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Hi just wondering if it's a viable option to look at sound damping for my Forester 2.5XT? Also if so is there anywhere reasonably close to London that I could take the car in to have this done (rather than trying to do it myself), and for reasonable cost? If not I guess if I find out the best kit to order I could do that and when I have new speakers fitted they should be able to do that as well? I noticed there's a place called noise killers, but it's quite far away, in Manchester.

 

I'm looking to upgrade the speakers as well, and looking to try and make the cabin a bit quieter as I'm planning a few very long road trips. Cheers.

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Actually just to update this, my friendly local car stero shop who recently fitted a head unit for me have just told me they're very happy to fit the sound proofing kit at no extra cost, when I'm having the new speakers put in... So all I'm looking for now is recommendations on the best kit to use for this car that will give me the maximum amount of sound insulation, so I can buy the kit myself or ask them to order it in? Cheers!

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Thanks I would really appreciate advice on the best kit to go for for these cars, if anybody has experience? Otherwise I'll just go with whatever is recommended by the car audio guys I guess. Cheers!

 

Sond's like a good result mate. Not sure about the sound proofing side of thing's though never done it :)

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I was looking at this stuff, moulds to panels a bit better than dyno mat

 

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/silent-coat-mat-bulk-pack.html

 

check out this site for a range of options

 

http://www.deadening.co.uk/?gclid=CJ_Vh4XQ0LoCFU7KtAodfyQAVw

 

or a spray option

 

http://www.dynamat.com/products_car_audio_dynaspray.html

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Hey, thanks for the detailed response.  :) I think the silent coat mat bulk pack looks very good... I guess the spray is more for the areas it's harder to put the insulation, like engine bay etc.? I think what I'll do is get the bulk pack and see how that improves things when they install that. And if I'm still not happy look at the spray perhaps. The mats should be enough though I reckon. Cheers!

 

 

I was looking at this stuff, moulds to panels a bit better than dyno mat

 

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/silent-coat-mat-bulk-pack.html

 

check out this site for a range of options

 

http://www.deadening.co.uk/?gclid=CJ_Vh4XQ0LoCFU7KtAodfyQAVw

 

or a spray option

 

http://www.dynamat.com/products_car_audio_dynaspray.html

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Im surprised the first trip i did in mine was 230miles and the old man commented on how quiet and smooth the ride was. I have to say at motorway crusing speeds i thought the ride was quite civilised for a big arsed car. Do you have an afternarket exhaust ?

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Hey, no not yet though I'll possibly be getting one, currently having an uprated decat fitted which will make it slightly louder already though. I'm not saying it's terrible and it could also be to do with the tyres I've got at the moment which are quite cheap (and I'm thinking of changing). Could be improved though so I can hear the Stereo better, I've found I have to crank it up quite loud at motorway speeds. Think I saw a discussion elsewhere about sound-proofing on these cars as well (possibly on forester.org, think it was talking about the 04 or 05 versions...), so I'm obviously not the first person who's considered it worth doing. Plus as mentioned above it seems like it'll be quite a cheap upgrade seeing as I want to change the speakers anyway. Is your one the 2007 version? Could be the cabin is a bit more refined? My one is 54reg, in the documents it says first registed Jan 2005, so not sure if that means it's the 2004 or 2005 version...

 

 

Im surprised the first trip i did in mine was 230miles and the old man commented on how quiet and smooth the ride was. I have to say at motorway crusing speeds i thought the ride was quite civilised for a big arsed car. Do you have an afternarket exhaust ?

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Nah mines an early car 97. My factory speakers were knackered and not very gooe anyway. It's a component system which i've changed for some normal 3 ways in the door. Not as bassy as i'd like but i wasn't gonna spend a fortune on speakers this time as i've got other things.

Have you all the under bonnet insulation in place ? Quiet a lot of people seem to remove it to hear engine noise.

I've no idea whats inside the doors as i'm not honna pull anything apart that doean't need it.

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Oh yeah, oops, I misread your profile thing. I don't know what that version is like compared to the 2004/5 version. I'm not sure if the insulation is there, can't remember! I'd be surprised if the previous owner removed it though, coz it was one-owner and all Subaru official service stamps, plus they didn't change anything about the car at all. Will post back here next week once I've upgraded the speakers and put the damping in to let you guys know how it went! ;)

 

Nah mines an early car 97. My factory speakers were knackered and not very gooe anyway. It's a component system which i've changed for some normal 3 ways in the door. Not as bassy as i'd like but i wasn't gonna spend a fortune on speakers this time as i've got other things.

Have you all the under bonnet insulation in place ? Quiet a lot of people seem to remove it to hear engine noise.

I've no idea whats inside the doors as i'm not honna pull anything apart that doean't need it.

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