IIRC the Nox / Terrain are also the heaviest in their class (speaks toward their comparitive quietness)NoobNox said:Think about any car that you consider to be really quiet and isolated from the environment, and chances are it will be one of the heaviest in it's class. Incidentally, the Equinox/Terrain are generally considered quieter than their competitors (Rav4, CRV, Escape, Tucson etc..) and I found that to be true when doing test drives.
Yes, the dealer screwed up, but I, and I think others told you that their cars were not making the noise that you were describing, so you should have compared it with a car on their lot and when theirs was quieter, you should have made them fix yours to that standard, BEFORE you spent the $1500. But, good to hear that it is finally fixed - and now when you sell your vehicle you can advertise it as the quietest Equinox in the USA. And, only one person can claim that title !hitchhiker11 said:Thanks to that factory defect I spent about $1489.00 extra that I really should not had to because of no help from Dealer & Chev.com/
Actually, if that is what you are after - that is where Dynamat will help you.... Dynamat Xtreme. I put a few small patches of it (It is super-self-adhesive) on the inside of my rear quarter panels, thinking it might knock down road noise.... which it didn't, but when I did a 'before/after' knuckle thump on the exterior of the rear quarters, it went from a 'tinny' sound to a dull 'thump.'teetertotter said:What can you do with the Drivers and front Passengers Doors so they don't sound like a tin can every time you shut them?
I've been wondering about doing this as well. But then I asked myself, if it's cheap, easy and effective, why don't OEMs do it? Must be some drawback. I was thinking: not fireproof? gets wet and moldy? does not stay in place? interferes with door mechanisms like window lifts, wiring, etc.?Wileym said:I've used polyester fiber-fill, like what you would stuff a pillow with, in my guitar and bass speaker cabinets...for years. In overly resonant hollow areas, especially in a door, it would be easy to use a piece of dowel to push some of the material everywhere that doesn't interfere with anything mechanical or hot. The light and resilient fiber expands (and retains it's shape) to fit it's surroundings, doesn't attract moisture and doesn't hold it if some gets into or on it. I wonder if this might work as a cheap 'n easy automotive sound dampener in some circumstances?