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Poly-filled fairings

For a quick cheap fix, I heard that if you put a little poly-fil inside your fairings behind the speaker It"ll make them a tad bit louder for those hwy speeds with the stock speakers. Has anyone tried this, or does it sound accurate?
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For a quick cheap fix, I heard that if you put a little poly-fil inside your fairings behind the speaker It"ll make them a tad bit louder for those hwy speeds with the stock speakers. Has anyone tried this, or does it sound accurate?
I have done this and it's a bit more complicated if you want to do it right.

You will have to take out the speaker pods (not difficult on the RG).

Split them in half and use adhesive to bond your polyfill or wadding to the walls, then put a pair of the wife's tights over the inside of the speaker to stop any lint getting in.

After you have reinstalled the pods you can put sound deadening self adhesive sheeting on the outside of the pods.

Now you will hear a major sound improvement - when you are giving it some welly the outer fairing should not be vibrating at all.

I coupled this with set of Rockford punch 6.5s and the 300x2 punch amp and it rocks at any volume.

Just my three cents worth.

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Having messed with multiple configurations on the Rushmore audio system on my 2015..................................

Regardless of speaker / amp configuration the addition of poly fill did not noticeably increase my "road volume". However the addition of poly fill did result in a slightly detectable tightening of the perceived bass response. I've used loose poly, as well as poly stuffed inside of panty hose and then also an experiment with the poly stuffed inside of large freezer bags and placed down inside the pods to where they barely cleared the backside of my speaker magnets. In fairness I've never gone through the extensive prep work as OP #2 did.

Regardless of my method of putting poly into the pods, there wasn't any noticeable difference in SQ or volume at road speeds (other than the slightly noticeable improvement in bass response and tightness of the bass).

I finally settled on loose poly + sealing the pods after splitting them open and reassembling them. I used off the shelve silicon for that project.

In all honesty, if you plan on keeping the stock speakers, and stock head unit without upgrading to better speakers and an amplifier you're pretty much pissing in the wind relative to achieving your stated goal.

Good luck whatever route you go though.
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How was it done just wadded in there? Also I have some squares of sound dampening material itís kinda heavy. What is your take on that vs poly fill and is you have pics of how you have it done show it off.
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Thank's guys for the insight. Greatly appreciated!......

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How was it done just wadded in there? Also I have some squares of sound dampening material itís kinda heavy. What is your take on that vs poly fill and is you have pics of how you have it done show it off.
Not sure if this was for Slimboy or me................

But mine is currently "loose". This last go round I bought some off the shelf poly fill rolls at the local Wal-Mart. Cut them to size and loosely placed them into the speaker pod until it was about full, but would still clear the back of my speakers.


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