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Sound deadening, worth it?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Vantage, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Oct 13, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    Vantage

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    Hi All,

    I have 2 weeks off coming up and am looking at ways to try to make my Taco more comforable for daily driving.

    One thing I would like to do is quiet the interior down. I have read a few reviews on here about sound deadening but most people do it for stereo based reasons.

    How much does quieter does the inside get by deadening 4 doors/floor/back wall. Is it worth the time and money to deaden even if I am not an audiophile?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    Saskguy

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    tagged for interest as my tacoma seems loud for a new truck.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    100% absolutely worth every penny.

    If you are into great sound quality, you must have it.
    You want a quieter ride, it helps with that too.

    Do not buy Dynamat unless you want to pay too much.

    Go here, http://www.raamaudio.com if yo have questions talk to Rick. He knows it all and I've done 2 vehicles with his product and its not let me down at all.
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    Stuff and Things!
    I'm interested in doing this as well so I'll be following along.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    YES! it even made the stock speakers sound better.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    Definitely!! Doing the doors alone made a big difference and cut down on road noise! (Especially on the highway.)
     
  7. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    I'm glad I did it. You won't get luxury-car quiet, but it's probably worth it. I learned a lot from www.sounddeadenershowdown.com. I used RAAMat, mass loaded vinyl, and closed cell foam.

    Dynamat, RAAMat, and similar peel-and-stick rubber layers don't really block sound, they only dampen vibration. You don't even have to cover an entire panel, just about 30-50% coverage in patches makes a door panel sound much more solid when you tap on it.

    Mass loaded vinyl is what really blocks sound and makes the interior quiet. It's also the hardest part of of the project. The stuff is really heavy, and you have to mount it behind the plastic interior panels and make them snap back into place with those little clips. I only did the doors and rear, I'm wondering if it's worth the hassle to do the floor though.
     
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  8. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    subd..wanting to do it myself.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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    Pretty easy to install and well worth it.

    Package #1 from RaamAudio covered all four doors inside and out and the back wall.
    call and ask for Rick
     
  10. Oct 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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    Anyone got a write up or how to on how to do this on a tacoma? Any recomded materials?
     
  11. Oct 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    Ill make one soon, got to get all the pictures in one thread.

    Yeah, just get the #1 Package from RaamAudio and you'll be set for up to a full double cab.
    I think doing the back wall of the cab helps alot as road noise gets trapped between the cab and the bed and generates through.
    You only need a 10, 12, and 14mm sockets and a wrench along with a #2 philips screwdriver and a good amount of razor blades to do the whole job as far as tools go. Tape measures help too.
    Call and talk to Rick about any questions for sound deadening or other sized vehicles.
     
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    It looks like RAAM doesn't sell mass loaded vinyl, and that's what you need to really block sound. RAAMat is great stuff, I put lots of it all over the inside panels, but it mostly just dampens harmonic vibration. If you want to make it quieter inside your truck you will need to install a layer of mass loaded vinyl.
     
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    Do it.

    I did the whole cab, including the ceiling. An extra pair of hands would have been nice, but it can be done alone.
     
  15. Oct 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    I did the doors and the full floor of my convertible. Keeps the trans tunnel cool and is quite when the hardtop is up. Got mine on FleBay. Not sold it would make that much difference in my Taco. But I have enough to do the doors....

    If you spend the money on sound proofing and leave the factory speakers..... You need to put the beer down.
     
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  16. Oct 14, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    Do it.

    My brother has the whole cab and doors done. It makes a difference!
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  17. Oct 14, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    What are you trying to accomplish? Sound deadener will not quiet your ride much at all. Are you trying to eliminate road noise? Eliminate rattles? If you don't want road noise you try looking for products like http://store.secondskinaudio.com/luxury-liner-90-sq-ft-full-roll/
    Just need to know what you want then there could be real answers.
     
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  18. Oct 14, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    I also vote secondskin. Great product and GREAT customer service. I have purchased from them since mid 2000s but they took care of me.
     
  19. Oct 14, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Got a good deal on the RAMMaudio packer #1 so I pulled the trigger today.

    I am trying to minimize noise inside the cabin while driving. I am not a huge stereo guy so that is not my focus.
     
  20. Oct 14, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    OP you must have missed this.
    The packer from raamat looks good but may not drown out the road noise you are wanting to get rid of. You may need to buy another one of those kits. What are you planning on covering?
     

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