No Noise Roof Basket w/ MySky...Anyone?

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  1. burnttoast

    burnttoast Active Member

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    Anyone found crossbars and a roof basket that make minimal noise with MySky? I’ve tried two...loud every time
     
  2. Kevin Gaare

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    Don't think it's a possibility.

    Crossbars alone will make enough noise to pass through the very light/thin mysky panels.
     
  3. Opus

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    For me it was more a matter of position. Try setting the rack as far back (rearward) as possible if you haven’t already.
     
  4. Kevin Gaare

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    I tried putting them so far back it looked ridiculous.. Didn't change a thing. Also tried swapping the front with rear, didn't matter. I ended up wrapping some 1/4 inch rope around them which did cut down on the whistling a bit. These are just the crossbars, not even a rack.

    My fix all was just to turn the music up louder :)
     
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  5. Jimmy Lee Smith

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    Those panels are thin, but my Yakima Core bars are aerodynamic and quite a bit quieter than the older round bars that I used to have. Some towers are more fitted and aerodynamic whereas some have lots of gaps and corners to whistle. Yakima and Thule are pricey but the quality is there, well fitted, well designed and great materials.
     
  6. Kevin Gaare

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    I have the Thule aeroblades, they whistle... but they're great quality and I only put em on in the summer for my kayak... The noise is something I've just accepted.
     
  7. Got Dibbs

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    I used the Reese cross bars and Reese defender series roof rack from Wal-Mart and have absolutely no loud noise defects coming through mysky removable panels. I do have a low hum barely noticeble but I'm also running a 42" light bar up front, a 42" farm jack on side of roof rack, the spare tire in the basket, two 4" lights on each side, two 4" lights on back, and a 20" light bar. All mounted on or around the roof rack. So the hum could be coming from any of these. It could be because I have the basket mounted as far back on my roof as possible (like already mentioned) but as far as noise there hardly is any. 20171221_153930.jpg 20180122_144138.jpg 20180122_144206.jpg Even with all this mounted up top the noise is very minimal. Just a light hum that goes away with the radio turned up to like 5. And I do have the mysky panels.
     
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    20180204_131410.jpg 20180204_131404.jpg 20180204_131355.jpg 20180204_131347.jpg As you can see I have a lot of modifications done to the roof and rack that could potentially cause a lot of noise. Fortunately I must of lucked out only having a slight hum. I also only paid $180 for both roof rack and crossbar mounts at Wal-Mart. I love the way everything turned out as well. You'e lucky if you pay under $200 for just the roof rack alone. Another $100 for the cross bars. Wal-Mart saved me a good bit on that. Take a close look at where I mounted the crossbars. Try mounting yours in the same location and see if that helps you with the noise issue.
     
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  9. burnttoast

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    I have the same basket and bars. Most noise come from lightbar. The sound of my subwoofer, TKO hum, help balance it all out lol
     
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  10. Got Dibbs

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    I actually really like the Reese cross bars and Defender basket setup. Not just because I only paid around $180 for both, but because of the sleek look, low profile, included air deflector, and the fact that it shares very similar designs with the Smittybilt Defender roof rack system. And I'm really hoping some of the accessory mounts are interchangeable. Because I already ordered the Smittybilt shovel/axe mount and the Smittybilt Hi-lift jack mount. I already have my lift jack mounted to the cross bars laying flat but I want it up on the basket sideways to even out each side with the shovel/axe. I'll find out this weekend if they work.
     
  11. Jimmy Lee Smith

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    Your rear placement eliminates most of the noise. When the basket is up front is really sings from the wind of the front of the Jeep.
     
  12. Got Dibbs

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    Are there any negative effects of having the basket placed far to the rear of the vehicle? Anything I should worry about in the future?
     
  13. Jimmy Lee Smith

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    Nope, not at all... In fact it takes it behind/under the turbulence caused by the windshield.and that's what reduces the noise and will reduce wear and tear on tarps or cargo bags.
     
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  15. BUtrlhhawk

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    Ok great, but can you still use and enjoy your My Sky panels ?
     
  16. Jimmy Lee Smith

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    Many of the cross bars allow enough room to still use the my sky panels, not the super low profile type that sit flush with the roof rails but something similar to the setup you get from the Yakima Timberline towers and Core bars (my setup). YupYou have enough room to remove your panels as well as wash and wax without having to remove your rack. 20180613_111342.jpg
     
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    wow ! pretty cool.
     

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