Trying to reduce road noise - Page 3 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics

Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics The Forum for the Ford Focus audiophiles. The place to chat about automobile sound systems, security systems, or show off your I.C.E.!
Sponsored By: GT Sound Control


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2004, 03:12 PM   #21
DidHeFocus?
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1704
Location: Sacramento, CA
What I Drive: 2003.5 ZTW PZEV

Posts: 1,031
Points 26,532, Level 97
Points: 26,532, Level: 97 Points: 26,532, Level: 97 Points: 26,532, Level: 97
Level Up 19% Completed
Level up: 19% Level up: 19% Level up: 19%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 DidHeFocus? Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Finally drove the car today and I believe it is much quieter up front. The drone of the tires is much less noticeable, but without db readings before and after, it's hard to prove. I do believe it was worth it.
__________________
I'm a middle aged guy, with a middle school mind.
DidHeFocus? is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-22-2004, 03:20 PM   #22
forzda
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 4792
Location: Peoria, IL
What I Drive: 02 Focus SVT silver with blue interior

Posts: 9
FF Reputation: 1 forzda Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Have you rotated the tires on a regular basis. If not get the alignment checked. There was a tsb out about the alignment on the rear tires that Ford was replacing the rear tires and resetting the alignment. Happened on my 02 SVT. Road noise was horrible before I took it in. Now it is quiet and smooth.
forzda is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 03:39 PM   #23
sidney61199
Focus Fanatic
 
sidney61199's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 7904
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2002 Black Focus SVT

Posts: 1,860
FF Reputation: 1 sidney61199 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'm surprised no one mentioned it yet. Get that dynomat stuff made for car stero instalations. Its called a hundred diffrent names but I think it would all be the same. It would be a small project (Take out seats and carpet and lay down the dynomat, I think it has one side that is stickey). I am positive you would hear (or lack of) a huge diffrence in the amount of sound, I don't think it is too cheap but for what you want there would be nothing better.
sidney61199 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 07:54 PM   #24
FocusInCali
Focus Fanatic
 
FocusInCali's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 7987
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
What I Drive: 01 SE Wagon

Posts: 2,331
FF Reputation: 1 FocusInCali Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
No, really? You mean like the links already posted in this thread for FatMat and eDead? I'm just messing with ya.

We are aware of the damping sheets, he is trying to find cheap alternatives for the fenderwells.

Checking the alignment is a good suggestion as well. Good catch forzda.
__________________
DRZ9255 ~ Arc Audio 4150XXK ~ Oz Audio 180CS ~ IDQ12 ~ iPod ~ Sirius
FocusInCali is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 08:02 PM   #25
DidHeFocus?
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1704
Location: Sacramento, CA
What I Drive: 2003.5 ZTW PZEV

Posts: 1,031
Points 26,532, Level 97
Points: 26,532, Level: 97 Points: 26,532, Level: 97 Points: 26,532, Level: 97
Level Up 19% Completed
Level up: 19% Level up: 19% Level up: 19%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 DidHeFocus? Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Tires have been rotated regularly and alignment was just done 2 weeks ago. Left rear was slightly off. Car tracks perfectly straight now, had only a slight pull before.
All doors were already treated for sound a while ago.
__________________
I'm a middle aged guy, with a middle school mind.
DidHeFocus? is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 08:18 PM   #26
d3bilhan
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 12408
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
What I Drive: 2002 Silver ZX5

Posts: 830
FF Reputation: 1 d3bilhan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Check for any cupping on the tires. That would make a lot of noise.
__________________
Support Our Troops!
Drive like you mean it!

[img]
d3bilhan is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 08:28 PM   #27
DidHeFocus?
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1704
Location: Sacramento, CA
What I Drive: 2003.5 ZTW PZEV

Posts: 1,031
Points 26,532, Level 97
Points: 26,532, Level: 97 Points: 26,532, Level: 97 Points: 26,532, Level: 97
Level Up 19% Completed
Level up: 19% Level up: 19% Level up: 19%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 DidHeFocus? Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Maybe I should make it clear that this noise has ALWAYS been there, the tires are fine, there is nothing wrong with the car!
It may be that all our Foci have this to a certain degree, depending on the type of tires/wheels on the car and roads driven. I am probably just more sensitive to this than most!
Also, the car is very quiet on smooth roads.
__________________
I'm a middle aged guy, with a middle school mind.

Last edited by DidHeFocus?; 09-22-2004 at 08:35 PM.
DidHeFocus? is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 08:48 PM   #28
FocusInCali
Focus Fanatic
 
FocusInCali's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 7987
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
What I Drive: 01 SE Wagon

Posts: 2,331
FF Reputation: 1 FocusInCali Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
You are on the right track DHF. Maybe take a day or two to strip the interior and use the liquid FatMat on the floors, fender linings, etc. The roof would be great, I don't know how hard that would be though. Enough sound-dampening, and you'll be driving in luxury.

Also, liquid dampen the door panels and outside door skins. And polyfill in between the door panel and inner door skin. That should give you a nice door thud as well.
__________________
DRZ9255 ~ Arc Audio 4150XXK ~ Oz Audio 180CS ~ IDQ12 ~ iPod ~ Sirius
FocusInCali is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 09:22 PM   #29
sidney61199
Focus Fanatic
 
sidney61199's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 7904
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2002 Black Focus SVT

Posts: 1,860
FF Reputation: 1 sidney61199 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
FocusInCali, I guess your right. I thought that was just a link to the spray on stuff in the cans they were talking about and then the guy above my link mentioned the stuff in the gallon can you paint on. I was never much with the liquid stuff. When me and my friends were into systems in our cars they only used the mat stuff, they wouldn't touch the liquid stuff. A couple of them competed in sound competion's and the favorite then was the dynomat stuff. I don't even know if they make the dynomat stuff any more that was like 10 years ago.
sidney61199 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2004, 09:29 PM   #30
FocusInCali
Focus Fanatic
 
FocusInCali's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 7987
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
What I Drive: 01 SE Wagon

Posts: 2,331
FF Reputation: 1 FocusInCali Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Dynomat is still around, but they are too expensive and there are many other alternatives now. FatMat and Elemental Design offers both mat and liquid. PartsExpress offers a vinyl mat that I will use next, no asphalt. The liquid is an additional option. For example, mat for the main inner door skin, liquid for the outer door skin and inside the door panel. With the mat, liquid and sprays, there's not much you can't dampen today. It's great to have options.
__________________
DRZ9255 ~ Arc Audio 4150XXK ~ Oz Audio 180CS ~ IDQ12 ~ iPod ~ Sirius
FocusInCali is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car Audio and the Ford Focus SquillyB Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics 20 05-31-2010 11:38 AM
Perplexing Noise 04 SVT Focus FRDPLAY General Technical Chat 6 01-26-2010 02:23 PM
2002 Ford Focus SE: noise from the front passenger-side wheel area Options jsimon General Technical Chat 3 10-26-2008 10:34 AM
Road noise very loud fiesta313 Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack 1 08-27-2007 11:51 PM
Tire Guy Can't Fix My Wheel Noise Problem nate2006 Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack 10 03-30-2007 07:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.