1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

SOUNDPROOFING

miw615 Mar 22, 2013

  1. miw615

    miw615 Member

    446
    48
    16
    Anybody got any tips or done any additional soundfroofing to their A3. My problem is I have been use to driving a big Merc and you just dont feel / hear a thing.

    I know the A3 is a "different kettle of fish" , but any advise / input would be much appreciated
     
  2. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

    875
    35
    28
    well going back to my boy racer days... when I swapped out the speakers in a vw polo 6n for components... I used dynamat... but i noticed something special about it... it actually reduced road noise by quite a bit... and I shoved extra dynamat behind the glove box too...

    under the bonnet... i brought a thick piece of fire proof sound deadening (also helps to keep moisture off engine components)... cannot remember which site from but i had a mechanic rivet it on... why did i do this? my tappets were knackered and this masked the problem and me feel good as a little boy racer...

    side thought... and I am no expert on this but I wonder if it would be possible... to change the engine mounts to lessen the vibration..may be some kind of flexible engine mount pieces?

    Read something about active vibration control a few years ago... think it is where the engine sounds are taken into a microphone or something and directed elsewhere but i may be talking out my bum on that one.
     
  3. miw615

    miw615 Member

    446
    48
    16
    Interesting comments, thanks - I was wondering if there may be a "ready made" kit for the A3

    Cheers

    Malcolm
     

Share This Page