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DIY Wind Fairing?

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Has anyone here made a wind fairing for their rack? If so, any tips? 

 

The new rack makes an unbearable howling noise, so I've got to do something ASAP. I think the fairing itself would be pretty simple, just trim some sheet metal to fit, but I'm not sure the best way to approach the brackets.


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I used a yakima on my brownchurch.  it worked okay, but looked like a yakima fairing.

 

Plexiglass works well.  you have a TAP plastics nearby?  Measure and cut some cardboard and have them cut one out for you.


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Thanks, that's a good thought with TAP. Still not sure about mounting brackets though.


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You will laugh...but zip ties.  To the top of the rack and ...what is this going on?    

 

You could use some 3m VHB tape and tape the leading edge to the roof...


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Been there - when I got my Urban Offroad rack I put it on hours before I left on a trip.  I got on the highway for the first time and thought a 747 was landing on my roof!

 

I stopped at a wal-mart and bought a bunch of plastic for-sale yard signs, cut them up, and zip tied them to the rack.  Problem solved, but pretty ghetto.

 

Once back from my trip I ordered the wind deflector Urban offered.  Upon arrival a few days later I installed it but it wasn't as quite as my ghetto fab.  So off it came and I took ti to TAP and had them duplicate it only slightly thicker (I forget what type of plastic it is - not Plexi) and about 6" longer so it would reach down to the roof.  I then installed that with a strip of foam tape on the lower backside to prevent damage where it touches the paint and 1" rubber coated cable clamps to secure it to the rack.  Easy-Peasy.


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I used a piece of 1/4" ABS from Tap Plastics and mounted it to the Frontrunner rack with some aluminum angle brackets. The angle is adjustable and the deflector curves to the shape of the windshield and roof line. I added a piece of exterior water pipe foam insulation on the edge touching the paint. If there is a gap between the deflector and the roof, I get whistling sound.

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