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Will my roof rack be quieter without the wind guard?


New Member
Sep 13, 2019
I bought a Garvin rack for my '03 Rubicon, I get a lot of wind noise now. Iffin I was a betting man I would say the bulk of the wind noise is coming from the optional wind guard itself.
Before I take it off to see, have any of you found that your rack runs quieter with no wind guard?

Thank you.


TJ Addict
Supporting Member
Apr 23, 2019
Upstate NY
Any frontal area can cause wind buffeting. I have heard several people came that the wind guard made a lot of noise. Is yours removable or are you going to have to cut some welds? If you can take it off without damage then I would give it a try. Perhaps a different angle would cut down on the noise too.