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Road noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pat97, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Dec 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Pat97

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    I'v got a 97 4x4. I recently swapped the bench seat for bucket seats. A nice improvement. However, with the buckets I now get significantly more road noise coming from behind the seats. Has anyone experienced this, suggestions, solutions?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    zul

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  3. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    On a truck that old, road noise is almost in-avoidable. Honestly it is a truck, not a luxury sedan, dont be upset if there is some road noise! I get some minor noise in my 2nd gen, but it does not bother me. Been driving Jeeps and many other soft top 4x4s with knobby tires my whole life!
     
  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Always had a little road noise in the cab of this truck...almost like a window is cracked...I guess I just got used to it...:cool:
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    My two cents would be to just throw in some noise insulation. Im not sure how applicable this would be in your regard. But im convinced in my broscience and think this would help
     
  6. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Thanks for the posts. Normally I would ignore the road noise but the change to bucket seats made a huge change in internal cab noise once you get over 30mph. I am going to fabricate a "sound curtain" to cover the rear wall area. I'll let you know if it makes any difference.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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    When I uninstalled the head rests of my rear seats I should have put some sound deadening material back there. My truck came with the "Toyota Boom Box", and it would sound so much better and there would be less cab noise for sure if I had insulation back there. I would try that.
    Its on my list of things to do...
     
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