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    Highway wind noise from hard top

    Anyone measure the levels of wind noise they're getting at highway speeds?
    Using Sound Meter android app I'm getting 77db at 75mph but just in general it seems quite a bit louder than my JKU was.
    I've tried adjusting the freedom panels and making sure the windshield bolts are tight but nothing seems to help.
    It doesn't feel like there's any air entering the Jeep so it just may be an unresolvable aerodynamics thing but I wanted to see what everyone else was experiencing.

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    Never really noticed the wind noise here in Colorado. But every time we drive to Kansas, it's fucking crazy loud. Never measured with a device though, I just assumed it was a Kansas thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayzjeep View Post
    Anyone measure the levels of wind noise they're getting at highway speeds?
    Using Sound Meter android app I'm getting 77db at 75mph but just in general it seems quite a bit louder than my JKU was.
    I've tried adjusting the freedom panels and making sure the windshield bolts are tight but nothing seems to help.
    It doesn't feel like there's any air entering the Jeep so it just may be an unresolvable aerodynamics thing but I wanted to see what everyone else was experiencing.
    Probably just something that comes with the territory. Itís a Jeep, thatís not wind noise itís freedom flowing all around you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Never really noticed the wind noise here in Colorado. But every time we drive to Kansas, it's fucking crazy loud. Never measured with a device though, I just assumed it was a Kansas thing.
    Yeah...I live in Kansas...it's definitely windy more days than not here.

    But when it is calm, 70mph seems a bit louder than the JK is all. Probably just being picky since this rig costs so much coin.

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    That noise goes away when the doors are off. Just sayin...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_JKU View Post
    Probably just something that comes with the territory. Itís a Jeep, thatís not wind noise itís freedom flowing all around you.


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    If it makes too much noise with the hard top on, take it off.
    I'm not sure it will fix the noise, but it will definitely fix that attitude that makes you worry about the noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_JKU View Post
    Probably just something that comes with the territory. Itís a Jeep, thatís not wind noise itís freedom flowing all around you.


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    I know of a guy that had a new JLU with terrible wind noise. The dealer replaced every weather strip, the windshield twice, packed foam anywhere they could, but never seemed to get it fixed. FCA bought it back.


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