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Old 25 Aug 2007, 11:16 pm
mike@yia.ca
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Default 2005 Civic road noise

My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway
and I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.

A lot of the roads I drive on are "seal coat" (gravel poured over a
tar-like base and then worked in by the traffic). Also, I believe the
OEM tires that came with the car add to the noise level.

I am looking for suggestions on where to place those noise dampening
sheets for maximum effect. Has anyone out there already done it on this
generation of Civic?

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 07:35 am
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mike@yia.ca wrote:

> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway
> and I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.
>
> A lot of the roads I drive on are "seal coat" (gravel poured over a
> tar-like base and then worked in by the traffic). Also, I believe the
> OEM tires that came with the car add to the noise level.
>
> I am looking for suggestions on where to place those noise dampening
> sheets for maximum effect. Has anyone out there already done it on this
> generation of Civic?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike


How many miles on those tires? They may be worn, and that could cause
increased road noise. When I bought my 2004 Civic last fall, the dealer
threw in new tires as the originals were worn at 39,000km (24,000 miles).

I know what you mean about the seal coat surface. I have to drive on some
of that myself. There is some noticeable road noise on such surfaces with
my Civic, but it's not that bad. I just turn up the radio to drain it out.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 07:38 am
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Default Re: 2005 Civic road noise

High Tech Misfit wrote:

> mike@yia.ca wrote:
>
>> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway
>> and I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.
>>
>> A lot of the roads I drive on are "seal coat" (gravel poured over a
>> tar-like base and then worked in by the traffic). Also, I believe the
>> OEM tires that came with the car add to the noise level.
>>
>> I am looking for suggestions on where to place those noise dampening
>> sheets for maximum effect. Has anyone out there already done it on this
>> generation of Civic?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mike

>
> How many miles on those tires? They may be worn, and that could cause
> increased road noise. When I bought my 2004 Civic last fall, the dealer
> threw in new tires as the originals were worn at 39,000km (24,000 miles).
>
> I know what you mean about the seal coat surface. I have to drive on some
> of that myself. There is some noticeable road noise on such surfaces with
> my Civic, but it's not that bad. I just turn up the radio to drain it out.


I should add that my Civic still had the original tires when I test drove
it, and road noise was very noticeable even on the best surfaces. So again,
my advice is to check your tires first.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 09:12 am
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mike@yia.ca wrote:

> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway
> and I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.
>
> A lot of the roads I drive on are "seal coat" (gravel poured over a
> tar-like base and then worked in by the traffic). Also, I believe the
> OEM tires that came with the car add to the noise level.
>
> I am looking for suggestions on where to place those noise dampening
> sheets for maximum effect. Has anyone out there already done it on this
> generation of Civic?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike



Just turn the radio up a bit...

JT

(Who hates living in a nation of wusses)

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Old 28 Aug 2007, 01:06 am
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Default Re: 2005 Civic road noise

Crappy tires. Replace them. Anything else is a waste of money.


<mike@yia.ca> wrote in message news:f87Ai.288529$LE1.7034@newsfe13.lga...
> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway and
> I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.
>
> A lot of the roads I drive on are "seal coat" (gravel poured over a
> tar-like base and then worked in by the traffic). Also, I believe the OEM
> tires that came with the car add to the noise level.
>
> I am looking for suggestions on where to place those noise dampening
> sheets for maximum effect. Has anyone out there already done it on this
> generation of Civic?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike



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Old 28 Aug 2007, 09:31 am
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Default Re: 2005 Civic road noise

On 2007-08-26 00:16:01 -0400, "mike@yia.ca" <mike@yia.ca> said:

> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway
> and I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.



Even the new Civics have a lot of road noise according to Consumer
Reports. They say the same thing about the Accord and my 2003 Accord is
so noisy on some types of pavement that the radio is drowned out -- one
of my few complaints about the car.

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Old 28 Aug 2007, 06:35 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Civic road noise

My wife's 2005 honda accord hybrid is incredibly quiet even on rough roads.
It was made in Japan and probably has different tires than other accords.


"Torpeau" <torpeau@mac.com> wrote in message
news:46d431c5$0$11006$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
> On 2007-08-26 00:16:01 -0400, "mike@yia.ca" <mike@yia.ca> said:
>
>> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway and
>> I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.

>
>
> Even the new Civics have a lot of road noise according to Consumer
> Reports. They say the same thing about the Accord and my 2003 Accord is so
> noisy on some types of pavement that the radio is drowned out -- one of my
> few complaints about the car.
>



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Old 29 Aug 2007, 03:43 pm
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On 2007-08-28 19:35:59 -0400, "Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> said:

> My wife's 2005 honda accord hybrid is incredibly quiet even on rough roads.
> It was made in Japan and probably has different tires than other accords.
>
>
> "Torpeau" <torpeau@mac.com> wrote in message
> news:46d431c5$0$11006$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
>> On 2007-08-26 00:16:01 -0400, "mike@yia.ca" <mike@yia.ca> said:
>>
>>> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway and
>>> I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.

>>
>>
>> Even the new Civics have a lot of road noise according to Consumer
>> Reports. They say the same thing about the Accord and my 2003 Accord is so
>> noisy on some types of pavement that the radio is drowned out -- one of my
>> few complaints about the car.


I replaced the original tires on my 2003 Accord because I didn't like
their performance in the wet -- got Goodyear Tripletreads. While there
were changes in road noise, it still can drown out the radio on certain
pavements.

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Old 30 Aug 2007, 11:53 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Civic road noise

mike@yia.ca wrote:
> My 2005 Civic 4-door is has a high level of road noise on the highway
> and I am looking at putting in some noise dampening material.
>


I've seen one example (my sister-in-laws) improved noticeably by having
the car undercoated. I wouldn't do that on a used car if you live in a
road salt area or the pacific northwest, but if you are somewhere
relatively clean and dry it might be worth a try.
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Old 30 Aug 2007, 11:54 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Civic road noise

Art wrote:
> My wife's 2005 honda accord hybrid is incredibly quiet even on rough roads.
> It was made in Japan and probably has different tires than other accords.



Most Accords seem to come with Michelin MXV4s no matter if the assembly
location is Japan or the US>
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