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Re: Noisy Scenic Roof Bars

Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
All square section roof bars will whistle at speed. At least I've never known a set that didn't. Ours always whistled when they were just the bars, but were happily silent when the roof box was on top of them.

The contoured bars (Thule Aero etc.) claim to be better, though I've no personal experience.

In any case, they're wasting fuel and therefore money when you don't have a load strapped to them. It would be better to take them off when you're not using them.
The Renault bars are contoured, the whistling seems to eminate from the point where the flange meets the roof. I don't think it is the bars themselves. I only use mine for carrying things like the new worktops that I have just picked up.

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