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Thanks for the write-up. It seems these squeak gremlins were engineered into the Lotus. Mine are particularly abundant in the panel behind the seats. The idea of using adhesive-backed felt is brilliant.

Because the interior cabin is nearly identical to the sound box of a Dobro guitar it isn't a surprise that even the most minor squeak can sound like a shriek and be devilishly hard to locate.

I recently installed Composite Worx CF seats and discovered a new vibration that I thought was coming from behind the seats. Then I reconsidered and realized that the new seat bottoms were slightly touching the floor panels and certain RPM vibrations triggered a harmonic buzz. Two small pieces of corrugated cardboard wedged under the seats completely killed the noise!
 
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