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Old 03-26-2017, 09:26 AM
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i want to sell it to buy my dream car...2003 e9 M5 but wifey hates the look of that M5 and loves the look, drive, comfort of my e31. i tell her the e39 is more reliable yet still a no-go.

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New wife maybe?
Good thing my wife and I have the same vision.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:48 AM
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So today I installed the tweeters with factory mount and I also got rid of the door rattles by means of putting in a few insulation tape pieces around perimeter of hole in door. I tested and all rattles gone now. I left a small gap between each insulation piece I stuck to the door metal so air could escape and not rattle things inside the door. Worked like a charm.

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Great news Mike - which holes did you use the insulation tape on and if you could direct me which tape you were using that would be great - you mean the foam tape at Home Depot type of stuff?

Might be cheaper and similarly effective as dynamat/GTMat on the doors
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RB, I used a thick foam like this https://www.selfadhesive.co.uk/scapa...th-7-mtrs.html (as I knew it would compress, but even a thinner one would still be fine I guess depending on its density).

I put 3 pieces (cut 0.5" strips the width of the tape) between screw holes around the perimeter of the mid-bass speaker hole (used 9 pieces in total) and then put the mid-bass speaker back in and any vibrations from the speaker are now lost in the foam.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:15 PM
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Perfect! That's what I figured you did, basically anything to absorb vibration before it gets to the door panel -
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ooooooooow WEEEE. I was BLASTING and I mean BLASTING the stereo today (moved FADE to all front) and had the 10" aftermarket sub going still in trunk and while playing some Pryda - Night Breed, i couldn't get the speakers to bottom out OR cause vibrations/distortion with my current set-up. LOVING these JL speakers!!! CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN.
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New wife maybe?
Good thing my wife and I have the same vision.

She knows its just a matter of time... the right e39 WILL be mine. my Pa-In-Law even told me to store in his garage when not in use hahahah. She didn't like him encouraging me... after my house reno is done and bills being paid off, I'm gonna look for one. its going to be hard tho cause I want the fully loaded 2002-2003 which means I want the air cooled seats and they are NOT common at all up here...
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RB, I used a thick foam like this https://www.selfadhesive.co.uk/scapa...th-7-mtrs.html (as I knew it would compress, but even a thinner one would still be fine I guess depending on its density).

I put 3 pieces (cut 0.5" strips the width of the tape) between screw holes around the perimeter of the mid-bass speaker hole (used 9 pieces in total) and then put the mid-bass speaker back in and any vibrations from the speaker are now lost in the foam.
Dude we need some pictures or illustrations of the foam application to better understand these sound deadening techniques!!!
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imagine a foam ring attached around the perimeter hole in sheet metal when u remove the mid-bass speaker.

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update after 7 months of use:
I still highly recommend the upgrade to the tweeters in A pillars and mid bass speakers in the dash by windows, BUT I'd say don't bother to upgrade the 6" bass speakers... to me I find I get less bass response than the OE speakers did and the sound upgrade from Mids and Tweets was so much that it will make you forget about even doing the 6" speakers.
just my thoughts tho.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:32 AM
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I recall that when I upgraded the amp, all speakers and subwoofer many years ago it was a huge improvement. I'm sure that someone that is an audio 'expert' could do much better with current state of the art stuff. I just went with a kit from BSW. Everything was plug and play. No modifications were required even with DSP
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