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Soundproofing my 2wd Reg cab truck. How much material do I order????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Aron9000, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Aug 22, 2017 at 1:26 AM
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    Aron9000

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    Next project is sound-proofing. Going to strip the interior, take out the bench seat, carpet, center console, kick panels, and door panels. Not removing the dash.

    Anyways, going to put down sound deadner on the floor, up the firewall as far as I can with the dash, heater, etc in place. Putting sound deadner along the back of the cab as well.

    Taking the door panels off, replacing speakers, covering them as well.

    So I have no clue on how much sound insulation I should order. I'd also appreciate some recommendations on what product I should buy. I don't mind doing this the right way, if it costs $100, 200 I don't mind. I'm not putting in some stupid cheap Home Depot stuff meant to insulate houses, I want something specifically for automotive applications.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2017 at 6:19 AM
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    I'm looking at doing the same thing with my 1st Gen. Been doing some research on Eastwood's products since I've been getting stuff from them for many years. One thing I want to be certain of is that it sticks really well. I see that Eastwood offers the small roller/applicators that I've been looking for too. They're good for pressing down the deadener evenly when applying.
    http://search.eastwood.com/search?w=sound deadener and heat insulation
     
  3. Aug 22, 2017 at 8:21 AM
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    http://www.raamaudio.com/package-1-...s-ofensolite-iuo-peel-and-stick-41-625-sq-ft/
    https://www.amazon.com/Noico-deadening-automotive-Insulation-dampening/dp/B00URUIKAK

    I've heard either of these kits is plenty for an xtracab, and this stuff is not 'stupid cheap Home Depot stuff'. I wouldn't completely discount Frost King, though. If it gets the same job done for much cheaper, it's not stupid.

    edit: I've also heard cleaning the metal with alcohol helps, and so does getting spray adhesive.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    Some people use Frost King as a mass loader. I have used FatMat. Not sure if they even make the stuff anymore. It is also a mass loader (not a sound deadener), but IMO is does provider some sound deadening. My gf's almost brand new altima is louder on the highway than my truck. I have laid it on everything except the roof and doors.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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    I think I'm gonna go with that Dynamat Extreme bulk pack on Eastwood's site.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2017 at 11:51 AM
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    Also look into Sound Skins. I'm currently installing it in my Tundra. It has 1.5mm rubber butyl and 3mm of accoustic foam all in one sheet.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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  8. Aug 27, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    I just did mine with 72 sq. Foot of Noico 80 mil, 2 rolls of Thermotec Cool-It, and 18 sq ft Second Skin Luxury Liner Pro MLV. It was the perfect amount and I had almost zero leftovers. Dead quiet and a lot cooler in there. I have an access cab BTW. Did not remove headliner, but I removed everything else including inside the doors and up against the firewall.IMG_0103.jpg
     
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    I did mine with the Noico as well (similar but less expensive than Dynamat). It's a long, slow job. You don't simply press the stuff on. You have to roll it with a hand roller - and it takes a little effort.

    Prepare to break a few fasteners - several of them are probably a little brittle and will pop - even with a panel tool.

    Looking back, I probably won't do it on my second Tacoma. Too much work for too little payoff. The door "clunk" sounds better, but the rest of it - not a life changer.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2017 at 6:55 PM
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    the "mass backing", not the foam padding, that comes with carpet kits can be found at any home carpet place and isnt too expensive . Some Super 77 and it sticks very good.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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    Was that enough MLV for the doors, or just the 4 pieces you see the picture?
     
  12. Sep 2, 2017 at 2:53 PM
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    I just did MLV on the floor pan. The doors are pretty quiet. It might be possible to do inside the doors and in the back portion of the cab; but it would require a ton of spray adhesive. And it would be too thick for some of the panels to fit over. The Second Skin stuff is very thick and heavy.
     
  13. Sep 4, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    Sweet. I wanna do this soon but trying to do it a little more budget oriented, with frost king on all of it then some real MLV on top of it in a key areas. I figure floor and doors are 'key areas'.
     

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