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Rubber door seals: Worth changing?

After a nice trip on the German Autobahn, i found the car had a lot of wind noise at constant high speed(+160km/h)

I thought i could trace most of the noise to the front doors rubber seals, but not really sure...

Anyone had any luck with less wind noise after changing them?

P.S my brand new wipers nearly flew off at 245 km/h ! they got pressed 1/4 up the windshield!!

There is no way they could sustain longer periods at those speeds!

I experienced something similar in my 156 2.0 TS, but that car ran out of breath before the wipers looked like they would brake...

What gives here ??? is the top speed of the 3.2 powered 156's limited by the windshield wipers!!??


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Re: Ruber door seals: Worth changing?

Hi, Peter.

156's are noted for wind noise at high speeds, at least in every test / review I've read. Coming from a 3 door Stilo, one of the quietest cars I've ever had, I was expecting the 156 to be noisier. Granted, at over 120mph there's a bit of a noise but it's not that bad. It's certainly not enough to drown the missis out

Haven't driven mine in the wet yet so can't comment on the wipers although the squirters are crap!

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Re: Ruber door seals: Worth changing?

no the speed isn't limited, just use rainX and switch the damn things off, at anything over 80mph you really don't need them.
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Re: Ruber door seals: Worth changing?

I guess i ddint make my point clear...

What i meant, is that the wipers was not in use,but the wind caught and pressed the wipers upwards nearly 1/4 !

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