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Post by JPB » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:25 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
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If it's a pre-facelift...

Sound deadening in the doors - gives them a nice solid 'thunk' when closing rather than the standard hollow 'tinny' sound
Just had a quick research - OMG what a difference! Is there any product you'd recommend? I've noticed one guy on youtube doing it with hardware shop-bought stuff but lots of people said it'll melt in the hot sun. Would like to get the proper stuff if I'm looking after a baby Zed of my own. Thanks :)
I did a full write up with a products list here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=53812

It also includes the addition of door speakers but you can ignore that bit
That's incredible! So in-depth and extremely useful. Thanks PerryGunn :)

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Post by dhobbs » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:33 am

patriot66 wrote:
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If your doing sound deadening in the doors then stick some scraps on the underside of the crappy, rattly parcel shelf and glue some black carpet on the top side. No rattles and makes the interior quieter when the hoods up. Black carpet looks much nicer through the rear window too ! :thumbsup: 20170410_125916.jpg20170410_135632_Richtone(HDR).jpg
I did the same for the underside of the tray at the same time when I did my rear shocks. I also put some sticky felt on the hinges where the plastic meets. Has stopped squeaking now.
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Post by firebobby » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:46 pm

Whippy and wood trim all the way :thumbsup:
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Post by Rusky » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:56 pm

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Brilliant answers, and thank you for the welcome.

I'm looking at a 3.0l, not set on colour choice yet. Good shout on the gear knob.

What do you think about a boot lid spoiler? (I'm aware that might be a little over £100)
Bought the boot spoiler for 60 off a forum member. Fitted and resprayed for 100
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Post by Rusky » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:01 pm

Sound gen mod. Free
3.0l Silver SMG, whippy and ginge fringe/ Sound gen mod/ Media bridge fitted (bluetooth and audio streaming) / Clear third break light/ Hard Top/ Eibachs springs and DLV back box/ Roof motor in the boot/ plus lots more.

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Post by JPB » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:21 am

Quick update guys. I've got the lock pins I wanted, and put sound deadening in the car door, too. Even put some sound deadening on the parcel shelf but it's still a bit rattly at higher speeds. Not sure what's causing it. Anyway, here's some photos of the lock pins:
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Post by ph001 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Sweet. Did you find the old door pins tricky to remove?
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Post by thanatu55 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm

Man you really have a thing for door pins don't you OP :P :wink:
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Sweet. Did you find the old door pins tricky to remove?
The door pins are easy to remove, they're attached to a metal rod behind the door card. It just takes a sharp tug on the pin and it pops right off. I'd recommend some extra strong glue or JB Weld when attaching new ones as they can be very loose, which isn't great if you try to unlock whilst in the car and you end up pulling out the door pin instead!
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Post by JPB » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:46 am

ph001 wrote:
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Sweet. Did you find the old door pins tricky to remove?
No it was incredibly easy. I did it with the door panel off because I was installing sound deadening anyway. To remove the current ones all you'd have to do is take the locking pin-side panel off (and one or two clips at the top of the door panel which can be tight) and then squeeze the black plastic cap from underneath to released the cap, and then the pin itself is just pushed on (with a slight screw).

To install the ones I had I just had to glue down the cap and then push the pins on.

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Post by JPB » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:48 am

thanatu55 wrote:
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Man you really have a thing for door pins don't you OP :P :wink:

Yeah, why not? :) They cost £15 and make it look and feel a lot more plush. That area, just above the door handle is the place you're going to be looking at all the time as you open the door, so why not make the entrance to your Zed look a bit nicer? And for how easy and cheap it is, I can't see why you wouldn't want to do it - unless one is traditionalist and wants to keep it as stock.

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Post by thanatu55 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:45 am

JPB wrote:
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thanatu55 wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Man you really have a thing for door pins don't you OP :P :wink:
Yeah, why not? :) They cost £15 and make it look and feel a lot more plush. That area, just above the door handle is the place you're going to be looking at all the time as you open the door, so why not make the entrance to your Zed look a bit nicer? And for how easy and cheap it is, I can't see why you wouldn't want to do it - unless one is traditionalist and wants to keep it as stock.
I don't disagree, I have matt silver door pins to match my brushed steel interior.

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