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Old 02-05-2009
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Post Your Ingenious Rattle Fixes!!!

okay i probably have like 20 rags stuffed into random places to fix rattles. there are still alot that need to be fixed though. I know for sure that back panel is one of the main ones, id like to tackle that tonight. But post up what you have done to fix rattles here and there, i may or may not have those rattles, but better off fixn it than not. Oh and i also know my bezel does, its a weird noise, not so much a rattle but like a squeak kinda where it pops in. havnt figured out anyhting for that yet.
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when my sub hits. the cab shakes violently. there is no sopping it.
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thats why i am posting this for, my subs. Sometimes its only certian notes that hit really bad rattles, but if there a way to fix a few of them, it will better the sound.
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A couple guys i know have used this to line panels on the inside to stop rattels




that tool box liner stuff
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^ hmm yeah i know that stuff. just a cheap dyna mat i guess. you know i was thinking, couldnt you really youse anything to serve as dynamat? anything like semi thick and fluffy? even a medium thickness fluffy carpet. you know? alot cheaper. even some of that 1/4 inch foam, lay that all around.
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bubble wrap? just a thought
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^ hmm yeah i know that stuff. just a cheap dyna mat i guess. you know i was thinking, couldnt you really youse anything to serve as dynamat? anything like semi thick and fluffy? even a medium thickness fluffy carpet. you know? alot cheaper. even some of that 1/4 inch foam, lay that all around.
That partical foam crap that goes under carpets?
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Dynamat/Brown Bread, Rox All green fibreglass insulation, Foam insulation lol
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^ seriously tho lol any of that would work haha
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3M caulking strip works the best
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lol, i just leave it all rattle. cant hear it on the inside, but outide its annoying as shi*t
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Just make sure not to use EXPANDING foam. Otherwise your Ranger will end up looking like a VW Beetle.
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lol, i just leave it all rattle. cant hear it on the inside, but outide its annoying as shi*t
I like how he thinks. My truck has like no deaning in it, it's super loud and annoying. i love it!
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As I used to display on my ol' Mystique. Says it all. lol
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I don't know that regular foam would even do much. Whatever material needs to be rather dense to even be effective at sound deadening. If it's just for a rattle, anything soft would work.
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Using absorbing materials like Dynamat help seal your interior from sound escaping. They also insulate the interior from rattles because it is absorbing the sound waves.
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Hot Wheel package cardboard/thick paper folded a few times and jammed in between the slider window and the frame....because of this: ....

A subwoofer hides all rattles and shaking parts!!
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A subwoofer also makes already rattling parts worse. lol
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I don't have any rattles...


Well two but they are my fault and I have to fix them, I dropped a pair or tweezers where the hole in the dash for the VIN number is and they rattle once in a while but I can't figure out how to get to them? And the other is my back drivers side door rattles from the Basslink sometimes because it needs new push clip things from some idiot who didn't line them all up before pushing and bent half of them, so they have to be replaced.
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dynamat the whole thing, 99% of the rattles gone.

i tried to stop my gas pedal from rattling once. ended up breaking the gas pedal off. LOL

I wrap metal to metal contact parts with electrical tape in the interior that stops rattles
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I don't have many rattles, more squeeks from my steering..

i used to shove a business card in the sliding window but it doesn't rattle too much anymore.. only on some songs
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My slider stopped rattling all of a sudden as well. I used to put electrical tape on the latch to keep it from rattling
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My truck rattles like a **** and theres is not much i can do about it because im to lazy to look for the rattles since they only come in around 3k rpms lol.
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I have stock speakers so no rattles here, still wouldn't mind Dynamat'ing the entire truck. The wind noise is too noticeable at highway speeds.
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I got more of a creak in each door. I think it's those latches that hold the door locks in but not 100% sure. There's some of that rubber coating rubbed off where it makes contact with the door. I got some foam insulation tape for water piping I might use to try to cure it.
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