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    Bill, it looks great on work duty lol
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    Does this kind of OE style roof rack side rails can cause wind noise as well? Any experience about this? Many thanks!

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    i have an 02 crv and i bought roof racks for it. install was easy. as soon as i hit the highway there was deff an increas in wind resistance noise so i took them off when i got home. for the amount i use them ill just install them when i need them

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    Quote Originally Posted by timnjcrv View Post
    Don't know if anyone is still reading this, but the problem with the noise is coming from the rubber strip that runs the length of each crossbar. In the winter it didn't do it, because the rubber was cold and stiff. But with the hotter weather, that rubber is loosening up. When you get enough airspeed going into it (45mph or above for me), that strip lift up and the wind passes under it just like a reed on a musical instrument. I got some heavy duty outdoor tape (black to match the bar) and covered up the front edge of that strip on both bars. Noise went away! My wife will be very happy!
    This is an interesting theory.

    I am considering 2 ideas.

    1) Will a sunroof wind deflector help the noise?
    2) Should I try wrapping a bungee cord around it to help turbulence?

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    Aren't the cross bars adjustable fore/aft?
    If they are, why not just move the forward bar back as far as it'll go so it's not right over your head when driving?
    We had a stationwagon that had them and that's how I solved the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20CRVEX13 View Post
    Aren't the cross bars adjustable fore/aft?
    If they are, why not just move the forward bar back as far as it'll go so it's not right over your head when driving?
    We had a stationwagon that had them and that's how I solved the problem.
    I don't know about the older models but the ones on my 2016 are not adjustable as they fit specific holes. I put the crossbars on mine, drove it down the road and I heard more wind noise that I wanted. I took them off and they sit in my garage.

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