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: Wind noise


gb10998
02-28-2005, 01:27 PM
I get a high pitched wind noise from over my left shoulder. It's more intense when the Heat/AC fan is on.
Anyone else have this? :nopity

Eyedoc
03-01-2005, 06:14 AM
No wind noise at for me (unless the top is down).

harrysxlr
03-01-2005, 09:11 AM
No wind noise at for me (unless the top is down).

the same with my XLR! It`s much qiueter than my Vette at high speeds.

Harry

migsgig
03-01-2005, 08:34 PM
Has anyone let go of the steering wheel while driving and notice a gradual pull towards the right side? Curious to see if it's an alignment issue or Magnetic Ride Control related?!?!?
migsgig :cool

Caly
03-02-2005, 05:59 AM
Has anyone let go of the steering wheel while driving and notice a gradual pull towards the right side? Curious to see if it's an alignment issue or Magnetic Ride Control related?!?!?
migsgig :cool
Get it aligned. Had that done recently on my Vette (same basic platform) because of a wear problem on a front tire. The tech made some large adjustments to the rear pair, hardly any on the front. Four wheel alignment and I'm not convinced they do that great a job at the factory.

BUDSVET
03-02-2005, 09:56 AM
No wind noise with top down and my hearing aids turned off. :jester

aviator
03-02-2005, 12:14 PM
Like Harry, my XLR is much quieter than my 'vette. In fact, I'm amazed at how quiet it is at high speeds. :thumbs

With the top down the wind drowns out the ringing in my ears - so I drop the top whenever possible. March 2 means its starting to be spring here in Southeast Texas. Temps in the mid 60s (~19 C for you Harry). But we get top-down weather all-year around here. We only need to put the top up occasionally to keep the mosquitos from carrying off our children and small animals. :yesnod

That hearing aid idea has merit.

Nslootah
03-03-2005, 03:33 PM
Mine having the same noise, i v been talking with the dealer thay try to solve it too many time but still the same sound is thare you can see a gap between the small window and the weather strip this is where it's leaking air.

standby
03-03-2005, 05:28 PM
duct tape it

Quixotic
03-03-2005, 06:13 PM
I'm no expert but a friend of mine, who is pretty much an expert on these things had this to say about wind noise... maybe he was stating the obvious, but I thought his explanation was interesting...

There are two kinds of wind noise.

The first is when a seal is improper and you hear the wind going through where is shouldn't. This is the kind you fix.

The second wind noise is the noise from wind hitting the edges of the car. He explained that an aerodynamic car, like the XLR has less of this type of noise than a Escalade, for instance. You can't fix this kind of wind noise. It comes with the territory.

OK, now you can all harass me for stating the obvious. :rolleyes

1_XLR
03-04-2005, 10:30 AM
Mine having the same noise, i v been talking with the dealer thay try to solve it too many time but still the same sound is thare you can see a gap between the small window and the weather strip this is where it's leaking air.

there are adjustments on that small window for the proper alignment.
No reason for any gap or excessive leak

Nslootah
03-06-2005, 02:20 PM
Too many time i'v taken my car to the dealer no use i got use to it i will try to take a picture of it and you can see..

Caly
03-06-2005, 02:55 PM
Too many time i'v taken my car to the dealer no use i got use to it i will try to take a picture of it and you can see..
I would look for a dealer who can take care of that for you or esculate the problem higher up with GM. There is no excuse for not getting obvious problems fixed on a car we paid this much for!

harrysxlr
03-08-2005, 12:11 PM
Hi there,
as I sayd before there`s no wind noises on my XLR but what most of you don`t know is that Im here in germany and I drive my XLR if possible in the 160 - 260 km range (thats 100 - 165 mph) and no wind noises from the side windows or the little rear windows. Sure you can hear the wind when doing 150 mph but the XLR is than quieter than the SL 500. I drove an 02 of a friend of mine who owns now a ... guess what :glol

Aviator, I know Texas pretty well, been a lot times all over and like it a lot.
Started most in Dallas went to Houston - San Anton - El Paso and back to Dallas.
forgot your capitol Austin.
I bought the Corsa-Indy exhaust for my Vette at CORVETTE of Dallas and had it shipped over. Today I saw Corsa is biulding now one for our XLR`s - hope some one over here soon puts one on his XLR and tell how it is!

Thanks
Harry

aviator
03-09-2005, 11:39 AM
Hi there,
Aviator, I know Texas pretty well, been a lot times all over and like it a lot.
Started most in Dallas went to Houston - San Anton - El Paso and back to Dallas.
forgot your capitol Austin.
I bought the Corsa-Indy exhaust for my Vette at CORVETTE of Dallas and had it shipped over. Today I saw Corsa is biulding now one for our XLR`s - hope some one over here soon puts one on his XLR and tell how it is!

Thanks
Harry

Caly - I don't put much of faith in GM dealers being able to handle anything but the most mundane tasks and recalls on the XLR. They're good at what they do, but special stuff - forget it. There is a whole cottage industy serving Corvette people because Mr. Goodwrench is just not very good with 'vettes. Better to find a good specialty shop. Here its Corvettes of Houston.

Harry, at seeing the news on the Corsa exhaust today, I'm scrambling around trying to make it happen. Will advise. I saw your posting of Germany's fuel and oil prices in another thread. I guess that's pretty typical in Europe. Does it make you feel better that the price difference is all about taxes? I was in Norway in Feb, and fuel prices are lower there.

Singapore takes the cake, however. They add 175% tax to the price of the car for starters. Then they make you bid on a COT (Certificate of Title) with can run $10K to $15K, and fuel prices there are roughly the same as Europe. They want to provide incentives for people to ride S'pores MRT rather than drive. I lived there back in the 90s.

harrysxlr
03-09-2005, 11:52 AM
Caly - I don't put much of faith in GM dealers being able to handle anything but the most mundane tasks and recalls on the XLR. They're good at what they do, but special stuff - forget it. There is a whole cottage industy serving Corvette people because Mr. Goodwrench is just not very good with 'vettes. Better to find a good specialty shop. Here its Corvettes of Houston.

Harry, at seeing the news on the Corsa exhaust today, I'm scrambling around trying to make it happen. Will advise. I saw your posting of Germany's fuel and oil prices in another thread. I guess that's pretty typical in Europe. Does it make you feel better that the price difference is all about taxes? I was in Norway in Feb, and fuel prices are lower there.

Singapore takes the cake, however. They add 175% tax to the price of the car for starters. Then they make you bid on a COT (Certificate of Title) with can run $10K to $15K, and fuel prices there are roughly the same as Europe. They want to provide incentives for people to ride S'pores MRT rather than drive. I lived there back in the 90s.

Hi Aviator,
you are right, almost 85% of the german gas-price are taxes and they getting higher and higher.
When this red/green party took over the german government in 98 the greens said the gas prices will soon come to DM 5.00 (thats Euro 2.54 in $ 3.30) per liter of gasoline. We are on that way.
Thats sad, but true

Harry