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Roadster - new options

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by bonnie, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Here's the official word on the door seals:

     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Many sizes and thicknesses. Tesla not listed as a precut. Which kit did you order?
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    What I purchased is about 1/8 thick. It came in sheets about 18 inches by 3ft. and is quite eash to cut to the right size. I just converted a Miata to an EV and added a Dynamat kit and it reduced road noise 5 DB. At the local Best Buy it is about $89 for 12 sq ft.
     
  4. vfx

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    Thanks, Best Buy was a surprise. I can check it there. Price seems OK. Wonder is 1/4" would be even better...
     
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    Not sure this is a case where thicker is better. I can see issues with the carpet and behind the seats with a thicker Dynamat. Here is a link of what I used. I also added some to a electric Miata and measured a 5 db reduction there as well.

    Best Buy - Dynamat - Xtreme 12 Door Dampening Sheets (4-Pack) - Aluminum/Black customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings
     
  7. Botbldr45

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    Hello again..........
    Two things:
    1. anybody get the stage 2 soundproofing kit with door seals for 2.5???
    2. anybody thought of a proximity sensor for their roadster ........... front for sure, back optional???
     
  8. jory

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    i dropped off my roadster (2.0 with stage 1 soundproofing kit already installed) at menlo park this morning for service including installation of the stage 2 kit.

    they mentioned that i was (to be) the first install of the stage 2 kit at the menlo park location.

    i'll report back when i pick up the car later this week.
     
  9. Doug_G

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    I'd be very interested to, uh, hear the results. I'd really like the door seals, but they won't sell them separately and I'm unsure of the usefulness of the stage 2 kit. Seems to me wind noise is the bigger issue.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I'm planning on getting it done there, too. Thanks, Jory, for giving them a practice car. :)
     
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    I would think that any kind of sound proofing would also help with temp insulation ...... Wind noise can't be defeated but warm toes would be nice..:biggrin:

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    Any thoughts on proximity sensors?.
     
  12. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I would love a wind noise fix much more than the road noise this kit works on. Either way, looking forward to hearing what improvements it offers.
     
  13. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Interesting. I find that I am most bothered by what I believe is motor noise. Of course with the top off, the wind noise dominates - but it is supposed to. With the soft top on, I hear motor noise from the rear. I haven't driven with the hard top on yet.

    (I have a 1.5 with no noise mods.)

    Does the noise kit reduce this motor noise?
     
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    Yep, thanks from me too. I'll be brining in my car for service at Menlo in a couple weeks and have been pondering the extra insulation. I find I get a lot of road/tire noise and expect this to help with that. My daily slog up 101 rarely allows me to go fast enough to hear wind noise :)
     
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    Yes definitely. I have a 1.5 with the equivalent of both noise reduction kits. The motor is barely audible.
     
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    dynamat kit?

    I went to the website and they have a wide selection of products. What exactly did you buy for your roadster? Did you do the cutting and fitting?
    thanks
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    I have a 2.5 Roadster and the motor noise really doesn't bother me...however, I think I'll have the kit installed just for the door / sill gaskets alone (to keep the sand, grit & slush from getting under the doors...) an expensive fix, but worth it imo...
     
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    today i retrieved my car after the installation of the "stage 2 interior sound kit" on my 2.0 roadster (i had previously had the "stage 1 interior sound kit" installed.)

    i also had the "cabin area HVAC tube upgrade installed.

    first thing to note is that the stage 2 interior sound kit was over $3K (~$1600 for the parts and $1400 for the labor)

    the HVAC upgrade was $100 for the part and $175 installation.

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    the results of the stage 2 sound kit are both subtle and appreciated. i think the main changes i noticed in a couple of hours of city and highway driving was a reduction in ambient noise (especially engine whine) and also the door closing sounds feels/sounds very different -- more like a mercedes than a kit car. i'll be curious to see if conversation with a passenger is less effortful.

    i did not notice much of a reduction in road noise (from bumps and such.)

    the service manager at tesla menlo park mentioned that someone at tesla had measured 5dB-10dB overall noise reduction.

    overall, i am (as someone minorly obsessed with making my roadster quieter) pleased to have had it installed but it admittedly does not make the same type of dramatic difference that the "stage 1 kit" made when i had that installed or even the adjustable suspension (set on softest setting) + tires in comfort mode.

    given the moderate SF weather, i did not test the HVAC upgrade but it seemed like a nice to have for those few chilly night drives.
     
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    Yes you have to cut it yourself. With a pair of scissors but it is not too hard. I had never done something like that before and it was not too bad.
     
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    Thanks for the report.

    Do you hear phone conversations or the radio better?

    5 to 10 dB is a big range.
     

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