There is nothing really complicated to do it yourself but you have to take your time. I did it too 2 months ago but went a bit different route in order to avoid weight gain and the main reason was to fix panels rattling.Does anyone know if there are shops that are doing this sort of thing? I'm not very mechanically minded, but I'd be willing to pay ~$1000 for someone to do this to my car.
There is nothing really complicated to do it yourself but you have to take your time. I did it too 2 months ago but went a bit different route in order to avoid weight gain and the main reason was to fix panels rattling.
I have completed all doors’ panels including trunk lid panel, hands’ rest between front seats, and decoration plastic under the front seats.
Now the interior is solid and quieter than before also made some improvements for sound deadening.
Any shop that makes sound systems will do.it for you for about $4kI appreciate the words of encouragement, but I'm just not interested in taking apart my car, fiddling around with the doors for hours on end, and learning it all as I go. I'd rather just pay someone someone skilled to do it. The problem is I've never really seen this offered at any shop I've been to - would it be more up the alley of some custom/mod shop rather than a normal service shop?
I’m interested in the rear doors. Great write up. I’m an engineer so have to get a db meter and see what’s up.
For me our dog is crying in the back of the MX, so I’m out to get (or make) a a special microphone that can measure sounds between 20khz and 67khz, which is in the dog hearing range we can’t hear. Most db equipment has filters to block sounds above that range. Not sure how far down that path I’m going to get...
Sorry for the late reply. It has been a while since I've been on here.Ultraviolet, can u share with us a bit more detail on the upper window seal that you put? It looks like u just put a small piece of seal into the existing seal to make the window touch better when you roll it up?
Greetings Ultraviolet75! I finished replicating your project, FABULOUS! Our 2020 X LR is much quieter now. I used the the Kilmat, but only one layer, just on the skin behind the panel. I spent better part of the day doing each door(several hrs. per door, I'm slow). Just the front doors. A remarkable improvement, my cell ph decibel meter is telling me about 10, 75dbl down to 65dbl. and lower, unscientificly. I know that's huge, but it's what I got. Would do it again without hesitation. I first went to the Tesla parts department to buy some clips in case I broke any, (only broke one).25 cents apiece. The parts guy was super helpful, knew about the Kilmat etc. That gave me even more confidence. Thank you UV75 for taking the time to photo all the steps, I could never do that, I'm slow enough! I'm attaching a pic of the non-scratch plastic tools about 15 bucks at the local auto parts store. Thanks again, really appreciate your efforts and humor!The door panel is a bit harder to get back on and needed some heavy hip bumping to get some clips to snap in due to the extra material between the panel and the door frame.
I had a little bit of material left over, so I placed it the the crevice of the front edges of each area between the doors and wheel well area.
If you open the door completely and put your hand in the gaps between the metal you can actually feel the thin carpet covering that surrounds the tires in the wheel well. There is hardly anything at all blocking tire/road noise coming through this area.
It's hard to tell in this picture.
Just open your door all of the way and look here to see what I am describing. I always used one hand to hold the door open while I put my fingers into this area. Something made me a little uneasy thinking that the door would time out and force close snapping off my precious digits and keeping me from being able to type up this project here.
In the end, I am very happy with the results.
I may order another pack and do the falcon doors at some point, but I am going to just enjoy the car for a while before thinking of another project to do to it.
After completing this, i did the following.
1) I went around to knock on the outside of the doors (after I completed the first door) to hear the difference. It sounds completely different. The door that I finished sounded solid and had a very dull muffled thud. The other door had a loud hollow chamber sound when I knocked on it.
2) I tested the auto driver side door opening that happens when you walk up to the car with your keys to make sure the sensor worked.
It worked as it always did. The door barely opened while I approached the car, and it finished opening after it sensed that I had walked past it and cleared the way for it to open.
3) I drove close enough to objects to make sure the sensors picked them up on my screen, and they all worked fine.
Please give any good/bad feedback about this project.
I'd love to know I helped people out with this, and I'd also like to know where I went wrong or could have done better.
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