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Old 02-05-2016, 12:07 PM
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Sound proofing / deadening

So I ordered material to sound deaden / reduce road & exhaust noise in my 02SS with SLP Loudmouth exhaust.

Utilizing raamaudio products
Package # 1 -------- 20 Sheets of RAAMmat BXT II (37.5 sq ft) and 3 yards of Ensolite IUO Peel and Stick Foam (41.625 sq ft) - RAAMaudio Inc.


Plan is to remove interior, seats, carpet, door panels, kick panels, trunk / wheel well trim etc.

Then do a single layer of both products under front seats, fire wall (what can be reached) & on doors.

Double layer of both products (alternating) on trunk/hatch floor, rear wheel wells & Kick panel's.

Thoughts and input on my plan?
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:12 AM
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I’m curious to know how effective this is. I’d love to quiet some of the road noise in my car. I’ve always thought that spray-on bedliner (or one of the dedicated products for this purpose, like Lizard Skin) from the outside would be a really effective choice for the wheel wells.

Also, apparently there is some roofing materialy you can buy for super-cheap at Home Depot which is exactly the same as DynaMat, which I assume is very similar to the RAAMaudio stuff you linked. Might be worth considering, as there’s a substantial amount of money to be saved.

Let us know how it goes!
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Sounds like a lot of work .....
Not trying to be a @$$ Change the muffler or turn up the radio
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I added sound deadener to my whole interior about 7 years ago. I had the seats/center console/sail panels/rear cargo panels/door panels/ and the carpet removed. I was upgrading the stereo and adding leather seats, door panels, and a center console out of a 2000 trans am to my car.

I used elemental designs, Edead 80 if i remember correctly. It was a roll of material that i could cut to the sizes i wanted. Just peel of the backing and apply.

It made a big difference. Road noise and exhaust sound dropped a lot inside of the car. The doors make a nice solid sound when shut now too. I am happy that I spent the time and money on it.

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Old 02-10-2016, 12:29 PM
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Good to hear 94 6speedZ

My materials showed up Monday, probably end of March into April I will pull her out of storage and get at it.

I will be upgrading head unit at the same time I pull the interior to install the sound proofing material.
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Sounds like a lot of work .....
Not trying to be a @$$ Change the muffler or turn up the radio
Everybody has different priorities, and most of the sound you'd be eliminating isn't coming from the muffler -- it's coming from tires, wind, etc.

Plus, then you don't have to turn the radio up as loud for it to sound as loud, which in turn means you might not blow your speakers (which is especially important to those of us with the factory Bose or Monsoon systems, which are a pain to upgrade).
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:31 PM
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Your right everyone has different priorities I enjoy hearing the engine and the roaring of the tires when I'm burning it down Lol!-
Years ago when I bought the camaro I upgraded the stereo with a JL audio stealth box and forgot how bad the factory stereo was I remember the noise from the engine was so loud you couldn't hear the radio Lol
After reading what 94sixspeed had to say about about adding it to the doors Is interesting I hate the way the doors sounds when you shut them ..I' m going to try this out ....

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Old 02-15-2016, 10:33 AM
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Don't get me wrong I love the sound of the car as it is.

But I have "sold" this as my summer work car to the better half, therefor I have to make it more compliant to talking on a cell phone while cruising down the highway while working.

I don't need it quite, but close or equal to my 2005 2500HD Duramax
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Just curious instead of taking the car apart. ...this stuff has a adhesive back
Can you clean under the car and just stick it ??? I know that you can't get into some
Places under the but we're not talking soundproof
If you do this make sure you check the thermal / heat rating combustion rating (whatever)
Make sure it's safe
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:06 AM
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I will be upgrading the stereo system at the same time.

So interior removal it will be.
From what I see it is not "hard" just time consuming.

I'm sure this stuff would not last on the underbody, plus this will be my summer DD so not an option.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:10 PM
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Day one done,

Interior removed and 75% of floor and trunk covered in RAAMat.


Tomorrow will be remaining floor and Ensolite installation.
2nd layer of RAAMat - Rear seat area and trunk
Then Second layer of Ensolite - Rear seat area and trunk

Not to bad so far.

I did figure out my new amplifier won't fit where I planned.....have to rethink the install.
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Does your sub box take up the trunk area ....mine is mounted in the trunk on the rear wall. Crutchfield has a mounting kit might give you some ideas

If you do the doors let me if it gets rid of that hollow sound

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Old 03-22-2016, 08:19 PM
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No box, kicker subs in stock locations.

T-Top car so - need that space for the glass
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Good ....
93-02 camaro firebird rear amp rack try Subthump.com or Crutchfield
with the amp's on the rear wall I can still get my t tops back there
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A little time tonight with the welder and I made a rack to hold my Kenwood amp in the area the stock disc changer was located.

Couple more screws (which I left at home) and the whole system will be complete.
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