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Well, not totally finished with sound proofing still need to proof rear seat floor, also proof inside the rear hatch small speaker box n rear woofer BUT here's the main reason, I did the speakers 2 yrs ago, sound proofing last few weeks n stereo today...

I finally replace the OEM radio which I went thru 3 ( which I never paid over $30 for each for) before I found that water problem a few yrs ago


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P.S. The sound is awesome and Led Zeppelin never sounded so great / imagine pulling up to a light blasting Zeppelin and kids look over at a gray hair like dude thats loud lol/ yeah I know and it can go louder


Yeah baby, as my kids would say Dad act you age....
 

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Finished the rear floor panels. Only spot left is the rear hatch fold down speakers, I REPLACED with Kickers 2 yrs ago

Left n right rear floor panels, rear hump of the center console under back drinks holder/ ALL sound proofed

Have one piece left from full box / so u can say one box does the jeep except I only did behind the door speakers ( 6×9 pioneer speakers in four doors)

Subwoofer n amps I left alone

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Has adding all of that made a noticeable improvement? If you don't mind my asking, how much did that cost and where did you get it?
 

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About $54 from Amazon I got 50 mil they also have 80mil ( thicker n $84 )

Anything better then stock radio n speakers but much bassier and jeep is quieter w/o a.c.-radio on with all windows closed/ much much quieter

Its combination of re built tranny/all new (except crossmembers) supension front ne back "everything"/sound proofing/ new speaks- radio its a dream to be in/ so YES i thrilled

and the winner of this recondition 2010 Jeep Patriot goes to my 15 y.o. daughter who will 8have her permit very soon

Next project new Gas tank this has that vacuum issue when I top it off so thats next then the little bubble in my windshield passenger side, ill just have safeglass reson it, then I am done

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I have a post when this project frist started that my sound level meter read over 90 decimals with windows up and tranny issues etc etc etc...

W/O the rear floor panel done which was today 9/21/21,
No a.c or radio on Windows up smooth road no cars 52 to 54 decimals ( loud dishwasher is 60db., quiet one is 38db)

Rough road not alot of cars 68db to 74 db..
Same no a.c or radio my girl and I normal conversation 76db to 78db again rough road not alot of cars

Going to Philly from So jersey here, tons of cars and very loud i'll test it out/ if i can keep it under or about 80db that be great

Also want to see i95 and D.C.495 beltway or Baltimore 695 beltway

Those 2 r the test / but I still thing i'll be under 84db

Now have the a.c. on radio playing led zeppelin or Stones, road noise what road noise

Almost forgot "all season tires"

If u can bring any car to inside bare metal (except for High end cars) which the early patriot were not / DO Sound Proofing
Also if you want quieter use 80 or higher mil for much better Sound Proofing

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Just enjoyed owning it! Got back to the warehouse after a decent day of delivery and cracked the window, popped the radio on and cruised home. For once things feel right in a long time.
 

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Hand washed it for the first time since getting my transmission replaced. Also had time to pull out the shop vac and clean out the interior, wiped it done some also. Will need a professional detail.
 
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Approaching 9 years old (the Patriot), today I replaced the HVAC blend door actuator (motor) below the steering wheel. $25 from Advanced Auto. Glad that I can still be somewhat of a contortionist at age 65, because it is a wee bit of a challenge to work underneath there. Overall an easy, inexpensive fix for "no heat". Probably $200 at a dealer. I hope everyone learns to DIY these type of things. Lots of info here and on the interweb. Last year I replaced this same type motor next to the glove box (recircutaltion door). There is one more (mode actuator motor) to the left of the glove box.

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Put on new tires today. Decided to go with 215/65/17 and keep my stock “upgraded” Patriot Alloy wheels until I decide what I really want to put on it. Solved my shaking issue.

Oh, and I became best friends with @kurek today.
 
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My front end was making a clunking noise, thought something was loose. Ordered replacement sway bar end links, thinking they went bad.

It was the sway bar, but all I needed to do was re-tighten the nut where the link attaches to the bar on the left side (the one on the right was okay).

Canceled the order.
 

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It was the sway bar, but all I needed to do was re-tighten the nut where the link attaches to the bar on the left side (the one on the right was okay).
Sometimes the simplest things are the answer.
 
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