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Old 04-07-2007, 05:11 AM
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Quiet In The Cab

Ok guys just a thought I had... I want to try and make my "in cab" quieter from outside noise, i.e. roadnoise, tires, engine. Dont get the wrong impression, I still love that turbo whistle and the roar of my exhaust, but I am looking for a way to make the inside of my truck more quiet. I have got rid of my stacks, so thats a step in the right direction (for me). I was thinking of undercoating my cab with something to give some added insulation so it can deflect or block some of that tire/ road noise that kills me on those long highway trips. Anyone got any good ideas or thoughts of what I could do to insulate the bottom of my cab with so I can reduce some sound?? Any and all welcome... thanks boys.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:38 AM
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You could try to pull up the carpet, and put down some dyna mat or something along those lines. That is the same stuff that car audio installers use for sound dampening. There is something else that is similar, but don't remember the name right off hand.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:49 AM
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ya i was thinking of doing something like a bedliner or some form of undercoating on the under side of the cab, like the side that is to the road, not to my feet that way it would both protect and be a sound dampener, but the dyna mat sounds like a good idea.
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There is a door seal mod you can do. Use 3/8 id latex rubber tubing. Its the surgical tubing. You slide it in through the door seals. I think you need 50 ft for a crew cab. I haven't done it, but it seems to be a good cheap fix. You can find the tubing on ebay.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:06 AM
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:02 PM
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the audio mat works really well pricey let me tell you . the undercoating idea is good too look on the bright side helping fighting rust too. if really want to get into it you can use that audio pad on the firewall as well as the the floor ro help out .
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:56 PM
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You could do the dynamat and get some expanding foam and start filling holes. You could also do the door seals but its not latex hose its the hard clear plastic type, just make sure you use lots of Ky or any other type of water based lubricant.
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:43 PM
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found these pics of the door seal mod
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Yeah you can use both, but I think for cold weather your going to want to use latex or it will be too stiff in the winter Thats for us unfortunate folks that have cold temps and snow 6 months out of the year! Darn the bad luck!
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:43 PM
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another thing i have found its called lizard skin paint type of product like undercoating supposely much better on sound
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