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Yeah I tried the windjammer and it didn't do squat. I ended up with a Yakima fairing and it really quieted things down. Rack is off the car for the season now though.
Good thing to know because i was thinking about getting it. Out of curiosity, do you have the pano roof or just the solid roof? I wonder if that makes a difference? Probably not.
I know that bar placement can drastically change the airflow over the roof too; pushing the front bar further back and the second one accordingly can minimize wind noise. Did you put the racks where the OEM crossbars would go (where the holes are)? that's where mine are now.
I had the fairing on my Audi and it really did work. I just didn't like how it touched my roof and it made it harder for the car wash guys to clean under there. I feel like the little foam pieces that buffer the fairing supports from the actual roof are a little cheap and slip from their locations when the glue that holds them down heats up during the summer. Maybe it won't happen with my white car since it'll stay a little cooler in the summer compared to the black Audi.
I'm really glad to NOT have the Q-Towers that i had on my Audi anymore. After a while, those silicone pads that go in between the car and the towers just got sticky and dirty; I had to replace them once a year and clean the car off with simple green to get the gunk off. Thank goodness for the rails! This is why i just don't want anything touching the paint on my car anymore (i.e. the fairing touch-points).
After this season, i'll be trading out my Fat Cat 6's with my 2 Copperheads and surf racks!