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Sound Proofing Rattles and Squeaks - Midwest Recommendations Please!!!

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by kevincwelch, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    I've done my best to ignore the rattles and squeaks in my car, but with my new commute, it's constant and I have to blast the music to cover up the sounds of the rattles and these annoying high-pitched squeaks. I've lost confidence in Tesla's ability to nail these down since my car has been to Villa Park and Chicago several times over the past 2 years to have them addressed.

    I'm hoping that a 3rd party might be able to take various panels off, tape down wires and install some sound proofing. I have no idea whether this will even work, but at this point I'm looking for any possible alternative solution to selling the car.

    I'm willing to drive anywhere in the Midwest to do this.

    Thanks for your recommendations.
     
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    That is very unfortunate. My S is quiet, and I've driven at least 6 other Model S and have not experienced what you describe. Sorry to hear about your problem.
     
  3. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    It is unfortunate.

    I don't want a used MS at this point, and I'm not in the market for a brand new one -- equivalent or otherwise -- at the moment.
     
  4. Fezzik

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    The highland park SC?
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    One crucial component is the quality of the surface that you drive on. People in the parts of the world with no snow / ice and no cars with studded tires have no idea how good they have it.
    And Tesla as CA company seems to be constantly surprised just how much vibration the cars are subjected to in the Northern half of North America and much of Europe. My 60 was getting obnoxiously loud after 18 months / 25k miles of driving in Oregon with its terrible, studded-tires torn roads.
     
  6. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    That's a fact, dirkhh.

    I'm not even talking about potholes and torn up streets. I'm talking about running over leveled manhole covers, cracks, reflective lights along lane dividers, small dips and risers. If the road isn't perfectly smooth, I hear it.

    I haven't been to the Highland Park SC for actual service, but I suppose I could give it a try. I'm just not excited about it.
     
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    open grade asphalt and snow make my car very noisy but fortunately day to day it is really quiet.

    maybe try looking into car audio shops. they might have felts to use and know where exactly sounds come from by looking at all of the interior panel design?
     
  8. Vexar

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    The Eden Prairie service center resolved my dashboard squeaks with double-sided rubber adhesive tape.
     
  9. PokerBroker

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    Dynamat is a common aftermarket solution for this. I had to dynamat my doors and dash in my Roadster because I swore my car was rattling itself apart.
     
  10. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Who installed your dynamat?

    I swear; driving home on Chicago Ave today almost made me dial the Tesla SC. Maybe this is a temperature related issue. I'll see what happens when it warms up. If nothing changes, I'm going to call Highland Park to see if they can help.

    At this point I'm willing to pay someone/company to figure it out and solve it.
     
  11. PokerBroker

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    I had a shop in Ohio do the work but there should be a number of people in your area that can do a good job. Anyone doing high end audio work should have experience with dynamat.
     

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