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Wind Drag noise

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Uplaytowin, Jan 7, 2021.

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  1. Uplaytowin

    Uplaytowin Junior Member

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    A problem I've had with my 2004 1500 4x4 is wind drag noise at my door jams. Any ideas how to reduce/Eliminate? Thanks
     
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    Foam backer rod inserted behind the door seal in my 08 did wonders for wind noise. I believe I used 5/8” rod. There’s another thread on it on the forum if you search for it


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    I know I'm resurrecting an old thread but wanted to share my experience. I tried this with some 3/8in foam backer rod and the problems I had were that the rod would tear after pulling it about 18-20 inches. This was with a gratuitous amount of lube, too.

    Is there a similar product to foam backer rods that have a semi-solid core, or a brand that's more "sturdy"?
     
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    Try auto weatherstripping or light duty ( thin wall ) runner tubing ?


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    What do you mean pulling it?

    Are you pulling it into the other seal? If so, just put it behind the other seal, if that makes sense. It just tucks behind it.

    If you need a picture of what I mean, let me know and I'll snap one.
     
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    Hey there @KyleW2 - If you could snap a picture that would be helpful. I was trying to push/pull the foam backer through the inside of the seal. Like, the hollow cavity of it.

     
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    This seal. If you run your fingers from the roof towards the door seal you’ll hit the seal you pull back. Just put the backer rod behind it.
    You can see mine is pretty compressed in there, but several trips going 85 MPH for 5 hours straight and the wind noise is gone. Hope these help

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    Wow, I'm dumb. Here I've been trying to run the backer rod inside the seal. I've got copious amounts of rubber cement and 3/8in backer rod, I'll install it the way you've done it.
     
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    I was a little hesitant that the wind would catch it and rip it right out - but all good here. I put it in dry, no sealant or adhesive or anything like that. Seems to work fine and easy enough to remove or replace if necessary. It compresses pretty easily to the thickness needed to seal the door well.

    Taking that picture made me realize I desperately need to wash the roof of my truck. Lol


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