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Old 07-18-2018, 08:38 AM   #1
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Default Do SC's have more road noise than

An SL? Just wondering.

My 1999 SC2 auto seems like the rear trunk area is designed like a megaphone amplifying noise into the cabin. The rear speakers seem louder than the fronts as well. This is the only SC I've had.

I've had 4 SL2's and they seem quieter.

The tires on the SC2 are new Douglas $40 ones from Walmart, although the replaced Michelin tires seemed just as noisy. When I bought the car I thought it had bad wheel bearings, but it is just road noise.

The car drives great, I'm getting about 32mpg, and it has 144K on the clock. Brakes are all new (rotors drums replaced).

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Old 07-18-2018, 02:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do SC's have more road noise than

Certainly the stock SWs are also fairly noisy from the open cargo area back there -- perhaps more than the SCs

About 10 years ago I applied an adhesive Dynamat type sound deadening to the entire cargo area, rear wheel wells, and outer door panels. It did help a lot and wasn't all that hard or expensive to do.

It's still nowhere near as quiet as the Avalon we have, but it's acceptable.

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Old 07-18-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do SC's have more road noise than

Mine is loud. Does not help that the soundproofing has been stripped out of the doors, or that half the door mount tabs have busted off.

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Old 07-18-2018, 06:41 PM   #4
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Where do you get this adhesive type Dynamat material that you speak of?
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Do SC's have more road noise than

FYI, I drove my 2001 SL2 in to work today. Much quieter.

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Old 07-19-2018, 08:26 AM   #6
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Default Re: Do SC's have more road noise than

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Where do you get this adhesive type Dynamat material that you speak of?
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I use Peel n Seal from Lowes. Works awesome.
http://i63.tinypic.com/2qbzqed.jpg

I also put reflectix down which really helps keep things cool. Probably helps with road noise a little too.
http://i63.tinypic.com/14cxv79.jpg

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Old 07-19-2018, 12:03 PM   #7
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Default Re: Do SC's have more road noise than

I've never noticed a difference. I can tell you 1st gen S series are louder than the 2nd/3rd gen's. The sound deadening added around the firewall really helped quiet things down.

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Here's the link to the sound deadening post from 7 years ago.

The sound deadening stuff came from http://www.raamaudio.com/



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