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#8 of 57 roof rack wind noise
Oct 31, 2007 (7:51 pm)
While the subject of roof racks are up, I was wondering does anyone have a whistling noise from their roof rack. We just bought a 2002 cr-v, and a couple of days later, it was whistling very loud from the wind. I looked in to it and seems elements do it too. My wife liked the look of the rack, so we put a sunroof visor on the sunroof, and it seems to have deflected the wind, because it stopped whistling. So if anyone has that problem, that worked for me.
#9 of 57 Re: roof rack wind noise [jeffreynmandy]
Dec 20, 2007 (8:12 am)
I have a 2007 CRV (2litres, without sunroof type) and have the same whistling noise problem at speed above 70km/hr. I believe this model cannot fix with sunroof visor. Anyone has any suggestion how to solve this problem? Thanks..
#11 of 57 roof rack on '07/'08 CR-V LX ??
Dec 26, 2007 (7:47 am)
Has anyone here put on (or had put on) a roof rack (Honda or Thule or Yakima) on the CR-V LX? I know that the EX has one, but I don't want the sunroof, and the $2K+ is better spent on other things.
My short list now includes a CR-V and a Forester.
All help welcome.
- Richard (who often drives a '99 Forester with skis or bikes attached)
#12 of 57 Re: roof rack on '07/'08 CR-V LX ?? [expatcanuck]
Jan 01, 2008 (1:59 pm)
None of the 07/08 CR-V's come with a roof rack. You have to add them as an accessory, either from the dealer, or aftermarket, like Yakima or Thule.
The problem I have with Honda's setup, is the lack of options for bar locations. There's a fixed position for both the front and rear bar, and it's the same, regardless of whether or not your model has a sunroof.
If you have Yakima accessories, they have both clips (Q-tower) and landing pad (control tower) options. The clips would give you a longer bar spread, but the landing pads would fit into the existing Honda mounting points, avoiding paint issues, down the road.
#13 of 57 Re: roof rack on '07/'08 CR-V LX ?? [dewaltdakota]
Jan 02, 2008 (7:40 am)
The roof rack I bought has a similar design shown in this webpage.
Unfortunately due to the loud whistling wind noise, i decided to dismantle it and keep it in the store room.
#14 of 57 Re: roof rack on '07/'08 CR-V LX ?? [coconut3]
Jan 03, 2008 (6:28 pm)
I don't have a whistling noise issue with my Honda OEM rack. Maybe it's because I have the mooonroof visor, and it's giving the air just enough lift to clear the bar...
#15 of 57 Re: roof rack on '07/'08 CR-V LX ?? [dewaltdakota]
Jan 04, 2008 (6:56 am)
I agree with you.
#16 of 57 Re: roof rack on '07/'08 CR-V LX ?? [coconut3]
Jan 28, 2008 (12:25 am)
Wife got me the OEM rack from HANDA. No whistling issues. Can't say it was real fun to install the bolts. Took a lot of torque and patience.
#17 of 57 Re: roof rack on '07/'08 CR-V LX ?? [toledo73]
Jan 28, 2008 (6:41 am)
Interesting to know that you do not have whistling problem. I begin to experience the whistling noise at abt 80-90 km/hr.
Cheers for your successful installation!