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Old 07-14-2018, 12:19 AM
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I have a 98 vette shale and black two tune interior I want to change the carpet to black and put in sound/ hest blocker any advice where to get the full carpet and what soumd / heat blocker?
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I have a 98 vette shale and black two tune interior I want to change the carpet to black and put in sound/ hest blocker any advice where to get the full carpet and what soumd / heat blocker?
I changed the carpet color on my C5 coupe from gray to black 5 or 6 years ago...I did this at the same time as I replaced the leather seats and interior bits to custom leather and installed a navigation head unit/900 watt amp and aftermarket subwoofers/speakers. I shopped both the aftermarket suppliers and used parts suppliers for replacement carpet. I ultimately bought a new aftermarket carpet. It was generally of good quality but the "upright" carpet pieces (interior wall of rear end - behind the tail lights) didn't fit well, and I had to trim them so that they would fit (even then, the fitment wasn't all that good). I wish I had bought used carpet, at least the rear upright trim pieces). Caution, however: think twice before mixing/matching replacement carpet and used carpet - the carpet colors may not match due to fading, dye lot differences, etc. You might end up having to re-dye some bits to make the colors/shades blend in.

Now remember - at this same time I was installing an aftermarket stereo system, so I had the entire interior apart...I installed new stereo wiring, vibration dampening stuff, sound deadening stuff, etc. all at this time. It was an opportune time to do this stuff all at once.

And while the seats were out I fixed the "rocking seat" issue that had emerged on my C5's driver's seat (a malady that virtually all stock seats will eventually suffer), and went ahead and did the passenger seat, too. That problem has not recurred, so I assume this fix is (semi-) permanent.

My points to you:
1. Consider using used carpet sourced from Vette Nuts or one of the other Forum vendors. Used carpet is certainly less expensive and likely will be a closer fit to the carpet you are removing. Here's a link to Vette Nuts' website: http://www.vettenuts.net
2. Consider performing ALL of the other mini-projects you might want to do to your interior at the same time, then marshal all of the parts to minimize downtime.
3. Here is a link to the "rocking seat" fix: http://www.lieblweb.com/c5seatfix.html.
4. Here is a link to a vendor website on which is discussed the "science" behind vibration dampening, sound deadening, etc.: http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com.
5 Here's another (generic) link on removal of interior carpet: http://books.google.com/books?id=1TP...ed=0CFsQ6AEwBQ

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Thanks! For all the information, like yourself wanr to do all the interior work all at once.
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