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Old 09-11-2013, 10:38 PM
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Today was not so terrifically hot. I opened my d/s window all the way. At 45 mph, major wind buffeting was present. At 60 mph, I could not stand it as the wind pressure was hurting my left ear. The manual actually gives a weak excuse for 'wind buffeting' on page 227. It claims the turbulence is "normal." Give me a break!

I opened the rear sliding cab window and to my surprise, it did almost nothing to relieve the buffeting. Only opening the d/s rear window relieved the buffeting. However, major wind wooshing around the rear of the cabl blew all my plans and maps all over the place. It was a real mess. I tried the p/s windows but it was about the same as the d/s.

I have NEVER experienced such intense wind buffeting in a vehicle before. I had posted earlier that on my way home the day I bought the truck, I hear tremendous wind turbulence OUTSIDE my driver's window. Now with the window open, I can feel that turbulence. I am shocked become evident at such a low speed of only 45 mph and rapidly worsens as speed increases.

There is little I can do but I will write a letter to Ram expressing my displeasure with the wind buffeting and noise problem experienced with the Ram 1500. It is a clear engineering/design flaw in the vehicle.

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Old 09-12-2013, 12:52 AM
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Seems like all newer vehicles do this. I think it's a byproduct of improved aerodynamics.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:31 AM
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Seems like all newer vehicles do this. I think it's a byproduct of improved aerodynamics.
I've noticed the same. The more aerodynamic and air tight a vehicle is, the more wind buffeting occurred. I hate it, but I don't know how this can be resolved....
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:45 AM
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My other vehicle is a sport coupe from 2009. It is super aerodynamic and I believe has a drag coefficient of only .32. I open the d/s window and have no buffeting at all.
Also, in my experience, I have never seen a manufacturer actually point out a problem and redefine it as "normal." Not good policy in my opinion.

Last night I read about 500 pages of the large users manual that I had downloaded. I got the distinct impression that it was authored by a team of corporate liability lawyers.
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I put on a set of AVS in channel vent visors's and it makes a huge difference with the buffering. It is still there slightly but not close to as bad. My wifes Sonic has the same issue.
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I experience this when I roll down the rear windows only. Does it on my new Altima as well as other vehicles I've owned. Not an isolated Ram issue.
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It is bad in these trucks. My ford it would only happen with 1 window down. and I could crack a second window and it'd go away.

Now I can have both front windows all the way down and it happens. I have to crack both rear windows for it to go away.

(im assuming buffeting is that annoying "helicopter" noise you get?) I've never heard it referred to has buffeting
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Keep the windows up and put on the A/C, problem solved. LOL
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Keep the windows up and put on the A/C, problem solved. LOL
What about when you girl wants to let her hair down and feet out the window singin and cruising down back roads in the summer time listenin to that sweet hemi sound?

sounds like a song, but oh does it actually happen

I only use AC if its unbearably hot out. Cruisin with the windows down is awesome.
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I like the corporate lawyers comment...see mine re GAS CAUTION!
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