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post #1 of 20 Old 12-23-2011, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody else having air leaks around door window seals / door frames?
My 2011 F350 has far more wind noise around windows/door frames and road noise than I had with my 2005 Excursion which was quiet.
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I think many do, lot's of people have been doing this mod:

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how well does it work?

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Thanks! Hoping to hear how well this is working for people doing it. Maybe Ford needs to pay attention! 55,000-60,000 for new trucks better start sealing like a Mercedes. I play radio/CD mostly just to drown out air leaks around windows/doors and road noise.
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My truck is silent, but my dealer gave me a rental F250 to drive for a few hours while my truck was in service and it was horrible!

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Thanks for input. Was the rental a 2011 or 2012, Lariat or King Ranch?
Mine is 2011 Lariat. Noise is bad in mine and has become worse over time. I have almost 21,000 miles on mine.
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Rental was a Lariat like my truck.

2012 F-250 6.7L 4x4 Lariat CCSB, Titan 51gal, BDS 4" kit with Fox Shox, Toyo AT II 35/12.50R20, Ranch Hands front and rear

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Definitely will be trying this. Can't stand having to turn up my radio to drown out wind noise.

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Your truck sounds more loaded than mine so I know that added more $ to the cost. Shame such an expensive vehicle and taking few short cuts. "Penny Wise, Dollar Fool" might be the phrase here if it costs Ford one or two sales for us "picky" buyers who buy new expecting a little more than the used we traded for. (My wife says Chevy 3500 next time) so I hope Ford gets these details worked out as I'm a 'Ford' guy... but subject to wife veto power as she drives the big truck also!
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I found part of the noise source. In fact quite a bit of it.

Where the side mirror plastic assembly abuts the door window frame there is a gap. The gap is at the top part of this plastic assembly and runs for about an inch. This creates a gap of about 1/8 inch between the plastic side mirror assembly and the door window frame. You can see the window seal recessed in that hole that is created by the plastic assembly not fitting nice and close/tight against the door window frame. This exists on the drivers side but not passenger side on my truck.

I ran a piece of duct tape over the the space where the door window frame and plastic side mirror assembly abut, thereby covering this gap. Driving down the road the noise is now minimal. Probably now with the surgical tubing fix and trying to cover that gap with something other than duct tape probably eliminates my noise. But I think the biggest contributor in my situation will be taking care of that gap.

I have thought the fit and finish are not what my previous trucks have been. The side mirror assembly fit to the door frame is another one now I have found. The interior compartment doors do not fit flush like my previous trucks ( i.e. - overhead compartment doors )

The truck runs great. It pulls like a train. Brakes work great. Sound system is good. It is comfortable for long trips. But in my opinion the fit and finish / road noise are areas Ford could correct easily and these issues do contribute significantly to owner satisfaction and factor into decisions regarding new vehicle purchases.
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