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I noticed the wind noise is very loud on my 2011 Equinox. I had a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero before and the wind noise wasn't bad at all. I'm a little hesitant about purchasing a wind deflector since I have never had one before. Do they really work? I also don't like drilling anything in because of possible leaks later on.

Does anyone recommend a wind deflector or should I just get used to the noise?
 

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You won't be "drilling" anything into the roof of the car. These are adhesive type wind deflectors and they typically work well. They aren't expensive so even if you buy one and it doesn't work you're not likely going to be out more than 10-30 bucks and the adhesive will come off with a little elbow grease should you decide to remove it.

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Adhesive huh.
Shows you how much I know, lol.
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Recommend any good ones to get?
 

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There is a built in wind deflector there already that pops up when you open the sunroof. Are you sure it's not roof rack cross pieces? If you have those installed backwards they make quite a racket. There is a post about that with pictures on correct orientation.
 

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GFab said:
Adhesive huh.
Shows you how much I know, lol.
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Recommend any good ones to get?
I've had two deflectors from Benevento, and they are held on with clips. Easy to install, and remove, however, I don't feel my Equinox needs one - quiet enough already. Excellent products made by them.. http://www.automaxus.com/
 

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There is a built in wind deflector there already that pops up when you open the sunroof. Are you sure it's not roof rack cross pieces? If you have those installed backwards they make quite a racket. There is a post about that with pictures on correct orientation.
I noticed the built-in wind deflector pop up when I opened the sunroof. This is the first sunroof that I've owned that had one. I'm wondering if that is what is causing the wind noise. I do not have the cross bars (only the side bars). I plan on buying those sometime in the future.

It might just take time for me to get used to the wind noise. In time it might not be so bad. I just picked up my Equinox last week and the weather has been cold and rainy so I haven't had much time to open the sunroof.
 

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Cold and rainy. The perfect winter weather. I don't use my sunroof alot because of the noise. That built in deflector doesn't do much. Wish I could find a low profile one to stick up there. I'd use it more often.
 

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Guys, try opening both back windows about a quarter inch, it will eliminate the buffing sound that occurs at certain speeds without adding too much additional noise. The constant wind noise will still be there but won't get the ear hurting buffing sound.
 

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Guys, try opening both back windows about a quarter inch, it will eliminate the buffing sound that occurs at certain speeds without adding too much additional noise. The constant wind noise will still be there but won't get the ear hurting buffing sound.
I would agree with you. But I drove another car recently with a wind deflector and with just the sunroof open there was hardly any noise. With all the windows up.
 

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GFab said:
I noticed the wind noise is very loud on my 2011 Equinox. I had a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero before and the wind noise wasn't bad at all. I'm a little hesitant about purchasing a wind deflector since I have never had one before. Do they really work? I also don't like drilling anything in because of possible leaks later on.

Does anyone recommend a wind deflector or should I just get used to the noise?
I have two Benevento Deflectors from previous cars. If you're at all interested, I'll try them out on the Equinox, and possibly sell one to you. I'll report the change - although, I personally think the Equinox S/R is pretty quiet. Where do you live ?
 

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Hi, I have a new 2012 Equinox with a sunroof and I find on cool days the wind seem to come in when the roof is open and hit me right in the back of the head. If I hold the built in deflector down with my hand the problem goes away and it is actually quiter in the cabin. I have a wind deflector that i have used on a '10 Malibu, '07 Envoy and '05 Trailblazer. As soon as it gets a little warmer here in NYS I amg going to try it on the Equinox. I wish they made one that was clear. It wouldn't be as obvious looking.
 

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GFab said:
I noticed the built-in wind deflector pop up when I opened the sunroof. This is the first sunroof that I've owned that had one. I'm wondering if that is what is causing the wind noise. I do not have the cross bars (only the side bars). I plan on buying those sometime in the future.

It might just take time for me to get used to the wind noise. In time it might not be so bad. I just picked up my Equinox last week and the weather has been cold and rainy so I haven't had much time to open the sunroof.

btw the cross bars howl as hell.
 

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I noticed tonight that if the sunroof is open, and I hold the deflector down...the noise is gone!
Has anyone removed the deflector??? I looked at it and it seems to be something easy to remove, but I am hesitant to be the first one!!
Just seemed a LOT quieter with it down. Can't imagine a purpose for it. Unless they are trying to account for those who open the roof when raining!!!
Anybody??? I'm really curious about this and may try removing mine......will keep you posted!
 
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