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  1. Soundproofing Query

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've found the road/tyre noise on my new Mazda 3 on 18" wheels higher than desired on some rough roads. I've installed MLV & foam sound insulation on the trunk floor, under the rear seat and interior floor spaces which has reduced the noise to some extent. Is it worth adding further sound...
  2. For those who have done soundproofing, what's the best bang for the buck?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Out here in Oregon our freeways are rough asphalt, almost the texture of gravel. The road noise is terrible in the 3, I measure 74-76 dB with a sound meter. I thought it was just the tires because tire rack ratings on the Dunlop SP5000's rated it poorly on noise, so I swapped it out for some...
  3. 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...
  4. Soundproofing the interior cabin

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Mazda kind of skimped on the soundproofing for the interior cabin on the Mazda3. Is there a way to soundproof the interior without getting crazy and having to pull the dash or center console? I was thinking of something in the carpet area or doors.
  5. soundproofing of ride. Pls advise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    notice that my ride the road noise insulation is not that good compare with other makes.. Anyone experiences doing on the wheel arches. Cause i have done my previous ride soundproofing the whole platform but feeling of no effect so as a word of advise to have a quiet ride most imp is to get a...