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Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 8:37 +0000
by Ingradam
Good evening,

I had a rhino rack pioneer flat platform with the track and back bone system installed earlier this year to a 2014 dual cab hilux.

Looks great, but the wind noise is unbearable even at 50km. Dose anyone have any tips with reducing wind noise, apart from removing it lol.

Thanks

Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:41 +0000
by Rob_Wood
As kids we'd stick bits of card board to "flap" on the spokes of our push bikes. It was a noise that annoyed the piss out of adults. Maybe wrap your racks in a tarp and have a small pocket of the tarp flap in the wind. It'd be so annoying that you might forget about the annoyance of the other noises?

In all seriousness though, all I can suggest is to double and triple check that there isn't a part, component or screw in your system that is loose and maybe causing more noise than it should. The other option is to check with your retailer ... or even go straight to "Rhino" and ask if it's a known problem.

Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 1:06 +0000
by 1tuff4b
There is some wind noise from the backbone system itself, found this also on my Prado, but nothing like the noise that comes from the peice of s$&@ racks you get from Kings that I’m currently about to throw down the tip.


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Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 2:48 +0000
by Ingradam
I’ve tried rhino rack themselves. They asked for photos so they could determine which items were installed and if it was installed correctly. I’ve emailed the photos as requested and several follow up emails but seems as if there not interested in assisting any further.

The wind noise of the rhino rack is unbearable, I definitely could not recommend there products especially with there lack of after sales assistance. I may sell the rack and look at alternative options.

I was hoping someone had a solution :)

Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 6:46 +0000
by dave g
Try putting tape over the holes in the back bone.

Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 9:58 +0000
by andries laubscher
Hi,
Sometimes the noise is caused by airflow over the smooth surface. This can be prevented by disrupting the airflow, by winding something rope like around the structure.

Not sure if this applies to your problem

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Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 4:51 +0000
by martynvella
Most racks create some noise. Ive got rola racks and wind noise was the first thing we noticed, and they are the most aerodynamic bars i have seen. First trip we did we learned you have to be very creative on how to stop the straps roaring above 40 kph.
Thought about putting insulation behind the headlining mut got used to the noise.

Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 8:38 +0000
by Ingradam
So I still have had no return correspondence or assistance from rhino rack, which is very poor form. I removed the pioneer platform and adjusted it so it sits as far back as possible which seems to have reduced the wind noise drastically. I’m also going to try a light bar across the front which has been recommended.

Has anyone installed a light bar on the front of a pioneer rhino rack? What size and brand did you install?

Thanks

Re: Rhino rack wind noise!!!!

PostPosted: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 4:19 +0000
by martynvella
My lad just had (dare i say)a kings one fitted to his colarado, no noticable noise at all when empty. Amazed me.