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Old 11-30-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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Sound Proofing A Wrangler - Oxymoron?

Hey folks, I'm still waiting on my ride to ship over from OH.

In the mean time... Any creative ideas to reduce the noise level on a Wrangler??

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Welcome to the forum. I just turn up the music and I don't hear any wind, horns, or road noise of any kind not even that cop who was blowing his whistle and telling me to have a nice day (I'm almost sure that is what he was saying as I passed him). Other then that can't think of anything else that would work as well.
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Welcome to the forum. I just turn up the music and I don't hear any wind, horns, or road noise of any kind not even that cop who was blowing his whistle and telling me to have a nice day (I'm almost sure that is what he was saying as I passed him). Other then that can't think of anything else that would work as well.

So I've read. I've already warned friends I won't be on my phone when I'm driving...
Some dude on the forum used weather stripping... I might try that...
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:15 PM   #6
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Jute pad under the carpet, hardtop w/ full doors. Make and install a headliner for the hard top. Put the newer, more aerodynamic mirrors on the Jeep.










Screw it - just buy a set of earplugs.
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My 05 unlimited is the most quiet jeep I've ever owned...It's got the Bestop sailcloth top, Insulated material between the carpeting and floorboard, and insulation material on the underside of the hood...and all this came from factory. Believe it or not it all makes a difference, I can actually talk in a normal speaking voice going highway speeds.
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My 05 unlimited is the most quiet jeep I've ever owned...It's got the Bestop sailcloth top, Insulated material between the carpeting and floorboard, and insulation material on the underside of the hood...and all this came from factory. Believe it or not it all makes a difference, I can actually talk in a normal speaking voice going highway speeds.
All the insulated material was part of the jeep you bought? Not optional?
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I use earplugs for road trips over an hour, especially if I take the door tops off.
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So I've read. I've already warned friends I won't be on my phone when I'm driving...
Some dude on the forum used weather stripping... I might try that...
I use a Jawbone bluetooth in my TJ and it works well. Have not tried it with the top down but it works at 65mph with the top up.
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sound proofing and jeep yes oxymoron.

however you can decrease the amount of noise by doing things listed above, and changing tires to car tires. (less aggressive, less width, michelin) will decrease some road noise.

You can add rhino mat (or equivalent) to every hard surface you can find. as well as carpet insulation to every crevice you can find.

however:

I don't find mine bad at all on the highway. I have an 01, soft top, full doors. 31'' BFG AT TA KO's. no sound deadening modifications. I can have a full blown conversation at normal speaking levels (on hwy) unless I decide to take the doors/top off, then its a bit more difficult.

But my other car is a aluminum tub with a motor strapped to the back so I may just have a higher tolerance.
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Hmmm... All good ideas. I keep thinking of how I can personalize my jeep and it's not even here yet :P
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All the insulated material was part of the jeep you bought? Not optional?
yeah it all came on the jeep
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I think the best thing you can do is like mentioned above is jute padding under the carpeting, and a Bestop Sailcloth top (which is 50% quieter than regular tops) It's a little more expensive, but IMO well worth the money.

Sail Top for 97-02 Wrangler:

Bestop 79124-01 - Bestop® Sailcloth Replace-a-top™ with Half Door Skins & Tinted Windows for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Carpet with jute padding:
Seatz Manufacturing 79702-41 - Deluxe Carpet Set for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Jute padding by itself:
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As far as the insulation under my hood, don't know if it's necessary, but I've noticed underhood temp is hotter than my previous jeeps when opening the hood after driving.

Jeeps Are Us: Jeep Wrangler 1997-05 Insulator / Under hood pad.
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Tires make a lot of the noise. Aggressive tires are really cool. And really loud.
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Geoff! No vote for the Bestop sailcloth???
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Kinda need to know what year the OP's Jeep is.
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I use a Jawbone bluetooth in my TJ and it works well. Have not tried it with the top down but it works at 65mph with the top up.
It wont even work with the windows rolled down.. trust me.. Especially if its an important call.. I almost miss driving a civilized vehicle.
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It wont even work with the windows rolled down.. trust me.. Especially if its an important call.. I almost miss driving a civilized vehicle.
It's been 19 years since I drove a civilized vehicle. Went from a 4x4 Toyota p/u to a YJ to a TJ. One of my co workers just asked me today if I can dive him when it snows like we did the last few years. It's nice having company everyday when you commute 50 miles each way every day here in the NJ/NY area.
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j/k. bed line under carpet, hardtop carpet kit, new weather stripping, non-aggressive tires!
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j/k. bed line under carpet, hardtop carpet kit, new weather stripping, non-aggressive tires!

HA!! Had a nice car with heated leather seats, awesome sound system, and very quick! Who wants all that luxury?? I'd rather have loud, bumpy and slow!! I quiet her down a bit.

The 2000 Wrangler X I test drove was so loud at 50 mph!!! that I couldn't hear myself laugh at the fact that the salesman was screaming his pitch during our test drive :P

Guess I'll find out if the half doors with soft top will really be "too loud".
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It's a Jeep, enjoy the noise!
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Geoff! No vote for the Bestop sailcloth???
It carries a lot more weight when someone like Marc says nice things about it, dontcha think?

But in all honesty, I spent an afternoon once driving around in Jeeps with a sound level meter. The one Wrangler we tested with aggressive tires was so loud it really overwhelmed any gains we saw from the heavier top.

The quietest Jeeps we have are when we put hardtops on them, of course.
But the one I drove last weekend with a Pavement Ends top on it BUT full doors was surprisingly quiet. I

The one I drove a while ago with a really nice new Trektop but poorly fitting half doors was really loud. (I should probably point out that we were just going to a photo shoot, so no one took the time to adjust the doors ).
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I think some of the claims of the deafening ride are exaggerated (unless on mudders or other certain circumstances). I've had 3 Wranglers, all configured differently from basic soft top, to hard top, to sailcloth, and from street tires, to AT's, to mudders. None were that obnoxious. Either some of the claims are exaggerated or simply made in comparison to a Camry, or maybe I've just lost my hearing from spending so much time in these Jeeps.
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you just gotta get used to it. it's part of the fun of driving a jeep.
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Pavement Ends are horrible. I have one and it is two years old and ready for the trash. It is literally coming apart at the seams. None of the zippers work any more, and I took care of them by keeping them clean and putting vasoline on them. The top soaks up water and is sagging. Good Luck with that one!
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Well, I'm excited... car should be ready tomorrow or Tuesday.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Turn the music up and enjoy it for it a jeep. The best truck to drive. That's fun
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Well, I'm excited... car should be ready tomorrow or Tuesday.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
don't forget to post pics
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You are forewarned... it's the new 04 "Electric Lime Green" I think is the name... put your shades on. If nothing falls off after the test drive, I'll post pics

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