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Old 09-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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open sun roof on back side only not all the way open and roll any windows down no buffeting no more noise than any normal window down...no windows down and no noise either. The Sunroof is nice!!
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Still suffering with the wind noise but bringing truck into dealer again this week.

Adding insult to injury are the frequent GM and GMC TV ads bragging about how quiet their trucks are. That is what Ram promised but I have not seen any of it yet.

I am currently driving around with blue tape over the door seams which cuts down on the wind noise. I am going to pursue this with Ram to the bitter end. For a $55K truck, serious wind noise is UNACCEPTABLE. It is very annoying and grates on you while driving.
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I drove several 14 GMC and Chevy's and Rams. The ram is the quieter cab IMO. I think there was a report that came out on the debut of the 14 GM's and the ram was 1db quieter on paper.

real world that's invisible to the human ear. some of the subjective quietness will be due to tires and road surfaces.
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I have no wind noise in my Ram. Other than the sweet rumble from the Hemi, it is extremely quiet
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My 14 Laramie is quiet as a Church Mouse!!! Must be some thing wrong in your door seal. They should get corrected for you.
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Went to my Ram dealer today. The dealer allowed me to drive two other brand new Ram trucks. One was a base model Ram 1500 with Pentastar and standard sized side view mirrors. The other truck was a fancy LongHorn Ram 1500 with the same elephant tow mirrors as my truck has.

At all test speeds (up to 70 mph), the base Ram with small standard mirrors was as quiet as one could expect from a body on frame truck. There were no turbulent wind noises in the cab or outside of the cab windows. Driving the new LongHorn with the large tow mirrors, produced very similar turbulent wind noise as my truck does. I pulled over to the side of the highway and turned the d/s mirror 90 degreed to the 'vertical' position. To my surprise (and the technicians), the turbulent wind noise diminished by at least 50%. Since the mirror is effectively twice as far away from the driver's window, the turbulent wind noise was considerably reduced.

The dealership is contacting Ram about the noise. However, I doubt anything will be done. The tow mirrors are causing the noise and they are just too large and not aerodynamically shaped. It would be nice if some after market company marketed an aerodynamic fairing that attached to the big tow mirrors.

Another thought is to just replace the big tow mirrors with the handsome Ram Sport side view mirrors. Should be a direct replacement plug n play.

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I drove several 14 GMC and Chevy's and Rams. The ram is the quieter cab IMO. I think there was a report that came out on the debut of the 14 GM's and the ram was 1db quieter on paper.

real world that's invisible to the human ear. some of the subjective quietness will be due to tires and road surfaces.
I test drove a new Chevy at the State Fair last weekend, and it didn't seem any quieter than my Ram. It didn't seem any louder either.
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I must not hear the noise! I have the large tow mirrors and really like them. Wish they would power fold!! I will push them all way in a drive to see if it makes any differences.

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Went to my Ram dealer today. The dealer allowed me to drive two other brand new Ram trucks. One was a base model Ram 1500 with Pentastar and standard sized side view mirrors. The other truck was a fancy LongHorn Ram 1500 with the same elephant tow mirrors as my truck has.

At all test speeds (up to 70 mph), the base Ram with small standard mirrors was as quiet as one could expect from a body on frame truck. There were no turbulent wind noises in the cab or outside of the cab windows. Driving the new LongHorn with the large tow mirrors, produced very similar turbulent wind noise as my truck does. I pulled over to the side of the highway and turned the d/s mirror 90 degreed to the 'vertical' position. To my surprise (and the technicians), the turbulent wind noise diminished by at least 50%. Since the mirror is effectively twice as far away from the driver's window, the turbulent wind noise was considerably reduced.

The dealership is contacting Ram about the noise. However, I doubt anything will be done. The tow mirrors are causing the noise and they are just too large and not aerodynamically shaped. It would be nice if some after market company marketed an aerodynamic fairing that attached to the big tow mirrors.

Another thought is to just replace the big tow mirrors with the handsome Ram Sport side view mirrors. Should be a direct replacement plug n play.
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Does anyone know if a set of wind and rain window shields will help?
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I have them on my 2011 and didn't notice a difference in noise between mine and my buddies 2011 with the smaller sport mirrors.
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