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My Subaru is built like a tank but sounds like a water tank

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#1 ausubaru92


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Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:59 AM

Ive noticed that when i tap on the roof of my wagon, it sounds very metallic and very much like the sound a iron watertank makes when you tap the yop of it. is this normal?

#2 Ross


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Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:37 AM

Not sure about ea82s, but it seems normal with the ea81s. Especially the ones before they put the higher roof on.
Annoying sometimes, but they do make an excellent drum.

#3 karinvail


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Posted 01 April 2005 - 07:22 AM

ugh! And I thougth I was the only one! My current Soob has a VERY noisy roof - closing the doors or the back hatch too hard and the sound *resonates* inside - it's almost deafening! I've never had another Soob that did this, so I assumed it was the roof supports aren't supporting well enough :P

#4 subie94


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Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:36 AM

my wagons the same an it's a 94

probably accoustics;) or something

does your wagon have a roof rack on it?
thinking it's cause the roof is a large flat(mostly) area an it act's similar to that of sheet of aluminum.

#5 jeffroid


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Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:39 AM

Yes, I've had several EA81 wagons. The ones that didn't have the factory racks sounded like a drum, the ones that did, didn't.

#6 subynut


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Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:50 PM

Yeah, they'll do that. My sister's 89 dl did that. Had no roof rack and spent it's entire life (189k miles when she bought it) on dirt roads. Slam the door closed, and it pop. I've ridden in some that have had that bang kind of sound while driving over bumps. Now, she's got a 87 gl that HAS a roof rack. no more bang when you close the door.
You could try and put some sort of dampening matirial on the roof; between the headliner and the roof itself. My roof rattles when my sub bumps. I'll prolly end up doing that to rid of that rattle. And the rear gate. And the license plate. and the doors.................

#7 hooziewhatsit


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Posted 02 April 2005 - 12:40 AM

lol, mine thumps pretty good when going over bumps, etc...

and I thought it only started after my 180lb+ brother decided to see if it would hold him up... :-\

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