alternative to standard engine steady bar?

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wibble_puppy
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Postby wibble_puppy » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:08 pm

thanks, again - yes I took on board what kevin said (as ever :wink: ) and I fully understand that that is the reason behind the Grumpy kit.

I was just trying to find out whether it had an additional "side-effect" of reducing engine noise, or indeed - going back to my original post - whether there were other things one could do about the original steady bar to reduce the noise of the engine, as heard in the cab.

Obviously I'm supposing a starting point of a properly adjusted bar, with nice springy rubber mounts all over the shop. What I've been talking about is possible improvements to that sytem - things one could do other than making sure that the steady bar was operating optimally.

my ponderings on the Grumpy kit had reached roughly to your conclusion, "good standby tho...just incase" - sounds about right :) though if my theory that a bar running from the engine to the bulkhead does conduct engine noise to the cab is correct, then it looks to me as though the Grumpy's kit would do so just as much as the original bar.

It doesn't look, or sound, from any posts so far on this thread, as though the Grumpy's kit would in fact help lower cab noise.

SO:

anyone got any thoughts about:

1. whether the steady bar (properly adjusted etc etc etc) does conduct noise to the cab

and, if so,

2. whether there is anything one can do about it?

*pauses for breath* :wink:

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Postby Willie » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:20 pm

NO, if the steady bar is properly fitted with good rubbers then there is
no metal to metal contact so it will not conduct noise into the bulkhead.
If the bar is too loose or badly adjusted it can allow the exhaust system to hit the body in at least two places. The resultant noises could be bad for your health!!
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Postby bigginger » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:26 pm

Agreed. Think you're barking up the wrong dead horse with this one :D

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Postby wibble_puppy » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:22 pm

roger - noted - thanks guys 8) (and thanks for the grin Big Man :D )

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Postby Pyoor_Kate » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:36 pm

Bit late, but I can say, no - there was no significant change in noise level in the cabin post fitting of new bar.
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Postby wibble_puppy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:05 am

cheers, Kate :D

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Postby 57traveller » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:55 pm

wibble_puppy wrote: if only all sellers gave such detailed and (apparently) honest descriptions :roll:
I must wholeheartedly agree and can confirm 100% honesty in the description. :wink:

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Postby picky » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:27 pm

wibble fitting some soundproofing material around the inside of the bulkhead will significantly quiten things down. with soundproofing you get what you pay for, and the more expensive stuff will deaden sound better. but having said that, even just some old carpet or something put behind the bulkhead will reduce noise, think of how many holes there are in the bulkhead for wires etc allowing sound straight from the engine into the cab.
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Postby Shawn » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:53 pm

Image

Here's mine. It's a homemade variation on the Grumpy's theme, made from un-related rear suspension parts from our local wreckers. It too makes no difference to the inside noises.
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Postby wibble_puppy » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:35 am

shawn that looks a clever solution 8)

thank you picky :D i shall certainly be looking into soundproofing as you suggest. What's the best type? I've been nosing around the Noisekiller website http://www.noisekiller.co.uk/sound_proo ... hicles.php


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