Noise Reduction

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There are a few techniques that owners have employed to reduce road noise and vibration in an elise - particularly useful when driving long distances on motorways.

Good ideas include:

1) Fit carpets, as seen in the Touring Pack.

2) Apply patches of noise deadening material to the internal body panels. This is heavy, self-adhesive material that reduces panel vibration, but does not provide sound insulation. Best results are obtained by attaching small pieces to the middle of each panel (e.g. 1 patch under each seat).

Sources of deadening material include:

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/240222

http://www.e-dead.com/ (dead link, might be moved to http://edeadsounddeadening.com/)

http://www.customaudiodesigns.co.uk/soundproofing/emem.htm

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Automotive/OEM/Solutions/Interior/Thinsulate/

3) Stuff a bin liner filled with loft insulation behind the front wheel arch liners via the front service compartment. This reduces road noise.

4) Get a "proper" car :)