Last post on Jan 22, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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#5 of 7 Thule Aero Rack
Sep 13, 2009 (9:20 pm)
The Thule Aero rack is not the same as Mazda is selling, although the rack Mazda is selling is also made by Thule. However, the Thule Aero rack may not be what you are looking for, as it is about the same height as the rack Mazda sells. Both racks have the same load rating (160 pounds I believe) but the Thule Aero rack has some overhang which can come in useful. Hope this helps.
#6 of 7 Re: Thule Aero Rack [Quickbeam]
Nov 27, 2009 (9:41 am)
The Mazda wind deflectors for vehicles with moon/sun roofs is available again (on their site).
I have the Thule Aero Bars installed on my Mazda 3 and I actually did install the Thule Fairing. It did contact the moonroof, so I returned it to REI. Without any fairing/deflector the wind noise is ridiculous with the moonroof open and I notice increased noise even when closed.
Now that the Mazda wind deflector is available, I'm considering installing it. I'll see if the noise is reduced to a reasonable volume. If not I'll add the Thule fairing and see what happens.
Has anyone else tried this solution?
An aside, has anyone with Thule Aerobars experienced a whistling sound when driving in rain or dense fog? It seems water causes the whistling. It's a little annoying!!
#7 of 7 Re: Thule Fairing (Wind Deflector) [Quickbeam]
Jan 22, 2010 (1:34 pm)
I am curious about the fairing too. I have a significant amount of wind noise. I own a non aero thule rack. I bought the factory mazda rack a discovered it was useless for my canoe.... too narrow.
The thule bars make a pretty good howl on the highway. oh well.