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post #1 of 13 Old 04-10-2015, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ringing Skidplate

Ever since I put Givi bars and an Enduroguardian skidplate on my 2013 there has been an annoying ringing sound which seems to cut right through my earplugs and bug me. I took it off and gave it a tap and, sure enough, the plate rang at the same frequency that I am hearing underway. I put pieces of innertube between the mounting points, but no joy. Today, as an experiment, I sprayed it with undercoating on the inside (fairly thick), but it still rings. Any other ideas on how to get it quiet (short of leaving it off)?
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-10-2015, 09:34 PM
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I "Hear" you on this.....
I had my plate totally encapsulated / sprayed with urethane base truck bed liner.... all the noise went away.
I guess between the physical weight of the coating and the "texture" it has that it thoroughly dampens out any resonance tendency s.
AND the coating is tough as hell... no scuffs, scratches, etc apparent in 2+ years of use.
Cost me around $55.oo.
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-10-2015, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Great idea! There are bedliner installers around here - Rhino-coat and the like. I'll check around to see if they'll coat my skidplate. Thanks!
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Ever since I installed a Weld86 skid plate, I hear the "ringing" sound. I've tried rubber spacers (washers) on both sides of the mounting bolts and didn't help at all. I've kind of "tuned" out of my head, but it's still annoying.

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post #5 of 13 Old 04-11-2015, 08:35 AM
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Put a few pieces of this on the skid plate.

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post #6 of 13 Old 04-11-2015, 10:08 AM
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You can change the frequency of resonance by bolting lead weights on the plate.

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post #7 of 13 Old 04-11-2015, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the ideas; before I start spending more time and money, I think I'll go by a couple of car audio places and see if I can get some scraps of Dynamat or similar. I'll post the results.
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-11-2015, 08:24 PM
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What version of the Enduroguardian skid plate do you have? I have the stainless one, and havent noticed any ringing for over 14k miles.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-11-2015, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Mine's aluminum and rings (or rang, I should say) like a bell. But not now, I hope. I went by a local car audio store and had a chat with the guy running the store. Turns out he's a rider as well, and understood the problem. He went back into the work area and returned with an extra piece of very thin, self adhesive sound dampening material. I gave him $5 for it, took it home and cut it to fit and stuck it to the bottom of my skid plate, and added the extra pieces to the front and sides. After a shot of black paint (the material has a covering of aluminum foil), it blended in well enough to be unnoticeable, so I let it dry, reattached the plate and went for a short hop around the neighborhood. No ringing! Just a nice, quiet, smooth ride. Mind you, I didn't let it get really warmed up, so the problem may not be completely solved yet, but things are looking up. Here's hoping!
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-12-2015, 12:27 AM
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Id watch out for that stuff melting. Not sure how your plate mounts, but if its like mine, its pretty damn close to the exhaust. Not touching, but definitely close to the exhaust.
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