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Old 07-10-2005, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

I read about this in the Excursion section. All I can say is it is a great fix for the supercab doors.

I got 1/4" o.d. tubing from Home Depot, bought the whole box for around $14.00. 6 20' rolls. I put it in all of the seals on all 4 doors and I no longer have noisy supercab doors. All is quite. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]

Installation is not to bad, a spray bottle with soapy water, spray it in the drain holes all around the seals, and spray the tubing as you install it in the seal. The tubing hangs up every once in a while, but a little patience and some back and forth action and it will go. I really could not believe the difference it made in the door related noise, both wind and rattle.

On the back doors, the tubing will fit in the weep holes, no need to cut a hole in the seal.

If this fix holds up in the long run, it should be written up, or put in Larry's secrets. I'm very happy. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

Grinder, what was the tubing made of? I may go to HD today to pick up a "box". [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

My door seals looks to be one full pc with the break at the bottom right where both doors close. Are there weep holes at the top or bottom (I would think bottom but who knows)? What type of tubing/ hose did you use?
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

You can read all about it here. It has been well covered in this post. Quite Door
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Thanks HHrecovery. Been busy.

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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

Been doing this for a while with older cars. I personally prefer foam backer rod (used when caulking to keep the caulk the proper thickness, also available at home centers), and talcum powder.

Vinyl tubing will take a set after a period of time. The foam backer rod seems to retain it's compressability longer.

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TBlough, The backer rod sounds interesting. I may try that on some other cars. I'm really happy with the results. But like you said, I wonder how long the tubing will hold up. Not that it would be a problem to redo the work. Well worth the effort.

My mom's Excursion is next.

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Looks cool to me. I am new to this site and it seems that I have to post a reply before I can save thread to favorites. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

I like this mod - looks like a pretty neat trick, and cheap too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I guess this would make the doors <font color="blue"> QUITE </font> <font color="red"> QUIET </font> . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

Just got done doing this mod to my truck. It makes a diffence i n the way the doors move when your driving(alot less noise) but with my exhasut and BB turbo(whisle) I dont get the full effect of the quitness it brings, though it is more quite. Worth doing,and with a stock exhaust u wll notice it more. I went to Home depot,bought 3/8" clear tubing, 2 rolls of 20', 2.99$ each, it didnt take 20'per side. Lubed the seals with WD-40 and took about 20mins per side. FINISHED.LOL
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Even though I do not have any great exhaust mod's (yet), I really think the point of this thread is that the WIND noise goes away. I LIKE turbo whine (I sold the first 99's and miss it in my 2002). I LIKE a little exhaust noise. I HATE HATE HATE windnoise. Seems like every truck I have ever had. . . '78 2wd F100 302, '89 2wd 150 302, '90 2wd 250 460, '97 4wd 250 460, and '02 4wd PSD. . .(Family is in the Ford business, and I am devout.). . . has had a wind noise to a loose molding, to who the hell knows where the noise is coming from. Cant wait to head to Lowes for the tubing and WD-40 myself. Although the post about the foam has me wondering.
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

It is a pain in the butt to get the tubing in place. I did one door and it was so hard to close that I took it out immediately.
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

Any problems with door operation?

I bought 3 rolls of 3/8 O.D. at Home Depot today. I was tempted to get the next size smaller...5/16? I think.

Did a test fit with about a foot of tubing. Goes in fairly easy but does look like it is a tad too big. Will find out in the morning, LOL.
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

Has anyone thought about what this tubing is going to be like in the winter (very stiff)? I am liking the idea of the foam more and more after thinking about the winter months (not that it get's that cold here in South Texas).
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Re: Put tubing in door seals, now supercab is quite!!!

Well, I tried the 5/16" last night and it was too much for my Excursion. I can't even close the door, it will only latch on the first catch.

But, I'm relunctant to try the 1/4" cause it's so small and doesn't really cause the door seal to fill out any. I think it might help fill in some gaps, but can't see it doing too much.

Now, this was only on my drivers door. I'm going to try a couple others and see how it compares.
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