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Old 11th September 2013, 10:03   #46
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Only the rattling sounds from the doors/window is a real bummer in an otherwise superb vehicle. It just brings down the owning experience by a lot many notches.
Damp both the inner and outer linings of the doors. I think the rattle can almost be removed. Plus you would get the "feel" of a heavier door.
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Congrats for taking such a great trip in the Duster. It is an excellent vehicle best suited to our Indian roads- not very bulky too.
I just wish that they gave an AT version with a 2.0L petrol (which will have a niche demand only, fancy word for low demand)
Only the rattling sounds from the doors/window is a real bummer in an otherwise superb vehicle. It just brings down the owning experience by a lot many notches.
How did the AC perform and did you feel any loss of power in the mountains?
Thanks man,the vehicle exceeded my expectations, it performed superbly,i never felt loss of power,AC is letdown in IMO,blower speed 2 is inadequate & 3 is noisy,Climate Control is another feature is sorely missed in Duster along with front armrest.

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Damp both the inner and outer linings of the doors. I think the rattle can almost be removed. Plus you would get the "feel" of a heavier door.
I was told by accessory shop that door trim locks tends to break up while removing trims,so i was advised not to get them opened unnecessarily,one of the member here is having problems with the water creping in from door,he was told speaker setup caused the problems.
These things are refraining me from getting them damped.
How was your experience,I know door damping enhances the feel & want get them done i just don't like the sound of closing rear doors.
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How was your experience,I know door damping enhances the feel & want get them done i just don't like the sound of closing rear doors.
No issues till date. I got both inner and outer linings damped. I have seen through one monsoon and second is in progress. (And I am staring at 21K on the odo.)

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No issues till date. I got both inner and outer linings damped. I have seen through one monsoon and second is in progress. (And I am staring at 21K on the odo.)
Great,that's motivating.
Any pictures of the work done, so that I can tell accessory guy to dampen which part.
Which material was used?
How much it cost you?
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Great,that's motivating.
Any pictures of the work done, so that I can tell accessory guy to dampen which part.
Which material was used?
How much it cost you?
I dont have any snaps. Its was all fixed about a year back. Material used was Dynamat. They typically use only around the speaker region. I asked them install the whole sheet all through the inner and outer lining. Costed about 14K. (The material I gather is expensive. But the guys did good work)

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I dont have any snaps. Its was all fixed about a year back. Material used was Dynamat. They typically use only around the speaker region. I asked them install the whole sheet all through the inner and outer lining. Costed about 14K. (The material I gather is expensive. But the guys did good work)
Alright, thanks for sharing,since Dynamat is used high cost is justified.
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...... except few niggles like rattling sound from doors and somewhere in the dashboard........
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Only the rattling sounds from the doors/window is a real bummer in an otherwise superb vehicle. It just brings down the owning experience by a lot many notches......
Guys,
I have already posted this info in my ownership report and our duster review. In case you have missed it,try this DIY if you have the time,patience and the ability to take the risk if the rattles are bothering you.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3223860 (Renault Duster 110 RxL Ė Am I there yet?)

I have completed around 1000 Kms as of today after this DIY and I must say, excepting a slight difficulty in closing the door, everything is perfect. I have also found out that bad odours creeping inside the cabin is totally eliminated now. There are some tanneries near ranipet and ambur, which makes the cabin stink on all my previous trips. Now, the cabin is almost smell free.
Cheers
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Guys time for an update.
I was looking for a front armrest for Duster.
I have done quite a research on this.
I wanted armrest which doesn't become a pain to use & also keep all functions working like putting seat belt,engaging handbrake & rear cup holder.
My search ended with the armrest of Tata Safari.
I bought complete set which includes Armrest & lever on which armrest fits & moves.
This is complete DIY.
Here's pictures of the install.
Excuse the cosmetic part.
Its still needs to be wrapped in art leather.
What say guys.
Itís an SUV, it's a Sedan...No it's a Crossover! The Renault DUSTER: Ownership Review-img2013101600003.jpg
Itís an SUV, it's a Sedan...No it's a Crossover! The Renault DUSTER: Ownership Review-img2013101600001.jpg
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My search ended with the armrest of Tata Safari.
Thanks for sharing this. We all would appreciate some some details of how the armrest was installed onto the seat.
Looks like it is not disturbing the hand brake access and yet will provide sufficient support. Do share the details and experience.
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Thanks for sharing this. We all would appreciate some some details of how the armrest was installed onto the seat.
Looks like it is not disturbing the hand brake access and yet will provide sufficient support. Do share the details and experience.
So far experience has been good.
I have been to 1200 Kms round trip after fitment, no problems whatsoever.
Fitting is just like OEM IMO.
It is bolted on the metal frame of the seat.
2 holes are required for the fitment.
1 hole was already there on the frame, so i used that hole.
I drilled 1 hole and fasten the lever on the frame.
I will share the picture, so that everyone would get better idea of the install.
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No issues till date. I got both inner and outer linings damped. I have seen through one monsoon and second is in progress. (And I am staring at 21K on the odo.)
Can you tell me where I can get this done in Mumbai
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Can you tell me where I can get this done in Mumbai
Mumbai ? I got it done in Bangalore. No idea about Mumbai.
(I see your location as Bangalore !)
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The arm-rest looks good, it's almost as if it was made for the Duster, it's been finished neatly too, makes me want to get one for my Safari now!
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Mumbai ? I got it done in Bangalore. No idea about Mumbai.
(I see your location as Bangalore !)
Ampere will this work for RxZ (with the rear seats aircon blower)? Can you please share where you got it done in Blr? Thanks n cheers
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Ampere will this work for RxZ (with the rear seats aircon blower)? Can you please share where you got it done in Blr? Thanks n cheers
Yes it works like a charm on any car and not just Duster. The damping mats make a huge difference to audio quality and the added benefit is the solid feel in the doors instead of hollow.

You can actually take a look at Ampere's car in person once you're back, he stays nearby

I think he got it done in Sachin's auto shop but there are quite a few others as well.
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