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    Loud Whistle above 90

    I recently noticed that anytime I travel over 90 mph, which isn't very often, there is a very loud whistle coming from the left side of the car. I can't tell if its coming from the front or back.

    Any suggestions on what this is?

    I'm figuring its either having something to do with the tires or the recent tint I got put on messed up the windows somehow. To be honest I'm not to sure. It hasn't happened before so the tint or wheels are suspect? Am I overlooking any engine problems or anythign?

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    Seems to be a "normal" occurence on subies, some people think it's the mirror some the hood scoop.
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    What kind of car? Does it have roof racks? Possible window Gussett.
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    Subie 2006 WRX TR. No roof rack..and window gussett? not familiar with that terminology, I assume your talking about the foamy stuff which the window rests against on the top of the window?

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    it is the hood scoopi get it too
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    I have the same problem. I believe is the window seal. Mine is after 110 on the right side.

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    Yup, same thing for me. Starts whistling at like 100.
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    yeah, that happens on my TR also. If you fold in your mirrors, you can notice a reduction in noise.
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    yea my windows do it also
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    Mine does it too.....

    mine does it too...

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    Window Gusset folks.
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    My 06 does it too, I think it is the moulding above the windshield on the right side. If you look for some reason there is a gap between the roof line and windshield molding on the pass side but not on the drivers. I notice the sound eminating from there.

    Had a similar problem with the 05 MINI S albeit it came on at like 70mph and was much much more annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    My 06 does it too, I think it is the moulding above the windshield on the right side. If you look for some reason there is a gap between the roof line and windshield molding on the pass side but not on the drivers. I notice the sound eminating from there.

    Had a similar problem with the 05 MINI S albeit it came on at like 70mph and was much much more annoying.
    EXACTLY the same conclusion.
    I believe is designed to be that way? a sort of "speed alert" system? lol

    but you're right, the molding on my side fits perfectly the glass.

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    whats interesting is that moulding is a must replace item when the windshield is replaced. It would beinteresting to hear from an 06 owner that had the windshield replaced and moulding fitted properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    whats interesting is that moulding is a must replace item when the windshield is replaced. It would beinteresting to hear from an 06 owner that had the windshield replaced and moulding fitted properly
    Sorry.

    Actually I meant the molding over the passenger window, not the windshield. On that side it doesn't fit the glass as well as the drivers' side

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