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Old 17th November 2020, 06:26 PM
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Default Have any of you retrofitted double pane windows?

If so how much of a difference did it make? What were your experiences?

I'm one of those people that always think the car is too noisy on the inside and I'm always trying to find ways to make it quieter haha.
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Old 17th November 2020, 07:02 PM
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If so how much of a difference did it make? What were your experiences?

I'm one of those people that always think the car is too noisy on the inside and I'm always trying to find ways to make it quieter haha.
That's what the Bose is for
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Old 17th November 2020, 07:23 PM
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Sorry I canít answer your question, but Iím of the opinion that it would be an excellent upgrade.

My S8 has them but itís off the road at the moment (long story) and Iím convinced the cabin is one of the quietest cars Iíve owned.....even compared to much newer stuff.

Maybe itís all in my head but the S8 to me seems to be so well insulated from outside noise itís remarkable. Iím either running around in my wifeís smart car or my beater A6 which are both newer and much noisier without the radio on.
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Old 17th November 2020, 07:37 PM
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Yes, my first ‘8 was a 2.8 Sport Quattro and Prestige/A8 Parts retrofitted appropriately tinted double-paned windows. And yes, you could really notice the difference!
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Old 17th November 2020, 07:52 PM
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There's a noticeable difference in cabin noise between Big Red and my S8. If I keep her it'll be one of the essential upgrades. All you need is the glass and the channel in the door frame. The rest is the same.
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Old 17th November 2020, 08:03 PM
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All you need is the glass and the channel in the door frame.
And some door trim clips and the knowledge and ability to take it all apart and reassemble correctly.

Though having swapped a whole upper door frame (broken pulley!) and moved the glass over in the process it can't be that difficult if I did it.
(Just missed a trick with that damned triangular trim behind the rear window though)
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Old 17th November 2020, 08:50 PM
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I’ve always thought mine was pretty much the quietest brum I’ve travelled in. Having driven a range of new cars for work and having been driven in an A6 the better part of 20 years newer my 8 with double glazing was always quieter usually much more so. Why someone spec’d a 2.8 with them and pretty much everything else apart from the one thing it needs most, parking sensors! remains a mystery.
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thanks for your feedback everyone. in this case I'll be adding this to my never ending list of todo's.
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