wind noise. do the aftermarket racks do the same thing? I did this for a cherokee I had with no problems. hope it was just my design.
 

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I don't have an oem rack and built just some simple cross bars to haul kayaks. when I put them on there was terrible wind noise. do the aftermarket racks do the same thing? I did this for a cherokee I had with no problems. hope it was just my design.
Most people that have just put two crossbars up there have gotten a terrible wind noise from it. Your best solution is to install a fairing across the front (looks like a black,slanted rectangle that goes in front of the first bar.) This should solve your wind noise problemo.
 

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I bought a full-length ARB roof rack and at about 40mph - a low hum developed. I bought the plastic front spoiler they sell and problem solved. Anything to spill the air around the bars should do as layonn suggests.
 

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I went from rackless to an OEM rack. I have some wind noise, but it is NOT deafening in the least. I simply turn up the stereo one notch and it's covered. I'm just glad I have the rack now (Thanks Dominic!!).
 
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