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Try doing this first, if you haven't already. It lets you adjust all the doors, trunk and hood.

That's actually a really good find. I'm gonna try this on my lunch break. I've never heard of this so I'm not sure if this is a really common thing for other OEMs.
 

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super helpful thanks
I was wondering if adding extra stripping would help reduce overall noise beyond adjusting the doors- someone on youtube did this but they were not very definitive with the results- they "thought" it was quieter.
I will try it and let everyone know- my slight concern is if it affects the flow of water somehow
 

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All this and not much quieter. But the bass sounds good lol

I had things ready for doing the same, that plastic cover on the doors is the most difficult to get off I have seen so I changed my mind (it was cool out and may have been a factor), I guess I'm glad to hear the difference was not much, sorry for you though.

I feel like most of the noise comes from the wheel wells, wonder if lining or spraying those would help
 

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I have never heard of it before either. I started looking for answers when i noticed all my doors and trunk was grossly misaligned. My first thought was Honda Sucks, than I came across this. Although, it should have been aligned nicely at the factory. This should not be an owners responsibility for sure.

I would not expect weather stripping do much as there is already some on the doors themselves additional thickness me hinder their good seal. But that is still my opinion and no science behind it. In other words DONT FACT CHECK ME :)
 

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I feel like most of the noise comes from the wheel wells, wonder if lining or spraying those would help
I've been thinking the same thing. For me, it's mostly road noise. At first I thought it was just the Goodyears that mine came with, but it seems like other people with different tires seem to think the same. I'm going to be getting different tires (either Nexen or Conti) when I figure out which aftermarket wheels I'm going to put on and I'm hoping it doesn't get worse.
 

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Mine came with Michelin’s MXM4’s and are also very noisy. Switched to Winters Bridgestones ws90’s and it rides like a luxury automobile :)

from my last car I had Conti’s DWS Eco... something. On 18 rims, were smooth responsive and super quiet for the first 20k miles. Got a little worse later but that is my experience with every tire.
 

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I've got the OEM Michelin Energy Savers- decent tire, not the grippiest but smooth and medium quiet. I'll thrash those and replace sooner than later, maybe new wheels too, not a fan of the EXL wheels
 

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If you have wind noise then weather stripping might help quite that some but for road noise you need to insulate all the interior panels. I added sound deadening material to he inside of all doors, then sealed them up with another layer of material and reinstalled the vapor barrier. I also added material to the back side of all the door panels for a total of three layers on each door. Then I pulled the seats and lifted the carpet to install a layer of sound dead Material to the floor as well. I wish I had went one step further and added a layer of closed cell foam on everything while I was at it but I didn’t order any at the time. All of this work cut the road noise in about half and the doors sound absolutely rock solid when shutting.

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I was ready to line my doors but it was about 45 degrees and that vapor barrier would not budge so I am waiting until spring. I don't think I want to deal with the floors though.
 

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I was ready to line my doors but it was about 45 degrees and that vapor barrier would not budge so I am waiting until spring. I don't think I want to deal with the floors though.
For the vapor barrier I used a fresh razor blade and cut it in half as I pulled the barrier away from the car. This made removal easy compared to just trying to pull it off. When I tried to pull the barrier off it would stretch and tear sometimes instead of coming off...lol
 

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I want to reuse it since it has that sound deadening already in place but looks like some cutting will be necessary.
If t our cars are about 70db at hwy speeds, what do you think you went to with the added deading?
 

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If you cut the sticky stuff as close to the door as possible there is plenty left on the barrier to reinstall it on the door. I reinstalled mine on top for the sound deadening material. As for sound level I really don’t know what it’s at after the install, it’s not dead quite by no means but at the same time there is a noticeable difference.
 

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I think you are fighting a losing battle. If I had to guess most of the road noise is coming from underneath the car and the low profile series tires. You would have to sound deaden the whole car or the noise is just going to become more apparent from the areas not done. Thin metal thin firewall etc.... dont forget you are in a class of car where these things are not done to reduce cost.
 
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