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Old 02-18-2013, 08:35 PM   #11
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Alright well since it doesn't look like the striker plate can be adjusted on our cars it's back to the drawing board as far as stuffing $hit into the weather stripping. The backer rod wasn't strong enough to be fished through the small hole but I was checking into other solutions online and I saw someone use black rubber latex tubing.

They shot silicone lube in each hole on the weather stripping and used electrician's fish tape to feed it through the length of the weather stripping.

Here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XR-J7VTN80

They used 1/4" tubing but when I was feeding the backer rod into the weather stripping it seemed like it was too small and I thought 1/2" diameter would work better.

I found this stuff on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Rubber-L...urgical+tubing

It has a 1/2" outer Diameter and 1/8" wall (thickest wall I could find on rubber tubing)

The only draw back to using the rubber tubing is the cost. I was fine with a few bucks for 100' of backer rod but $60 for 50' of something that I don't even know is going to work doesn't sound too appealing. If I knew it was going to work I would do it in a second but again I am apprehensive. I am going to mull it over and consider some other options so I will let you guys know what I decide to do and if it is successful.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #12
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So I had a long trip home this Wednesday and I wanted to jerk my car into the ditch because the wind sound my drivers side door was making was driving me .


When I got home I rolled my window down, put my knee on the door, and pulled. I bent the top of the door a little bit (so little I couldn't even tell) and shut the door. I checked the spacing between the weather stripping and my door an I couldn't even get my finger between the two. I drove down the road and WALA no more whistle. I guess now that I can't hear the wind wistling through my door I realized how much I can hear my tires going down the road (AKA road noise).

I was thinking of getting some spray something or other and hitting my wheel wells and possibly some areas on the belly of the car. Anyone have any suggestion to stop the road noise a bit? Don't really want to use dynamat or fatmat so if you can think of alternatives I would appreciate it.

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Old 03-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #13
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the makers of fatmat have a liquid product that some people use to 'paint' the undersides of their vehicles. I don't remember what its called, but it's on the fatmat website which I can't be bothered to look-up and post right now. :)
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