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Old 01-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced their factory door seals?

I drive a ton on the road, trying to quiet car down. I have seen all bluefront's mod in this area, but would like to fix the factory seals first if possible. I look at them and they look perfect, but I get tons if wind on my 2000 sedan. Before I chunk down all that money, has anyone done this? Did you see a noticeable decrease in wind noise? I would be gung Ho if the things didnt look perfect already, makes me think there are other problems.


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I would say that if the seals look to be in perfect condition, they are, and are not the issue. Look instead to the adjustment of the door --> the body lines should be even and flush, the door latch can be moved slightly to tighten the rear but there is no in/out adjustment for the front, you can however slide the fender a little closer to the front of the door to close the gap ( but you will open the gap at the front).
The most common one Brad covered, IMO, is the mirrors. Aging and repetitive heating and cooling will distort and weaken the plastic over time. Meaning that more 'fill' may be needed to take up the gaps. But best course is replacement IMO. I know my mirrors are a source for vibration related and very slight wind noise on my own car, I'm just not concerned enough to replace them.
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Thanks for the reply. I have already put SVT mirrors on, they should be tight, doesn't seem like noise is from that area. It sounds like wind coming in from all doors. I'll look at the gaps, see what's up there. I had a new windshield to replace the cracked one, and even had the seal replaced a second time because they screwed it up and created more noise. The radio has always been the cure, but come summer, will be putting 6-8K miles a month on it, and need quiet on some of those drives.

Has anyone out there done this yet?
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