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New Audio System, Rattles all over!

I just got a new sound system and it sounds pretty good. My issue is that the rattles are all over the place.

I have rattles in...
1. The rear view mirror
2. Entire back wall
3. Sliding window
4. Front door speaker mounts

My concern is that I wont be able to get rid of them. Any ideas?

I know I can use Dynamat on the door speakers and back walls, but the back window and the rear view mirror are going to be tougher. Can I place a small amount of Dynamat on the back of the mirror and see if that helps? I am asking before I buy it and want to get ideas. It is like the outside plastic shell is not tight enough and when I hold the mirror, it doesn't rattle.

The rear window I have no idea how to fix.
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turn the bass down or deal with it

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I installed second skin products all over my truck with great success. Used their luxury liner pro and dampener pro pretty much everywhere except the floor and headliner. The rattles are pretty much non existent. And I'm sure I have more bass than you do so yeah it's possible.
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Coming from a long history in professional car audio, I offer you this advice. Dynamat is a great product, however, it WILL NOT get rid of rattles. They are caused by two objects vibrating together. You will need to start tightening loose screws, panels, etc. You can also start putting weatherstriping type foam in areas where there are rattles. You want to keep hard surfaces which hit each other, away from each other. A good example of this is plastic door panels which are held on with a moulded hook. Cover the hook (inside part) with foam so the plastic is not in contact with the metal of the door. If you can't keep them from touching, you want to keep tension between them to keep them together so they become one.

Hope this helps (and makes sense)
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Rearview mirror rattles I cant fix, The sliding rear window I folded up a shirt and slid behind the headrest in the center cant see it cause the window tint is dark. The rear wall still rattles but I stopped alot of it by removing the air vents. I have two twelves behind the seat with a punch power 1500 so its pretty loud. The most annoying one is the rearview mirror.
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Thanks for all the ideas guys, keep them coming
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Try and turn the bass frequency down. The mid to high bass creates annoying vibrations. I think mine is around 20 hz on my jl 500/1 and it really cut down the rear view mirror rattling, and sounds awesome.

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Maybe try these on the mirror... http://www.yeoldearcheryshoppe.com/s...FRRk7Aod9VwACA



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Just think what it's doing to your ears! When you're 50 you'll wish you didn't turn it up....cause you'll be sporting some nice hearing aids....but...someone has to buy them. LOL.

Good luck with the rattles. I used foam tape on my one tundra to deal with an annoying dash rattle that was there when cold outside.

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THIS THING ROCKS!
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I installed a 700 Watt 6 speaker stereo system in my truck. No rattles. Great sound is not = hearing damage. Loud sound is.
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