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Old 11-11-2008, 09:22 PM   #176
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oh, and I'd like to add, whomever designed the rear deck of the car is high on denture glue!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:24 PM   #177
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oh, and I'd like to add, whomever designed the rear deck of the car is high on denture glue!!
Yeah, removing all of the little clips/etc is a little over the top.


Once you get it apart, it's not so bad though.

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Old 02-26-2009, 01:05 PM   #178
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Sorry to resurect...
So, you just apply matting directly to the underside of the rear deck?
Or are you applying ensolite to it?

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Dave, you'll just have to show me LOL
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #179
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:37 AM   #180
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2004 WRX Door

2004 WRX Door - Matted interior of door,exterior of door, follow by ensolite form (raamaudio)

Trunk

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Old 03-28-2010, 10:19 PM   #181
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Just finished front & rear floor, rear seat, sides of trunk, and pillars on my 05 STi. Took all weekend! Gonna do the doors and deck lid next. Already very noticable difference. Hardly hear my coilovers and the exhaust is much quieter. I can tell the only road noise is coming from the doors.

The loudest car I've ever had just got to a normal, if not above normal level of quietness.

Used Raamaudio's hardware. Very pleased. Thanks Rick!
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:00 PM   #182
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The STI is a dang fine car but sure are noisy, I have personally deadened 4 of them and I hardly ever work on anybodies car besides my own! I do know what they need and when done so much nicer to just drive let alone listen to music.

If you do a very good job under the rear deck it will further reduce the noise level a significant degree.

The high level of noise from the rear is a major reason I developed the underseat subs for these cars, then you can really seal it off(there needs to be a passage for air for cabin vents to work properly, my STI guide covers that well) and have low noise, great audio, etc......and not much weight and all added between the axles, most of if down low, etc...does not effect handling much at all that way

Have a great day
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #183
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Want to add:

I deadened my old 07 wrx and my current 08 STI using rick's raamat and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to improve factory/aftermarket sound or to reduce cabin noise!

The self adhesing ensolite is freaking awesome! No more spray glue!
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:11 PM   #184
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What do you guys suggest for cutting down exh drone in a Forester?

I have no deck to seal up.

My front doors are dynamat'd
My rear doors are getting sound proofed this weekend/next week.

Where would be the most effective place to put sound deadening next? I was thinking maybe the back hatch door, since its a big flat surface facing directly out back, which is where the exh noise goes.


Of course most of the time sound deadening wont do much for my stereo beyond the doors, as I like to drive around with the MASSIVE sunroof and all 4 windows open.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:14 PM   #185
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Thanks, I'm going to give my wagon a deadening with this writeup
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:58 PM   #186
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pics?
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:47 AM   #187
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Read the guide and do the rear sides and hatch if you want to greatly reduce road noise, far more important than the doors on nearly all hatches and wagons

Do not skip steps, they are all there for a very good reason and from 40+ years of real experience

If you did not do the doors per the guide you are missing out on important gains as well.

Have a great day
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:20 AM   #188
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Does anyone have this write up with pictures? My spring break is coming up and looking to get some of this stuff done...atleast just the doors for now. Trunk will be coming soon once I get a sub.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:07 AM   #189
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Here is my attempt so far doing the front doors and trunk. Still need to do rear doors and rear deck. Figured I'd post in here instead of starting a new thread. Plus I haven't found any pics done to an 03

Car: 2003 WRX
material used: Raamat BXT, ensolite foam
also installed alpine S-type (coax) in the front w/ kartboy spaces

Ok first, it seems like I have a lot more **** in my doors than everyone else, or people are not worried about covering it up. Both front doors basically look like this:



Tried covering the entire door but couldn't get the panel back on:



Then we applied the ensolite foam to the door panel (about 2-3 layers) instead of the door. Again we were worried about covering moving parts, wires etc. Not sure if this will be as effective???



I had more success doing the trunk





Still kind of a work in progress... comments or suggestions?
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:18 AM   #190
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I redone my carpet in the RS since it was shot and I got some aftermarket carpet that had a rubber sound deadening on the bottom...I also got some sound insulation from JC whittney(25ft roll I think) and stuck it in the trunk under that carpet,inside the trunk lid cavity, and also behind the rear side cards...its a huge improvement...it was like riding in a mercedes...it even knocked down the loudness of my blitz nur spec...I havent got my transmission installed yet with PPG's..but I couldnt fit any under the console so they wil be very audible
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:16 AM   #191
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Still kind of a work in progress... comments or suggestions?
I don't think you went crazy -- just have more patience than most of us. You certainly did a cleaner job than I did on most of that. Only thing in the trunk is did you cover the wiring looms that run through there? I put the matting underneath way back when I did the trunk.

(Rest of the car was Raamat/Ensolite, but didn't record that epic.)
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:21 AM   #192
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I deadened my front doors and trunk with what I think is a very quality product. Makes my JL C6 component speakers and 12w7 sound amazing.

Edit: I will post some pics soon.

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #193
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I have read through this thread several times and i feel that i must bring a specific subject back up. I recently purchased an 06 STI. I am doing the trunk (with a dynamat kit due to my lack of knowledge of ricks existence until now lol). The trunk on the STI looks like a nightmare. I specifically need help with the lid. Am i supposed to cover the holes that access the wing bolts? Any STI trunk lid specific pictures would be great if someone has a few.

Oh and i emailed you rick, but figured you might be to busy to reply right now.
I just did my trunk lid with Dynamat and Ensolite. I'll be buying RaamMat if my leftovers aren't enough to do the rest of the trunk. Anyway, I took off the factory trunk liner, matted and ensolite-ed the whole thing, cutting out holes for the trunk release and double matting the pass through holes for things like taking off the spoiler, etc. Then I just put the factory liner back on. Not sure if that's the best idea, but it basically looks 100% stock, except a couple little areas where the ensolite peeks out (same color as trunk liner so it isn't really noticible). If you do it that way, I'd just line up the factory liner where it goes, then use the holes in the liner where the plastic fastener pins go as a guide. I just fished around with a screwdriver (carefully) until I found where the hole was, then punched the screwdriver through the dynamat and through hole in the lid, then put the plastic fastener back in. I'd share pictures but there isn't anything to look at that you wouldn't see in your own trunk except a couple little squares of ensolite peeking out. Now I'm sorry I didn't take pictures of the process.

Do you have the kicker sub that is a Subaru option? That's what I have and it sounded like trash (IMO) at anything more than -5 bass, -6 on some songs. Even at those levels some songs sounded really muddy. Just from doing the trunk lid I can safely turn the bass to -4 (which is enough punch for me) and I haven't found a song that sounds muddy. Songs with really crisp thumping bass sound even better. My next step when I feel like getting back to it is the area right behind the sub. Since the sub is side mounted on the driver's side of the trunk, I figure that has to be a big help.

General questions for anyone...since I went with the factory option sub, it's clear I'm no audiophile. However, I was thinking of replacing the head unit with a Pioneer AppRadio. Apparently you can mirror any android phone's screen on it with little difficulty. 1) Would I see a sound quality difference without replacing speakers? 2) Would it be easy to get the sub working, or is the factory sub non-standard in some way? I've done head unit/speaker installs before but never in a system with a sub. I'd obviously want the sub to work, but the AppRadio also has a user setting for crossover freq. That's something I think might help a lot so I'd like to make sure that worked. Any advice?
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:05 AM   #194
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I deadened my front doors and trunk with what I think is a very quality product. Makes my JL C6 component speakers and 12w7 sound amazing.

Edit: I will post some pics soon.
C6? Haha, you mean c5s? I'm picky when it comes to JL. Lol
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:21 AM   #195
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C6? Haha, you mean c5s? I'm picky when it comes to JL. Lol
You bumped a thread that hadn't been touched in 10 months just for that?
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:55 PM   #196
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You bumped a thread that hadn't been touched in 10 months just for that?
Didn't look at the date, was search function..... you bumped it just to start drama? Even cooler brah
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