I realize this is slightly off topic, and sorry for long post, but as many of the people reading this EXCELLENT thread have experience in this general area, I'll raise this question here.
I've been struggling with wind noise from my hardtop ever since I put it on about 5-6 weeks ago. Only on the passenger side, and it starts at about 40 mph, getting progressively louder until it's screaming at 60 and above. I have adjusted the window height (it was way to high, riding well up above the gasket), adjusted the screws as far in as possible, so as to press the window against the gasket (it was clearly not even close at the back edge), and have played around with the front to back tilt a little. I have not yet moved the entire window forwards or backwards, though I note that the driver side is much further back than the passenger side, but the passenger side is already quite tight against the door top gasket.
This top was repainted, and they did an excellent paint job, and had removed and replaced the gaskets. I do note that the drivers side window seems to make better contact as it goes up and into the top gasket, whereas the passenger side seems to ride up onto the gasket, even after adjusting the height. There does not seem to be any adjustment to the top gasket, i.e., to move it outward, and it seems to fit onto a rail or extrusion that's part of the way the top is formed. The front and back seem to be pretty tight.
My next step is to continue to play with the tilt somewhat, and/or mask off different areas with tape and see if that makes a difference.
Any and all advice is appreciated. I have read all the threads on adjusting the window, but can't find a solution yet. The door lines up quite well, so adjusting the striker doesn't seem necessary, but I realize that even a tiny adjustment may be enough to make a difference, as I assume the issue is that the window likely bows out from the gasket frame as speed increases, so I may not be able to see/measure a gap while standing still. Thanks.
Still waiting for my interior parts, so I can pull the seats and install the vibration and noise suppression materials - but they tell me any day now!!
Last edited by Dylan; 01-07-2011 at 06:14 AM.
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