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WallothNesch Rear Wing Gasket Length


Roundeie

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Maybe I'm missing something but my wing window gaskets are a bit long. I did look again at the order and see the order is correct yet the gasket is longer than needed. Cut and move on or what??

 

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Yes, it is cut to size.  Measure to length before installation or test install and cut several times to get it a snug fit top and bottom.  This a major cause of wind noise so a tight fit is important. 

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No No No--it is NOT cut to to fit.  Start at the kink at the rear and get it to fit firmly in place.  Then work your way forward to the B pillar on the top and bottom.  The ends have to be carefully trimmed to fit into irregular channels on the pillar.  Trim a little at a time for the fit.  I add a little extra to the final length so there is a compression fit once installed.

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7 minutes ago, nbcbird said:

No No No--it is NOT cut to to fit.  Start at the kink at the rear and get it to fit firmly in place.  Then work your way forward to the B pillar on the top and bottom.  The ends have to be carefully trimmed to fit into irregular channels on the pillar.  Trim a little at a time for the fit.  I add a little extra to the final length so there is a compression fit once installed.

So what you're saying is, you cut it to fit a little bit at a time.

You could lop an easy 5" off the top and still have enough left over for "trim to fit".

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Yes trim to about an inch over length and work down from there.  The final end profile is a series of notches.  My OEM gaskets were about 4 inches too long total (Roundeie's look about 8 inches).

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Hi Roundeie

I'm at a similar stage with my 02. I noticed the dynamat on rear panel. I'm curious is there any reason why you've only done patches and not covered fully? Is it clearance? Cheers Aussie02


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You don't need to cover everything with fat mat style sound proofing. Even small squares stuck onto big flat panels alter the resonant frequency of the panel. 

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