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Old 12-12-2016, 04:31 AM   #137
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haha for some reason that light up cubby is mesmerizing.. I caught myself watching the video on repeat
haha...i stare at it when driving....not a good idea
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:20 AM   #138
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Nice mods! I really like the felt lined cubbies and hatch full led strip
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:29 AM   #139
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this is ordered and in transit. likely a christmas break install. Quebster inspired
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:56 AM   #140
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Damn that Raceseng knob looks great!! I need to get myself one... but I think I'll go get a short shifter first!
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:27 PM   #141
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this is ordered and in transit. likely a christmas break install. Quebster inspired
is this sound deadening?
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:30 PM   #142
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i was about to buy that stuff but pulled the trigger on some cheaper/heavier stuff recently. The soundskins will be used for the rest of the car!

I did my whole rear hatch/trunk area the other day. Then I did one of my doors. took ~2 hours to do, super easy over all and wow what a serious difference. Death to rattles!
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:23 AM   #143
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is this sound deadening?
Yes, check out their site at http://www.soundskinsusa.com

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Old 12-14-2016, 12:26 AM   #144
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i was about to buy that stuff but pulled the trigger on some cheaper/heavier stuff recently. The soundskins will be used for the rest of the car!

I did my whole rear hatch/trunk area the other day. Then I did one of my doors. took ~2 hours to do, super easy over all and wow what a serious difference. Death to rattles!
Nice.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:20 AM   #145
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37. Soundskins Sound Deadening/Noise Reduction

37. Soundskins Sound Deadending/Noise Reduction

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Shhhh. Quiet.

Just started this mod. Did the hatch, rear sides, trunk/subwoofer space and rear wheel/door wells. Also, put some foam around the backup camera mechanism which is extremely loud. This quieted it a bit, but not much. I may add some soundskins to the foam.
Funny, found a tube of OEM foam stuffed between the outer and inner shell. It was probably 2" diameter x 15" long, randomly placed...Seems pointless? You can see it in the 5th lowest left pic...wrapped in plastic.

Also, did a little house cleaning while all this trim was off. Cleaned up my led tails wiring so now it follows the existing wiring harnesses all the way to the light and cleaned up my rear dash cam and led strip mod wiring also.

What: http://www.soundskinsusa.com. (3) tubes will do 4 doors and trunk floor; (4) tubes will do 4 doors, trunk floor, hatch and rear wheel wells; (5) tubes will do 4 doors, trunk floor, hatch, rear wheel wells and sides and rear seat.

Cost: $75-90 per tube shipped

Anything broken? Nope. Lost one metal door well trim clip. Easy replacement.

All back together? Yep.

I'll post a full review on the skins when I complete all the doors. All I can say is there is more low thuds, less tink, tink, tink when you tap on the bare metal.


Some resulting comparison pics so far.....more a few posts down
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Old 12-19-2016, 01:42 PM   #146
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I like sound skin, just not quite ready to break any plastic clips yet. My autobahn is still very quiet inside. Nice install look forward to the rest of the pics
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:06 PM   #147
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Glad to see this done in stages. Let us know what ends up being the most worthwhile.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:26 PM   #148
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Any plans to do any other wiring while you have the trim apart? I'm interested in doing this on the doors in the future as the car has a little more road noise than I'd like. Plus, if I quiet the cabin, I'll hear the exhaust less thereby requiring me to get a louder exhaust/downpipe...
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:33 PM   #149
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Any plans to do any other wiring while you have the trim apart? I'm interested in doing this on the doors in the future as the car has a little more road noise than I'd like. Plus, if I quiet the cabin, I'll here the exhaust less thereby requiring me to get a louder exhaust/downpipe...
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:58 AM   #150
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I need to work up the motivation to get this done. Can't wait to hear if you hear any difference!
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Old 12-24-2016, 04:15 PM   #151
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Found a perfect mount.

  • Size covers completely the air bag warning. yet it doesn't overhang the trim piece.
  • Nice quality with polished ring. Without the phone, looks like it belongs with car
  • Thickness appears sufficient to clear the dash (possibly may need to add one extra layer of 3M tape to be able to rotate freely).
  • Vents - iphone only blocks a small part in vertical orientation, horizontal of course about half of each vent, but don't mind.

I will post a full install with links once I get the light switch installed and everything can go back in .
Where did you buy this?
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Old 12-24-2016, 10:08 PM   #152
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Where did you buy this?
See post #105. Link is there.
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Old 12-24-2016, 10:10 PM   #153
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More Soundskins - Doors

Both front door now complete. Covered about 75% of outer shell and, well, you can see the inner coverage. 2 more doors to go.

Merry Christmas.
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