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Old 09-09-2010, 12:15 AM   #1
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Megamat and dynamat install pics! What a job!

Hey guys....here is my sound deading install. Already the BA system sounds louder and tighter! Very happy with the results. It took 3 full days tho to do this right! WHAT A PAIN IN THE ARS!!!!!! Enjoy the pictures!





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Old 09-09-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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Nice Nice!
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
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Looks like you can fly it to the moon with all that foil.

I did the back half of the car last year and doing the front half now. The stuff is a pain in the A. It sounded so nice after doing the back. I hope doing the front has an equal impact.

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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Great job, I did it myself so I feel your pain, my back and calves were sore for a few days after I finished.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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Great job, I did it myself so I feel your pain, my back and calves were sore for a few days after I finished.
I'm with ya there. Even the back of my head was sore from laying upside down thru the back seat opening while covering ther speaker deck. LOL!
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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my car is 3 days old today. went for a long interstate ride. i did not realize during my test drives the road noise these cars have. compared to my 04 duramax crew cab this 11 2ss is very noisy at 70-80 mph. did this mat help with this or have you noticed. i am looking at installing this in mine. buy the way the work looks great. if it was easy anybody could do it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:15 PM   #7
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Very Nice Job

How much material did you have to use for the trunk. That's my next project and I want to get an idea of what to look forward too
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
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my car is 3 days old today. went for a long interstate ride. i did not realize during my test drives the road noise these cars have. compared to my 04 duramax crew cab this 11 2ss is very noisy at 70-80 mph. did this mat help with this or have you noticed. i am looking at installing this in mine. buy the way the work looks great. if it was easy anybody could do it.
Bro....this mod helped a great deal with the road noise and exhaust drone. I'm thinkin about doing the floorpan and doors next.
But the sound quality is the best part of the deal....I swear it is alot louder and cleaner now!
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:45 PM   #9
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Nice indeed. I see my harness in the corner by your amp
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:47 PM   #10
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Very Nice Job

How much material did you have to use for the trunk. That's my next project and I want to get an idea of what to look forward too
About 60 sq ft total! I used 50 ft of MegaMat and 10 feet of Dynamat. It makes a huge difference!
And look forward to TAKING YOU TIME! But very worth it!
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #11
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Nice indeed. I see my harness in the corner by your amp
I can't wait to hook your harness up! Hey Steve... on the input level on my Kicker ZX1500.1 amp do I set the input level button on the "Hi" setting or "Lo" setting???????
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Probably low, but I'll have to look at zx750 to make sure.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:23 PM   #13
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Probably low, but I'll have to look at zx750 to make sure.
Thanks Steve.....I appreciate the help! And I can't wait to fire up the amp with your harness. What a great piece of work!!!
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:46 AM   #14
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thanks ZX1truth. thats what i was hoping for. get me some ordered today.


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Bro....this mod helped a great deal with the road noise and exhaust drone. I'm thinkin about doing the floorpan and doors next.
But the sound quality is the best part of the deal....I swear it is alot louder and cleaner now!
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:24 AM   #15
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thanks ZX1truth. thats what i was hoping for. get me some ordered today.
You are gonna be extremely happy!
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:10 AM   #16
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Looks good, and input should be low.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #17
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I've only got the trunk lid and most of under the rear deck done so far in about 5 hours. I'm going to be having dynamat nightmares tonight
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #18
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I need to vent, but I wont create a whole thread for it...

I swear Chevy is purposefully making life hell for people who want great car audio. Climate controls attached to the stereo so you gotta buy an expensive dash kit, stock front speakers sealed in the housing so you gotta buy a new housing adapter for the doors, having to take out the backseat (a huge PITA from what I am reading) just to access the rear deck to put 6 x 9's in, and lastly, seemingly everything on the inside of the car made of thin plastic.

I spent a good 10-12 hours sound deadening my trunk (strategically, only covering places that needed it) and completely covering the underside of the rear deck. That was loads of fun! I paid to have my 6x9s install seeing how daunting the rear seat removal was and had them throw dynamat on top of the rear deck while they had the seat off.

I have a modest system, my 12's are wired at 4 ohms so im not getting the full potential of my monoblock amp, and I infrequently turn the bass on my head unit up, I mostly go for sound quality.

After all that time and effort with the dynamatting, I am getting an absolutely heinous rattle from what sounds like the paneling under the rear window in the backseat on the drivers side everytime I have a flat bassline. I can turn my bass and volume down, say at a red light, and its even worse. At first I thought it was the seatbelts, fastened those, but its still there. I am hoping now its the vents in the trunk and the sound is just traveling to the paneling in the backseat. I will find some way to get creative with sound deadening that without completely covering it. If it isnt that, im going to have to assume its the plastic paneling of the backseat hitting on metal. So I guess I either have to pay for the audio guys to remove it and lay some more sound deadening down (I wish i could just pay them to remove it and do it myself), or I guess find a buddy and try for the best to remove both pieces of the backseat.

Like I said, just needed to vent. I had absolutely no sound deadening in my last car, a cheaply made japanese import, and when I threw down all types of money it sounded better. In this case, even after sound deadening it sounds worse. I understand some rattle is inevitable when you have subs, but this rattle is a rattle from hell. Frustrating.

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #19
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Might be a simple fix like a 6x9 not secure
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:16 AM   #20
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The rattle you have could be the trunk right by the back window. Some people have fixed that with a little weatherstripping. Could be vents in the trunk. I haven't been outside my car to hear for rattles outside yet. I don't get any rattles inside. I have two 12s with 1000 watts each. No rattles.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #21
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Looks like you put a lot of work into it, but sure it was worth the time! It's amazing how much difference it can make in a car. Although I haven't done my 2010 Camaro, my 68 has the floor lined and everything.
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