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|04-29-2014 08:40 PM|
|04-29-2014 04:16 PM|
|04-29-2014 03:26 PM|
does anyone have the top wind deflector? would that help?
Just wondering to the question of wind flow for our "aerodynamic" jeeps..does anyone have or know someone who uses the top wind deflector and if it helps at all with the wind blowing your hair all over the place... i like the wind but sometimes I can't even keep my hat on..
|04-17-2014 08:19 AM|
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|04-16-2014 04:47 PM|
|Ruby Tuesday||You think it's windy and loud with the freedom panels off? Wait till you remove the doors and drive 70mph, it's a hurricane.|
|04-16-2014 04:21 PM|
wait...the hardtops dont have surrounds? stupid hardtops...
BTW, my softtop has a freedom top also!
|04-16-2014 04:14 PM|
When you are doing the ton.....always where your helmet...
And yes, life is a lot louder at +100mph on a motorcycle....especially when you don't have fairing...just a flyscreen on a bike with mid-controls that you sit upright on. At least I swichted out my stock handlebars to m-bars so I could tuck under a bit.
|04-16-2014 03:54 PM|
|04-16-2014 03:36 PM|
Wade® 72-20102 - Jeep Wrangler 2007-2012 Smoke Roof Wind Deflector
They come with the Jeep so unless someone took them off and never put them back on, you should have them.
|04-16-2014 03:23 PM|
|Mykul||I frequently remove the rear glass, to the point that I don't bother putting all 4 bolts back into the hinges. And yes, I would love some quick release to replace the bolts.|
|04-16-2014 02:12 PM|
|Wood Butcher||I've always wondered how badly the air drag is with the freedom tops off. The back of the jeep is basically a parachute and the front of the jeep is as aerodynamic as a school bus....so yeah, a lot of wind noise for sure, but does the air get caught in the back or does it really not drag as much as I think it is?|
|04-16-2014 01:06 PM|
I have had convertibles before. I ride motorcycles with and without a helmet. I know what environment is. For me its about why the is there a wind tunnel directed at my ear when I sit in the only place that I fit in to drive? Maybe if I were 5 foot and could sit far enough forward to make this not happen, but I have to sit with the seat as far back as it goes. Having had 4 door cars/trucks with this same issue its easy - drop the rear window a bit. With other 2 door cars, the doors/windows are usually so long this effect takes place behind where you sit and doesn't bother the driver.
not everyone who has issues is a newb who never has had a top off or window down.
Instead of lowering the front window, try 120 on a bike with no helmet. Driving a Jeep with the front window down is nothing.
|04-16-2014 12:50 PM|
It must be Spring time. New owners experiencing wind, sun, dust, noise, bugs, etc,etc,etc entering their otherwise perfectly quite and serene JK environment for the first time because they dared to remove the top or part of it. :ROFL:
Try lowering the windshield once.
|04-16-2014 06:39 AM|
|04-15-2014 02:10 PM|
|04-15-2014 01:46 PM|
Without giving the OP any more grief...because as it's been pointed out, Jeeps are the antithesis of aerodynamic, Top Gear did a bit a while ago on turbulence in convertibles.
What they found was that when a barrier was used to break up the wind, there was much less turbulence in an open cab. I bet a windbreaker (and there are a couple of styles if you do a search on Jeep windbreaker) is what you're looking for. Basically it reduces the volume of space in which air can be "dirty".
I haven't used one yet, but I do have one on order. I don't expect it to make things whisper quiet, but I do expect to be able to reduce dirty airflow at highway speeds.
Or not. It's a Jeep thing.
|04-15-2014 01:31 PM|
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|04-15-2014 12:54 PM|
|blackrubicon||With my freedom tops off and front windows up cracking the rear windows 4-5 inches makes a big difference.|
|04-15-2014 12:53 PM|
I find most vehicles with the windows down on the highway are loud as hell so I don't think the Wrangler is much different.
I would have the windows up with the Freedom Panels off and look into an air dam for the Freedom Panels. Wade makes one for the 2007-12's that attaches to the top of the windshield frame for about 70 bucks. You might have to do some digging to find one for a 2013 (maybe Wade has one that I could not find a listing for).
|04-15-2014 12:48 PM|
|flyfishnevada||I've had my freedom tops off at highways speeds but with the windows up. Not too loud, I could listen to the stereo and have a conversation. Air flow was minimal. I was actually surprised at how little air came in to the cab. I'll have to try it with the windows down. Other than putting them back on at highway speeds, something that takes a few minutes, try a mesh sun shade. That might moderate the airflow somewhat.|
|04-15-2014 12:36 PM|
For real....make a quick (and secure) release for the rear window in you will be a rich man.
OP, you may be out of luck (being that you already have a Spiderwebshade). It is a brick on wheels...so it will have a lot of turbulence.
|04-15-2014 12:24 PM|
|nealwiley||Open your back glass, I do it allot at highway speeds and no problems!|
|04-15-2014 12:17 PM|
|04-15-2014 12:15 PM|
The goal in my post was to see if others may have found any creative ways to deal with the wind and noise, doesn't seem that there are any real solutions.
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