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IainH91
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Engine bay insulation - Christ that’s big money for what it is haha

Surely it won’t stop in cabin noise. Most of that will be through the bulkhead.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Check ebay/google first, then if you can't find anything sensible - email your local VW. 👍

The sound deadening & insulation in the rear cab made the biggest difference for general road noise.
The undertray, engine cover & bonnet insulation all made minor incremental improvements to dampen the engine noise.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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I am going to insulate the doors too, they rattle so much when you shut them!

Need to fit a bulkhead and insulate the rear too. Already done a camper conversion so will do the dome process in the back for this.

£85 wow! Big money for something you do see haha
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Undertray you wouldn’t think would help with noise, but make sense to stop noise bouncing up and into the bulkhead.

Plus it stops dirty and crap hitting the engine.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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You lose a lot of seat room with a factory bulkhead fitted.
I'm about 6,1 and I just couldn't get a comfortable driving position.

The undertray mostly helps with engine noise when you're stationary, at a set of lights or something.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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I am 6ft2 and can’t get comfortable at the moment without having the seat high enough over the lip,

But I don’t like having the van open. Only if I could borrow s bulkhead and try haha
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Finally colour-coded the rear & side trims!
Next is to fit the alltrack upper grille, and gloss black the lowers.

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Also fitted front & rear mud flaps but I'll likely be removing them if all goes to plan in a month so.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Saw a decent set of front & rear carpets, including the compartments, up for a good price so thought why not.. before even looking at the faff required to fit them.

Definitely dont regret it now though!

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Still on the warpath for silence, fitted the 'life' secondary door seals today;
2K0 837 702 - Driver Side
2K0 837 701 - Passenger Side
(Item .9 on the diagram)

Haven't had a road test yet but I can hear the vacuum as I open/shut the doors so it's at least causing a tighter seal 👌
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Thats smart! Didnt even realise they dont have them fitted!
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Do those secondary seals make a big difference?
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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I've seen a lot of people do it to improve the door shutting sound, which it kinda does - it sounds 'heavier' and less tinny.. if that bothers you?

I mainly did it in an attempt to further reduce road/wind noise, which it also kinda does.
I think it's now quieter at <50mph, but at ~70mph the loudest noise is still the whistle from the dumbo wing mirrors.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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can you by any chance sho a pic of where they stick to underneath the door please
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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BenXCIV wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:11 am Image
Thanks for the interest, I don't actually have anymore pictures and it's currently pissing down outside so I can't take another :lol:
If you click on this photo it will take you to the full resolution image, you can then zoom in to see the route along the bottom of the door.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Caddy life models have the extra door seals as standard.

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