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Qwimby1
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« on: October 03, 2016, 06:12:22 PM »

Has anyone on this forum accomplished a truly rattle-free MSM, or has anyone even tried?  I realize it may be unrealistic but I keep trying.  Lots of Dynamat and Dynaliner, and going over every likely source still hasn't gotten it done.  My mistake was a brief flirtation with a BRZ coupe that handled beautifully but still sucked up the bumps quietly.  Before that I never noticed the MSM noises.
 
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05 Titanium MSM with essentially permanent hardtop.  FM intake and downpipe, V-Maxx suspension, 15" BBS wheels from 95LE, 3.63 diff.  In the past - 94 NA, 83 Ferrari 308 GTS Quatrovalve, 86 Ferrari 328 GTS, 86 Porsche 944, 86 944 turbo, 62 XKE coupe, 64 XKE coupe, 55 Jaguar XK140 MC coupe, 71 Volvo P1800. 55 Triumph T110 motorcycle, 74 Honda 550, 99 BMW R1100RT, 02 BMW R1150RT, 04 BMW R1150R, 09 Suzuki V-Strom 650. lots of assorted British, German and Italian cars and bikes.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 10:25:29 PM »

Nine years of having an MGB as my sole means of transportation taught me to classify rattles as "Normal" and "Not Normal." I unconsciously automatically applied that to the MSM when I bought it. I don't think it's possible to have a rattle-free convertible, especially one where the manufacturer has tried to keep weight to a minimum.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 10:36:23 PM »

Decent head unit and a set of speakers, and there are no rattles  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 01:18:48 AM »

The delrin door bushings help a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 03:49:36 PM »

Age helps. I'm sure the car has rattles that I can no longer hear.  afro
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 05:25:43 PM »

I'm beginning my quest to eliminate as many as I can.  For me personally the biggest rattles have been in the doors.  3 of the metal clips, holding the door card on, had separated from the door card, and my window regulator has a rattle inside of it as well.  Funny enough I also find that there are more rattles with the top up.  I'm sure some of that has to do with the wind noise overcoming them  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 03:16:09 AM »

The delrin door bushings help a lot.

I'm going to order the door bushings.  Has anyone tried the OEM hard top brackets?
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