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I need a suggestion for some foam padding to put on contact surfaces of sub box and maybe some info on how to remove the passenger seat.


Still having some problems with the factory Rockford subwoofer. It rattled at most volume levels even with the bass turned down to the center position.

The dealerships downright refuse to help me. The service managers literally grunt and scowl me at the dealership when I bring it in. I had to fight with them to at least fix the front mount that was stripped. The dang screw just kept spinning in the hole.

5 attempts I gave them before I contacted Rockford Fosgate.

The guys at Rockford knew what was wrong and got me in line for one of their OEM installation shops to work on it. Through no fault of Rockford... the shop they lined up was a joke.

The gentleman at Rockford said the problem was with the mounting hardware sing the rattle noise. He said they’d replace all of it and lay down some nice thick foam padding in contact areas to remove vibrations to hard contact surfaces.

Well this OEM installer was not local to me but was going to be in town today! Yay! I drop my truck off at the shop they’re working at locally, they give me a ride to work. 5 or so minutes later they show back up to pick me up and say they’re done...

They said they pulled the seat and the entire sub out, put locktite on everything and put it back together. They also turned the Bass off.

Instantly it’s still crappy sound. So I think “we’ll, I guess I better pull this piece of junk out before that locktite sets”. So I pull the front screw out instantly. Not a sign of locktite. These guys didn’t do anything it appears. Just waist my time. Glad I didn’t waste 4 hours on the road going to their shop in Lubbock Tx.

Oddly. The sub sounds AWESOME without that front screw holding it down. No rattle noise. Just clean and crystal clear bass. I called Rockford and told them that. They said it should be fine to leave it like that but I want to try to get it mounted back down. But after 6 failed attempts at letting others fix it. I’m just going to take care of it myself. It’ll take less time.

I’m completely happy with the service from Rockford Fosgate but I’m deeply upset with the 2 dealerships and the “audio specialists”.
 

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I need a suggestion for some foam padding to put on contact surfaces of sub box and maybe some info on how to remove the passenger seat.


Still having some problems with the factory Rockford subwoofer. It rattled at most volume levels even with the bass turned down to the center position.

The dealerships downright refuse to help me. The service managers literally grunt and scowl me at the dealership when I bring it in. I had to fight with them to at least fix the front mount that was stripped. The dang screw just kept spinning in the hole.

5 attempts I gave them before I contacted Rockford Fosgate.

The guys at Rockford knew what was wrong and got me in line for one of their OEM installation shops to work on it. Through no fault of Rockford... the shop they lined up was a joke.

The gentleman at Rockford said the problem was with the mounting hardware sing the rattle noise. He said they’d replace all of it and lay down some nice thick foam padding in contact areas to remove vibrations to hard contact surfaces.

Well this OEM installer was not local to me but was going to be in town today! Yay! I drop my truck off at the shop they’re working at locally, they give me a ride to work. 5 or so minutes later they show back up to pick me up and say they’re done...

They said they pulled the seat and the entire sub out, put locktite on everything and put it back together. They also turned the Bass off.

Instantly it’s still crappy sound. So I think “we’ll, I guess I better pull this piece of junk out before that locktite sets”. So I pull the front screw out instantly. Not a sign of locktite. These guys didn’t do anything it appears. Just waist my time. Glad I didn’t waste 4 hours on the road going to their shop in Lubbock Tx.

Oddly. The sub sounds AWESOME without that front screw holding it down. No rattle noise. Just clean and crystal clear bass. I called Rockford and told them that. They said it should be fine to leave it like that but I want to try to get it mounted back down. But after 6 failed attempts at letting others fix it. I’m just going to take care of it myself. It’ll take less time.

I’m completely happy with the service from Rockford Fosgate but I’m deeply upset with the 2 dealerships and the “audio specialists”.
Polyfil and Dynamat will be your BEST friends when dealing with subwoofers and other speakers. Cut the Dynamat to fit and stick to the inside of the box and between the box and the floor. Take Polyfil and STUFF as much as you can inside the box and help push against the sides and creat a better seal. Both are relatively cheap, especially the Polyfil, and will get rid of ALL of your rattles. Did both of these in a Hummer I had prior to my Titan and it worked WONDERS. Hope this helps!
 

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I used Fatmat on my stuff since it's cheaper than Dynamat and does the same thing. If it's just that front mounting point, and the dealer already fixed the stripped hole (re-drilled and tapped) then just any type of foam/rubber between the sub and the floor will be fine. Just something to keep the plastic from rattling against the metal I'm assuming, since you said the rattle is gone now that the front mount is not bolted down.
 

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Can you by any chance post a pic of the front mount screw you're talking about? I just bought an 08 yesterday with the RF system in it and it rattles bad also. When I press down on the top "grill" it stops. Was thinking of just removing it altogether also.
 
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