I have a 2004 F150 super cab and since owning it have had very few problems and never any major mechanical issues with it. It's paid off and still running strong. The only thing I can't figure out about it, even after 5 years, is why when I roll the back windows down at highway speed I get an eardrum pounding "whump, whump" sound that seems to pulsate through the cab. The pressure is hard enough to hurt your ears and distort your vision, and it literally sounds like a chinook helicopter is landing on top of the thing. The only way to alleviate it is to rolll down all of the windows, which I don't like to do. I assume it's something to do with the aerodynamics of the vehicle, but I'm just curious if anyone else has ever experienced this or found a way to reduce or elliminate it?
the ford freestyle does this extremely bad. It actually hurts everything on your body. I thought the windows were going to shatter. I have an 06 scab but don't have a problem with the "helicopter effect".
Same thing happens in my fiance's car (Pontiac Vibe) with the sunroof. If you open the sunroof it is just fine but the little plastic thing that springs up in the front is what redirects the air on hers, pull it down and you get the same feeling.
2009 MINI Cooper S, Dark Silver with Black Roof and Mirrors, 15% tint on all windows and sunroof, Blacked out Chrome trim and hood scoop
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