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    I changed tires and that made a big difference. The Falcons are load. I went with Kohmos.

    I have been looking to do the same thing. First is to find where the noise is coming from. Have someone else drive while you listen for noises. If can use a tube held to your ear to help locate noises better.

    If a panel is vibrating or ringing you don't need to cover the whole thing. A patch in the middle should help reduce it's sound.

    Secure anything that is loose. It's obvious but look for the unknown stuff.

    If you changed any bushings you made more noise come in.

    Be careful with open cell foam, if it is in an area that can get wet it will rot and cause rust. Also some of the foams will brake down to dust after a year or two.

    I found a good mat used for toolbox drawers at Harbor Freight Tools. It has great noise absorbing properties.

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    turn up the radio

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    new car

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    The 2006/2007 Wrx are a lot quieter than the other years. I owned a 2006 2.5i which had louder engine noices than my new WRX---kinda wished I heard more rumble in my new WRX.

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    I just spent yesterday putting about 40 square feet of Raamat in the rear end of my 02 wrx wagon. Sound deadening is non-existent in these cars; the only thing in the rear end of my car was a heavy rubber-lined mat over the shock towers and sides of the cargo bay.

    I put a layer of raamat on the outer skin of the hatch, followed by a layer of Ensolite. Then I did the inner skin with mat and ensolite. As soon as I closed the hatch I knew I would be happy - a solid thud. I covered pretty much everything in the rear cargo area with the mat. The cargo floor and spare tire well got a double layer in a couple spots; the metal over the muffler is just about the most resonant part in the whole car - not a good design. Anything not covered by the stock rubber mat also got a layer of ensolite.

    Drove to work today - a huge difference. Exhaust is a little quieter, bumps sound much better and road noise from the rear tires is a down by a lot. I'm hoping to have enough left to do all the doors, but I doubt it. I'll start with the fronts since that is supposed to help the most.

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    Drive a mk1 isuzu trooper and tell me loud interior noise, after getting out of it the sti is a lexus.
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    Just mat your doors, that cuts out a tremendous amount of noise. Before i did my stereo install, my car was LOOOUUUUDDDDDDDD.

    After I cant hear as much roadnoise, but now i hear my exhaust much more.

    Way way better. I used the dynamat extreme trunk kit to do my doors and still had some leftover of the 5th sheet. Cant beat that for $60!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robman7835 View Post
    That was my first thought.....figured i would leave it up to someone else to make that point

    Be thankful! lol You should have rode in my last car... 2003 Mustang GT, whiny 4.10 gears, supercharger gear chatter, long tube headers, offroad h-pipe and MAC mufflers!!! were talking abusive noise levels after about 30-45 minutes. I'm loving my 06 WRX more and more each day. I miss the stang every once and awhile, that is untill I get to drive by the gas pumps and can still hear by the time I get to work

    But to seriously reduce noise levels, try some of the ebay brand dynomat, I believe I used phatpad... I lined the entire trunk and lid of my Stang to reduce the gear whine and exhaust drone at highway speeds, worked great and cost alot less than dynomat brand
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    Quote Originally Posted by My06WRX View Post
    But to seriously reduce noise levels, try some of the ebay brand dynomat, I believe I used phatpad... I lined the entire trunk and lid of my Stang to reduce the gear whine and exhaust drone at highway speeds, worked great and cost alot less than dynomat brand
    I will never use anything by Raamat. I was a custom car stereo installer in college and had experience with a lot of different types of mat. Raamat blows them all away. The adhesion of Raamat can't be beat - that is the biggest difference between brands. The crap stuff usually falls right off vertical panels when the car bakes in the sun. Also, you need a heat gun to get most stuff to conform to the panels; the job I did in my WRX was done in a forty degree garage with no heat gun.

    Plus it's half the price of dynamat...

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    Forgive the noobness of this question but I tried searching for Raamat online, and nothings comes up except for wierd foreign sites. Where do you guys get this stuff? If its just as good as dynamat for half the price, I'm sold.
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    duck tape EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxRaff View Post
    duck tape EVERYTHING!!!!!!!
    Now theres a new and interesting idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tshrey View Post
    I will never use anything by Raamat. I was a custom car stereo installer in college and had experience with a lot of different types of mat. Raamat blows them all away. The adhesion of Raamat can't be beat - that is the biggest difference between brands. The crap stuff usually falls right off vertical panels when the car bakes in the sun. Also, you need a heat gun to get most stuff to conform to the panels; the job I did in my WRX was done in a forty degree garage with no heat gun.

    Plus it's half the price of dynamat...
    I cant vouch for every off brand, but the FatMat I purchased from ebay lasted around two years, no problems, never peeeled and DID not require a heat gun. I live in the southeast where it stays 95+ and HUMID for about 4-5 months out of the year, so If that didnt kill I dont think anything will.

    To the OP heres a link to the ebay brand I used. It worked for me and they have great feedback so you can trust them. And I plan to do the front doors and trunk on the WRX as well. I will purchase more FatMat for that application as well.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/100-F...88289958QQrdZ1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rice18 View Post
    Forgive the noobness of this question but I tried searching for Raamat online, and nothings comes up except for wierd foreign sites. Where do you guys get this stuff? If its just as good as dynamat for half the price, I'm sold.

    Just checked their website --- http://www.raamaudio.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?p=pr They charge $118.96 for ONE 62.5 Square Feet Roll !!! Thats a total rip!!! The FatMat from ebay worked great for me, helped silence my open exhaust V8 beast and goes for $129.98 SHIPPED for 100 Square feet! Do the math and save some money

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/100-F...88289958QQrdZ1
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