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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 11:11 AM
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Went to the TN-FLA game yesterday and my ears are still ringing. The ride home wasn't much better from a noise standpoint. Have had the Sam about 6 weeks and want to reduce internal noise. I put 1/4" rubber on top of the stock body mounts and that helped a little. I know I need a quieter muffler, just running a catalytic converter off a jeep for now. This is a hrdtop, and noise reverberates inside. Found some info on sound-deadening aircraft on the web and found where to order the closed cell foam out of CA. But it sounds expensive.
I feel a lot of vibration from the engine and maybe need to consider updating the engine mounts!!??

Anybody tackled this subject and had good results?

'preciate it!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 11:30 AM
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There is a furnace duct insulation that is available that may work. I also have a hardtop and am going to remove the trim panels from the inside the doors and rear seating and install the self adhesive foil/closed cell insulation that comes in different size widths. I think it will help with the sound and cooling/heating of the hardtop. I imagine that the space behind the trim panels acts as a sound box for any noise that gets there. I just replace my stock exhaust system with a thorley, 2" cat and a 2" Magnaflow straight thru muffler. The sound is a lot louder than stock, but it sound real good. Adding rubber to the body mounts sounds like a good idea. Maybe I could fashion a 1/2 inch body lift made of rubber or better yet urethane? Anybody got advise on homemade body lifts, problems/solutions?

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I heard that you can swap the upper and lower body mounts and gain about 3/4" body lift, never tried it myself so I dont know for sure

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 02:57 PM
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CAR AUDIO SHOPS>>>>>>>sound dediner

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 09:27 PM
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for long road trips i'd use foam ear plugs. i've had the ringing too from long trips in my 89 kick convertible.

post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2000, 09:22 PM
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look up The Eastwood Co. on the web they have outomotive sound deadening insulation for all applications. You may have to order their catalog to find the insulation but it is free so no biggee. hope this helps.

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