x2, I run a full size Voyager rack (contractor style) minimal wind noise, plus a 50" light bar. Can kinda hear it when the music is off, but after driving a Jeep for 60,000km+++ daily on the highways im deaf anyways...I have never ever seen the OEM rack for that price.
Well Disco, like they say... "even a blind pig eventually finds an acorn." I guess I just got lucky last year; mine was cheap, easy to find, great condition, and rocks. They're definitely still out there.2011, 2008, 2008
I don't see how that data set is helpful to someone asking about roof racks now in 2018. You said you can "usually find them" but he can't go back in time to when they were more common and better priced. It's a fair comment, those racks are very nice but compared to everything else it will be old, used, and expensive.
Baja FWIW was not bad on noise at all. My understanding of the FR one is the horizontal bars with no front to back bars creates a lot of noise, but they have better wind shields now.