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2005 Forester X Road Noise
Posted 06 March 2005 - 01:15 PM
I purchased a 2005 Forester X back in November and for the most part love it.
My one major gripe with it is the road noise.
When I drive over 60mph on the highway i get some decent roadnoise from the wind. This is not the whistling noise of a window seal, just the generic "whooshing" sound. I am assuming there is little I can do about this.
When I drive on your standard street that hasn't been repaved in the last 2-3 years, I get a considerable amount of roadnoise going over bumps and inconsistencies in the road - especially from what sounds like the rear of the car.
Also if im driving through wet areas even at low speeds I can easily hear the "ding" of debris getting kicked up against the side of the car.
I realize that I did not get the XT or even XS which might have taken measure to make a smoother/quieter, but i was just wondering if 1) the roadnoise is normal and 2) Is there any affordable way to dampen the road noise (im very car-unsavvy btw)
Other than the roadnoise I'm throughly happy with my forester!
Posted 06 March 2005 - 08:59 PM
Posted 07 March 2005 - 01:02 PM
Posted 07 March 2005 - 04:32 PM
In those few moments that the radio is off, I noticed that the car is quieter when you drive the cargo cover closed - but hey that's just me.
Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:36 PM
Has anyone dabbled with dynamat (or other brand acoustic matting)? I've read reviews where it decreased exterior noise by 9DB which is fairly impressive. I wouldn't mind dropping $300-400 on the matting, its just i have no idea about taking off all the panelling in my car to apply it - heck i dont feel comfortable installing a car stereo!
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