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post #16 of 33 Old 02-16-2014, 09:43 PM
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Thanks for that info. I get my bars in on Thurs.


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post #17 of 33 Old 02-22-2014, 10:38 AM
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Can you open the sun roof with the fairing in place? It looks like the feet "land" halfway across the glass...
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post #18 of 33 Old 05-26-2014, 05:10 PM
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Can you open the sun roof with the fairing in place? It looks like the feet "land" halfway across the glass...
I'm wondering this same thing.
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post #19 of 33 Old 05-27-2014, 12:07 AM
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Yes you can use the sunroof with the fairing in place.

I got the 44 inch fairing and trimmed the sides to fit. A little tape and a jigsaw did the job quickly and neatly. Then drilled a hole in each lower corner to allow it to be attached to the roof rack. The feet do not contact the sunroof - it slides open and closed without a problem.

Overall I'm pretty happy with it. Looks good and cuts down on the wind noise. I think it's also helped my gas mileage.
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post #20 of 33 Old 05-29-2014, 11:27 AM
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Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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post #21 of 33 Old 06-10-2015, 10:39 PM
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It doesn't look like much, but I have been amazed at how well this small wind deflector works:



The bars are too thick to snap it closed like the instructions show, but I have had it on for a year and it works great at all speeds. I have the RRO side rails and pair of cross bars:



I use the Thule cradle style kayak racks and they fit the thicker bars just fine.
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38" Yakima fairing is the size you want to go. RRO bars are thicker than the Yakima is designed for, but with a drill bit and longer carriage bolts, it works perfectly.
I never get to go above 55mph so I won't be able to report on wind noise any time soon :/

I just found this thread and am looking for an update on the RRO roof rack. Do you all still like the rack? Have you been able to stop the noise from the rack? Is there something that can be added to stop the wind noise? Thanks for all your help.

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post #22 of 33 Old 06-13-2015, 07:55 AM
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I am still happy with them over a year later. The bars are still solidly affixed to the top of the jeep and they still look great (no rust). The fairing still works well and I have no wind noise. Just as an FYI the crossbars are just far enough apart that I can't attach my rockebox to them.
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post #23 of 33 Old 06-13-2015, 04:21 PM
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I am still happy with them over a year later. The bars are still solidly affixed to the top of the jeep and they still look great (no rust). The fairing still works well and I have no wind noise. Just as an FYI the crossbars are just far enough apart that I can't attach my rockebox to them.
Thanks for the update. What kind of fairing do you have? I see it's not too big.

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post #24 of 33 Old 06-22-2015, 09:22 AM
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Yes you can use the sunroof with the fairing in place.

I got the 44 inch fairing and trimmed the sides to fit. A little tape and a jigsaw did the job quickly and neatly. Then drilled a hole in each lower corner to allow it to be attached to the roof rack. The feet do not contact the sunroof - it slides open and closed without a problem.

Overall I'm pretty happy with it. Looks good and cuts down on the wind noise. I think it's also helped my gas mileage.
When you trimmed the sides of your fairing, did it interfere with the Yakima logo? Did you leave it on or remove it somehow? A pic would be awesome.
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Here's mine with the 44 inch fairing - I had to trim the sides a few inches. I taped them and then cut them with a jigsaw with a very fine-toothed blade. A little sanding and the look perfect. I frequently drive 80 mph or so and hear no wind noise whatsoever from the bars. At some point I am going to drill a small hole in the bottom on both sides so I can attach them to the bars - the fairing will flip up when I got through the car wash. I am very happy with the results.
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Here's mine with the 44 inch fairing - I had to trim the sides a few inches. I taped them and then cut them with a jigsaw with a very fine-toothed blade. A little sanding and the look perfect. I frequently drive 80 mph or so and hear no wind noise whatsoever from the bars. At some point I am going to drill a small hole in the bottom on both sides so I can attach them to the bars - the fairing will flip up when I got through the car wash. I am very happy with the results.
The rack and fairing look good. I'm probably going to go this route as well. By chance do the Yakima letters come off?

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post #27 of 33 Old 08-18-2015, 08:14 PM
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Not easily. You can see (if you look closely) that I tried to black out the "Y" with a sharpie marker. Unfortunately it wore off pretty quickly. You might be able to sand them off although I think that would look bad. The best bet might be to paint the whole thing.
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jdhunter, fairing looks great, thanks for detailed pics and description, I will look to go this route as wind noise was only concern on getting RRO bars, actually any bars for that matter.
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post #29 of 33 Old 08-19-2015, 01:50 PM
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Does anyone have these side rails only with Thule/Yakima crossbars? I am thinking about going this route so that all of my Thule products will fit.

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38" Yakima fairing is the size you want to go. RRO bars are thicker than the Yakima is designed for, but with a drill bit and longer carriage bolts, it works perfectly.
I never get to go above 55mph so I won't be able to report on wind noise any time soon :/
I have this same setup (but my yakima fairing is 42") and the middle two fairing brackets cannot connect to the fairing. I'm assuming this is because the size of the roof rack rails are thicker than what the fairing brackets are designed for. Has anyone had luck getting the middle brackets to connect? If so, could you advise on what modifications are necessary to do to?
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