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Old 02-23-2018, 03:03 AM   #71
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this is insane. props man, this is all so clean.
thanks, JT does some awesome work
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:02 AM   #72
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i bought a memory foam pillow and cut off a 1" layer. it wasn't any improvement for midbass tactile feedback. the best so far is double vw factory cloth floormats.

i'll try the other two suggestions another time.

i had quite a bit of tactile feedback in the door armrest from the sub. turn off the sub? feedback went away. some local audio nerds suggested i add a layer of mlv in the doors. if that didn't work, add lots of cld (4-5lbs worth).

the process sort of sucked:


but it worked. sub bass feedback from the doors are greatly reduced. took about three hours.

maybe tomorrow, i'll chase some slight b-pillar rattles.

rear wheel well vents are rattling as well but i'm afraid to seal them up.

last but not least: 034 put in a new clutch w/ more holding power and a fresh flywheel this week. also some new swaybar endlinks (factory ones cracked during subframe removal)
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:56 AM   #73
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did something different. i went unlimited class because i didn't want to disassemble for clamping. f-that. it would have been interesting to see how much power it was to get there though.



doors open/closed windows open/closed didn't really make a difference.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:02 AM   #74
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spent some more time deadening the rest of the interior and tuning.

last season, i tried using a windshield cover for snow, held down w/ magnets to help keep the car cool during shows. even with a lot of neo magnets, a strong wind would lift it up. i took a hint from a friend and put some MLV squares and "quilted" them into the cover. underside is felt, outside is reflective. wife helped, she wants to redo it this fall with black thread inside and clear/gray/white outside.





with the MLV tiles to weigh it down, i don't need magnets anymore and it still folds up nicely.

i pulled the rest of the interior and did the rest of the floorboards and under the seat with CLD, CCF, and MLV:


i avoided trying to "taco" the headliner removing it. CLD on the ceiling. the factory board/fibrous deader was difficult to remove, so i didn't:


and HMF on the headliner:


i stuffed some denim insulation in gaps on the roof as well.

sometimes you need some help holding the headliner in place:


reinstalling everything wasn't any worse than stock. i expected it to be more difficult, but it wasn't.

end result? much reduced road noise, cooler interior, and less subwoofer tactile feedback. i had to re-integrate my subs: more cuts at 20-25hz and adjusting t/a.

all i have left is the rear doors, i'm waiting for more MLV and CCF to show up. i depleted my stock.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:54 PM   #75
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nice post, in for more details. how did you go about removing the headliner, i.e., through a door or (most likely) the hatch? def looks easiest done with the seats out.

planning to tackle one day as i deaden up my own interior more and maybe alacantara it.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:49 AM   #76
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i did some lighting-related stuff from oznium.

vw only puts a hatch light on the right side, i replaced one on the right an with 11mm led bolt, added one on the left to match:


installed a couple red led indicators above the director, so i can see the knob at night:



and finally, i installed some 6mm led bolts opposite the midbasses to show off the kicks a little more and make the footwell lights actually usable. it's just enough light. before and after:


excuse the dust
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:59 AM   #77
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nice post, in for more details. how did you go about removing the headliner, i.e., through a door or (most likely) the hatch? def looks easiest done with the seats out.

planning to tackle one day as i deaden up my own interior more and maybe alacantara it.
ugh, it kinda sucked.
  • carefully remove all six ABS logos with a trim tool.
  • carefully remove the a pillars, you can tell they put the windshield in last during assembly.
  • carefully remove the visor/mirrors. there's a snap for the harness in the headliner, remove them from the snap.
  • carefully remove the b pillars, bottom first
  • remove the upper hatch trim below the headliner.
  • carefully remove the c pillars.
  • remove the handles.
  • remove the back-seat dome/map lights.
  • remove the front dome light/console.
  • front part headliner is held in place by snaps through the screwholes for the visors and console. carefully remove them from the roof.
it should drop down at that point. you can sort of angle and slide it out the rear hatch with minimal curling.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:03 AM   #78
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also - these skin wedges are probably the best trim tools you can get. much more durable and less likely to slip off than the usualy injected plastic stuff you can get online.

https://www.browntool.com/Listview/t...5/Default.aspx

keep two, give one away as a gift
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