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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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I am frustrated, need advice

I love my 4C Spider but when I drive it I hear all these noises coming from various areas. I do not know if there is something loose or wrong with the car or if this is normal being I am sitting on a carbon fiber tub low to the ground.Am I just hearing things hitting the carbon tub? Sometimes car is very quiet and tight, other times it has much annoying noise from various areas (mostly front under dash, but never the same area or consistent). Alfa dealer drove it briefly, didn't notice anything. Is this just a normal part of driving the car, carbon fiber tub, etc?? I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions....
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Really impossible to tell without hearing the noises. Can your phone or camera pick them up?
The car seems to amplify everything from the sound of things hitting structural elements, to suspension noises, to loose parts. Even a loose seatbelt end tapping the tub can drive you mental. If the sounds are worrying, try to isolate the general area of origin and have the dealer investigate further. If it’s general and from multiple sources, it’s likely normal. If it still bugs you, then maybe it’s time for a different car.
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As a suggestion, if you can find other 4C owners in your area, meeting up may help you to determine if the noises you are experiencing are normal. It also helps with the ownership experience to compare notes so to speak.
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The only thing I can say is remember you are in a car with essentially zero sound insulation. Extremely rare in today’s automobiles.
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Mine makes all kinds of funky noises..... I just drive the shit out of it and not worry about it
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I have driven three different 4C’s, and they all made funky noises.
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I don't hear any funky noises. What the hell are you guys talking about?
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After owning a GT40 you wouldn't...... Just say'n you lucky Chicken farmer
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Yeah...I hear the suspension working in the GT, which was unusual to me, but normal. I don't hear any of that in the 4C. Power train noises only. No other squeaks, rattles, bangs, thunks, pops.

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