Quiet Roof Racks?

Submitted: Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 15:49
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Hi,

I'm in the market for a roof rack for my car. I'm specifically after one that won't howl over 80km/h. Does anyone know of any quiet roof racks?

Han.
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Reply By: Groove - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:11

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:11
Rola roof racks are very quiet. I have both a set of Rola and Rhino I dont think the Rola are as strong but for most things they do the job.

www.roof-racks.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Groove - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:13

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:13
thats the wrong link, this is the one
www.rola.com.au/rola/
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Follow Up By: garbage - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 17:03

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 17:03
I previously had Rola roof racks on a Subaru Outback but was getting a lot of noise above 80km/h. I even had them as far back as I could.
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Reply By: scoof - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:14

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:14
Hi
I have Rino Sports Bars great roof rack have had them on 3 different 4by's now each time have had no noise.Hope that's some help.

Cheers Scoof
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:54

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 16:54
I found a big difference is how you mount it.

Take it off when empty and it doesn't make any noise at all.
Only 5 minutes work.
Having the tarp top and bottom also means the breeze doesn't whistle aroud the bars.

My old one (20 year old EDS) I mount it so the front is behind the projected line of the windscreen, works well that way.
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 17:48

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 17:48
I started with bars but now have a full basket which I consider the best on the market.
Its low profile, alloy (light), can be moved to another 4by, strong, great attachments, and more versatile than straight bars.
Check with Opposite Lock.
Nope, I don't work for anyone ........just answering the Q.
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Follow Up By: Markymark - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 23:37

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 23:37
Are you referring to a Thule/Rhino set-up with basket? Can't quite make out your picture and the Opposite Lock site isn't the clearest picture wise.

Cheers,

Mark.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:01

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:01
"No" is the answer to your question.

I found this link to OL. It gives a good pic when you scroll down.
Last year I made a simple adaption and we carried a roof top tinnie from Syd all the way across the Gulf country & Darwin plus an Oz tent on top as well. The whole arrangement was perfect and trouble free.
Ask any questions you need & if your in Syd come and have a look.

Site Link

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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 17:56

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 17:56
I have an ECB bar on my Prado and find it very quiet.
However noises in the Prado are very low inside anyway so this could attribute to the low noise.
I don't like the shape of the ECB for my car but it is very strong and light.
Hope this helps
120scruiser
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 19:44

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 19:44
I have a full length alloy Formula Off road rack and no noise. Michael
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Reply By: Andrew from TrekTable - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 20:27

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 20:27
I've got a pair of Rola Roof Racks sitting in the shed that you're welcome to. They are off a VS Commodore and I don't want them any more if they are of any use to you.

Andrew
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Reply By: mattie - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 23:41

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 23:41
Hi
i have 3 rihno roof bars and a jarrah 3/4 basket(just looks like an ARB or any other type roof rack unless u spot that the basket is attached to the roof bars) it has a wind defletor and unless u pass an oncoming truck pushing a lot of air u wouldn't even know it is there(unless u are driving fast as it does have an effect on your speed-aerodynamics).

Mattie
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