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      06-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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E92 Vibration From Rear Center Console (Help!)

Just got my Gintani exhaust installed and I'm in love with it, but between 1,500 and 2,000 RPMs the little metal handles that you use to open the drawers between the rear seats vibrate like crazy. It's not the entire drawer, just the handle. Any suggestions as to what I should do to fix this? I know it's simple, but I want the best possible way to do it.
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      06-23-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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Nope, you're not alone. There's no way I'm gonna be able to live with it though. Advice anyone?
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      06-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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I got ya


put 2 tennis balls in there....seriously

it will take some spinning and squishing of the 2 balls....lol

but it will work, then slide the cover shut carefully.


done
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I got ya


put 2 tennis balls in there....seriously

it will take some spinning and squishing of the 2 balls....lol

but it will work, then slide the cover shut carefully.


done
There's your answer, this is really what the fix is.
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      06-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #5
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you just gotta get use it and deal with it. dealer won't do anything about it due to after market exhaust and nothing really works permanantly...
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There's your answer, this is really what the fix is.
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Hahaha I love it.. I'm gonna go to Sports Chalet right now then
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i put some small towels in there.. works just as good..
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i put some small towels in there.. works just as good..
the tennis balls fit so tight they kill the rattle....at least in my loud ass catless 335 they did.

the towels would have to be stuffed in there very tight to work.

Maybe combine the 2 techniques and surround the tennis balls w/ a towel....lol
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Mine has no secondary cats either so I guess that's the problem haha. I'll try some towels first but a tennis ball sounds like it'd work better.
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First of all... when the hell did Gintani come out w/an exhaust for the 335?!

Vids... immediately!



Oh, and +1 on the tennis balls. Worked great for me....
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They haven't (and don't seem to plan on it) put it into production. The one I bought from Gintani is one of the few they have made so far; I was lucky to find it.
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Vids coming tomorrow
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put alot of napkins ! thats what i did , it comes in handy haha
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I just leave the drawer open and it rids 90% of the rattle.
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I just leave the drawer open and it rids 90% of the rattle.
You're right, but it still annoyed me haha. I believe a BMW should be dead quiet, except for engine noise (DCI and new exhaust ) of course.
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I got ya


put 2 tennis balls in there....seriously

it will take some spinning and squishing of the 2 balls....lol

but it will work, then slide the cover shut carefully.


done
I squeezed two microfiber clothes from costco into mine
perfect for interior emergencies as well
just make sure to be careful when closing it
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i put some small towels in there.. works just as good..
+1...small towels squished in there works like a charm!! noise is gone!
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I just put some towels in the ash tray and the little sliding drawer. We'll see how it works when I go out tonight!
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Haha I never knew this was a common issue. I have the door open which kills 90% of the rattle. Might have to try the napkin one so I can at least close it and keep them handy
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do we need to add this to the DIY section ?

no rattle w/ my BMW performance exhaust.
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Got this too, really annoying... will put some towels in there.
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