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: Whistle w/ oem surf racks

03-31-2005, 03:13 AM
I have the OEM surf racks on my 04 element and on the freeway the whistling road noise is quite annoying, especially when oter people point it out. Is there anyway to minimize this whistle while I am driving? It usually kicks in around 60-65+ mph.


03-31-2005, 11:16 AM
A whistle with the Honda roof rack is mostly caused by gaps in the top slot of the cross bars. This slot is used to mount accessories. Normally it is covered with a rubber strip. However with an accessory mounted, the strip may have been left off. If you don't want to cut the strips to fit around your accessory, try covering the slot with tape.