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post #1 of 11
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Hi,

Today I've upgraded my front stereo speakers in my car. The problem I'm facing right now is that there is a lot of vibrations in front doors which is very irritating. Can anyone give me any ideas on how I can strengthen them.

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post #2 of 11
I havent used any of these, but I would say look into:

Dynamat or cheaper brand equivalent for sound dampening
Depending on what you have going on and if there is just open space, maybe a spray foam like Great Stuff, but be careful not to use too much it expands a ton.
If its metal contact near screws, try and fit a rubber washer in there, I had to do that on my license plate on a previous car when I had subs that rattled everything.
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It's been a long time since I've played with car stereo, but is DeadMatt still a thing? I might still have a roll of it somewhere. It's very dense, heavy rubbery material that you can cut and stick to anything that was rattling. It was self adhering too. Worked pretty well from what I remember.

edit: ninja'd with the proper name of Dynamatt
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I'll look into this guys and yeas its vibrating because of the empty space.
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post #5 of 11
You definitely need some sound dampening material in there. As everyone else has said, you need something like Dynamat - a sound dampening material. If you have an upholstery shop local to you, they'd be able to easily install it for you, or if you're a DIY'er you can do it yourself. If doing it yourself, make sure to research the effective ways and places to apply it, otherwise its useless. thumb.gif
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Depending on what kind of car it is, there are a lot of specific car forums out there that might help too and have a DIY or something that has a proven fix.

I have found a ton of information, help, ideas, etc for my car on G35driver.com, I'd suggest you try and track one down for yours.
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post #7 of 11
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Depending on what kind of car it is, there are a lot of specific car forums out there that might help too and have a DIY or something that has a proven fix.

I have found a ton of information, help, ideas, etc for my car on G35driver.com, I'd suggest you try and track one down for yours.

^ I agree. Much like on OCN, a good place to start is always the owner's club for the item.
post #8 of 11
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Depending on what kind of car it is, there are a lot of specific car forums out there that might help too and have a DIY or something that has a proven fix.

I have found a ton of information, help, ideas, etc for my car on G35driver.com, I'd suggest you try and track one down for yours.

Same, 350z forums are a treasure trove of information. Great suggestion.
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post #9 of 11
Fill the doors with expanding foam is the trick we use on sound off cars.
post #10 of 11
Well I wouldn't just start spraying foam, you don't want to damage your window pathway.

You need to take the door apart first, tighten everything down. Next Dynamat as much as you can.

If your door's speaker holes have cheap thin cracking plastic behind it. Rip it out. Dynamat the panel from the back side before putting it back on. Make sure you make sure everything is solid, if not. Things will rattle.



Not sure what car you have, but best thing you can do car audio wise. Is Dash Speakers/tweeters. If you do not have them, install them. Even on the top of the door panel would work fine. Without them, there is no real way to have a good sound stage. My Car had them, and I replaced them with better ones. Cars that do not have them do not sound good IMO, which is why most modern cars do.



Also Best to use AMPs for your car speakers, not the deck. In Fact I wouldn't power anything from the deck, it just is too weak. RCA out to a 4/6 Channel AMP. Will be a godsend.


I have a convertible, so I needed a lot of clean power to crank up the volume so you can get nice loud and clear music when driving down the interstate/highways. The Deck could not handle it when it came to pushing the volume with the top down.
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