[DML] Re: Noise
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[DML] Re: Noise

My D is a daily driver also.  I put about 50 miles a day on it, so 
you have me beat for distance.  

I think the engine noise is remarkably low. I do catch a bunch of 
road noise here in Vegas, especially from elevated grooved highway.  
Not sure whether it's my tires (Michelin Pilots) or what. It's a low 
frequency vibration that's unpleasant. For awhile, the tires were a 
little over-inflated. Reducing them to 23 front, 30 rear made a huge 
difference in ride and general vibration/noise. 

Of course, most of the time, I'm driving too slowly in rush hour 
traffic for any of the above to be much of a factor. I really 
haven't been able to establish whether I get more noise pollution 
from the exterior of the passenger compartment or from my stereo. :)

Just for grins, I recently considered picking up a noise-cancelling 
headset to see what difference that might make, but I don't want to 
cancel out stuff I "should" hear (like horns, sirens and tire noise 
from adjacent vehicles when the windows are open). It would 
certainly be less work than adding passive insulation and "maybe" 
roughly equal in price. Plus, it has a great geek factor.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "tuxr" <tuxdarby@xxxx> wrote:
> I bought some sound deadening material at Circuit City, layered 
> alot of it behind the back wall.  Seems to have worked to an 
> extent for engine noise (of course not perfect, but helped)...

> This is a daily driver, a quieter car will make a 
> difference, I drive it 65 miles each way to work.  (Am I the only 
> one that drives it like this, anyone else put this type of mileage 
> on it, or do I win the prize?).

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