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Old 06-24-2009, 03:58 AM   #41
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^^^^Too much trouble for not enough gain. Not much noise comes from over-head, Plus I don't thing that Eco-Carpet would stick well up-side-down. The time is probable better spent elsewhere in the car.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:21 AM   #42
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It looks good. This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time but never figured out the less expensive alternative. I don't know what kind of reduction I'd get with covering the trunk though. I do notice a lot of road noise, especially when it rains, coming from where the seatbelt comes out of. It's like it belts you right in the left ear. Great ideas, keep em coming!
OMG!!!! I'm not the only one!!! When it rains and I'm driving for more than half an hour, that noise makes want to drive my car off a g cliff.
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OMG!!!! I'm not the only one!!! When it rains and I'm driving for more than half an hour, that noise makes want to drive my car off a g cliff.

I was thinking the same thing on the drive in this morning! The roads were wet and now that I've quieted down the road noise from the hatch area I could clearly hear a constant noise in my left ear coming from the driver's seatbelt area. So my plan tonight is to take that apart and put some carpet padding in there and see if it helps any.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:56 AM   #44
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^^^^Too much trouble for not enough gain. Not much noise comes from over-head, Plus I don't thing that Eco-Carpet would stick well up-side-down. The time is probable better spent elsewhere in the car.
I had a look at it last night and it didn't look too bad on my wagon. There was the rear light and then 2 of those plastic rivets and then the grab handles for the front and back passengers. I figure I wouldn't even have to take those off. If I remove the rear section I'm thinking I should be able to just slide a piece of carpet padding up through the rest.
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I have another question. I've put quite a bit of carpet padding in the back of my wagon with great results but can still hear some 'wooshing' air when I'm on the highway, especially when the roads are wet. It would seem the noise is coming from the upper back corner panel that looks like a vent. I popped it off last night to have a look and it seems quite open to the inside of the frame so I'm sure that's the spot but if I'm guessing if I put some carpet padding in there that I may run into some issues with the windows fogging up. Or are they more decorative since there wasn't an actual vent tube or anything running to them?
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I'm not totally sure what you're referring to.....at the very rear lower corners of the hatch area (behind the side trim), there are vent holes that open up behind the bumper. At the top back there are openings that lead into the cabin. It is essential that there is space enough left between the lower vent and the upper openings.

This venting gives the car some "flow-through" ventilation when you're driving along, or the system is in the "fresh-air" position with the cabin fan going (windows closed). It also makes the doors easier to close. I put carpeting back there, but left plenty of space.
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I have a wagon so I'm not sure if that's any different or not. But in the back corner between the rear hatch window and side window there is a vent. I think I'll pull the panel off and put some carpet padding in there but cut a few slits in it so that air can still flow.
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Update... I removed the upper rear corner panel in my wagon and put some carpet padding in there and put 2 holes in the padding for the vent. I found it to really cut down on the sound of "wooshing" air coming from the back.
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This definitely sounds like a mod I would want to do in my wagon also, but now the question...the tiles that Bluefront and others are talking about and using or getting carpet padding as shane_c is using + also using some spray adhesive to hold it place (all inside the car)

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Carpet Tile to soften the sound in the Focus Hatchback

The carpet tile to soften the sound in the 2012 Fous Hatchback can be purchased at Home Depot and is called TraficMaster Carpet Tiles.
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