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  1. Removing seats and carpet for sound deadening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Are there any special instructions or precautions I need to take before I remove the seats and carpet for additional sound deadening? I've done the driver's side door and it's clear that the more area I cover the better it'd be. Whereas before I noticed sound coming from all directions, most of...
  2. Sound deadening snafus

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi. I added the vibration dampeners to the outer door panels, placed some closed cell foam and mass loaded vinyl on the interior door panel. The interior door panel does not clip on all the way. The top ones do, but there's too much material for the bottom clips to stay shut. I can close the...
  3. Front Doors Sound Deadening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Just wondering if this car benefits from sound deadening of the front doors where the speakers are. The installer I spoke to said yes but of course he's gonna say yes. Thought I'd check if any of you have done sound deadening and if there's noticeable difference in audio quality. Thanks
  4. Sound deadening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Weather finally is cooperating, decided to begin my sound deadening project. Only working on the front doors, main purpose is to reduce vibrations and improve the mid bass response in my stock speakers (non Bose). I'm using RAAMaudio products, including RAAM mat and ensolite. Ordered 7 sheets...
  5. Sound deadening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Has anyone used sound deadening on their Mazda. Did you get a good result. Im thinking about using silent coat on the whole car soon. Going to start with the doors.
  6. Cheaply and effectively sound deadening your 2010-2013 Mazda3

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    So the Mazda3 is noisy, right? And I wanted to make my 2012 sedan quieter, right?! So I bought all the materials I needed to improve audio quality by killing panel resonance and reducing the intrusive road noise! Most garden-variety human beings wouldn't dare tear apart their car, but we're...
  7. Sound deadening with memory foam?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Ok, I'm super cheap and will never spend money on a quality sound deadening product like dynamat, etc. So please know that much upfront. I do, however, have a king-size piece of (1.5 inch thick) memory foam sitting in my garage. :afro: Has anyone experimented with this? Wondered if it'd be...
  8. Deadening the floor - how do you remove the black stuff?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I am trying to put some sound deadening material under the rear-cushion. But first, does anyone know what that black stuff in the picture is? And what can I use to remove it? ----- I've added some pictures of the end result. I used B-Quiet Ultimate and did a double layer for the trunk, rear...
  9. Sound deadening?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, I'm looking for some direction for awesome sound deadening. The only thing I'm really not looking to have is the smell of tar/asphalt. Price isn't an issue, just need direction. Thanks guys!
  10. New speakers & deadening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    It took me a little longer than I had anticipated, but I finally upgraded the front speakers on my 2014 Touring (HB, 6MT). I also put some dynamat in the doors. Info on OEM - non Bose - Speakers - The front speakers are 6.5", 4Ohm (measured DC and also extracted TS parameters, for giggles)...
  11. Sound deadening: Anyone disassembled their doors ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I read the section in the service manual about opening up the front door (thinking about doing some sound deadening). The procedure seems fairly easy, except that I don't understand how to release the door handle lever after popping the plastic rivets. 1. Can anyone explain better ? 2. Does...
  12. my first door sound deadening

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    First I'll say, it now sounds solid. Not that it didn't before but now it's a solid thunk when closed. I had already done the trunk and hood and wheel wells. Now it was peel and seal time. Acually i used a product called U-Seal. Same junk. I couldn't get it to stick well after cleaning the...
  13. Subwoofer Sound deadening for Hatch?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Searched for a while and couldn't find much... so I apologize if this has already been posted Im pretty disgusted with the trunk rattles that my subwoofer causes... I was wondering if any of you had any fixes... or whatever... I had a buddy that owned a Sentra with 2 12's, and he placed felt...
  14. Sound deadening in fender wells?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Has anyone pulled the splash shield in the fender wells to apply sound deadening? I was looking for ways to quiet down my car on while driving on the highway so I spent a few minutes in the garage today looking for ways to do it. I took off the front wheels and remove the plastic splash...
  15. Noise deadening question

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I am wondering what you guys think the best sound deadening products are out there. Mainly for road noises. I like listening to my music without blaring, so the quieter the better. I have heard there are spray options for under the car things, but am unsure of what products are legit or not...
  16. 2011 Mazda 3 GT Door Deadening

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I wanted to post some pictures and a brief description of how I deadened the doors in my new 2011 Mazda 3 GT. I haven't really seen a tutorial on it, and I'm no expert, but I have used posts on these forums to help learn what I do know so I figured if this helps anybody then that's cool. First...
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