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Old 06-10-2019, 02:47 PM
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Just picked up a 96 Collectors Edition. (That still makes me chuckle). Really really great condition with 41K miles. I'm really not going to modify much. I really would rather just keep it as it is.
What I am curious about, has anyone done any sound deadening? I live in Michigan with the crappiest "DAMM" roads. It would be nice, at some point, to lay some dynamat under the trunk and floors?
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Thanks for posting a link to my post! Sound deadening is always an opinionated matter. Most of them work exactly the same as others. As stated in my post Dynamat Xtreme is the most popular and the thickest but in my opinion not worth the huge price difference. What you see in my post was two separate boxes, one was a 36 square foot box the other was a 25 square foot box. Both had on Amazon for a round $90. If you want to do the reflectix a 100 square foot roll should cost you about $42 at your local Home Depot or Lowe's. Any sound deadening is better than none. Make sure when you put it down you use a roller to really press it in place. The worst part is probably cleaning the surfaces before you put the stuff on, and yes be sure to clean the surfaces thoroughly. Sound deadening can not do its job if it is not adhered properly. And as anybody else will tell you, when you post about picking up a new ride make sure you post a pic!
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....anytime you're in Jersey AO .....the tedious part scares me
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....anytime you're in Jersey AO .....the tedious part scares me
I'm originally from PA, but I like living in the south too much!😉
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Make sure when you put it down you use a roller to really press it in place.
A tennis ball helps around curves and dips and such.
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The factory carpet jute is probably one of the most cost effective things you can use.

If you're getting a lot of road noise, I would start looking at the tires, not the sound deadening. How old and what kind of tires are on it?
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The factory carpet jute is probably one of the most cost effective things you can use
Is this the padding I assume. Where do you get it?
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I used this. Very happy with the results...not that a Corvette will ever be "Cadillac quiet".
Very simple to install but I do suggest a tennis ball or something for the corners like puterami suggests. My thumbs were raw for days.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00URUIKAK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00URUIKAK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Is this the padding I assume. Where do you get it?
Some people get them out of salvage yards, I would think upholstery places have have it as well.
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