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Unread 03-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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Freedom hardtop Wind noise

does anyone know how to solve the wind noise problem with the 3 piece freedom hardtop?

it seems to whistle at around 45mph , which goes away and becomes just more of a a wind noise at higher speed , sort of like driving with a window open a tad

any advise is greatly appreciated

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Unread 03-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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I have a bit of wind noise myself, but I dont think I have any "whistle". I attribute it to the windshield being at a 90 degree angle..... Zero areodynamics..... Thin rook with no insulation....
There is always going to be some wind noise.

Still, if yours is worse than normal, ensure the seals on your top are good, and ensure you are attaching them properly. Check all your door seals as well. I am sure therewill be more comments from others here. There is a lot of knowledge on the forum, I hope it helps.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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I recently am having the same problem. All I can think is the rubber seal where the two tops meet is pushed down.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Remove top and doors, drive 70 MPH. You will then understand wind noise. Re-install hard-top. Problem solved.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
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I've read some threads where people get a whistle that's actually coming from the little gap between the windshield and frame. Mostly it's people who recently had their windshield replaced but it might be worth checking out since it's so easy. Temporarily run some masking tape around the perimeter of the glass and cover up the gap, then take it for a test drive.

You could probably test the top-to-windshield seal the same way. Put some 2" masking tape over the seam and go for a drive.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 07:44 AM   #6
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Trying attaching a thicker piece of rubber as a shim between the latches and the metal hoops at the front of the freedom top panels/at the top of the windshield, to snug it down a little tighter.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 08:45 AM   #7
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I had this happening from my passenger area. Have noticed that if i loosen and re attach it will make some change in the sound.

Wouldnt bother posting something so simple, but I just noticed a couple of days ago that the passenger door molding was not in its proper place so not making the best seal. As I never sit in there, I never checked. So maybe something to look at.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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See if you have gear blocking the tail gate vents.

I get a lot more wind noise when those are blocked.
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